Austin College is a private 4-year college located in Sherman, TX about 60 miles north of Dallas. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, the school was founded in 1849 in Huntsville, TX and named for historic Texan Stephen F Austin. The campus was moved to Sherman in the late 1870s. The 70 acre campus in the small town features a blend of college traditional and contemporary and modern architecture. The campus also features a main quad with fountains and many tree-lined pathways between buildings. Alumni of Austin College range from athletes to scholars to politicians to actors – cutting a wide swath across many fields.