Abilene, TX
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Reviews 597 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: This school gives a scholarship to almost every student which is great but doesn't do much to cover tuition.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: I'm in the business school. The professors are all experienced, and have the highest degrees in their field. I would have made the same choice if I could do it over, or have gone to the University of Texas at Austin. I plan on sitting for the CPA, and working for one of the Big Four.

4 College Junior

Diversity: I've met many international students. There are many clubs on campus devoted to diversity. I think there is more diversity there than many think.

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1 College Junior

Greek Life: The "social clubs" aren't greek affiliated. You pay too much for only grub, sing-song, formal, and pledging activities.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It is a very attractive campus.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The school owns a lot of the houses around campus. Most of the homes in Abilene are old (1950s). The school owned houses don't allow pets.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: This is a great school for me personally. I like to stay at home. The town and school are very conservative.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a city bus system. You simply walk around campus; it is very small. As far as transportation needed to get home if you don't have a car, there aren't many options. Your best bet is to find someone who you can carpool with going to the same location and give them gas money.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really like living in the dorms. Because there's nothing else ever going on around campus, most people just hang out with friends and have movie nights in their rooms. The RAs are super cool. The kitchens are nice, and there are two huge lobbies. The study rooms are nice but don't have doors, so that's not really helpful. Also, there is curfew at midnight Sunday-Thursday which is awful. I have been woken up many times when my RA checks curfew, which is not okay. That would be the major downside.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are no drugs or alcohol on campus. Seriously. Unless you count ibuprofen or cold medicine.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: ACU gives a scholarship of some type to almost every student. However, because the tuition is so high, even with these scholarships it is still not really affordable. The financial aid office is not very helpful either.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The Bean is the only cafeteria on campus. It is open from 7 am until 11 pm, which is really nice. There is a pretty large selection of food as far a college dining hall is concerned. However, there is only this one cafeteria, so there really aren't many options. If you don't eat the Bean, you hardly have any options TO eat.
The campus center only has Einstein's, Chik-Fil-A, Quiznos, and Pizza Hut. These places get old very quickly.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Abilene has typical fast food chains and a few local options. It is no different than any town that is about the same size, however, everything pretty much closes at 9 pm. If you want any food late at night, you have two options... IHOP and Whataburger.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many houses located very close to campus; some just across the street. I'm only a freshman so I really don't have much experience with off-campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It seems as if half the people who come here are only looking for a relationship. There are tons of couples, and there is a joke about how everyone gets their "ring by spring" of their senior year (or earlier).

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2 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities that exist are very nice and are kept in top condition. However, just because something looks nice, does not make it fun. The rec center, however, is probably my favorite place on campus. It is extremely nice and there are a lot of things you can do. It closes at midnight though, and the pool is hardly ever open. Also, you have to have a one-piece swimsuit for the pool, which makes you feel like you're in kindergarten. There is no student center really, just a small area connected to the cafeteria. The grass is green and nice-looking, but students really don't ever sit outside. There are few campus traditions, but the ones that are in existence are a big deal to most people. Most students go home or with friends to their hometowns for the weekends, which can be fun, but definitely not what I was expecting in college. It's kind of lame, because you should want to stay in your college town and have fun on the weekend.

2 College Freshman

Facilities: If you want a small-school atmosphere and to be surrounded by hundreds of people that are all the same, ACU is a good fit. If you're interested in trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone, meeting new types of people, and having a college experience, don't come here.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: While Abilene may be good for children in elementary school, it's really not good for anything else. There are parks, a zoo, and a skating rink. However, even with three colleges here, there is nothing to do. The people at the millions of churches are very friendly though.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: There is hardly any diversity at ACU. There is a good number of international students, but that's about it. Most students are from the upper class and white. They wear the same type of clothing, eat the same types of food, have the same religious beliefs, etc. There really is no diversity.

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1 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is no nightlife in Abilene unless your idea of a fun weekend night in college is playing board games with your friends in the dorm.

3 College Freshman

Computers: When the wifi is working, the computers are great. There are many available in the library. While I enjoy having my own so I can study and type papers at any location, it is not necessary. Many students take notes on their iPads. The printing is 10 cents a page, but you are given 15 dollars a semester that you are only able to use for that, so definitely take advantage! The wifi, however, is kind of unreliable. It usually gets fixed within a couple hours, but when it is down, I have had problems loading my student account which is extremely inconvenient.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports are alright. People go to games to fill the time because there is nothing else to do, but honestly there's not much school spirit. For example, half of the student section got up and left at halftime of every football game, including homecoming.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not been happy here, and am transferring next year. The small campus size is nice as far as proximity to classes (I never woke up before 7:40 for my 8 am), and the professors are easy to talk to and willing to help. Other than that, however, there's not many benefits of going here. The tuition is extremely high, the majority of people are hypocritical Christians and extremely judgmental, and there are so many rules. No girls allowed in guys' rooms, or vice versa. Curfew for freshman is at midnight every week night, and that is not fun at all. The library closes at midnight, is overcrowded, and there is not even a designated quiet floor so I find it impossible to study. If you talk about parties and drinking a huge majority of people will look down upon you. The campus is so small and there's really never anything going on. Abilene is boring as well... a few dancing places, a bowling alley, and movie theatre, but that's about it; and you have to drive all the way across town to get anywhere. Students really don't go to athletic events at all; there is a lack of school spirit except for a few people who go to every game, but that's only because there is absolutely nothing else to do. There's no Greek life, only "social clubs" that are kind of a joke. I honestly feel like I am in high school all over again. If you want a true college experience, do not come to ACU.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is really nice! A little windy, and some people from South Texas would consider it cold, but I think it's nice. You actually have seasons here. Generally between 60-80 in the fall and 30-60 in the winter.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's not like we have drug dealers but there's definitely a way to get whatever you need

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