Abilene, TX
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Reviews 587 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Cost too much especially for freshman dorms being so small but it's really close to classes. 5 min walk max

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not many regularly attend the games. Most that go just go for a social event.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There's a lot of fake people here. It's almost like this is Almost Christian University

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Really safe. Cameras are in a lot of places

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's food and it satisfies my hunger so no complaints

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan to do internship with my doctor back home

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It's hard but it'll be work it in the end

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't too many places to choose from and all the fast food places close early

College Sophomore

Parking: Don't know too much about parking. I have no car

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Don't know to much about it due to me living on campus


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