Location
Sherman, TX
Undergrads
1,315
Tuition
$32,665
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 608 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: What would be without homes? If you're not living under a roof, I don't envy you! At this college, rooms are but a pathway to enlightenment and fulfillment. Rest in peace under a nice soft roof. I love my roof and you'll love yours. Great!

5 College Junior

Athletics: If you're not in the stands every Saturday or Friday or Wednesday night or whatever cheering on the best team within a 5-mile radius, you're not living! Sporting events provide excellent opportunities for people to be enraged by little games played with little balls and to viciously fight amongst themselves over said games. The events also normalize grown men and women publicly pledging allegiance to the flag like elementary schoolers, which is pretty appropriate. Truly wonderful; it also makes your brain grow!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing will change your entire outlook on life. If you think you've experienced freedom outside of college, think again! This place has all sorts of cool houses for all kinds of cool cats. Who knows what sorts of kooky adventures you'll get into when you take your first steps off the college green? You can barely smell the vomit!

5 College Junior

Diversity: This college is a veritable melting pot of diverse peoples and cultures! Whoa! If you ever want a radically different viewpoint on life, all you have to do is stick your head out the window and ask! As a draqonqueer otherkin, I'm used to extreme discrimination, but I was surprised to find that I was mostly accepted; there were a few instances of oppression throughout the year, but it was a picnic compared to regular life. A+

4 College Junior

Majors: If you ever wanted to be a marine biologist or an astronaut or anything like that, you'll be very excited to learn that the sky's the limit at this school. Our majors make all the other colleges' majors look like minors. It's a truly mad, mad, mad, mad major program.

4 College Junior

Majors: Our program encourages internships and reasonable workloads. The curricula make the student body go nuts. If you've ever been academically inclined, you'll find a nice comfy spot here in this college. Wow!

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: If you are a nice sub and love discipline, you may have to pick another college. This place isn't a Nazi camp like some "universities." In fact, it's an epicenter of anarcho-punk political agitation. However, don't take this to mean that anything goes or that the campus police don't do their jobs. They are the heroic saviors of the student body.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Yo, if you are familiar with the dining scene here in Northwest Texas, you already know what you're getting into. I consider a foodie; this basically means that I LOVE good food. I know this sets me apart from many people, but even if you're tempted to write me off as a nutcase, just trust me: the food is very average.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Just keep a cool head and remember never to let any opportunities slip from your fingers. All who require financial aid shall receive it. Righteous.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Yo, the campus dining is just fine. I almost always eat in the cafeteria because it's the most convenient thing to do. I wouldn't exactly call it sublime, but at least nobody's starving.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school is wonderful. I wouldn't trade my experiences there for anything. Great staff, great student, and an excellent sense of academic propriety.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: north tx weather says all

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There aren't any national one except for APO which is pretty lame

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There isn't a diversity of different place, but there are a few mom and pop places that are to die for.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have never been in a situation where it has happened, but obviously if you make a stupid mistake and get caught you will get in trouble.

1 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Sherman is a scary place to live and nothing to do. It's all old people

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: In dorms it is a little bit more strict with quiet hours.

1 College Junior

Campus Dining: Being vegetarian all we ask for is alittle bit more variety and warm food.

2 College Junior

Parking: I understand we are a small school, but we could use a little more parking spots closer to the WCC.. what's the point of building it but not having enough parking to support it..

2 College Junior

Nightlife: There are never enough dance parties, people socialize way too much

1 College Junior

Health & Safety: For some reason walking within AC like the library back to caruth seems like the safest part because it's in the heart of campus, but those that walk back to the flats or like me the cottage late at night is very sketch and scary. There have been many times people have gotten robbed walking back. The campus seems to be okay, but around us is a terrible area

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid people are really nice, the only hassle is getting them a tax transcript now when before it wasn't always required.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I consider cottages off campus even though they are technically right next to campus, but cottages are still very pricey, but they are convenient especially if you do not have a car. They are very poorly built, but they are still much nicer than some off campus houses that are ridiculously old and in areas that are not very safe

3 College Junior

Weather: Any campus gets affected by the weather, and I don't think we are any different. There isn't anything wrong with that. That is in no ones control

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in Caruth for a year. Honestly community bathrooms are the worst, I don't know how I did it. But the Roos, flats, and cottages are a major upgrade, but very poorly built and expensive

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Caitlin Graes
Hometown
Granbury, TX
Major
English and American Studies
Grad Year
2013
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Austin College isn’t situated in the city of Austin like some people sorely realize after being accepted, and it may have just as much gossip and drama as high school, but there is an overwhelming sense of community on campus. After four years of constant interaction, you would think AC students would want to get away from one another, but there's a reason why AC students who end up going to the same law or medical school after graduation pair up as roommates—there's a feeling of "home" people feel when surrounded by others who shared the AC experience.

And this sense of community is incurable. While in school, there are endless opportunities to take part as global citizens through studying abroad and service fellowships, and AC students continue this tradition after getting their diplomas through programs like AmeriCorps, the Fulbright Scholar Program, and the Peace Corps. Graduates are known for gallivanting off into the world after graduation and serving the global community. AC students embrace the world as their community after leaving Sherman, but they never forget where they came from.

When a high schooler becomes a Roo, he or she becomes part of a legacy. If you run into an AC alum, even if he or she is 30 years older than you, it’s easy to spend hours reminiscing about the good old days spent on Grand Avenue. And even though the campus is constantly changing, the tradition of community is always present. Any alum is sure to remember the exact place he met his spouse 50 years prior, where she opened her acceptance letter to medical school, or where his friends greeted him when he finally made it home from a semester in Argentina. It’s those kinds of memories that make AC a place that everybody’s dying to come home to.

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