Sherman, TX
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Reviews 566 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are plenty of opportunities to meet people here.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus is small, so there is no need for on-campus transportation. All trains and buses are over an hour away.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in greek, so I don't know much about it.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't drink on campus, so I wouldn't really know.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It took a few steps, but in the end it was very worth it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I usually eat off-campus. There are plenty of options.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I see all kinds of people on campus.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is very limited and there are not many activities off campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school has some opportunities for financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There is an abundance of internship opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is no peer pressure for drug usage.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The printing is easy with cheap printing costs.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The fan support is very minimal.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is very accepting of all ethnic diversity

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: The parties are put on by the Greek life and they are close to campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is average and nothing special at my campus.

College Sophomore

Diversity: I don't really see a lot of diversity in this area on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Im a business major and the program is awesome! So many great professors and opportunities that will challenge you to succeed and reach your goals.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are great. The professors are always there to help you achieve your goals. There is always local help to help you always well with your grades and performance. The workload is not too much but is there to help you gain better knowledge in what you do.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus options vary on what you want. There is always options for those who want a specific something they are looking for.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police and health center is always there when you need it.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There's always something to do at night I relax and lay back. When I say walk, I mean that everything is really close and simple to get to.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is big at Austin college. I'm part of a fraternity myself and it's great and I love being part of it. A lot of people enjoy the Greek life and is apart of it. Everyone gets along and everyone gets along in it.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone on campus has their on preference in friends. No one treats each other bad and everyone pretty much gets along. People are friendly and always hanging out with each other.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I like the location and atmosphere of the school. It's located in a small town and it's very peaceful and calm.


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Caitlin Graes
Granbury, TX
English and American Studies
Grad Year
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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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