Sherman, TX
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Reviews 608 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Majors: It's not hard to get into AC, but once you are in it is difficult.

2 College Junior

Majors: The workload is terrible, but the opportunities that we get to do CSOCs for Jan Term is awesome!

3 College Junior

Diversity: Same races always become a group. This may be because of the groups that are oriented just for that race, or maybe it might be the conservative close minded people that decide to join these groups

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I got enough scholarships when I applied to make it the same price as a public university. Don't be pushed away from applying because 40k isn't really what it costs after financial grants and scholarships are awarded.

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5 College Senior

Weather: Usually the weather is pretty nice! We have a couple hard weeks of winter when it is very cold with icy wind. And we have a couple of weeks of wet weather where everything floods!! All in all it is mild and nice. The aesthetics of AC are beautiful during the Summer, Fall, and Spring.

College Senior

Transportation: I have never rode the TAPPS Shuttle bus, but I've read that it goes to all the major places in Sherman every 30 minutes and that they will pick you up if you tell them a time. The campus takes about ten minutes from one side to the next, and you can't really drive through it, so everyone either walks/bikes/skates.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: I loved being Greek at AC! It was a great experience. I would recommend it to anyone looking to make close friends. There are only about 5 sororities and about 10 frats and they are all pretty specific with the type of people they have, so if one fits you, go for it!

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Like any college. You can find all the basics if you really want to. All the premeds do adderall or vyvanse. No biggy. Several pot dealers if you want it. No one really cares what you do drug wise.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: All of the large chain restaurants are here. But there isn't much else. There is one Mediterranean place, a couple mom and pop Mexican places, and only ONE place for sushi. SIGH

3 College Senior

Majors: There's not a lot of specialized majors. I heard that their getting a Neuro minor and a public health major for next year, though.

5 College Senior

Majors: I'm a bio and psych double major and I loved my programs. It was difficult doing a double major and being pre-med, but I found it really rewarding. I enjoyed both departments.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: It's SHERMAN. There's not a lot to do here. You have all of the local restaurants, the movie theatre, and all of the stores, but there's not much else for entertainment. HOWEVER there is LAKE CAMPUS. Which is God's gift to earth for the warm months. It's wonderful packing up and spending a day out on campus, especially when there are parties there with kegs, punch, and games.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Nightlife is actually pretty awesome. If you're bored just go to the Flats or Cottages any night of the week and there are always open parties happening with free beer and drinks. It's pretty cool, actually. The cottages are like bar hopping. Only free and they don't care if you're under 21.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: You have to live on campus for 3 years. It's a pain. There are many rules with living in the dorms, the Flats/Bryans/Roos/Cottages. It's a good experience because you get to learn how to not be a brat and what it's like to have no privacy and to hardly every get what you want.

3 College Senior

Computers: Computer access is OKAY. There is a 24-hr computer lab in the library with printers. You get $50 of print credit each semester, which is more than necessary.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Austin College has absolutely changed my life. I am graduating (in 6 days) and cannot even begin to describe what this school has done for me. I am leaving this school a completely different person than who I came in as. I have become both passionate and compassionate about life and all of the wonderful adventures it has to offer me.

5 College Senior

Diversity: I would not be the same person had I not attended Austin College. I grew up in a predominately white, small town in Texas and had never had friends of different races, religions, or cultures. My friend group here is EXTREMELY diverse in all aspects. My best friends are from China, Pakistan, Whales, India, Belgium, Europe. They are Muslim, Christian, Atheist. I have friends who are Gay or Bisexual. The diversity that this school has to offer is insane. It is incredible.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Austin College takes most things pretty easily, however if you are caught you are responsible for the consequences.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People here are very friendly. Dating is a little limited though

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life here is local to Austin College.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: lots of rent houses at great prices near the school

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Austin College is not known for sports

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: College parties here are pretty much the same throughout the year. You see the same people and the same themes.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Austin College is a little limited on majors. The only offer the main "mainstream" majors.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The pre-medicine program is rough, but Austin College makes it intentionally hard to prepare kids for health schools.


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Caitlin Graes
Granbury, TX
English and American Studies
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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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