Parking

Location
Sherman, TX
Undergrads
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Tuition
$32,665
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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..

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It is free, but finding a good parking spot can be a pain.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There will always be open spots, but you won't get a good spot every time.

College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car. However, parking is free. There are three parking lots, and the campus is small enough to walk anywhere you need to.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking here at AC is fairly easy and there are almost always open parking spots, often good ones. There's no charge for parking on campus. The only downside is that some of the dorms are farther from parking than others, but the campus is small so that doesn't pose much of a problem.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 6th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 6th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 64th
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlin Graes
Hometown
Granbury, TX
Major
English and American Studies
Grad Year
2013
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While other schools might charge students hundreds of dollars to park two miles from campus, AC students can park for free and still only be a five-minute walk from everything. All a student has to do is fill out a form with campus police and put a sticker on his windshield, and parking is permitted in any lot around the perimeter of school. Every parking spot is convenient, but since there are no roads or lots in the middle of campus, expect to make a short trek. As long as it's not Parents' Weekend, there are sure to be enough spaces to go around, even if it's not your first pick in location. There are also unloading zones near the dorms for convenience when students have heavy loads to carry inside.

Campus police is very anal about students leaving their cars in visitor or 30-minute parking spots—a parking ticket is to be expected as soon as 31 minutes rolls around. But as long as you follow the rules, parking really is the thing AC students worry about least. Parking along Grand, next to Clyce Hall, is convenient to Clyce but is not well lit at all during the night. This is where the few incidents of petty theft from vehicles usually happen.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
There are student parking lots all around the edges of campus. These lots are situated near Baker, Caruth, Clyce, Dean, Jordan Language House, the Mason Complex, Roo Suites, and Temple Learning Center.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Yes
Freshmen are allowed cars and can park anywhere.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Free
Common Parking Tickets
  • 30-minute parking violation: $25
  • Visitor space violation: $50
  • Unregistered vehicle: $75
  • Fire lane: $100
  • Handicapped zone: $100
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Ida Green lot
  • The lot behind Abel Library, beside Baker Hall
  • Zauk lot
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Caruth lot
Getting a Parking Permit
Parking permits are available to all students through campus police.
Parking Services
Campus Police
Jackson Technology Center, Room 100
(903) 813-2555
www.austincollege.edu/campus-life/police/rules-regulations

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 50 responses

  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 4% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 0% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 48% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 48% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 44 responses

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  • Distance from dorms
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