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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The classes here are tough, but rewarding. The students are held to such a high standard by the professors but are also very well supported by them. Grades are given fairly depending on attendance to class and, of course, class performance. Professors are very available and facilities like the library, computer labs and study rooms are readily accessible.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: A degree from AC goes a long way. This school is highly renowned and when employers see a degree from Austin College, they know that we have received a top-notch education and work toward a very high standard.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Frequent student body meetings are had over things like sexual assault and discrimination. These things are not an issue here because they are made so aware by our staff. There have been a few cases of accused assault, but this has not been a recurring problem at our school.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There are several options for on campus living; however, you are restricted by what year you are. Also, on campus housing is very expensive, regardless of the quality. Repairs that I had to pay for last year were ridiculously priced and seemingly unfair.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is a lot of fun and very involved. As a member of the Gamma Gamma Gamma fraternity, we participate in various on campus events as well as activities around the community. These events can include service events, or philanthropy events. And of course, parties are always a fun part of greek life at AC.

3 College Senior

Athletics: As being a member of the Men's soccer team, the athletes at this school are recognized and supported, but they are not made a great priority. This school is and has always been recognized for its academic success. There has not been that much athletic success so its popularity has not gotten the chance to really grow.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Austin College really pushes you to expand your view on the world. The teachers encourage you to think critically, and your classmates inspire you to see things from a different point of view. I cannot imagine being at a different school and my experience here has changed my life in so many positive ways.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of our school and has a much better role than just the "party-throwers". All Greeks strive to make an impact in the surrounding community and find ways to improve life on campus. They take part in a lot of community service. There is also a very good relationship between greeks and non-greeks where everyone gets along and can work together.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics and sports are an important part of our school. However, the best part about it is that there exists a balance. Sports such as football and basketball are greatly supported but so are other "smaller" sports and clubs. The facilities for all sports are kept up-to-date and the facilities available to non-athletes are also great so that everyone can participate in the physical activities of their choice. School spirit is always displayed at every sport, competition, and club. The students will stand by their fellow classmates no matter what the sport is.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: In regards to beliefs and opinions the college is very diverse and i cannot express that enough. In other aspects, race, ethnicity, religion ... there is always room for improvement.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The rules on drugs and alcohol are quite strict. I believe students know better.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are very passionate about the courses they teach which is very encouraging because it makes you curious about their interest which gets you more involved. The small class sizes allows you to be heard and engaged in the topics discussed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The quality of the alumni network is great, there's a student career service dedicated to helping students find internships, their career path and their goals in life.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus security are very available and there are genuine effective efforts to bring an end to any type of assaults. The school emphasizes often through meetings and gatherings the need to help each other feel safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on Campus is cool, you are around friends and have a family of friends and people who are there when you need them. The dorms are quite small for roommates, hence why there are better yet a bit more expensive options.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I do not know a lot about Greek life because i am not a part of it, but I do have a few friends involved and our friendship is not at all affected by what we choose to do on campus. The main thing that stands out in those involved in Greek life is the pride they have.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The students and staff do their best to support the school athletes, of-course academics come first but we stand by our team and hope every game that they win.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The biggest thing that stands out about my school is the different point or views and opinions. It encourages one to try to be a liberal educated person as well as entertain new ideas. Not necessarily to make it a belief, its simply to understand.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am having a great time experiencing college in Austin College; the professors are easy-going and willing to help and I have made pretty amazing friends through clubs and other people.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Since it is a small school I feel safe but it is a bit concerning with people who are not students being around campus, especially in the evening hours. There have also been reports of people who are not students attending some of the college's parties

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: For Freshmen and Sophomores it is easy to get into good dorms but once you are a Junior it becomes difficult to live in the Flats or the Suites since selection is based on Group GPA, which is unfortunate and a real hassle

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I have only heard bad things about some of the Greek fraternities/sororities from friends. I have only associated Greek Life with parties and occasional community service.

3 College Junior

Athletics: For a Division III team the football games are fun to attend; you get a lot of different characters from parents and supporters and it is always fun to watch and cheer the team.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school has engaging professors and interesting students

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academically the school is great. The admin really is your best friend here. They want to see you be successful, so they look out for you a lot. Outside the great academics everything else is very average or below average.

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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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