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Reviews 701 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness of the school on an academic stand point is very strict. They take cheating and copying or stealing information very seriously here. As for underage drinking and drug use it is taken seriously but usually handled internally and you rarely hear of anyone getting arrested or ticketed for partying.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got enough financial aid from my FASFA but as from the school not so much. I didn't get many scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most nights there is something going on. Whether it is a casual get together or a full on party. Wednesday through Saturday nights are the big nights I guess but like I said there is always something going on some where around campus. I believe the party scene helps since the curriculum is so demanding at times it is nice to blow of some steam.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Caf food is good at the beginning and when the school has visitors. Other than that it is really Russian roulette with the food in there. The Pub is fantastic with meal and variety. You have to be ready to use up your hopper dollars quickly though. Around the campus options are good but as freshman you might want to stick to on campus food since it is mandatory that you get the 7 day meal plan.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living at Austin College is nice. The campus is lovely, the dorms are up to date in some manners. If anything cleanness is a problem here and there but that really depends on who is in your cluster. The temperature does tend to fluctuate in Baker Resident Hall due to the fact there is one thermostat. If you want to choose how hot or cold your room is then you might want to room in the Coed Dorm Dean Hall. Although they have smaller rooms I will warn you. The social atmosphere is very accepting to anyone. Being a liberal arts college you not only get the diverse learning in the classroom but in the people and students themselves. When recruiters tell you it is a tight nit community it really is. By your second semester you come to know almost everyone you walk by if not by a friendship but in an acquaintance type relationship. There is always something going on. You just have to open your eyes and look around. The cafe food is pretty bad at times but then again it has its good days.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus isn't exactly like staying in a five star hotel. However, college students don't need much besides a bed to themselves. Schools have to house a lot of students and unless the school is very small there isn't enough funding to make on-campus living super nice for every student.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: AC NEEDS to renovate their dorms. ALL of them.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Purple hair, pink, blue - you name it. I prefer to stay in my room and not interact with the Shermanites.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a full scholarship here

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Getting thrown in the fountain in the freezing cold on your birthday is definitely the way to start out the year.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: People here all know each other, so if you slept with you-know-who, it's extremely likely the entire campus will find out the next day.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a few frats and sororities. You can have the party people, or overly obsessed Christians. Take your pick. AC also banned pledge ship this year, so rush is more like turning in an application and receiving a confirmation e-mail the next day.

1 College Freshman

Local Area: Sherman is probably the worst college town there is.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some people really enjoy it here for the small class sizes, and small campus. However, if you don't like bi polar Texas weather, constant partying, and repeated food options, this is not the school for you.

5 College Freshman

Academics: This school provides excellent academics

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Who would want to live in Sherman?

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Mostly students on the football team's parents come out to the games. The cheerleaders, pom squad. and Captain ROO make the best of half time, but it feels like high school all over again.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The best parties take place at the cottages. However, most people like to go to Dallas for the weekend for some real fun. But if you're looking for some drinking, beer pong, and seeing the same people you do at every other party, the cottages are the way to go.

3 College Senior

Administration: In recent years the school has become much stricter on greek groups and new member education. Apart from that, they are middle of the road. The strictness depends on the individual who enforces the rules (professor, RA, etc)

4 College Senior

Campus Food: From freshman to senior year, the quality and variety has greatly improved. The cafeteria is the main option, but there is also the pub.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: There are a lot of parties, and a fair amount of them are low key. I think that parties have a positive impact on the whole, but there are definitely times where people have negative experiences

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is reserved for seniors. As otherclassmen, you can live in school provided housing that isn't dorm-style living. You can find a place to live without too much problem, and the school makes the housing process easy.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: Scholarships are very plentiful, and the school does their best to make sure that most students have scholarships.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dorms are good, people are respectful (and when they aren't, you have a well-trained staff of RAs). Dorms are pretty spacious, have enough space for all your clothes, and can find room for activities. I can't compare the cost to other schools and dorms, but the process is easy and nothing is more than 10 minutes away

5 College Senior

Academics: Professors are great, and most are open and available to students. Curriculum is varied, but (in my opinion) majors are pretty general and vague. Application and ability to think is important. Registration is aight. Its organized and easy to use. However, I think it would be hard to find a school that has a registration system that all students love. Admin will work with you to get all your requirements and get you to graduate on time. Workload is pretty heavy, but manageable if you can manage your time. Study abroad opportunities abound, and most students study abroad, even if only for a janterm. Library, study rooms, and bedrooms are top places to study.


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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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