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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Study Abroad – Austin College is always fluctuating from being either the #1 or #2 school in America for study abroad programs. You can go practically anywhere you can dream of and the cost is cheaper than if you went on your own. If you don't want to go away for a whole semester then you can take one of our January Term classes abroad as well. Everyone in the study abroad program is super nice and willing to get you going to your dream location.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: For a School With Mostly Pre-Med Students There Really Is a Lot of Asians – Here at AC you can find every different type of nationality and race, along with a multitude of religions. However, some either hide in the shadows, are small in number, or are non-existent entirely. Apart from the five or six black members of our campus, the school has a lot of Asian nationalities, some Hispanic, and of course, a white population. I still have to say though that as small as this school is, I am surprised of the vast amounts of racial diversity we have acquired.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Be a Smart Rule Breaker – The school can't look through your stuff, but can confiscate stuff if it's out. Don't leave things out and you're safe. If you drink in your room, keep it quiet and low-key. Don't smoke-they can smell it, and it will set off smoke alarms. Members of the opposite sex aren't allowed in your room after 12 a.m. on weeknights and 2:30 a.m. on weekends. Be sneaky and quiet and you can get away with it.

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5 College Senior

Transportation: It's All Walking Distance – AC is a very small campus and everything is within a five-minute walk. AC now provides the Roo Route to take students off campus if they don't have a vehicle.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty average. They provide you with everything you need, and they really provide a college atmosphere to grow in. All in all, they're the same, and they are all close to almost everything on campus.

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4 College Senior

Technology: Good Computer System – The computer systems are fairly reliable. The only problem is that sometimes the printers are out of paper, but that is an easy fix.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Cheap and Easy to Find Housing in Sherman – There are plenty of houses around campus that are for rent. They are very cheap since it's Sherman. Some are in great condition, but some are less than perfect.

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1 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's great for fast food and a decent coffee place, but that's about it.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Beautiful but Poorly Lit – Honestly, Austin has a great campus. All of the facilities I've used are fantastic. Dorm bathrooms are a little sketchy, but I think that's standard for any campus. One dorm has a minor ant problem, but all around, it's a great place to be. My only major complaint is that the campus is poorly lit at night, and I feel nervous walking from one end to the other.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Mild or Warm Most of the Time – It's Texas weather, so it's likely to change every day unexpectedly, but it is generally warm and humid. We get the occasional snowfall, which brings out everyone on campus. Our springtime is pretty rainy, but most days we have beautiful sunshine.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fan Support – Most sports have a devout following, but of a limited number. Homecoming always brings out a lot of fans because all of our alums are back in town.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Quite a Variety. There are some people, both guys and girls, who are attractive, but there are so many fun personalities, too. No matter what you are interested in, you are bound to find people with similar interests at Austin College. We are a small and admittedly academic school, but people from all walks of life and interests make up the student body.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Pretty Diverse – Yes, there are many white people that go to school here, but there is a significant number of minorities, as well. Austin College is a very small school with a reputation for a great liberal arts education, and I believe diversity is a part of that. There are clubs for minorities of all kinds (race, sexual orientation, religion, etc.) and those interested in knowing more about their culture.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It Is Alright – There is only one dining hall, but there is an alternate place to get food on campus called the Pouch Club. As a freshman, I am required to have a meal plan, which gets me I think 21 meals a week or something around that. Personally, I do not ever come close to eating that much on campus. While they do offer many options, it becomes repetitive quickly. At this point I am pretty much over all the food on campus at Austin College.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Roo Suites Are Nice – The dorms for freshmen and sophomores are okay for a college dorm. Pretty average compared to other schools, sometimes a bit more spacious. Roo Suites are nice because you get your own room but still have three other people to converse with.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Most of the time, you can access the Austin College WiFi, but when it's down, it's down. It's weird that the place where I get the least WiFi is in the library. It annoys me to no end when that happens, but I would say that IT does a fairly good job at being prompt to address any issues.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek system is thriving here, but it doesn't control everyone's lives. It's just like a large, selective club, but people are still friendly with non-Greek members, as well.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Facilities are great but old. Some areas are being remodeled, while newer buildings are under construction.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Is Good – There really aren't any problems around campus, just some minor damage done by drunk college students, but that only happens on rare occasions.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drug Usage -- Not Apparent / Alcohol Use -- Above Average – I haven't seen any drug usage, so I can't comment on that aspect of the question. I will, however, say that alcohol usage is above average (at least, in my opinion). That's probably because Sherman doesn't have much to offer in the way of alternate activities.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: On-campus housing is hassle-free, whereas living off campus means that you have to deal with landlords and paying for utilities.

5 College Junior

Academics: Professors Are Open and Easily Available. The professors are easily contacted and very willing to answer any questions. The class options are great, and the registration process works well.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great School – It's small, and I like that. My largest class has either people. There's plenty of one-on-one time with professors if you want it.

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4 College Senior

Parking: Parking isn't that bad. We're expanding so it's not as good as it used to be. But it's still pretty good.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I Like Subway – We used to have a Quiznos, but it's gone now. Now I go to Subway.

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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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