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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have never been in a situation where it has happened, but obviously if you make a stupid mistake and get caught you will get in trouble.

1 College Junior

Local Area: Sherman is a scary place to live and nothing to do. It's all old people

3 College Junior

Administration: In dorms it is a little bit more strict with quiet hours.

1 College Junior

Campus Food: Being vegetarian all we ask for is alittle bit more variety and warm food.

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..

2 College Junior

Party Scene: There are never enough dance parties, people socialize way too much

1 College Junior

Health & Safety: For some reason walking within AC like the library back to caruth seems like the safest part because it's in the heart of campus, but those that walk back to the flats or like me the cottage late at night is very sketch and scary. There have been many times people have gotten robbed walking back. The campus seems to be okay, but around us is a terrible area

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid people are really nice, the only hassle is getting them a tax transcript now when before it wasn't always required.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I consider cottages off campus even though they are technically right next to campus, but cottages are still very pricey, but they are convenient especially if you do not have a car. They are very poorly built, but they are still much nicer than some off campus houses that are ridiculously old and in areas that are not very safe

3 College Junior

Weather: Any campus gets affected by the weather, and I don't think we are any different. There isn't anything wrong with that. That is in no ones control

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in Caruth for a year. Honestly community bathrooms are the worst, I don't know how I did it. But the Roos, flats, and cottages are a major upgrade, but very poorly built and expensive

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.

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 Area: 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

Party Scene: 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

Technology: 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.

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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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