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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Its a small dating pool and its definitely hard to find a relationship here, a lot of people are just looking for a hook up or one night stand. In addition opportunities for meeting people are limited, mostly it occurs at parties when people are drunk. Also can cause drama because its such a small dating pool there are bound to be ex drama.

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.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most people don't care how they look for class. If you are dressing up for class then something is definitely wrong. Girls are basic, mostly leggings and shirts and guys are too. Guys don't look very good for the most part and not very good selection.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Average looks, a decent amount of talent. Many people have either a passion or a hobby that they put most of their energy into, and social interactions are very thin on the ground. Social squabbles are very common between students, and friendships can splinter easily, though usually not for good. I feel uneasy about the future, and unsure about how I've been guided.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Haven't been here too long but my overall impression is it isn't great. Its a small school so there aren't a lot of guys and they are outnumbered by girls. A lot of the guys here or gay, or they have a girlfriend back home. 90 percent of the ones I have met are looking for hook ups only. There is not much to choose from at all.

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AC is a heavily academic school, and it is more likely that AC students were involved in student government or the academic decathlon in high school than being homecoming king or queen. Judging on looks alone, most students would agree that the opposite sex on campus is merely average. This does not mean there aren’t good-looking people or that everyone is ugly, but there aren’t too many beauty-pageant winners hanging around AC. However, if you're looking for a nerd-at-heart, this is the place for you. The guys and girls alike are completely comfortable with their geeky sides—and let their geek flag fly—even some who might surprise you.

The girl-to-guy ratio on campus is pretty equal, so there isn't really an issue of finding members of the opposite sex to hang out with. A more prominent problem that you will hear from girls is finding a decent guy who isn't in a relationship or gay. In addition to it being a small school, students rarely date outside their larger social circles (for example, the hard partiers with the bio chem nerds) which causes a small dating pool among friends. While this is to be expected in this petri dish of a community, the great thing is that most students quickly realize there is no room for awkward breakups or run-ins with hookups from the night before. Going to a small school means you know everyone, and you can't get by if you are going to be awkward.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
52%
Male Undergrads
48%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Prescription birth control is available through Health Services and its gynecology clinic. Condoms are free in the waiting room of the Adams Center. Health Services does not offer emergency contraception.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Greek parties
  2. In class
  3. The WCC
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. The couches in the WCC
  2. Dorm rooms
  3. Greek parties
  4. The library
  5. Herman-Baker Park
Social Scene
There are many social groups to choose from at AC, but it takes a while to really find where you belong. Freshmen travel in packs, texting one another to find out when everybody's going to dinner to avoid sitting alone. After fall semester, the groups start to break up and shift around. People you spent hours with during your first semester might now only garner a "hello" as you pass by during the second semester. Because the AC community is so small, students tend to cycle through the system in order to find their niche. While there are cliques, especially amidst the Greek groups, it's not uncommon for social cliques to have cross-sections. Greeks hang out with non-Greeks, and jocks are friends with computer science nerds—sometimes they are one in the same person. As long as you get involved, it's easy to find where you belong, as well as continue to make new friends year after year.
Hookups or Relationships?
With only 1,300 students to choose from, odds are anyone you're interested in has already hooked up with your friend, roommate, or your friend's roommate. Casual dating isn't really an option in this situation, so it's either hookups or relationships. The couples at AC are very serious, but you may wonder at how it happens when you look at the opposite side of things—the drunken hookups. You should not be discouraged, though, because at a school this small, there's no room for awkwardness around your hookup from the night before—or the guy/girl who hooked up with your hookup the night before you, for that matter.
Dress Code
Casual and comfortable is the key at AC, where the only dress code requirement is that you are actually wearing clothes. Living in jeans and T-shirts is completely acceptable and doable. There are a few social groups where members are expected to look more than decent every day, but even they will occasionally walk around in sweatpants and no makeup. If you decide to dress up a little more because you want to look nice for a day, it will be unexpected enough to get compliments, but not odd enough to get stares.

Freshmen tend to stand out in their crisp, new AC-branded gear, but overall, the majority of guys stick to cargo shorts or jeans and T-shirts and polos. While girls occasionally don skirts or dresses, most stick to jeans no matter the occasion. At parties, people tend to dress up a bit more, and the girls tend to get a little more scantily dressed, adapting to the theme of that night's shindig. Still, no one is going to kick you out if you're not wearing the desired costume. Greek formals give some students the excuse to be classy for a night, but they still change into pants and T-shirts for the after-parties. In general, most AC students will happily stick to their casual attire for their entire four years and will break out business attire for the occasional conference on campus in their junior and senior years.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 34 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 32 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 40 responses

  • 19% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 18% Casual dating at your school
  • 18% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 15% Long-distance relationship
  • 14% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 14% None
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Liberal
  • 29% Preppy
  • 14% Wordly
  • 14% Fake

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 36% Be friendly
  • 27% Join a club
  • 18% Attend weekly campus events
  • 18% Go to events/class

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 56% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 44% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 24% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 51% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 19% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 5% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 6 responses

  • 33% Greek parties
  • 33% The WCC
  • 33% In class

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