Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T23:23:20Z
There Is No Public Transport – For the most part, there is no public transport in Sherman. That said, the city and campus itself are very small, and the school does offer the Roo Route, which is free for students and will take students to just about all of the places someone would like to go. They'll even make a special stop if it's near the route and you ask nicely. You don't need a car at AC, you need a friend with a car, and there are plenty of those hanging around. The school does also help students arrange for travel to and from airports around holiday times.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T23:21:05Z
Printer Availability Questionable – For the most part, people use the computer labs to print, as the software on the computers can be out of date, or just old. As a result, computers off of which one can print are often limited, and the printers themselves may back up quite a bit. This is especially true during finals weeks and whatnot. However, just about everyone has their own computers, and the campus is completely covered in wi-fi, so getting work done on a personal computer is very easy.
College Senior 2012-07-25T23:19:26Z
Great Small Town. Sherman is a growing city! There is a WIDE VARIETY of places to eat and shop at, from home-owned places to big franchises. If you come from a smaller town you will think it is a great city! However, there are few places to go for entertainment. There is a movie theater and a Hookah Bar... that's about it. If you're coming from Dallas or a BIG city, you will find Sherman quite boring. It's exactly like my home town though, so I love it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T23:01:21Z
Not the Most Diverse, Comparatively Many Local Options. While Sherman, Texas does not host many restaurants, the ones it does have are mostly locally owned.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T22:55:16Z
There are students from all over the world, and across the US. Austin College works hard to grant each a venue for expressing and sharing their culture with the student body.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T21:23:02Z
There are groups of whites, indians, and blacks, but the majority of students are a mixture of races/ethnicity. Most people are very welcoming and friendly but there are of course clubs and organizations that seem to only attract a specific race/ethnicity.
College Senior 2012-07-25T21:20:19Z
the food is average, supposably they are working to make it better this year.
College Senior 2012-07-25T21:19:32Z
there are many options for off campus. lots of restaurants and cheap food for us poor college students.
College Senior 2012-07-25T21:18:09Z
It is in Sherman, Texas so there are not many things going on off campus but there are somehow always fun things to do, you just have to know where to look.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T21:13:21Z
Career Center – All my internships have been without pay, but that is not to say that there aren't ones that are for pay. Not only that but there are a couple of different scholarships and grans through the school that will pay you to do your unpaid internship. Both my internships I found on my own, but would not have been made possible without the help of the career center workers' help. They are there by your side step-by-step, helping you through the process. For my second internship I studied and worked abroad. I had fabulous help finding a fit for me as well as scholarships to help me pay. In fact I ended up getting all the money I needed to do both programs.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T21:07:50Z
Life Plans – I am extreamly satisfied with the program I have choosen. It took me awhile to get there, but now that I m here I am excited to move foward. I am a double major in History and Sociology. The two subjects are very similar just a difference of timing. They fit very well together and help me to understand the community, environment, society, and world that we live in.
I would like to work with groups of people who are on the outskirts of our society to help them regain what they have lost or are lacking. At this point I am looking into a graduate degree in public policy but I am undecided in all honesty. I am looking to work with AmeriCore: Vista Program the year after I graduate and then gather educational and life experience working for a couple of years afterwards.
While I am still not a hundred percent sure of my future plans I know regardless I will be ready. The professors do an amazing job at giving you several outlooks and view points. Whatever I decide I know I will be able to tackle it and tackle it well.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T21:00:21Z
Although the school is small it does a good job at offering as many majors as possible. Over the time I have been there they have added two majors, both that students had asked and petitioned for. While there are still many degrees not available there is great ability to create your own major and cross many disciplines.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T20:57:08Z
Getting Better – I am a vegetarian and it was sometimes very difficult to eat well on campus. They had a vegan area but it was not completely vegan. Sometimes it was vegetarian, which worked out for me but did upset some friends. There is technically a salad bar but hardly were things fresh.
During sophomore year they began introducing new meals and special meals. This was nice as it was a break from the same thing everyday. I didn't get a meal plan my junior year but friends told me that the variety was getting a bit better. Also this coming year we have a new guy in charge of the food and he is changing things around quite a bit. It should be interesting to see what changes are enacted.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T20:25:55Z
It's repetitive and has a lack of flavor. Some dishes, which is a handful, are good to eat but you get tired of eating them all the time. I prefer to eat out or cook for myself.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T20:20:38Z
Roo Route – Roo Route takes at least double or triple the time you actually intend to take. It takes a while to get to where you need because the route needs to go to every single location before and after you get dropped off. What should take 30 min actually takes at least an hour and a half or more.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T20:17:32Z
Health & Safety:
During the day, I generally feel safe walking around alone. At night, I feel more comfortable being with people because the campus is open to the public and anyone, not just students, can roam around.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T20:15:46Z
So You Wanna Be Pre-Med? There is a lot of focus and pressure put on students at AC for their pre-med program, so make sure you come in with an open mind and explore other things!
College Senior 2012-07-25T20:14:07Z
Once leaving, it is impossible to find a parking spot upon return.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T20:14:02Z
Health & Safety:
Extremely Safe – I have never had any problems with safety on campus. The most that I have heard to ever make me feel uneasy is that a few bicycles got stolen. Even if for some reason you don't feel safe and need to get to your dorm (or it is raining really hard) from the campus center, just call the campus police and they will come and pick you up in their go-karts and take you! First rate service!
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T19:34:11Z
Roo Route – We have the Roo Route, but nobody uses it. As far as I know, it is the only alternative transportation offered by the school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T19:30:56Z
Computers available in the library are starting to show their age. I think the computers in the Kekk lab are nice, but I'm not positive; I've never used them. Wireless and internet networking is horrible, and has always been horrible. Download speeds rarely every exceed a full gigabyte. It is down, or so slow it is useless at least once a week. Printing is generally convenient. There are stations in each dorm, the library and the wcc. Having printing stations in class buildings would make it that much better. It isn't a requirement to have a personal computer/printer, but it is nice to have.
College Senior 2012-07-25T19:28:41Z
Sherman is not one of those cute small towns. It's a run-down wreck filled with The People of Walmart.
College Senior 2012-07-25T19:24:15Z
Skool Sux – Ok, it doesn't really suck (and I do love the college!) but there is NOTHING fun to do on campus or in the town. Some of the dorms have really lame activities that almost no one shows up to.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-25T19:23:18Z
With a student body our size, parking is never really an issue. There aren't many commuter students. When events happen on campus that draw large commuter crowds, however, parking does become a problem on the apartment style living side of campus. It is especially annoying when parking spaces for Roo Suites/Bryan Apartments are filled by people that don't live there.
College Senior 2012-07-25T19:21:54Z
Study Abroad! One of the things that really drew me to Austin College was the percentage of students who study abroad, and they weren't making that number up either. So many people go abroad and everyone who does loves it.
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