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  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking for cheap, but quality education, parents, kids on their own, or anyone who loves to save money and enjoy Austin!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't forget you ARE going to be at a community college. The social life is the pits. But the learning enviroment is great. Everyone is there for the degree and wants to learn.

    Bang for the buck

    I am extremely excited that my dad was able to my tuition for my two classes and I am living on my own, all without loans, grants, or any other financial help. Having lower tuition definitely caters to my lifestyle.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am excited to wake up every Tuesday and Thursday to go to my speech class. The class involves activities and debates that excite every student. My government class, however, makes me want to fall asleep.

    Am learning a lot

    I have been learning a lot in my speech class, because I haven't had a speech class since the 8th grade. My teacher, Michelle Syltie, is fun and helpful in everything. However, my government class with Charles Miles is more of a repeat of all of my AP high school history classes than anything else.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 2 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a constant importance to ACC. The officers are prompt, courteous, and vigilant.

    Greek Life

    ACC provides a local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Life offers a diverse array of clubs and community events.

    Great for these types of students

    ACC is great for all kinds of students who want to learn from community oriented instructors. ACC hires intellectual staff who believe in enriching and cultivating the minds of the those who want to learn. I am personally highly impressed by the director of the music program at ACC Northridge as he has worked for major recording labels and knows the music business inside and out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ACC mascot is the ACC River Bats. An adorable purple bat which pays homage to the legacy of Austin, Texas bat colonies.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price, you can not get a better deal. The quality of the staff, services, and facilities is exemplary. They keep the campuses clean, well stocked with technology, quality classes, and a relaxed atmosphere.

    What to do for fun

    Austin Community College District has many clubs and student events. Live music, theater, special speakers and lectures, recitals, and public awareness events are a constant at ACC. ACC takes pride in community involvement and enrichment of the community they serve.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has a quality cafeteria with drinks, food, and snacks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not available.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of ACC is amazing. They have well rounded educational programs that tease creativity and innovation. Excellence is rewarded while challenging the students to excel inside and outside the class room.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should request to sit down with an adviser who can explain the degree plan specific to the students interest. The staff are there to help you and are most agreeable. Austin Community College District has a wide range of exceptional programs to choose from with knowledgeable and dedicated staff.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College has a diverse array of educational programs available. They have wonderful staff would work exceptionally hard to accommodate the needs of their students while providing a top quality educational program. This is one of the best community colleges I have ever had the opportunity to attend.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who doesn't want to pay back student loans for the rest of their lives and wants a fun, growing experience with a patient and helpful college.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely suggest any students in the Austin area to go to ACC for the first two years before transferring to a 4 year college. You will save thousands of dollars in the long run.

    Bang for the buck

    My tuition for 11 hours last semester was $1000. I learned so much. It is great for those of us who have to pay out of pocket and are on a limited budget.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is a 5 minute drive from my house and the experience has just been really positive.

    Am learning a lot

    For the price this school has some amazing teachers and learning facilities.

  • 08/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I can give is to sign up early for your classes! You're not the only one that is taking advantage of this great institution therefore the classes will go quickly; well the ones with the best times that is. Also, stay organized. Organizing all of your paperwork will be a big help to you. It will keep your payment deadlines, schedule, etc. much easier to keep track of and be a lot less stressful for you in the end. Finally, good luck and have fun in college!

    Bang for the buck

    I personally have to pay for school on my own as well as all my living expenses. Because of this I really appreciate the great prices ACC offers to its students, especially those living in district. It makes my life a lot easier and makes going to school more readily available to students like myself who are paying out of their own pocket.

    Am enjoying being here

    The small classes and beautiful scenery at the campus make it very pleasant to attend ACC Cypress Creek. It is a very comfortable environment and extremely easy to navigate. All of this makes college seem a little less intimidating especially for in-coming freshman.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much at ACC Cypress Creek. The teachers are very helpful and so willing to stop and explain if one does not understand.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It just all depends in what part of town you take your class. The North Ridge campus of North Austin is extremely safe and friendly, whereas the East-view campus, although very new, it is located in a very low-income area and has had many violent incidents. At the same time, the campus police are always around and available, and are willing to walk you to your car at night if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    No greek life that I'm aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    The student life is extremely active at the campuses I've been. Although most people don't have the time to sit and talk, they are always trying to get everyone involved and I find that wonderful. There are all sorts of clubs and activities at each campus, including sports and arts. They're open to all kinds of people and are very welcoming. I was upset that I had to attend this college at first, but after going here for a semester, everyone is ultimately in the same boat and you tend to form kinships especially in these clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students of all types, and I have seen all those types in my classes. From lazy to driven; from young to old; these students can be fantastic and contribute to the life-changing experiences I have mentioned. This campus offers a wide variety of people a wide variety of classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am actually not aware of any traditions or such on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially if you live in district, you get more than what you pay for. Convenience is key, and that's what makes it worth the money you pay. Compared to university, these classes are extremely cheap, but still the same quality as such.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different activities, sports, and shows especially during the spring semesters. As well, the library is expansive and each campus has a lot of things to do off campus. Especially the Rio Grande campus, located near the heart of downtown Austin. 6th street is just a few blocks away, and offers many nightlife activities as well as access to other festivals and celebrations.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has their own version of Joe's Cafe, and each one I've visited so far is very good. It's pricey, but some campuses you can't be picky since there sometimes aren't many other fast-food or dining places around. At the same time, some campuses are close to tons of different dining places! Again, the convenience of this college is extraordinary.

    Dorm Life

    Sadly, there is no Dorm Life, but there are many different apartment complexes surrounding each campus which is definitely convenient. I find that the community is definitely involved.

    Academic Rigor

    Again, it depends on the campus and the teachers when you're looking for a good, intense class where you learn what you're paying for. I've met some very unenthusiastic professors, as well as professors that have changed my thinking and my life all for the better. I might not have made the grades, but I have definitely changed my attitude thanks to many of these professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any prospective students, asking others about professors and classes is best instead of finding out in class. Also, toughing it out for some courses is what you need, and that can go for any college or university. I always find myself disappointed in foreign language courses when the class dissipates because they find it too hard; there are tutors and other classmates willing to help!

    In three sentences

    Although this college is in fact a community college, it's really not that bad of a school. It definitely depends on campuses, but that's the great part about it; you can choose whichever campus you want, find the teacher you want, and choose from a lot of classes. Also, this college revolves around convenience, be it by location, transportation, or even scheduling.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police officers on campus as late as the students, faculty, and staff. I always feel safe on campus. I know they are there for a battery jump, safe walk, or any little concerns. The officers are always polite and kind.

    Great for these types of students

    ACC is great for students who want to dive directly into a workforce career. It gives students a degree for exactly what they want.

    What to do for fun

    Austin has several venues that college students enjoy. The college is always hosting an event or telling students how to find one. The events are always educational and helpful for classes.

    Food and Dining

    ACC has on-campus dining. I would have to say is 5-star. They are fast, and the food is always delicious!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at ACC; however, apartments in Austin, Texas, aren't priced badly. The life within the classrooms have given me lifelong friends. I know that dorms are the same experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because ACC is a junior college doesn't mean that their programs are easy. Classes are smaller so learning here is simpler. There is more time for the professors to engage with the students. Academically, they are hard but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never stop learning. It is important to remember that college isn't all work and no play. ACC has several programs for students looking for clean and wholesome fun!

    In three sentences

    ACC has been one of the most invigorating experiences of my life. I enjoy attending classes, listening to my professors and having one-on-one help. Here college is more than an education; it is a lifestyle of learning!

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Austin Community College is a safe environment. There are policeman everywhere. The no smoking policy is greatly enforced.

    What to do for fun

    Become a part of Student Life. The Student Life is amazing.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices are very limited.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very educated and are willing to help students. There are many types of student services provided.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is an issue for some, but always come to class early and be ready to learn.

    In three sentences

    The environment of Austin Community College is friendly and diverse. The services are very helpful. The teachers are very well educated.

  • 07/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your instructors. They are here to help you.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If your family can't afford to help you that much with college, ACC is a great deal. The credits at ACC transfer to most major universities, so it really is a great deal.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you haven't decided what you want to do, or where to go, then taking your core classes at ACC is a pretty good idea. While you think about what you want to do with your life, you can make steady progress towards that goal without even realizing it.

    Bang for the buck

    ACC is very cheap and offers scholarships for people in need. I've never been happier with the bang for my buck than at ACC.

    Am enjoying being here

    ACC is a low stress high success college. All campus' are located in convenient locations in Austin, and each campus has it's own area of focus. The buildings are clean, and the staff are friendly. Even your classmates are average people just like you who are easy to get along with.

    Am learning a lot

    ACC offers a very broad list of classes that any student can enjoy. Within each class there are many different teachers that have many different styles of teaching which create a wide variety of ways to learn at ACC.

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working mom's and dads (like me and my wife), students on a budget, students not quite yet sure what degree they want to seek.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit with advisers, tour the campuses and register as soon as you possibly can!

    Bang for the buck

    My opinion is quite biased on this point because I do receive veteran assistance, but I have looked at many colleges in the area and ACC offers affordable education. Now if we could only say that about textbook publishers ;)

    Am enjoying being here

    I've always found the students, professors and administration to be friendly and attentive to my queries.

    Am learning a lot

    It is your own personal choice how much knowledge you receive from your education. ACC professors and curriculum provide the opportunity for you to learn!

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ready to get their life started.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your teachers, it will make all the difference in your experience.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    students, who aren't sure if they will like college or have to work to help pay for college, should start at least their basics here to get a good idea of what is expected.

    What to do for fun

    not really a college for activities. more to get use to the schedule life of college and get either basics or a associate's degree.

    Food and Dining

    there is plenty of food choices around all of their campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    i think the academic rigor is perfect.

    Tips for prospective students

    attend orientations, be prepared and take part in study groups whenever possible.

    In three sentences

    i am attending austin community college to complete my basics, while i continue to work and save money to help my parents pay for my tuition and books. i have found it easy to get around and the classes are small, and getting to know the others students has allowed for great study groups.

  • 09/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every semester the school actively participates in an emergency preparedness week.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs...

    Great for these types of students

    Working or Money-Smart students.

    Bang for the buck

    Great teachers. Quite transferrable. VERY affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Join any student club of your choosing.

    Food and Dining

    Depends on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    High quality.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for the Honors Program classes! It's easy to get in. The work is actually easier than standard classes. The classes are limited to a max of 15 students and they go further into detail about the given subject matter.

    In three sentences

    Affordable. Accessible. Transferrable.

  • 12/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who would like to take basic courses and learn the hang of college before going to a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very alert, and get to know your teachers! They don't know anything more about you besides your work and grades! Build a relationship with them for better understanding of certain situations later on down the line. Also, come to class prepared and ready to learn! Be energized!!

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is very cheaper than going straight into a university! I see some people only paying $700.00 for three classes. That's really not bad. I recommend everyone to look into the campus before going into a university. It's a lot cheaper to do your basic courses there and transfer to the school of your choice.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is great! Friendly people, and teachers. There is always something going with the campus and they try to make it as fun as a university with some of the clubs they have on campus!

    Am learning a lot

    ACC teachers are really nice and helpful. Before you pick your classes there is a website that students use to rate teachers before you take the course. They student lab is very nice and helps those students who need the extra help in their studies. Since I've became a student with ACC, I can honestly say I've gain some much needed knowledge for my studies.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Am learning a lot

    I'm soooo glad im going here now learning a lot in basic math class , and I enjoy going here

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who are not sure what they want out of life yet. Also great for those who are looking to save money.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your teachers don't give you expectations, set them for yourself!

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive!

    Am enjoying being here

    It has a very laid-back environment.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning how to balance work and school at my own pace, and I am gaining a lot of academic knowledge.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 162

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I usually listen to music or go walking. It helps calm the nerves down or relieves stress from homework.

    Food and Dining

    Always try to keep everything lower than $15. Anything over will take away from your next tuition bill.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I hear it's quite an experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Always go to the Academic Learning Lab, they will always help out if you ask for the help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't underestimate any instructor. Listen well and try to do your best. Always ask for help.

    In three sentences

    They are very persuasive. The faculty is very patient. The entire environment is welcoming.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 162

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It is pretty socially active for a community college

    Food and Dining

    Cafe is pretty decent

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Professors will help you out a great deal but you have to put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Austin community college faculty is really helpful, but just because its a community college doesn't mean you can slack off, you still need to complete your task.

    In three sentences

    It is defiantly a good school, and for those who are not exactly ready to jump into the college scene and want to save money, Austin Community college is definitely one of the best options out there for students.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the only safety hazards are with chemicals in the science labs or in the parking lot (it's quite small and some people don't care about parking in the lines).

    Greek Life

    not really much of a greek life here...

    Clubs and Activities

    there are lots of activities going on year round, but i wish there were more clubs. i think there's about two dozen that are active at the moment.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to save money and transfer to a 4 year university later, and those who want to take esl classes.

    Bang for the buck

    in-district students get a great deal on tuition costs, but out-of-district students have to pay almost twice as much. it's still much cheaper than what i'd have to pay at university though.

    What to do for fun

    join a club or organization and visit the student life center.

    Food and Dining

    acc has a cafe called simon's cafe and the food is alright tastewise, but it's kind of expensive.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    i've found that some classes can be extremely hard or extremely easy. it all depends on the professor. some give a boatload of homework, while others don't. it varies a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to an advisor to help plan your classes! if you don't know what to major in, you can talk to the counselors on campus.

    In three sentences

    the people here are friendly and cool. most of the professors are great and have good classes. finding a parking space is really difficult though.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    good

    What to do for fun

    study

    Dorm Life

    good, expensive

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    get money because life here is expensive.

    In three sentences

    this college has a good atmosphere of education learning. i feel comfortable being in class and with the teachers. i recommend to anybody that wants to get started with working towards their dreams.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 162

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i enjoy spending the day with my family.

    In three sentences

    austin community college is a great school. i enjoy going to school because of their great professors. and i really like how they help you in the learning center.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    22 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    finding a parking place near the building is an art.

    What to do for fun

    student life events

    Food and Dining

    they need a new restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    for me, classes were very easy. but, i am also a tecnologico de monterrey alumni - everything is easy after that.

    Tips for prospective students

    be involved in student organizations!

    In three sentences

    there are wonderful professors. sigma alpha pi and phi theta kappa are the best student organizations you can be a part of. i highly recommend their study abroad programs!

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Friendly , helpful, and very clean campus

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for the buck these days I would say that ACC is good for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    Great cafe / food court

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are friendly and understanding on a level that suits everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start somewhere!

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a good starting school with plenty of friendly students and teachers alike. ACC is a place where no matter of age or education level is there to help the community grow.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of officers on campus but there are not too many cameras and surveillance in the parking lots. However during emergency evacutions it is obvious where one is suppose to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of activities but I'm not aware of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Tis a good choice for those who are not sure what they want to persue or do not financially have the money to attend major university. It also works well for adults who raise a family, have kids, work full time during the day because there are online classes and night/weekend classes too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cedar Park Riverside campus on Riverside and Grove St South Austin campus next to Stassney and Manchaca Pinnacle campus by 290/71 Oak Hill intersection

    Bang for the buck

    Extremely affordable if one lives in-district, but for those of us who live a mile outside from the boundaries must pay around $300 per credit hour.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing much to do since I work before and after my classes. I love in labs that one works in groups (Biology) and exchanging of contact information is a must.

    Food and Dining

    Depends on which campus one attends. Luckily they are mostly in Austin outside of downtown so there are grocery centers and some have lots of fast food places around.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak with an advisor and do not necessarily assume you need to know what you want to major in. ACC is perfect for those who live in-district because tuition in affordable and could end up saving hundreds compared to if one went to a university.

    In three sentences

    I love the classes because they are small and professors have the time to help students one on one. I like that there are multiple campuses, but dislike that not all campuses have the basic courses required. I must say the flexiblility of choosing when you want to go to a class, the number of days, and the total number weeks you would like to attend a class is amazing-other colleges require one to go when they tell you to and classes on Monday and Wednesday mean there is also class on Friday (which I have never gone to).

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 162

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Austin Community College has a great Student Life program, who do a lot of extra activities outside of school and inside as well.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is a great place to eat, socialize, and study.

    Dorm Life

    Austin Community College does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Austin Community College is a great school and really helps you succeed in your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the free learning lab that every Austin Community College campus has.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a great college for new High School graduates to attend. Not only is it cheap, but the professors are great and so are the campuses. Austin Community College is a great place to start, and a great place to transfer from.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa for academics

    Great for these types of students

    First starting out college students who are still figuring out what they want to study and are able to experiment in different areas without breaking the bank.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our mascot is the Riverbat. It's a famous Austin tradition of watching the Mexican free-tail bats leave at night from under Congress bridge in the fall.

    What to do for fun

    Student life offers a variety of activities and ACC is always involved with the community.

    Food and Dining

    Some cafes are located on ACC campuses. The food is good for the price.

    Dorm Life

    ACC doesn't provide dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the students aren't sure which direction they're going in with their academic career, so the learning environment can be a bit stagnant when it comes to class discussions. Higher-level, more specialized classes become more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of registration! All students should be ready to register for the classes they need at midnight they day you are eligible. Many people attend community colleges, so classes fill up fast. Also, meet with advisers often to make sure you are on track with your goals.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a great college to jump-start your educational career. The Staff is wonderful but the students could be more enthusiastic about their learning environment. The ACC advisers are very helpful but the saturated college makes it hard to get into the classes you need.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 162

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and organizations at the Student Life office!

    Food and Dining

    At each campus, there is a Simon's cafe. Food tastes good, but expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't attend a dorm, so ignore the 1 star!

    Academic Rigor

    You are given a syllabus at the start of the semester and that will be your map for the course. The courses range from easy to hard. Most of the time your success will be determined by how much time you are willing to spend on each course and how you budget your time wisely. If the course gets really tough, ask your professor for help! That's why they're there in the first place. If your work schedule doesn't correspond to their office hours, you can schedule an appointment with them. Also, there are free tutors online and in person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend orientation! You can make the most out of your experience if you learn the academic resources available for you. Join clubs and organizations, it's a great way to meet new friends. You can choose your own schedule from a wide variety of choices: weekends, mornings, afternoons, evenings, hybrid courses, distance learning. There are currently 8 locations dispersed on north, west, east, south parts of austin to accommodate a huge populace.

    In three sentences

    ACC make dreams reachable by providing affordable education to everyone. The professors are not only very knowledgeable, they make sure that you understand the material well and are always there to support you in your studies. I had a great experience studying here. I love ACC!

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 162

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You're in the city! So there's tons of things to find to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be discouraged if you change your major a million times. It's ok! Everyone does!

    In three sentences

    ACC is an amazing school. Has so many different degree plans. Will find any way to make you successful.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    ACC has a small cafe it great.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes can be a little hard but they have tutoring services and they are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that once you start any classes in college see them through and always do your best and always ask questions.

    In three sentences

    ACC is a great place to start off your education. ACC is affordable and convenient.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never heard of any safety problems and ACC is now smoke free!!

    Greek Life

    There is the Phi Theta Kappa Organization. To be included you must have taken about 6 or 12 credits at ACC and have a 3.5 GPA.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on every campus, however getting students involved in events such as community work can sometimes be difficult. Students are are easily attracted to free food and enjoy when it is served by various clubs. It would be nice to see more clubs join together to put on more diversity/community events that can benefit our environment.

    Great for these types of students

    The Rio Grande Campus has a large number of blind students and various equipment to help them out. There are also Sign Language courses here and a Sign language lab. Students who prefer to be close to downtown will enjoy being on the Rio Grande Campus.

    What to do for fun

    1) Start or Join a club. 2) Get to know various people. 3) Tell student life on your campus about what you would like to see happen on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) To start with students should make sure to ask every question they have in mind to the advisers, they need to know what you are thinking of and in which areas you need help. 2) Don't start out college declaring any major if you are unsure f what you want to be. Start out with the general education electives and you will find what you enjoy in one or more of these classes. 3) be involved with our community, start a club or get involved with a club in which you have common interests, it is very important to have a good support system in college. 4) Be open to new opportunities and don't be scared if you develop into a different person, seek advising and counseling about any feelings that bother you.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a great place to start out your college education. They have excellent teachers, easy to access tutoring labs, resources for checking out equipment such as calculators and other media, and nice people. Two downsides on the campus I attend, from my view Rio Grande needs stronger resources for students to get good advising and personal counseling services and student need to be more involved with organizations and community activities.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very

    Clubs and Activities

    Service CK ACC Honor Society CKI international RESA Phi Theta Kappa and more and more and more

    Great for these types of students

    Nontraditional, older returning, International students, multicultural

    Bang for the buck

    Returning back to school after so many years was really very hard. Feeling like Goldilocks, I needed a school that was not too big, not too small, not too cold, not too hot, not too hard, not too soft, but just right! That is what Austin Community College is for me. It is just right. This place is the ideal place to: get your Associates Degree, transfer to a larger University, or just to get the ideal technical degree that you need in order to get an ideal career under way. Austin Community college is ideal for several reasons. First, the cost is lesser than most. Second, this is a college that believes in second chances and as such the college offers a level of teaching that is hard to match. First, let us discuss cost. Cost, did I mention money? Yes, I did, and here is the skinny of the deal. One nearby public university charges resident students $423 per semester hour. Another nearby university charges resident students $618 and these two are public universities! If you want to price a private liberal arts college, her resident students pay $1038 per semester hour at a minimum. So basically, you can go to Austin Community College and pay $57 per semester hour. Why would you pay the cost of one of the local universities when you can get upwards of 60 hours at a discounted rate! I plan to graduate with my Associates in fall 2012 before continuing on to get my Bachelors at a local university. I estimate that I have saved $ 13,200 in tuition costs just by attending Austin Community College for the two years prior! Second, this is a college that believes in second chances. Usually when you think of community college you think of some guy in some big hair band that flunked out of life. Mean but it is a stereotype, right? Guess what? I have published Professors. I have professors that have spent years making a difference in the world for the better. These people are part of activist groups. They are people who give within their community. These are the professors that want a well educated society that encompass the ideal citizen. They want a citizenry group that grasps hold of the economic, educational, monetary and political reigns controlling the future of America. All of the campus locations have learning labs with Professors working in the lab. Not to mention that most lab employees hold doctorates and/or masters degrees. Not only are they helping you walk the walk, they have walked it before you. While you are trying to work toward an Associates Degree they have done it and might have a PHD in their title but they do not look down upon you. Well, that is just how great my school is. My school outshines the others strictly because of the lesser economic burden and the excellent service. How can you lose? Check it! www.austincc.edu.

    What to do for fun

    omg, your in Austin, you can do anything!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Tough but fair

    Tips for prospective students

    Put in the effort and they will too.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College charges $57 a semester hour vs $618 a semester hour of University. Most professors have been published, have doctorates, donate their time within their community and are never snobbish when I ask questions. I love this school!

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    ACC (Pinnacle) has Simon's Cafe located on the 9th floor and while the food is a little over-priced, the taste and quality is great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA up and you can apply for honors society and use it on your transcript if you wish to apply to another college later.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College (Pinnacle location) is a wonderful college and has great professors that want you to succeed. The have a tutoring/learning lab that allows students to go get help on homework problems and betters their understanding of the respective subjects they are studying. ACC also has a student lounge where students are able to hang out, meet new friends, and learn about upcoming events.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional and traditional

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do in the Austin area you should be able to find something you enjoy doing. We have music, art, outdoor activities, and lots of fun things.

    Food and Dining

    snack and soda machines are available.

    Academic Rigor

    University education at CC price.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get plenty of sleep. Study hard. Don't overload yourself.

    In three sentences

    Great education with affordable tuition. Credits transfer easily. Campuses near every part of Austin and surrounding cities.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I personally stayed at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I found the classes and the course work to be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take classes during the summer. I found that the summer classes were easier and less stressful than classes in the fall and spring. Students that maintain a 3.5 G.P.A. or higher should look into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Program.

    In three sentences

    My time with ACC has been amazing. The teachers I have had do a superb job of teaching the material and are easy to understand and get help from.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are always patrolling the campus to make sure nothing suspicious may be happening. I actually talk to them often and they are always so friendly. It's nice knowing that you're at a campus where safety comes first.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs at ACC are very inviting. If you love the family feel joining clubs or getting involved is the best way to do it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I know that almost every week there are venues set up around the campus. Some offer free food so don't be afraid to just listen to what they have to offer. They also give away goodies such as shades or on the go snacks. Who knew getting to know whats happening at your campus could be so much fun?

    Bang for the buck

    What not to splurge at: food & clothes. In college I promise that NO ONE will be able to x-ray vision through your clothes and be able to tell that you ate a $50 steak with those fish eggs (gross). Clothes are suppose to fade or ruin, so don't try making them last forever. Spend the money on things that depend on the best like your car, which takes you everywhere, or just save it for a rainy day.

    What to do for fun

    Since I live in Austin there is a lot to do. Most of the time college students are on a budget ( I know I am), so three hot spots would be kayaking, dollar movies, and skating. Inexpensive and very fun!

    Food and Dining

    What can I say, I'm a great cook! Ever since I started living on my own I have learned how to make many Italian dishes (my favorite), American food, Brazilian dishes and much more.

    Dorm Life

    I actually live on my own right now. Yes, I may be 18 but I am capable to do just as much as anyone else. I have my own apartment, car, buy my own food and pay all my bills on time. No, my parents do not help me but it's not because of any punishment but in support of myself for being a strong independent woman.

    Academic Rigor

    I actually just decided to change my minor from criminal justice to accounting. Like I said earlier, when you try new things you might change the way you think. The classes at Austin Community College not only prepare you for a career but they also help you choose the right path you may never have considered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't waste any time you have in the non-fiction world. Do not pass any chances for opportunities. Also, don't be afraid of change. Nothing is set so sometimes you just have to see where life may take you.

    In three sentences

    I like how everything is on your own at Austin Community College, it makes me feel more responsible than ever. The teachers are very understanding but not to the point where they can be taken advantage of. ACC also provides help for anything whether it be tutoring or receiving a job, they know exactly what direction to steer you in.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All of the ACC campuses have numerous security guards on campus at all times!

    Great for these types of students

    Austin is full of so many different types of people! ACC is good for students that have an OPEN MIND, and that are very excepting of change and peoples differences. You can learn a lot about yourself in a place like this!

    What to do for fun

    Austin has a lot of things to do, from daily activities to annual events held by the city. There are parks and trails for hiking, natural springs for swimming, and Lake Austin and Lake Travis that are used for many things. Then there are the annual events such as Austin City Limits, South by South West, Reggae Fest, the Kite Festival, and many others! Austin is also known for its night life, which is usually important college kids. The famous 6Th Street is i road full of bars and is crazy almost every night of the week and is sure to show you a good time.

    Food and Dining

    My campus has a small cafe, and the food is awesome! I went there almost every day between classes! Then there is the city of Austin itself that has so many amazing restaurants! I have lived her for a year now and still haven't managed to try all of the places on my list!

    Dorm Life

    Since it is a community college there are not dorms. I myself moved to Austin from Houston, so I did have to find living arrangements. I got a place at a student living apartment complex and absolutley love it! I have met so many people that I will never forget!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors dont go super easy on you. they expect that you are there to learn and do your work. Through my personal experience the professors are very willing to work with you as long as you show legitament effort in their class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to apply at ACC be sure to figure out which campus is right for you! You should also use ratemyprofessors.com to be sure that you find the right professor for you! ACC has a wide variety of teachers and they may not all be right for you.

    In three sentences

    When i started attending ACC last year it opened my eyes to so many new things. I met so many different types of people, and all of my teachers were very interesting people that had things worth saying. It is such an excepting atmosphere, and you feel as if you can 100% yourself without any judgment!

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Extremely cheap classes (compared to colleges and universities) and a good way to get your basic classes done before transferring to a University/College.

    Food and Dining

    They do not have a cafeteria so bring snacks/lunch.

    Dorm Life

    Most people who attend Austin Community College live at home. There are no dorms offered on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer small classes for more one-on-one time with students and the teacher do their best to challenge your knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize Blackboard and other resources provided by the instructor. Check all class times to fit your schedule.

    In three sentences

    They offer a wide range of classes for a very cheap price and they have great faculty. They also have a splendid dual-credit program for high school students.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am in a singing group which takes most of my focus

    Food and Dining

    I don't dine on campus

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tougher than I thought which may be because I chose to take the weaker courses first.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared. Make sure you know your major that way you're not wasting time and money. Do not procrastinate, and go into the process expecting to work hard.

    In three sentences

    I have already learned more than I thought In two weeks. The school it convenient, efficient, and cost-effective. The distance learning program makes it easy to be an adult and student at the same time.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    We have lots of different events on campus to keep things interesting threw out the year. Some you have to pay a small fee to participate but most you don't but almost always there is free stuff.

    Food and Dining

    Not much is at the Round Rock Campus. Their is a food cart with really filling breakfast tacos and excellent hot chocolate. The bookstore also has some food stuff as well.

    Dorm Life

    For ACC you don't really have a dorm life. You either live on your own or at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are smaller so more one on one. Most classes are not too difficult but challenging enough. The teachers are ones that want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The parking is first come first serve but if you don't mind a bit of a walk then their is enough parking. The food choices are minimal but OK in a pinch.

    In three sentences

    The staff on the campus that I attend are all really nice and help full. The Round Rock campus is the newer one so it is a bit nicer than some of the other campuses. Just be sure to remember to meet your deadlines other wise you are out of luck.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    It's in a great area for restaurants, and they have a little cafe in the lounge.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but not bewilderingly so. General education courses are open to all students and standards are high, so if you wish to keep up you have to participate and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your degree plan started early, talk to an advisor--which they make super easy!--and get your schedule going early, make sure to organize your classes and get a good foundation.

    In three sentences

    This school is accessible, empowering and geared towards the motivated student. If you are looking for quality education and a smaller, more attentive classroom setting, ACC is a good choice. They provide students with all the tools they need for a great collegiate future.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe here whether I'm around campus in broad daylight or late at night. I never feel out of place or worried about my safety! There are campus police around at all times, and if you feel the need, you can always ask them to walk you to your car.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students trying to pick up on school once again. I took a hiatus and am back full force. I don't feel so overwhelmed being here as the prices are reasonable and the professors are great. Definitely preparing me to transfer to 4 year college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I sadly don't recall any unusual traditions or even locations on campus, however there are tons of Austin campuses and a number of them I haven't been to. Might want to check out the other campuses!

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent prices for courses if you are within district. However, if you are out of town and have to pay out-of-district prices, you might think otherwise. >.<

    What to do for fun

    You live in Austin. There's tons of stuff to do for fun. Not just on campus but around town as well! There are quite a few student activities here as well. A lot more than you would think from a community college.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few vendors among campus which is quite handy dandy for those long days. The prices are also very nice. Not so expensive like a convenient store really.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm Life here. It's simply a school to get you started and transferred to a 4 year college to get that Bachelors!

    Academic Rigor

    It's just like any community college really. There are the easy classes but then there are those ridiculously hard classes. All depends on what major you are trying for. Do your work and you should ultimately be good to go!

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as soon as possible. The classes go extremely fast as most are just here to get the basics.

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent community college to attend if you are planning on either transferring to a 4 year college or simply wanting to freshen up and take some continuing education courses. The professors are all so nice and actually care. They are not here to make your life difficult but to actually help you succeed!

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do for fun at the different ACC campuses but every so often Student Life does something that all the students can participate in.

    Food and Dining

    Simon's Cafe has good food for okay prices.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but some campuses have apartments near an ACC campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class and the professor some classes are harder but most professors understand your talking other classes and might even work outside of this one class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check online about your teachers at rateyourprofessor.com Make sure to plan Decide and conquer!

    In three sentences

    The professors know what they are talking about and appear to enjoy teaching the subject of their choosing. The counselors/advisors though don't seem to know much and want to rush you out of their office. ACC is a good college that you get a good education from for a good price.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do. There are different events around campus for everyone. If you are not a people person there are flat screen televisions available for students to watch in the student lounges.

    Food and Dining

    The prices are really high although the food is pretty good, it is not affordable to those that do not have a job or are low on funds.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus how ever student living apartments may be available.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a great learning community, the staff is very helpful and will do as much as they can to make sure you are doing well in school. The students work well together and are overall friendly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early, watc.h for deadlines and ask for help when needed.

    In three sentences

    The staff here is very friendly and supportive. The class Schedules here are very flexible. Professors here can be very helpful.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Austin Community College has its own cafe.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus, but there are a lot of options for student living.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    They take a personal interest in your education. They want you to succeed. Help is always available.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never felt unsafe though my campus wasn't in the best part of Austin. Security patrols the parking area.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who need to save money, those concerned that college will be too hard and just want to test the waters, those that need extra help, those that need evening or online courses

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs to join but I worked full-time as well as took a full load of classes so I cannot comment on these.

    Food and Dining

    I really don't know as I never ate at the cafe. But this site required a rating here

    Academic Rigor

    These classes have been matched with UT classes for transfer credit so they are comparable but with smaller classes you can get more help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register the first day you are eligible to get the classes you want. Read online reviews of the professors on an Internet site to see which ones are good teachers. do your assignments and keep up with your reading. Attend at a campus that has sufficient parking (not Riverside)

    In three sentences

    An inexpensive way to complete your core courses before transferring to a university. Some of the teachers also teach at surrounding universities. Small class sizes allow for adjustment to college-level courses.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am not applicable to answer this, but I assume it is obviously not as awesome as the Greek life at major universities.

    Great for these types of students

    Older and returning students looking to finish, redo, or start a new degree, and easy-going students just looking for a simple degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always some sort of singing competition or talent show going on at the Cypress Creek location!

    What to do for fun

    ACC is located in the middle of the suburban areas of Austin! There are many movie theaters, restaurants, and other fun activities all around you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sit in the front of the class room. If you have a night time class, bring a jacket!

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College has a comfortable atmosphere and is always clean. The professors are usually quite helpful and nice. The testing center administrators are wonderful, and always willing to help.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Austin is a huge city and ACC is all over it. There are many things to do in the city and students are often putting things together like plays and sports tournaments.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is accessible to students including cafeterias and student unions.

    Dorm Life

    Most students live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is challenging but not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to college advisers early on to decide the best fit for you and never fall behind on work.

    In three sentences

    The college is extremely accessible with an open door policy. There are many classes available and multiple campuses around Austin to choose from. The professors are hands on and the class sizes are manageable.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police always there making it safe for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many things to get involved in and if they don't have it you make it happen!

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students!

    Bang for the buck

    The instructors are the bang for the buck,they will say u paid for this class I'm going to teach you something!

    What to do for fun

    Tons of social society to get involved in!

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better and cheaper !

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus being this is a community college! But I love it !

    Academic Rigor

    Five star I enjoy every instructor I have come across!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and learn the instructors are not there to baby sit you or criticize you,enjoy what they have to offer and don't wast others money ...get a degree and start your new life!

    In three sentences

    The instructors are the best in Austin community college.The instructors actually helpyou understand the material ,while demonstrating exeptional teachings . I give many instructors I've come across two thumbs up!

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have campus police, as well as signs with the phone number posted everywhere. I have never had an issue with safety at any of my campuses.

    What to do for fun

    Multiple courtyards for fresh air while studying and they have events with free food/music, etc. nearly weekly!

    Food and Dining

    The selections at the campuses I've been to has improved and they regularly survey students for opinions.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but professors offer the ability to excel and are usually willing to offer help outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Secure ample time for paperwork and be prepared to have documentation. Pay close attention to what campuses you are registering classes for.

    In three sentences

    The focus on the student's education is immaculate. The professors are the best I've ever seen. The president is very involved and is always welcoming ideas.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    There are some truly excellent professors working here, like I said before they want you to succeed and will help any way they can.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of open space to hang out and talk to your friends. Most campuses have winding sidewalks and plenty of trees to hang out under and take a nap between classes. There are clubs to join as well.

    Food and Dining

    Every campus has a Simon's Cafe which offers a variety of lunch and snack foods for an okay price. They also tend to be near other restaurants if you get tired of the campus grub.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms so no review.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the basic classes are too easy, I think it's because the professors know that most students are just taking it because it's a prerequisite. But there will be professors who want to challenge you, so long as you study you will be fine. Many offer opportunities for extra credit or bonus points on exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check professor reviews, ask other students what their professors where like. Most of the professors are phenomenal and willing to help you any way they can, from giving you their personal phone number so they're available to you any time, to staying late and helping clear up any problems you might have.

    In three sentences

    Fun and informative teachers, when you get a good one. Check their ratings on ratemyprof before you decide which professor is going to be teaching your class. I've had bad and good, but since checking reviews I get great one every time.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Phi Theta Kappa

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the most of your classes and professors. Study hard and spend time with study groups and tutors. Start with great grades from the beginning!

    In three sentences

    ACC is an excellent college with top notch professors. The tutors that are provided for students in their learning labs are extremely helpful. A wide array of courses are available.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Round Rock is a great place. They have everything you could imagine here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the campus, meet with an adviser and turn all forms into financial aid as soon as possible. Register for your classes early. Follow up in two weeks to make sure you aren't missing any documents..

    In three sentences

    So far, everything has been great. Registration is easy. Everyone is very helpful.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Usually we have something like art exhibitions in different campuses but if you wonna do something more u should join student life office. or even get a job on campus/

    Food and Dining

    Food is so so. Better go to somewhere else like subway/ only good thing you can get is coffee or some snacks < and smoothies are also not bad.

    Dorm Life

    i don`t know if it has dorms because i have my own apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    I`d say depends on professors. But i f i`d have a choice i would go to UT . But that just beginning so the best thing ahead.

    Tips for prospective students

    Well, u don`t have to be super smart to succeed there. Most of professors appreciate your attendance and work at classes. That`s mostly all you have to do to get a good grade.

    In three sentences

    It`s a good college as for me. Though as every school it has it`s own advantages and disadvantages. But i decided to start my high education from it.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who work full time. Students who need smaller ratios. Students who need to complete their basics before transfering to a 4 year college.

    Bang for the buck

    ACC's tuition is way more cost effective than any 4 year college that I have checked in to.

    Food and Dining

    There are several ACC locations around Austin. Many are near popular food places.

    Dorm Life

    NA ACC does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I never felt that the courses were too difficult, and most were challenging enough to not feel like a waste of time. Although there were a few classes that I felt were repeats of High School courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a parking permit because it is nearly impossible to find parking around ACC that doesn't require one. Take online courses! Take a couple of courses because you think you will enjoy them, even if they are not required by your degree.

    In three sentences

    ACC is an inexpensive college with relatively low student to teacher ratios. They offer many courses online which is extremly helpful for students who also work full time. They offer a great variety of high quality classes in several locations in and around Austin.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's some, but I'm not very involved.

    Great for these types of students

    all, ACC is very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none known

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is a great price compared to university.

    What to do for fun

    Meeting new people and then having a bite or drink at any of the local places nearby.

    Food and Dining

    Varies by location, but most of the time the food is great, especially for the price.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorms available

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty challenging but the professors are usually available to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead, as early as possible. Follow the syllabus closely so that you don't get behind.

    In three sentences

    ACC has a lot of resources available for students. The staff makes it very easy to navigate the challenges of college life. Tutoring, SI's and the massive library are just a few things to start.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    have plenty of law enforcement

    Clubs and Activities

    Student life!!

    Great for these types of students

    anyone!

    What to do for fun

    join and participate i student life!

    Food and Dining

    does not have a cafeteria yet.. but they are working on one

    Dorm Life

    doesn't have dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    just like any 4yr college you have to pay attention and be ready to learn.

    In three sentences

    it is really expensive for out of district student very helpful staff and students a great community to be around

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Once again, talking about Fredericksburg campus, but we have nothing to worry about unless there's someone with a particular thing out for us. And then we just hide in plain sight of the lovely ladies of the office so the bullies can't say anything and eventually leave when their ride comes. That's just personal experience. I've never otherwise felt unsafe at ACC.

    Greek Life

    If you haven't gotten the picture by now, this is a community college. I don't even think we have a mascot. The closest thing we have to parties is that Halloween party and then just little clumps of people sometimes stick around and chat after class. DO NOT EXPECT A GREEK LIFE. We are all here for one thing: An education.

    Food and Dining

    Same as with dorms: This is a community college. I have no idea what your campuses are like in the bigger towns, but here in Fredericksburg we have some vending machines and a very, very nice lounge.

    Dorm Life

    Nothing to say here. This is a community college. Most students are dual-enrolled from the high-school at this specific campus, and not too many people come from further away than the outskirts of tow. Enough said.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the professors here are really brilliant - in fact, I haven't come across one that wasn't either funny, easy to get along with, or interesting. The US history teacher most of us get at this campus is a real bright gent who brings in fantastic artifacts that really scream out to you, hey, this really did happen. This isn't something from your book. And most of the teachers are flexible and understanding. a big help for those of us who sometimes make some... mistakes and things.

    Tips for prospective students

    The teacher will tell you if you really need the book. You really don't always need to buy it. And if you buy it, buy it off Amazon, a few additions back, unless it's for that computer class, and in that case the teacher should warn you about that. You can also buy it off another student, or trade textbooks with your friends. Never pay full price for a textbook. Be kind to the office staff. They can save your sorry behind on numerous occasions and you will be grateful.

    In three sentences

    -It all depends on the campus you are attending, as the classes vary somewhat depending on location. -Just like any other college, it is what you make it. -A good jumping-off point for getting your little basic classes before you transfer to a big college.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions.!

    In three sentences

    Acc is a wonderful place for not only first time students, but continuing education students ad well. They offer GED classes as well as college readiness programs.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very definitely a great place to earn your general credits before you go on to a 4 year institute.

    Food and Dining

    Simon's Cafe has the monopoly on all the ACC campuses. The Korean couple in the Pinnacle campus are my favorite, they are so nice. Food's not bad but nothing to rave about. Lots of healthy options as well.

    Dorm Life

    Nonexistent.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the teachers are professionals who teach on the side or are former UT professors (it seems ACC is nicer towards its professors than UT is). I am taking mostly STEM courses and find the classes difficult yet stimulating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of everything the school has to offer, free tutors, computer labs, learning labs with textbooks you can use while on campus, and wonderful counselors/advisors. This may be a community college but a lot of the professors here used to teach at UT so the classes are rigorous. Do not blow it off.

    In three sentences

    It is a stepping stone on your academic journey. The teachers want you to succeed so they are very helpful, but ultimately only you are in charge of your education. Between mostly helpful professors and excellent learning labs with free tutors, there is no reason you cannot succeed here.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Student life offers many fun programs to keep you involved at school.

    Food and Dining

    They do have a cafe. They sell great food choices for health fanatics and they also have the normal greasy foods. Vending machines are also available through out the campuses for convenience.

    Dorm Life

    Austin Community College does not have dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very serious about their deadlines and procedures. You must follow their guidance in order to register, complete financial aid, and to make sure you do meet all requirements.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you have self motivation you can succeed in any class and overcome all of your obsticles.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a very diverse school that is helpful for any kind of student looking to continue education. The many locations make it easy for students all over the Austin area to attend. Staff is very helpful and they will let you know everything that you need to be a student at ACC.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and register early classes fill up fast!

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College made my college registration fast and easy. they have very courteous Admissions staff that help you through every point of registration. Great value for your money!

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is pretty safe I gotta admit but it depends on the campus you go to.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of activities and clubs one just needs to go to SL(Student Life) and ask for them, most of the organizations are pretty nice.

    Great for these types of students

    Again, if you're trying to get a certificate or just want to transfer this school is great. Plus since you're close to UT you're more likely to get accepted, as long as you have a decent GPA and were active in school activities. Counselors are really helpful when it comes to transferring.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As long as I know there is really not any unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    I think this school is worth it, in my case it was worth spending less money on a school that was going to give me the credits to transfer, rather than spend a bunch of money on a school that I disliked.

    What to do for fun

    If you're between 18-20 most of the things you'll want to do is party and sadly ACC doesn't offer them but UT does so most of us (young-students) tend to go to the frat parties or clubs for fun.

    Food and Dining

    ACC doesn't offer a meal plan so I need to buy my own groceries.

    Dorm Life

    Since is a community college it doesn't have a dorm, I'm currently living in an apartment with three other girls but I'm loving it so far and two of them also go to ACC!

    Academic Rigor

    Well I think it's pretty easy, the classes are not challengeable at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most of the students here are planning to transfer, but there are also adults trying to get a degree or a certificate. If you want to get the college experience go to the Rio Grande campus most of the other campuses have a more mature student body.

    In three sentences

    Interesting. Different. Small classes. I love my campus the atmosphere is a harmonious one. Most of the teachers are really nice, and one gets to know the people really well because average size of the classes are 12-36 people.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe and very friendly campuses. While some of the campuses are in downtown Austin in the heavy traffic areas, the campuses themselves are very safe with security being just down the hall.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is perfect for getting your basics out of the way for a fifth of the price of a regular university. Keeps you out of the loans until you transfer to a university.

    What to do for fun

    Get to know your classmates! There is plenty of time between classes to get acquainted with your peers. Make connections that will last through your transfer to the university, who knows when you'll need them!

    Food and Dining

    With the lack of dorms, there is also a lack of food service to go with it. At least the local Whataburger is always open.

    Dorm Life

    ACC is a community college. Sorry to say that there are no dorms included.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty easy with the exception of the online courses. Those are to be avoided unless you feel that you can organize your time in a way to meet strict deadlines.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't freak out about the prospects of college and just try to keep yourself organized. Time management is the only thing that can steer you wrong when taking classes here, as the professors usually do what they can to make sure you don't fail.

    In three sentences

    In my time at ACC, I found that the advisers are quick to get you onto the right path in your degree/transfer plans, and are usually well informed about any extra measures you need to meet. Very helpful staff and understanding professors who find time to help you when needed

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for non-traditional students who have families or who work during the day. Several night classes offered and most locations.

    Bang for the buck

    ACC is very affordable!! Get a free Austin Metro bus pass each term. Part of your fees cover the cost of this pass, so take advantage of it and avoid the driving and parking headaches.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus has a cafe area offered on campus. ACC campuses are small, but most are located within short distances from a wide variety of eating establishments.

    Academic Rigor

    There are over 200 degree and certificate programs offered at ACC. The academic standards are similar to those found at four-year colleges and universities. ACC will definitely prepare students for transfer to those institutions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the most of the many services offered through academic advising offices. The student life offices have several great programs for those who wish to be involved in campus life and activities.

    In three sentences

    ACC has a wide range of certificate programs available, with several of them offering both day time and night classes. Many good opportunities for non-traditional students to be able to succeed in their chosen program.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    VERY EASY,CHEAP AND AFFORDABLE

    Food and Dining

    VERY EASY,CHEAP AND AFFORDABLE

    Dorm Life

    VERY EASY,CHEAP AND AFFORDABLE

    Academic Rigor

    VERY EASY,CHEAP AND AFFORDABLE

    Tips for prospective students

    VERY EASY,CHEAP AND AFFORDABLE

    In three sentences

    VERY EASY,CHEAP AND AFFORDABLE

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of Safety.

    Greek Life

    Not really a Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not in any current clubs but I am aware there is several to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have just recently became the River Bats.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it is a good fit for me because, this is the first time I have ever been to college. I think it helps me adjust to college life.

    What to do for fun

    I Like to read and go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small cafe and lost of fast food around the campus

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life, unless living with your parents is considered dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I guess, depends on the classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please, do not overload yourself your first semester.

    In three sentences

    I Think it is a great place to earn credit for basic courses and transfer to a University.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campuses here are within driving distance to local attractions, food, drink, and almost everywhere you go there are people enjoying and outdoor, and active lifestyle!

    Food and Dining

    Facilities are maintained and kept clean. So far the food has not disappointed.

    Dorm Life

    I commuted to class.

    Academic Rigor

    Expectations are realistic, making for a productive yet non-intimidating environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to research your options for everything. It will save you time and money!

    In three sentences

    ACC makes it easy to go back to college. All staff members I have met were very friendly and helpful. The facilities are very nice with updated equipment and they have nice clean campus.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is great

    Dorm Life

    It is a community college

    Academic Rigor

    Very Extensive curriculum

    Tips for prospective students

    Be full of ambition and competitiveness.

    In three sentences

    I feel like it is a very competitive school. I am determined though so bring on the competition.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for transfer students. Though I'm not sure, I think the video game degrees are good as well.

    What to do for fun

    There are certainly a lot of clubs on many campuses around town. Check them out and have fun!

    Food and Dining

    The cafes that are already in place in most student lounges are not bad.

    Dorm Life

    Well, seeing as there are no official dorms for this community college, I can't rate it anything. However, since I must rate it something, I guess I'll give it a 5.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because it's cheaper doesn't mean it's less rigorous. Much sacrifice must be made. As a joke goes, Choose 2 of the following: Social Life, School Work, Sleep. Welcome to college. This college is no different, other than there are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're using this college for transferring purposes, then you've chosen a good one. Otherwise, I have no clue what to say to you other than I hope that whatever you do at ACC works out for you.

    In three sentences

    The professors there are great (at least in the computer science department). With free bus passes, transportation is only a matter of finding the right time to get on the bus. Finally, the education I received there is great.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is not much to do

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is not the greatest but is the best when you are starving.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involve with study sessions specially when taking science courses.

    In three sentences

    ACC has been more than what I've expected. The only thing is that for your experience to be great you have to choose really good your professor.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe here. And the campus cops are very reliable and friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many clubs or orgs, but the ones that are there are plenty to get you started!

    Great for these types of students

    Recent High School graduates. It's small classes, teachers are more one-on-one with you. Definitely a great transition for those moving into a bigger university right from High School.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing much.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely quality and the price is so affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations! You won't regret it!

    Food and Dining

    Definitely need to change it's cafeteria... it's not horrible, but it's not okay either. The prices are outrageous for microwavable food...

    Dorm Life

    It's a community college, there are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    College is college, you have to step up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't waste time and money, know what you want or at least have an idea! Always ask for help, do everything you can to get the right answer. Get involved! It really isn't about the grades anymore... anyone can have good grades! They want you to be well rounded! Clubs, Orgs, Student Life, anything!

    In three sentences

    They are a great school, but their Student Life can change many things to make it even better for all the students. Over all, it's a great school and a great place to start at if you're not sure what to do, or if you have a financial situation that does not let you go directly into a big university. I definitely recommend this school to those thinking of going to college but still can't throw themselves to the big universities.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security staff is great and frequently patrolling the parking areas. I have never had a concern for my safety while on any of the campuses.

    Great for these types of students

    New to college, high school students gaining dual credit, adult students returning to college for career enrichment or change, students who want to earn their associates and then transfer to a 4 year university. Just about anyone, really!

    Bang for the buck

    Incredible education for a very low tuition. Austin Community College is a respected educator in the Central Texas area and as I mentioned before, the professors are tops and many of them also teach at UT or Texas State.

    What to do for fun

    Go cheer on the Riverbats at a sporting event. Attend a student life coordinated function. Go out to Barton Springs for a quick swim after class.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus offers a cafe that is affordable and offers a variety of menu items for those needed meals in between classes or study sessions.

    Dorm Life

    As a community college, there is no dorm. The Student Life activities are numerous though.

    Academic Rigor

    This isn't a college for those who aren't interested in being challenged or need to be spoon-fed information. While all my professors have been very helpful, they have also pushed me to assimilate the information and understand it, not just memorize and regurgitate on exams. Attendance counts in almost every class I've taken - show up and get a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize all the services that are offered to you, from advising to the tutoring at the Learning Labs, they are awesome and best of all free! Be prepared to learn at pace with 4 year universities, many of the professors at Austin Community College also teach at University of Texas State University.

    In three sentences

    Affordable tuition doesn't mean skimping on the professors, class selection or variety of programs at ACC! I value the education and skills that I am gaining and I know that I will be prepared for my career upon graduation. The flexible class hours and variety of campuses make it easy to earn college credit, even around your job or family life.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I rate the school a 10. They are very careful to advertise when there is a danger zone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Several on campus, just go to Student Life on Life and you will see the choices. Many to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student fresh out of high school. Any mom who did not complete their education to raise children. Simply anyone who wants to further their education. This school is no respecter of age. Doesn't matter your age you can always come to ACC

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I see a lot of African American Culture areas. Allows people to get involved and not feel left out. not sure if that's the word I'm looking for.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe this will have to be one of those, too early in my experience here to fairly rate the school. Ask me again in a year.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities and projects to get involved with that you will not get bored at this campus. You can have something to do all week and keep yourself occupied. Student Life is the place to go.

    Food and Dining

    I have to give them an 8. They have pretty much whatever kind of snack or taco you want. Not the best but very convenient. They also have vending machines in every building.

    Dorm Life

    This is not a residential housing college. Rate a 1

    Academic Rigor

    I am fairly new this is my second semester although feels like my first as I had to drop my first. I don't feel that I can honestly rate the school at this point in my experience. Rate an 8

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the Top LIVE orientation. You have more opportunity to get all your questions answered verses the online orientation.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Austin is full of things to do. It's the live music capital of the world, we have beautiful lakes and jogging trails. 6th Street is a hot spot for college students to become more social, and there are great areas for shopping even if you don't have a lot of cash.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is decent but you may need a change after awhile. Luckily, there are lots of places around each campus including H-E-B (the best grocery store ever!!).

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the class, the campus and professor. For example, Anatomy is ridiculously hard. Plan to live in your textbook! But other classes are super easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help with anything just ask! There is free tutoring, there are textbooks that you can check out from the library if you're strapped for cash, the financial aid office is super helpful and there are lots of really cool people who share a lot of the same goals you do.

    In three sentences

    This school is great whether you're trying to get a fresh start, make a pit stop before attending a 4-year university or for whatever other plans you may have. The professors are extremely competent and want you to succeed. I absolutely love ACC!

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of people to talk to and socialize with, they have clubs and programs for students with activities that are enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    The food is better than some of these fast food places ill tell you that much, although a bit more costly the cafe has definitely helped me in the long run.

    Dorm Life

    This is not that kind of school. No dorms, although their are campuses by apartments that's as close as it gets.

    Academic Rigor

    The work defiantly calls for commitment but if you're down for the challenge it will pay off for you. These are the some of the same classes universities and other schools have to take so passing is recognized as something to be proud of.

    Tips for prospective students

    The environment is full of diversity so there is no feeling of not fitting in, it is easy to get your mission accomplished and their is a support system that can help you achieve and fulfill your desires.

    In three sentences

    Save money while getting requirements for your major out the way. If you are not sure what you want to do yet instead its a great place to discover your interest. If school is something you have been meaning to do but keep putting it on hold STOP, come to Acc and they will help you on a schedule that fits your needs!

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Check out the city! Austin is a wonderful place, full of life and things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The options in the Simon Cafe are not too bad and there are plenty of local places to grab a bite walking distance from campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms available through the school, but plenty of apartments throughout the community.

    Academic Rigor

    Not as big a load as I have heard about the coursework at The University of Texas at Austin, but still challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the various campuses and find which one(s) suit you.

    In three sentences

    I got my education back on track here. After three semesters at ACC, I am ready to return to a university. This school has provided a balance of freedom and grounding.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety depends on each campus. Most of them are mostly safe, and to help, there is ACC police at each campus.

    Greek Life

    There are a few fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is some Greek Life, volleyball, sports, and cultural clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student from recent high school graduates, to military veterans, to single moms who want a degree can be a student at Austin Community College.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't really many things out of the ordinary.

    Bang for the buck

    In-district tuition is so much cheaper than out-of-district. Check the appraisal websites for counties to find one eligible for in-district tuition. This could save a lot of money.

    What to do for fun

    Like any other college, there are clubs and organizations that students can join. There are even a few fraternities and sororities.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus is set up differently, but most of them have pretty good student cafes, or have restaurants and other dining located nearby.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for ACC.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes may be smaller, but the work load seems to be the same as many of my friends that went straight into four year universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check all of the registration requirements, or students will not be able to register for classes on time. It is a good idea to register for classes as soon as possible. If not, one could end up with classes that are not at the times you want and professors that don't teach very well.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college for anyone looking to take their core classes first, then plan to transfer into a four year university. Most professors are helpful and some even teach at the University of Texas at Austin. It's like getting the same education as someone at UT, but for thousands of dollars less.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Not expensive at all, a great way to save money rather than paying double the price for the same classes at a university.

    Food and Dining

    There is Simon's cafe in the campus and around the campus there is a Greek, Vietnamese restaurant, and also a Whataburger very close by.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    ACC's academic rigor is between high school level work and university level schooling. It is a really good transition between the two. A teacher that I had commented that the students actually performed better and worked harder than students from a university that he taught at.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your books onetime (at least a week before class starts), set up your ACC email and CHECK it, meet your teachers and sit in the front or middle of the class. Don't think that because its a community college there isn't anything going on. If you pay attention there are social activities to help you meet people.

    In three sentences

    This school is an awesome transition from high school into university. The classes aren't too big and the advisors and teachers do a great job of giving advice and helping out where needed. You also save SO much money for the same classes you would take at a university.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Although I have yet to join any clubs, there are a few different clubs available at ACC. There is nothing particularly fun around campus, though.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus so I can't really rate this. The options for food on campus seem to be OK. Off campus there are lots of good choices nearby.

    Dorm Life

    This is a Community College, so there are no living options on the actual campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors I have had so far are excellent. I feel as though most of my classes are balanced so that they are challenging but at the same time passable. I have given four stars instead of five because one of my current professors is teaching at a level I feel to be too elementary for the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid early if you need it in order to receive the maximum amount of grants you qualify for. On that note, get advised and sign up for classes ASAP or you might run into scheduling problems. While singing up for classes be sure to check and see which professors are good - I use www.ratemyprofessors.com for that.

    In three sentences

    Despite the popular belief that community colleges fail to provide their students with a quality education when compared to universities, Austin Community College offers an excellent opportunity for students to receive an education for less. While some professors and regulations may not match the overall quality offered at ACC, the majority of the staff and rules are established in order to appeal to young, first time college students as well as those returning to school in order to continue their education. While at first I was cautious in choosing to attend ACC, I have realized that I made the right chose in attending ACC.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    This is a community college, so there is not any dorming; although, one can find different apartment complexes near the college if one needed.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are wonderful, the teachers are very bright and it seems that they're intelligence is contagious among the students as well!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for those who are planning on attending this specific college, or any college in general, I would say to make time to go and see the academic counselors! They can answer all the questions you may have and can give you lots of advice for the oncoming years.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a brand-new and absolutely beautiful campus! Not only are the staff wonderful and extremely knowledgeable, but the students are as well. It is an excellent place to further one's education.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police are always available should you need help

    What to do for fun

    join the student life

    Food and Dining

    Simons cafe is pricey but good quality food

    Dorm Life

    no dorms offered

    Academic Rigor

    Ask questions, and interact with professors to do well

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and ask questions, take advantage of the learning lab very helpful staff

    In three sentences

    Good classes, wide variation of students. Classes offered through out the day to fit students schedule. Great helpful staff, and equipped with a helpful staff in the learning lab, should students need help reviewing material.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police do patrol often, however the only time I have actually seen a campus police officer out of the patrol car is when writting a student a park violation ticket. The presence is there, but only in the parking lot. If the campus police where to walk around campus there would be the sense that the campus buildings where also safe.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club. There are several clubs available to students through the student life department, which is run by students. They organize monthly events and post calendars all around the campus so you can easily access the schedule of events.

    Food and Dining

    Each campus location offers limited cafeteria menu as well as standard food dispensing machines, soda, water, candy etc.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply to this college

    Academic Rigor

    The science courses at Austin Community College are comparable to other local Austin Universities in content. Labs associated with science courses offer well equipped laboratories.

    Tips for prospective students

    If planning to attend this college do not go to advisers during peak admission times. The entire college is under staffed and this is especially true in the advising department. Plan to spend an entire day waiting to see an advisor during peak admission times.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    dont have any

    Great for these types of students

    Students who do not like big schools

    What to do for fun

    There are a good amount of clubs and activities they offer. its a high school environment

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask about teachers when signing up for your classes. you'd be surprised by how helpful it makes things in the future!

    In three sentences

    It's a good college to start at. It was pretty easy to catch on and i didn't feel overwhelmed.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    84 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always available. There is an office on each campus if you need help. There are also phones scattered in each parking lot if you ever need help to your car, need to report something unsafe, or need to be walked to your car.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking to continue their education or begin a new career path, ACC is for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are inexpensive. There are ways to make payment plans on campus or online. A full semester at ACC is usually $2000 cheaper than most tuition at other universities.

    What to do for fun

    There is a Student Life program that offers activities at all the ACC campuses. They offer counseling student to student. There are outings posted for all around downtown Austin and the Cedar Park Areas. This includes parades, festivals, movie nights, ect.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining areas on each campus. Mostly snack foods and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    Housing options are not available through ACC. This is a community college.

    Academic Rigor

    ACC has one of the highest transfer rates in Texas. Graduation rates are high as well as passing rates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Set up payment plans, when registration opens, get your classes fast. If you are at multiple campuses, budget your time wisely and come to class prepared. Always use professor office hours, they are there to help you. Check your email and blackboard several times a day and keep up with your grades on line.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College offers a wide variety of classes,instructors, and campuses. I love the atmosphere of the Round Rock and Cypress Creek Campus. I have been able to pay out of pocket for many years at ACC, due to the low cost of tuition.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Austin Community College cuts all the fluff out and only makes you pay for the academics. The prices can't be beat anywhere and the classes are not lacking because of that. This streamlined approach allows students to take all basic courses and be in very little or no debt.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe at Austin Community College provides everything from lunch to random snacks to coffee. Whatever you need to keep you fueled through the day, they've got it. In addition, the indoor and outdoor seating for the Cafe is a great place to study and hang out.

    Dorm Life

    Because Austin Community College is so small and academic-focused, they do not provide dorms. Students instead get to experience Austin firsthand by living in nearby apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    Austin Community College is all about helping students who may not have a chance a larger public university. Therefore the academics are suited to that student. However, you can save a TON of money on basics going to this college. If you study hard and keep constant contact with teachers, you are nearly guaranteed a good grade!

    Tips for prospective students

    Counselors, Counselors, Counselors! Whether you think you need one or not, the counselors at Austin Community College will help you discover the your full potential. Make sure to also find out when office hours for each teacher and tutoring sessions for each class take place. In addition, DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Most teachers know that students don't do the homework so they take completion grades. However, if you do these assignments the tests will be a breeze.

    In three sentences

    This school provides opportunities to young adults who never thought they would get anywhere in life due to tough circumstances, poverty, or even simply poor grades. I have experienced first-hand Austin Community College's committed staff who will stop to help any student plan for their future. The buildings are accommodating, the staff is devoted, and each student truly feels cared-for.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not alot

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone, especially those coming back after an extended break.

    What to do for fun

    who has the time?

    Dorm Life

    I don't know , I live off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early.

    In three sentences

    A very helpful staff. The Professors are more than willing to help make student successful. Nice campus.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police that are available at all times.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life at ACC, but a lot of students work their way into the University of Texas' Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    ACC always has flyers lining the hallways! You can always find things to do! From joining the Honors Program, learning about Study Abroad Opportunities, being involved in the tutoring programs, or finding out what seminars are being held over the week or weekend, ACC always keep their students informed.

    Great for these types of students

    Austin Community College really embodies any type of student! I have the most diverse classes!

    Bang for the buck

    Every teacher makes the classroom personal. You definitely don't feel like a number, or a nameless face!

    What to do for fun

    At the Rio Grande campus, there are a lot of picnic tables where students pass their time out of classes at. Students sometimes bring their guitars, read in the shade or just hang out with one another in their free time.

    Food and Dining

    The Rio Grande campus has a a great Caf�������© located in the lower level.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I just completed my first semester at Austin Community College feeling challenged by every one of my teachers. And if I was ever confused, each teacher offered Office Hours where I could walk in and discuss any questions or concerns.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a prospective student and end up attending ACC, don't walk on campus thinking the classes are jokes and you don't need to study because it is a community college, that mentality will come back to haunt you.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a great choice for students and adults looking for a less expensive alternative to a University. ACC is great for people interested in a two-year degree program, or who may be interested in transferring to a four-year university. The teachers are great (some even teach at the University of Texas), and the databases available to students are extensive.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I spent time on campus preparing to enter college, and originally enrolled for the Pinnacle campus. It seems safety is a high priority.

    Great for these types of students

    The distance learning program is good.

    Food and Dining

    I never ate the food at ACC.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Based on the Sociology, English Composition, and Algebra classes I took, I would say that it is academically challenging, especially for a community college (although I have nothing to compare it to - this is my first year).

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a distant learner: follow the tips given in orientations. If you are an out of state distance learner -- prior to enrolling in each particular class, be sure to check with each professor to see if they allow proctored testing off campus.

    In three sentences

    ACC seems to have top notch professors. There are some amazing people in the advising department as well. I highly recommend this quality community college, especially for Distance Learning, as I attended.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    It is always easy to take an optional gym classes to help those who feel they should be more active in their lives.

    Food and Dining

    There are always those times when you need to get something to eat, luckily there is a Simon Cafe in the middle of the campus that serves all kinds of great foods.

    Dorm Life

    Austin Community College doesn't have a dorm, although there are many nearby apartments making it easy to become dormers with your collegues.

    Tips for prospective students

    New students should first find out what classes are available here for their majors here before they consider taking the same classes at a university.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a great stepping stone towards your outstanding future career. Many students choose to spend more money going to a university when you can get the same credits and classes for your majors for a lot less here than a university. Austin Community College has many options for your coursework as well, such as study groups and rooms that helps you keep that 4.0 GPA.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Student Life and sports.

    What to do for fun

    There are parks, shopping centers and good recreational centers to hang out outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restarants to eat in Austin. There is an endless list. My favorite is TGIF

    Dorm Life

    Acc does not have dorms, but in Austin there are alot of nice apartments to live in close by the campus if you wish to.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses for me were somewhat close to that of highschool classes. But they require more critical thinking and are more in depth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared and on time to class. And communicate with your teachers when you are having problems with the assignments or need tutoring. Participate during class discussions and don't be afraid to speak your mind or ask for help. If you want to suceed you have to prove it to yourself and your teacher.

    In three sentences

    The teachers push students to do their best. Also their out of district campuses make it easy to attend since I don't live in Austin. Also the enviroment is chill for students to hang out.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    91 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a police dept. on campus.

    Greek Life

    Phi Beta Alpha?

    Clubs and Activities

    Honors?

    Great for these types of students

    Low-income, coming back to school, getting your basics out of the way.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you have a soccer class, the field is off campus. It's basically across a forest to get to the field. Instead of driving or walking around the forest, try finding the path through the forest like I did.

    Bang for the buck

    Me, being a low-income student, paying for tuition can get expensive but with ACC's cheaper tuition and the FAFSA/Pell Grant, I've only had to pay about 1/8 of my tuition so far!

    What to do for fun

    They sometimes have events in the courtyard outside the offices. They also host events for students.

    Food and Dining

    The have the Cafe, which serves oriental cuisine, deli food, and also fast food. They also offer snacks and drinks, both with healthy options available. It's also not too expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm about to start my 4th semester of my Web and Interactive Design Associate's degree program, and with about 2-3 years of self-teaching, I went into my web design-esqe classes feeling like they're only teaching the foundations. I feel they could step it up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't forget deadlines!!!!! Especially for financial aid. You could be stuck paying 1/4 of your tuition just because you missed the date to turn in your FAFSA.

    In three sentences

    Whether you're trying to get your basics out of the way for a cheaper tuition or you're going for an Associates' degree, ACC is a great choice. They have a very helpful staff in the class and in the offices. ACC is also a viable option for low-income students.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun, is help out at the Student Life office. That is where you go if you want to know about any events going on, on campus or if you want to join a club or make one. I love being active with my school and the community, so when i have the chance i go with friends and volunteer. I also play sports, for fun. Get a few friends, play some volleyball or basketball or pretty much anything. I love playing sports and I will pretty much play anything. I will also play football. Girls can play too.

    Food and Dining

    At the Round Rock campus, we don't have a cafeteria, but all the other ACC campuses do, and Simon's is not bad. I have had some good food from their, just wish there was one on my campus.

    Dorm Life

    At ACC Round Rock they don't have dorms, but it does save money living at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because its a community college doesn't make it easier then a university. Be prepared to work and if you ever need help, don't be afraid to ask the professors. They will help, you just need to ask.

    In three sentences

    It is very helpfully. Love the environment. Flexible with your schedule.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops on every campus

    Clubs and Activities

    unsure

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    haha they have a bat dance.

    Bang for the buck

    They have a STUDENT LIFE COUNCIL that provides free concerts etc.... that's nice.

    What to do for fun

    unsure.

    Food and Dining

    They all have these cafes that are nice.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    They make you learn the material. ( which is good!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't start college until you are ready to give it 150%.

    In three sentences

    Great computer labs. Teachers are for the most part great. If you enroll its not like high school, they expect you to be an adult and get your work done.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Almost great educators; some definitely better than others. Most professors prefer no laptops, and if you have one you are required to sit at the front of the class. No cell phones in most classes, and very rare extra-credit.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has AMAZING coffee that will keep you going during classes!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms. :(

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes ASAP because they fill QUICK.

    In three sentences

    Great college for students looking for an inexpensive, semi-quality education. Not so great if you're looking for freedom from high school rules.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    95 of 162

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    If you want to be active here join the School'd Studen tlife program. It helps you run for president and make changes to the campus plus it's a great way to make new friends!

    Food and Dining

    At every campus we have a resturant called Simons Cafe. Don't gp to it, its incredibly over priced, just bring your own lunch.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here. Sorry it's not a University.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the courses can be pretty tough depending of course on the professor. I recmmend looking at Rate my prof.com

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips are to study! Attend class because the schedule willl probaly change and to know the changes you have to be there. Get your homework in before the deadline.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great choice for those who have families and need a flexible schedule. Its also great for those who want to transfer to a university, Austin Community college is really a college for anyone one out there looking to earn a degree.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    ACC offers many opportunities to meet new people and simply have fun. Recently they had a get together at an ice rink and any ACC student could join in for free. I love my campus because they are always doing fun and free things.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food choices around the ACC campus. The cafe on campus is even delicious. Bringing your own lunch is always best so you can save money.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms at ACC because it is a community college. It would be a good idea to get an apartment close to ACC. This will be very beneficial for you whenever a class is canceled or when you have a long gap between classes to kill time.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at ACC can be compared to high school classes. Class sizes aren't too big and the teachers can always be found. They are easy to communicate with. Homework load is fairly easy. As long as you don't procrastinate you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should get all of your basics out of the way at ACC. This way you will only have to focus on your major when you transfer to the college of your choice.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a great school to go to when starting out your college years. It is not as expensive as the other colleges. It is a good school to get your basics out of the way and to also give you time to decide what you would like to major in.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa is an organization for community colleges and if a student qualifies they could receive a scholarship.

    Bang for the buck

    Austin Community College has one of the lowest tuition price tags in the area while still providing a quality education transferable to almost every college in the state of Texas.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there is usually monthly school sponsored events held on campus for all students to enjoy.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are PH. D's and are willing to work with the student's varying learning abilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard while enjoying yourself at the same time.

    In three sentences

    Holds an amazing teaching staff and is a remarkably friendly atmosphere to be in. Everyone is amazing and eager to learn here at Austin Community College. This is a great place to earn an Associates Degree or to simply get the basic classes out of the way.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great safety system.

    What to do for fun

    unfurtunatelly, there are not to many events that involve students.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm is used

    In three sentences

    Very organized Great tuition Wonderful opportunities in the real world

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study, go to the river, or go see some shows.

    Food and Dining

    Sushi, pizza, tacos, you mane it, it is all decent.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    Intense yet within reach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    The college is friendly, weird, and peaceful. I hope to stay in Austin if the atmosphere is like this throughout the city.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The officers are awsome they will help you get your car unlocked if you leave you keys in your car and they will walk you to your car if you have a late night class.

    What to do for fun

    At pinnacle there is a student area that is full of fun and awesome people.

    Food and Dining

    At the pinnacle campus off 290 there is a nice cafe on the 9th floor.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms its community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are worried about something talk with your counselor to help you out, they are always willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a great place to continue your education. It provides opportunities to finish school for a good job or to further your education to get a better job. It has a wonderful staff to help with all different types of needs.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always willing to escort you to your vehicle.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to transfer into a bigger school and students that have jobs.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very cost effective school for instate tuiton. It is worth checking out to at least take some of your basic classes at.

    Academic Rigor

    None of my classes have been overly challenging, but it all depends on the class and professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to college to make a ton of friends, this isn't the school for you. It is more for students to just take classes and be done with the place.

    In three sentences

    It's your basic community college. There are multiple campuses and tons of students. The professors are great and actually care if you succeed.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    102 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    For the most part I feel safe, even when i'm at sketchy campuses because of the police on campus.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple clubs you can join, I however have not had the time to.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to take the time to study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I can think of.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not a big fan of spending at school.

    What to do for fun

    Go off campus!

    Food and Dining

    Depending on which campus you are at the food can be great or unsatisfactory.

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorms at this college.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are tough. Others are quite easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as much as you can. Make friends with others that are in your class and create study groups. Flash cards can be your best friend.

    In three sentences

    Nice college with a diverse group of people. Some professors may be out there or some can be very kind. Certain campuses don't seem as friendly as others but certain ones are sketchy.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food seems to be good and at a decent price.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure that ACC has dorms supplied for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set up an ed plan with an adviser. Communicate with admissions and the financial aid department as much as possible for any confusion. They are many helpful people to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College has a high success rate for graduating. They have many educational programs available to choose from. There are a great selection in classes and campuses.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cypress and Round Rock are a little far from Austin, but it is easier to focus and the building are newer.

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of student groups. Student life is very active, there are always activities. Sometimes private organizations will have stands offering deals for students to try their services.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has great muffins!

    Dorm Life

    Many available places for students to live around the campuses, although there are no dorms property of the College.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on how many classes one takes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early. Start at ACC and save a lot of money. Plan ahead where you wanna transfer if you are looking for a bachelors degree.

    In three sentences

    ACC offers affordable good education. Every campus offers a wide verity of courses. There are campuses are very accessible and well equipped.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I really like Austin Community College, they have multiple locations and great parking, which can always mk it easy for any student. They are apart of all bus routes and also provide free bus rides for students, but best of all the staff is very kind and helpful in my experience. I would highly recommend ACC as an under grad school.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campuses are very safe.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who have to work and go to school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as I know, there are no unusual traditions at ACC.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty good bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    Studying is the only fun you're going to have.

    Food and Dining

    Some campuses have cafes and there are restaurants in the surrounding neighborhoods.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms for ACC.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes require more time and effort than others. Upper level courses are harder than lower level courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, work hard, and make a 4.0 if you attend ACC.

    In three sentences

    Austin community college is spread out among several campuses in Austin,Texas. They prepare you to transfer to a four year institution. Classes are small and informative.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is the campus police at the school who are very nice and I have never felt any reason to feel insecure. The parking lot is always well lit and has emergency alarms present at every end; as for safety I give ACC an A+.

    What to do for fun

    ACC has holds certain functions for their students. Not too long ago they had an evening with the arts. For those who enjoy sports Austin Community College offers the opportunity to play for fun, not just competition.

    Food and Dining

    They have a student lounge but the food there isn't the best. It is mainly snacks and beverages.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus living so this isn't applicable to ACC.

    Academic Rigor

    If you study the material and put forth some effort you should be okay, dedication equals success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you talk to the right counselor and do your research on the classes you take. Look up the syllabuses and see if you are prepared, it will really help you.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a good school for those who want a experience in a not so small place. Overall the student to professor ratio in the classroom is pretty good so you can actually feel like you have access to the professor. They have great things students can take advantage of including free tutoring in the learning labs and support groups.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    ACC is definitely the best bang for the buck in the Austin area. Tuition is cheaper. Chances are, the classes you want to take are offered at many different times, on different days, and with a longer or shorter duration. This school offers a cheaper college education with more flexibility than a university.

    What to do for fun

    If you want to get involved with campus activities the Student Life office has all the information about club activities and other ACC sponsored fun. Other than that, there really isn't much fun to be had on campus aside from meeting new people and hanging out with friends. Because ACC has many campuses in different locations, there can be fun things to do in the local area. If this is important to you, do a little research on the campus you want to attend and see what's nearby.

    Food and Dining

    Every ACC campus I've been to has a Simon's Cafe, which is the only place to get real food on campus. Simon's is a bit overpriced, and the food really isn't worth it. The only exception to the Simon's food monopoly I know of is at Riverside campus where you have both Simon's and the Tin Cup Grill. The Tin Cup Grill is absolutely delicious. If having a good place to eat is important to you, I recommend the Rio Grande campus, which is located in downtown Austin. There are several places to get good food within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    If having the dorm life experience is important to you, then you'll be sorely disappointed at ACC. There are no dorms or any kind of student living quarters.

    Academic Rigor

    All classes at ACC are, on average, much easier than a university. The basic classes most students have to take, like English Composition and College Algebra have universal rubrics and tests that every teacher follows. So, your basic classes will be relatively easier. This isn't to say you can get by not doing anything, but if you are doing the work consistently, you should be able to get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live out of the ACC district, be prepared to pay much more than the average student for tuition. But, out of district tuition is still cheaper than a university. Take advantage of all the free extras ACC provides. Every semester you can get a free bus pass. Every campus also offers free tutoring in most subjects. The Student Life offices at every campus also give away freebies and information about clubs, activities and scholarships.

    In three sentences

    ACC is a good place to start your college education in Texas. Class schedules are very flexible and can be made to fit into busy lifestyles. Tuition is much cheaper than a university and the credit you earn at ACC is easily transferable to other Texas colleges.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The ACC on Riverside has a Simon Cafe and a side restaurant for students and golfers, The Tin Cup. Their prices are somewhat reasonable to the food they serve.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, ACC doesn't have dorms but in a few locations there are nearby apartments that you can consider.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not that crowded, the classes I've been having are like 25 or less. The professors really encourage you to do well in their class, they have office hours where you can talk to them about your grade. Some professor can be flexible some are not.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All campuses are well patrolled and have campus police at all locations.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Life is a great way to find out all the Clubs that are available to students.

    Great for these types of students

    All types will do well at ACC

    Bang for the buck

    ACC is definitely a money saver, should you be transferring to a 4 year university or just getting your Associates Degree, ACC is a great way to take care of your general courses at very reasonable prices.

    What to do for fun

    ACC is constantly doing events and special meetings. Contact the student life offices on any of the campuses.

    Food and Dining

    They have restaurants on all campuses and its typical campus food.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm's on any campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    ACC does not have an easy course schedule. Classes are paced at college level speed and courses are demanding so its best not to fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your a prospective student, this is not some easy, pass the time away, community college. You will be challenged and you have to stay up on your assignments and studying. Make sure you stay in touch with all your professors, should something come up they will definitely work with you. So stay in contact!!!

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College has provided me with a solid educational background and the professors here at ACC are always engaged and concerned with a students academic performance. Everyone at ACC is there to support any students goals and ambitions.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police stationed at every campus who are friendly and willing to help out. They constantly patrol the campus and are willing to walk people out to their cars at night.

    Greek Life

    The only thing that could be considered Greek Life at Austin Community College is the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

    Clubs and Activities

    Austin Community College has an ever growing number of clubs and student organizations as well as events put on by said groups. There is something for everyone, or if you find there isn't, it only takes three members to creat it.

    Great for these types of students

    Austin Community College is great for people looking for a short technical degree, for continuing education, for working individuals, for transferring to a university, or just about any who wants some higher education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Austin Community College has a mascot called the RiverBat. He doesn't represent any sports team, he is just a big purple bat of a mascot of student life and support. He is funny and energetic and joins in on most of the large events held on any of the campuses.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is low and there are payment plans available as well as great financial aid staff. The classes themselves are flexible and scheduled so that working individuals can manage to attend and also complete their degrees.

    What to do for fun

    Join one of the many organizations at Austin Community College or start your own with only three members. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and student life things to join. Or just enjoy one of the many events put on by the college or one of the student organizations.

    Food and Dining

    On almost every Austin Community College campus there is a cafe called Simon's Cafe. Simon's has just about anything you could want and there are vending machines also available on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Austin Community College, however there is plenty of student housing available in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    The Instructors expect your best no matter what your situation may be, but they are willing to work with you if you ask. Classes here are a good preparation for continuing on to any university. The work is hard, but fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do all the homework and look over any past quizzes or exams for the class that you might have. Most exams or final exams get a lot of their questions from there. Study well and have fun, there is more to life than tests.

    In three sentences

    Fun Community College full of interesting events, clubs and student organizations. There is plenty of things to do and join besides the academics at Austin Community College, including pledging to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Student Life organizes activities for students throughout the semester.

    Food and Dining

    The student life cafe has a variety of meal options and depending on the campus you attend there may be food establishments walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    There is no student housing available.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough as a lot of the professors at ACC also teach at UT so be prepared and take it seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a new student, check out the student life commons area for more information about that specific campus.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is an excellent school to earn your associates or continue your education. Even if you are attending a University, ACC is less expensive and you can take care of your basic courses here and online with distance learning. The classes are small so there is more one on one interaction with your professors.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus has police at all times at the campus. If you get out of a night class and you are uncomfortable walking to your car there is always an officer that will walker with you to make sure you get to your car safely. The school is all about being safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life I feel that the school is well round in multi-culture people and everyone is treated the same.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school is full of all different types of activities and clubs all you have to do is get on the schools website and find what type of club or activity you are looking for.

    Great for these types of students

    It great for student who are attending high school and also able to get dual credits by attending college while they are in high school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The location of the campus I attend is in a great area it's only 10 minutes from my house and I'm able to walk to school if for some reason my car was not working. It's a friendly area and everyone watches out for each other.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a student at an older age then the student I attend school with however I never tell my age so the student don't really know how old I am. I am majoring in Biology and would like to be able to take a few extra classes and double major in Environmental Biology. It cost to attend ACC is a lot less than a university by taking all your core classes and any that can be completed at ACC before going to a university you would save a lot of money by doing it this way.

    What to do for fun

    I go home after school study and I'm able to spend time with my husband and grandchildren.

    Food and Dining

    We have a student lounge where you can get food and drinks and there are several restaurants in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    No Dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Academic wise sometime I wish they would offer all the classes in one place. Because I'm missing one class and it's not offered at my campus and I will have to take at another one. Otherwise, school is not a joke it for people who are serious about completing college and moving on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you start fresh by going to Freshman orientation class that is offered at the school, to be better prepared.

    In three sentences

    I have been attending Austin Community College and have had some of the best professors I could ask for. They want you to learn and they like seeing students succeed.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good amount of policemen and order.

    Great for these types of students

    The students who want to transfer to another university but get their core classes out of the way cheaply.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheap and gets you the credits you desire.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few opportunities to get together with ACC members.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is inadequate.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, you must attend from your place of residence.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes prove difficult but mostly because of tediousness.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early in order to get in to the campus as close to you as possible and get the class times you desire. Online classes are often more difficult than the classroom classes.

    In three sentences

    ACC has been an adequate learning experience. I often have to drive to different campuses (or houses if to a private lessons teacher), which gets annoying. The teachers are not incredibly motivating.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security officers everywhere, and poles where you can buzz for help if you need. Someone is always willing to walk you to your car if you feel that you need that, but the campuses are very safe, well lit, and not intimidating at all, so it's rare that someone needs help.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are quite a few offerings and everything is posted on the numerous bulletin boards. If you are looking for something to be a part of, you shouldn't have much trouble finding it.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student wanting to get a degree at an affordable cost. There are students from all walks of life. There are also quite a few older students. I'd say the mix of ages are pretty equal from 18 up to 50.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition can't be beat, especially if you are in-district.

    What to do for fun

    Since it's a community college, there really isn't much going on. There are intramural sports and various activities going on all the time, but not like you'd see at a big university.

    Food and Dining

    Several campuses offer a small cafe to buy drinks or a snack. A nice touch for a community college.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at ACC.

    Academic Rigor

    ACC is extremely flexible in their process. While you are expected to do your work and have it turned in on time, many professors are more than willing to work with you if you have a special circumstance. They all make it a point to be available to help you for a few hours aside of the scheduled class every day as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be to research everything and have a plan. Then go talk to an advisor who can really help you decide the best course of action to achieve your degree.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a easily accessible institution with several campuses offering a large variety of associate's degrees and certificates. The classes are small, the professors and advisors go above and beyond to help, and the learning environment is friendly.This college is quite affordable, especially if you are in-district.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Take ACC seriously even though it is a community college and enjoy the time that you have at a small school because it really does make a difference when your at a small school compared to a large university.

    In three sentences

    Although it is a Community College they have some amazing professors here that really care about the students and are able to teach concepts to students in order for them to really understand and grasp.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the amazing help they offer for free.

    In three sentences

    Clean campus, very safe. Great professors. Students are amazing. Definately best experience by far.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for that's forsure.

    Food and Dining

    They have food but I haven't tried it before.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay away from male teachers, I ALWAYS have problems with the male teachers for some reason.

    In three sentences

    Great place to go to school if you don't have a lot of money. They are very unorganized, but that seems to be normal any college you go to like it. I like it because there are so many campus choices you don't have to travel too far.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    join a club or hang out with classmates

    Academic Rigor

    teachers make everything easy to understand

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help when you don't understand the material. use the learning lab

    In three sentences

    great.fun.exciting

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club or meet with classmates and explore the vast Austin area.

    Food and Dining

    From simons cafe to the surrounding area restaurants you will never run out of healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are amazing and laid back. Very easy to get along with,

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you push yourself to be a leader. Even if it is community college, it is still a chance to become better in life and in your future career.

    In three sentences

    Small and quiet community. New people from all over the world. Opportunity to rise above.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Alway check out the learning lab hours.

    In three sentences

    This is a great small college. It has so many helpful people on staff that are all interested in your success.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    there has not been any accidents with people carrying guns or illegal weapons because they have police on campus throughout the class hours so i feel safe knowing there is someone with the proper tools to defend me.

    Greek Life

    i dont know of anything greek but you could probably find a greek restaurant downtown.

    Clubs and Activities

    downtown austin has a great nigh life a lot of clubs to go and a park if you like to go walking.

    Great for these types of students

    if you have a job and don't think you will be able to make it to some classes you can make your schedule and choose between a 16 week class or 8 week class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i like to go to cedar park and ride my bike or just go in the river and refresh or swim in the swimming pool which is 3 bucks to get in and you can come back throughout the day and you don't have to pay again that same day.

    Bang for the buck

    the classes are cheap you pay per class and you dont have to be full time student so you can go at your own pace if you have work.

    What to do for fun

    there is parks around the campus in case you want to get put and enjoy the weather.

    Food and Dining

    there is lots of places near the campus to go eat so no worries on food. plus they have a cafeteria in the campus if you don't have time to go out and grab a bite between classes.

    Dorm Life

    you can live anywhere you want since they dont provide any dorms so you can have your own apartment or stay at home and save some money.

    Academic Rigor

    they have all the classes needed to transfer to universities where you plan on finishing your major. they even tell you if the classes you plan on taking are transferable.

    Tips for prospective students

    register early and get the classes and schedule that you want. you can even take classes as a senior in high school so why not start while in high school and its free. try to take advance classes in high school to prepare you for the challenging classes that you will be taking if you plan on attending Austin community college.

    In three sentences

    Austin community college is a great college for those that need a flexible schedule and they have many different places to attend in Austin. i have taken classes as a high school student and the teachers answer all your questions and are very helpful they even have tutoring sessions.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus several events are done and have a little of everything.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, ifI could buy a meal every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner I would. The workers are super nice and friendly.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms but several close to downtown apartments and an elementary school across the street.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are good while others can be bad.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    austin police on site and everysite

    Greek Life

    unk

    Clubs and Activities

    check out the website austincc.edu/studentlife

    Great for these types of students

    all students!!!! no matter what background or what kind of music you listen too

    Bang for the buck

    tuition low

    What to do for fun

    the have student life, all kinds of thing, volley ball, foot ball , goernment classes , debate teams . etc

    Food and Dining

    cafeteria, small, but good food and coffee

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    fantastic student to prof ratio small one on one connection

    Tips for prospective students

    utilize all that ACC has to offer

    In three sentences

    staff is great and very helpful the profs there will do anything and everything to help you understand and pass the material

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I will be attending college here and I can't wait. The campuses that I have attend are beautiful, like the round rock. Austin is also a gorgeous city I will spending the next four or three years there.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe you should be vigilant no matter where you are but they do have a number of security measures throughout all their campuses.

    Greek Life

    I'm not familiar with information regarding Greek life at this time.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great events through out the whole school year. I plan to do my research on a few of the organizations that take place on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great start or restart for individuals who may feel that they are not ready to attend a 4 year university or students who desire to attend a reputable 4 year university in the future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm still new to the school so I do not have any information that I can share with you at this time.

    Bang for the buck

    Living in the Austin Community College District allows me to pay an affordable tuition. I'm registered for 12 credit hours and my tuition was under a thousand bucks!

    What to do for fun

    The offer a number of seminars and workshops from transfer students as well as many student organizations. I plan to look into one of there recreational Tennis clubs.

    Food and Dining

    I have not tried any of the food at any of their campuses. So I have no opinion on that as of yet. However they do offer a number of events throughout the school year which involve free food and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    They do not offer on campus housing. However, there are a number of affordable local student housing apartments within short driving distances from their campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars across the board because this is the first time I've ever felt excited to be going back to school I feel motivated to do well in all my courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you've had doubts about going back to school express your concerns to your adviser. They will work with you on finding the right academic plan for you.

    In three sentences

    The advisers go above and beyond to explain to you what your options are. I'm taking a second chance on getting a higher education. As soon as I explained my goals to my adviser I never felt judged, felt very welcomed.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is enough of a police presence here that crime is not an issue. I feel safe leaving my truck unlocked here. People are friendly and curtious, I have had no insecurities or safety concerns while I've attended.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who take their education seriously and actually push themselves will do well here. Those who don't push themselves and just try to skate by might do well here, but why pay so much for an education if you're not going to learn everything you're paying to learn?

    Bang for the buck

    I'm in district so it is very affordable to come here. I'm able to work full time, raise a child, and pay out of pocket to attend classes. Compared to trade schools and local universities it is a no-brainer to come here. The education is outstanding and if you're thirsty for knowledge but don't have the funds to pay a lot for school, you should strongly consider coming here. I plan on transfering to the University of Texas when I have my core classes out of the way.

    What to do for fun

    Austin is an amazing place to find unique, creative, inspiring people and activities every day of the week. Between kayaking on townlake, wakeboarding on Lake Austin, indoor skydiving, rock climbing, biking, running, disc golf, you could always catch one of a hundred live shows anywhere in town, any day of the week.

    Food and Dining

    There is plenty of campuses with plenty of food options on campus, as well as local food and dining near by. Great choices, but this is Austin so that shouldn't surprise anyone.

    Dorm Life

    ACC is a community college so dorm life does not exist.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are as tough or easy as anywhere else, but making solid A's and making solid C's are two different mindsets in school. You can make either, and it is 100% up to your level of dedication to making one or the other that will make it a reality. It is absolutely possible for a C student to make A's here. Committment to excellence at ACC is only as possible as one makes it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Drive yourself and you will find many roads open up for you. Professors here are fair and demand as much out of you as you demand of them. If you want to be an A student, then it is up to you to be one but they will go out of their way to help you get there. Go to the learning lab every chance you get. There are professors and tutors there every day. The learning lab is a place with multiple teachers and tutors walking around waiting to help anyone with their homework. Also have open communitcation with your professors on a frequent basis. Show them you care, don't make excuses. This is how you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Attending Austin Community College has been the best educational decision of my student career. I've been to many schools and none have come close to the level of care and knowledge the professors here show. I am absorbing more because the professors believe in students who believe in their own success.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ACC has campus security that you can use during campus hours. There are even buttons on the light poles outside that you can push to get a hold of a campus officer.

    Greek Life

    There are some sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Definitely par take in clubs and activities! Some professors count outside activities as extra credit if they pertain to the class.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get their basics done without spending tons of money and students who are still unsure of what they want to major in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions that I am aware of.

    Bang for the buck

    Get plenty of basics out of the way without paying what you would if you took them at a University.

    What to do for fun

    Take part in clubs. Some teachers even offer events as extra credit.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small eating area to sit, study or mingle between classes.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life at ACC

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like the work load isn't too extreme, but the classes to require you to think and put in effort. You earn your grade it is not just given to you. Take advantage of the learning lab.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to stay on top of homework and study for test. If you feel yourself falling behind in school work or the material being taught, definitely take advantage of the learning lab!

    In three sentences

    The staff is very helpful! Everyone I spoke to went above and beyond to make sure all my questions were answered. The staff made sure I was comfortable and understood the information.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police and security are always out making sure the campuses are safe for students.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs for just about everything you are interested in studying and just wanting to have fun in.

    Great for these types of students

    Problem with math tutoring lab has a full stuff of people willing to help.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely saving money going to a community college.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of different types of clubs you can join.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't been to the food court.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have any because the college has many different campuses threw out campus.

    Academic Rigor

    None.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your a do it yourself. I recommend going to a counselor.

    In three sentences

    Awesome tutoring labs. Wonderful Professors.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe has campus police nearby.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Life is the coolest place to be.

    Bang for the buck

    Always try to get more than just financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the library and the learning lab to network with the students

    Food and Dining

    They have a café at every campus and so have restaurants within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I live close by and they don't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a nice variety of academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships in advance. Books cost a lot.

    In three sentences

    It's easy going. They have very nice Professors and multiple campuses to chose from.

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a really thorough emergency plan and have emergency awareness weeks every so often.

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafe with breakfast foods, smoothies, sandwiches and snacks.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and make sure your classes fit well into your schedule.

    In three sentences

    There are so many campuses that are well spread out. They try really hard to get students involved and they even adopted a new mascot: the riverbat. The professors are all generally laid back and easy to talk to.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria, but I still have not tried it. Doesn't seem too big

    Dorm Life

    ACC does not have dorms, but there are many near by apartments

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the teacher, but most of them are fair and try to help the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard! Be on time!

    In three sentences

    The Round Rock campus is fairly new so it's very nice. The people are nice, both students and teachers. ACC has great student service programs which includes clubs, societies and free tutoring.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since ACC is a communty college all the Fun is on you. KIds here go to school and Go home, there is no on campus housing. That being said the best group I advise is joining Phi Theta Kappa I joined and it is one of the few organizations where studdents can connect and enjoy fellowship.

    Food and Dining

    There are no meal plans but there is a small cafe with very limited dining options. However the staff is friendly but food is costly. Never buy the specials unless you like your face to be the color green.

    Dorm Life

    There are no on campus Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are Generally easier than most schools but you still have to study. there is no exception to learning, it is all you! Your brain is what makes you succeed or fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are entering ACC prepare yourself to study. It isn't as difficult as a 4 year institution but you will still have to do work. Also try and maintain good grades, this is your second chance to get into a nicer school!

    In three sentences

    Austin community college is a school where kids have the chance to better themselves. It Gives you the opportunity to learn much deeper than in High-school. ACC is the place to Be for beginner students not ready for four year institutions.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    ACC is very affordable!

    What to do for fun

    Austin is a great city, so there's always something exciting happening.

    Food and Dining

    Very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    The don't have dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking to go here, get registered as soon as you can. Don't save it until last minute because you won't have as many choices. Also, if you don't know exactly what direction you want to go in, speak to a counselor soon. They can guide you in the right direction.

    In three sentences

    ACC is an incredible school. Most of the teachers really have the student's best interest at heart and want you to succeed. So much success can be achieved here.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ACC Campus security is constantly around, almost never have I had them out of sight. I actually had the security come up and tell me before class that I had left my headlights on, saving me the frustration of walking out to my car with a dead battery.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rio Grande campus used to be an old high school, so the layout is very easy to follow compared to that of other campuses. However, some classrooms are incredibly tiny. There is one building of teacher's offices that is not even on campus and looks nothing like part of the school, so some teacher's offices are very hard to find.

    Bang for the buck

    The ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreting program is one of the best in the state, which is the main reason I am fulfilling my degree through them. The ASL-related classes are very affordable, usually in the middle of the day, and are challenging (depending on your skill level and ability to understand the language). The ASL Interpreting program's classes must all be done at the Rio Grande campus because all of the teachers are located there as well as the ASL Lab (which is required to pass the classes). If you live in North Austin (as I do) it can be a pain to reach your classes on time, but the class material is worth it. I'm constantly learning something new in these classes. I've found no problems in other classes at ACC either, though I'm not familiar with how extensive their other degree plans are. Before I decided my major, my core classes were very affordable. They offer a good amount of online classes for people who may not live close enough to a campus or for those who just don't have the time in their schedule.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Simon's Cafe inside nearly all (if not all) ACC campuses and their food is pretty decent. The cost of it is my biggest problem with it, they're a little up there for the type of food they serve. However, I've found most ACC campuses are located within walking distance of other restaurants so you will have options. The food is good and usually quickly served.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life, community college.

    Academic Rigor

    Entirely depends on the teacher. Some teachers make it near-impossible to fail the class whereas others make it so you have to work hard to pass the class. Research your professors before enrolling in a class to make sure their academic rigor fits your schedule and workload. Some professors are easy to get in touch with, others are ghosts outside of the classroom. Another thing to research.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your degree plan before enrolling in it, see what classes are available where. All of my classes for my current degree plan are only available in south Austin, and I live way north. Depending on the need for the class, the times of the classes can be flexible enough to work around but many are not. Make sure to get to classes early, because parking is a huge hassle.

    In three sentences

    Several campuses throughout the area make it easier to find a class near you, depending on your degree plan. The classes are significantly cheaper than a university and the payment plans are very reasonable and simple. The student body is quite involved with the school and reaches out to the students to have some fun at least once a week.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had a safety issue.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that struggle. Students that don't want to spend a fortune on basic general ed classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cost effective. It is about the cheapest school to get your core classes.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and groups

    Food and Dining

    It depends on which campus you attend. There are several fast food restaurants near most campuses and the campuses also have cafes on campus

    Dorm Life

    Most students live off campus. There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the teacher and the class. Overall they help prepare you to tranfer to a 4 year university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the tutoring, free cap metro bus passes.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school to get you started on your academic career. It is very helpful for students that struggled with studies in high school.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I see security all over the parking lot.

    Greek Life

    It offers some, but Iamnot interested in joining one

    Clubs and Activities

    It some clubs I might join. Need to offer more.

    Great for these types of students

    Tutoring lab is great for students who need it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any unusual traditions to speak of.

    Bang for the buck

    I think so. I feel that the most of the teachers are mist definitely there to help you succeed.

    What to do for fun

    Student life tries to make things as fun as possible doing things like scavenger hunts.

    Food and Dining

    Average food and prices

    Dorm Life

    None that I know of.

    Academic Rigor

    As expected with students of varying ages. Some are motivated and focused others are just there. The amount of homework seems to been to be ricdiculous especially since the average student work and goes to school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always meet with both financial and career counselors before signing up for classes because requirements change semester to semester.

    In three sentences

    Overall B rating. Love that there are multiple campuses and Distance Learning too. Parts of the process can be confusing, but overall enjoying being a student.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can only speak for the pinnacle campus, but they do have emergency call stations throughout the parking lot and in the building just in case something goes wrong. The police also seem pretty active.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of chances to join clubs and activities at ACC. They always post flyers around the building with advertisements for school related things and even someimes job opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who are strapped for cash and want to make the wise decision to go to cheap school rather than be in debt for years after graduation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Very simple with no frills. At ACC you show up to class, take notes, pass all your assignments, and nothing else. No living with friends in dorms, not mess halls, not many opportunities to make long lasting friendships because it does not give off the 'social hub' feeling.

    Bang for the buck

    Best bang for your buck! this school is cheap and offers core classes that are much cheaper than any traditional university. In high school I had a few teachers who had earned their doctorate degrees and a majority of them went to a community college for their first year.

    What to do for fun

    The school has many things going on all the time. There are many clubs or even student government that you could join. Only problem is that there are no sports teams, which makes sense since the school is spread out all over Austin and some surrounding cities.

    Food and Dining

    I can only speak for the Pinnacle campus, but Simon's Cafe has some good food. It is a bit high-priced which does not go along with the theme of 'cheap' that the rest of the school has going on.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus housing. You will have to get an apartment, house, or live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I can imagine harder classes, but this is definitely not high school, so do not expect it to be. The professors are real and they know more than you do. They are not afraid to let you know it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because it is a community college does not mean it is going to be easy by any means. Study hard and use all the free services that they offer. I have, and it has helped me greatly.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school for people who do not want to spend thousands of dollars on basic courses. The schools are not top notch but they do have everything that you might need and it is significantly cheaper. They also work hard to help students who plan to transfer to a university.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This place is super safe. There aren't an unnecessary amount of cops around, but you don't feel like you're in danger walking around alone.

    Food and Dining

    Simon's Cafe is the place to eat. They have such great food and a variety of it.

    Dorm Life

    Austin Community College has no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty really depends on the classes you choose to take, but overall, the rigor is pretty fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to utilize office hours.

    In three sentences

    If you're looking for a more personal space to learn, you'll love ACC. The professors are terrific, the classrooms are small and there are a lot of campuses. Austin Community College is a great place for starting college.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Austin community college is good and easy to get admission. It is inexpensive and everyone can afford the fees.

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus police on every campus

    Clubs and Activities

    They're are many clubs to join but if you don't like any of them, create your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworkers;partiers; new; old; young

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is nothing too unusual at this school.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, shop, basketball football and whatever else your heart desires.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not that great but there are plenty of nice restaurants around the 9 campuses ACC has.

    Academic Rigor

    Once again it just depends on your professor. I would look up all professors at ratemyprofessors.com

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that this is a blow off school. Some professor are really tough but you are focused and take care of business you should be fine.

    In three sentences

    ACC is awesome. It definitely help students transition from high school of no school into a 4 year university. I highly recommend it.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    No Greek organizations at this school.

    Bang for the buck

    Take as many non-major classes here as you can for a fraction of the cost of a four year university.

    What to do for fun

    There are some extracurricular activities available, but conflict with class schedules for non-traditional students.

    Food and Dining

    There are very limited on-campus choices for dining. Simon's Caf���© is the only option and has a very small menu with high prices. Expect to walk somewhere else for lunch if you have the time.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on-campus living offered.

    Academic Rigor

    Since it is a 2 year college, most classes offered are basics and offer a gradual transition from high school life to college academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research professors before registering to ensure you have the best compatibility between your learning style and their teaching style.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College has a wide variety of transferable courses and convenient campus locations to ensure all students have an opportunity to attend. Schedules include options to take classes in non-traditional times, such as weekends and evenings. Class sizes are small and my professors know me on a personal level, rather than just my name and grade

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus feels safe.

    Food and Dining

    At ACC there is a cafe and its great for anyone who is looking for a good lunch. However, there are plenty of other choices around campus.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms are available on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are easy if you pay attention. If you pay attention all work can be a piece of cake! However, classes are smaller and therefore, professors have the chance to work with you when you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for incoming students is to study more than usual. Students should not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    The learning enviorment at ACC is great! Classes do not have more than 40 students, therefore, have time to ask professor for help. ACC is affordable.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    6th is pretty fun

    What to do for fun

    gym, run at park.

    Tips for prospective students

    keep up with your homework!!!!

    In three sentences

    acc is very competitive. acc is very much diverse. acc has very good teachers

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    study

    Food and Dining

    no food

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    In the middle I suppose.

    In three sentences

    Attentive teaching in small classes around the entire city. Very accesabile.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police and guards patrolling the campus grounds. Students can count on having a safe environment while attending class.

    Greek Life

    There is not very much activity when it comes to Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is student Government which is a very good club to get into as well as many other clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to meet people from all over the world and have an interest in new ideas.

    Bang for the buck

    Austin Community College is full of intelligent and kind staff ready to assist students in their every academic need.

    What to do for fun

    Austin Community College offers many after class activities depending on what campus you may be attending. At the Rio Grande campus there is a skate board park as well as an activity center located behind the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is moderate on pricing but it is worth the money. Burgers on campus are a must try because they are juicy and full of flavor. Vending machines are over priced.

    Dorm Life

    There is a lot of opportunity to meet students from other countries because Austin Community College is a diverse community.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes have excellent rigor but I have not seen and in block 3D of the Rigor chart which is the highest form of rigor/relevance taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up and perseverance is key. Take advantage of all the tools the college has to offer such as tutors and the library. Do not be afraid to ask questions if you do not understand something.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a great place for fresh students to get a good foundation established. Austin Community College offers vital tools needed for academic excellence and achievement. Austin Community College offers a wide range of academic interests to choose from.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafe in the cafeteria at the Pinnacle Campus is wonderful. They offer a good selection of food including healthy chooses like salads and wraps.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes early!

    In three sentences

    A great stepping stone to start on the basics for college. Reasonable prices and a good selection of classes. Registration is easy and the professors are very knowledgeable.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is safe

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    there are some sports clubs and there is student life.

    Great for these types of students

    the campus rio grande has a lot of art classes so if your a art major your most likely would be at this campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are no unusual traditions

    Bang for the buck

    the classes there are cheap and if your looking to transfer a community college would be good to save money.

    What to do for fun

    you can go to the student life because sometimes they would have a game room.

    Food and Dining

    the caf�������© food is ok but not worth the prices that they have for the food.

    Dorm Life

    acc is a community college so there are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    its easy to get your gpa up and stay on top of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check your financial aid, don't buy your school books until you get conformation from your teacher that its the right book because sometimes they have the wrong under that class, and talk to your counselor.

    In three sentences

    I would give acc a 3 out of 5 because they have a good classes and teachers its easy to get help. But the parking is bad sometimes, there are a limited number of certain classes, some classes are at different campuses, and the science teachers are not that great.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A very safe campus, we have campus cops, fire escape routes posted in many places, and lights when turning out of the school parking lots.

    Clubs and Activities

    ACC has numerous clubs ranging from horseback riding to golf to helping the needy and more.

    Bang for the buck

    Great prices! I would definitely do it again.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown with friends! Visit Barton Springs for a very very refreshing swim (not in the Winter), go walk around town lake, find some cool shops and restaurants, or go see some live music!

    Food and Dining

    The Austin area will have great places to eat. Any campus is bound to have multiple delicious restaurants around as well as the campus I attended had its own cafe with fantastic food and drinks (try the croissant sandwich!).

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life, however there are tons of things to do in Austin!

    Academic Rigor

    ACC is an excellent school to take your basic courses yet has options for many others as well, and over all the course difficulty was not at all threatening.

    Tips for prospective students

    At the Oak Hill campus I would strongly recommend taking the stairs if only traveling a few floors, it will be much quicker.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College Is a great school to start at! The prices are incredible in comparison to other schools. And the professors and students around you are all very inspiring and willing to help.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had a problem with crime here and the one time I lost my keys after school closed, a police officer sat with me until my ride showed up.

    Bang for the buck

    Acc has many positive teachers and class and for a fraction of the price of a university.

    Food and Dining

    Cafe food but it's always clean and the staff is friendly.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have only had two teachers really push me and properly execute what I would consider good teaching styles. Neither of these teachers went easy on the class and the grades honestly felt earned. My science classes have all been extremely enjoyable and I have been honestly impressed by the staff picked. I would say that a majority of the teachers there are aware that they are teaching prerequisite classes and understand that their subject doesn't some students attending so they tend to be forgiving.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try not to go to the financial aid office the week school starts, the massive amount of late start students makes for some disorganization. Always use Ratemyprofessor.com before registering for classes but do not be to critical of scoring. View the comments and see if the reflexion of the students opinions mesh with the type of teacher you are looking for. Acc is a great place to start studying so no need to feel intimidated by a new college experience.

    In three sentences

    I have had an over-all good experience with ACC. The teachers are wonderful about 70% of the time and they provide an amazing tutoring service through the school. Staff and attending students are usually pleasant and I have enjoyed my time here.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every campus has Campus Police- real police officers on site.

    Greek Life

    Not that I know of..

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Life offers many student organizations that you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Transfer student, students that want a certificate or an associates degree.

    Bang for the buck

    ACC is not expensive and definitely a good option if you want to get your associates or save some money and transfer.

    What to do for fun

    ACC has Student Life, a student group that helps students get involved on campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have a cafe at every campus that serves coffee, subs, and hamburgers. They also have vending machines for a quick snack.

    Dorm Life

    ACC does not offer student housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major but the academic rigor can get pretty intense in the field of Health Sciences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early, come to class, study hard, and turn in assignments on time.

    In three sentences

    One of the most developed community colleges in Texas. ACC has many campuses in Central texas to meet your needs. Financial aid and other student support available.

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Definitely Safe. I haven't heard any horror stories so far.

    Great for these types of students

    Kids who live either at home or on their own. ACC is a good transition between high school and dorm/university living.

    Bang for the buck

    I still have a ways to go but so far I really have enjoyed my ACC experience. I don't think my education should have to cost this much. Nor should anyone else's. The price of education in this country is absolutely absurd. Thank God for Scholarships. Search them out early and search them out thoroughly.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of hang-out spots like benches and picnic tables. I attend the Northridge campus. It's definitely one of the better ones in my opinion because it is not heavily used and the designers were smart.

    Food and Dining

    Fully stocked cafe with basically anything you possibly think of. I hear it is all very good.

    Dorm Life

    ACC doesn't have dorms. Though it would be totally awesome if they did.

    Academic Rigor

    I am taking Intro to Philosophy with Professor Nakamaye. He is absolutely insane. Half the class we spend discussing completely unrelated topics. He tells you up front exactly what he is looking for so put your best effort forth. It is evident that he is brilliant. He searches out greatness and grades in a way that students who have never taken an honors or AP class will be unfamiliar with. So do your best and speak out and contribute in class. He tends to favor people who are engaged in the discussions. I am also taking Gov't with Haog, English 1 with Carr, and Elementary Algebra with Guerra. With Math, always take either what you tested into or one class step down. It is extremely important that you establish and perfect the basics before advancing. Believe me. Hoag is another really smart instructor. She speaks quickly and concisely. Be sure and take notes on every single thing she puts on the board. She will basically give you the tools to succeed, you just need to listen especially closely the first day. Carr's English class seems easy at first. The first paper she gives is a test to see where your writing abilities fall on her scale. From their she grades according to YOUR ability. A's are mostly prevalent but once she sees your best she will expect your best every time. So be consistently good.

    Tips for prospective students

    DEFINITELY USE RATEMYPROFESSOR.COM It will help you immensely in choosing classes and professors. If you are new to college then try not to take too many difficult classes your first semester. You want to find a balance between being interested and being challenged yet not to a degree that positive achievement is unattainable.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College rates as a 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 for me. The facility is clean and generally organized. And the professors are experienced and teach in a way that I can effectively absorb the information.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are extremely helpful and will even escort you to your car if you ask them to.

    Clubs and Activities

    Austin Community College has a wide variety of clubs and activities to join for any hobby.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with financial need.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any unusual traditions or locations on campus, but there are many student centers on the various campuses and lots of students to meet.

    Bang for the buck

    ACC is significantly less expensive than going straight to a four-year institution and many of the professors are from neighboring universities. You get the same education for your undergraduate general coursework at a fraction of the price.

    What to do for fun

    Austin Community College is located in Austin, TX, the live music capital of the world! There is no shortage of awesome and interesting night life to check out in the city. Austin city also offers many free events such as the Hot Sauce Festival, the Veggie Festival, Eeyore's Birthday Party, the Trail of Lights, Theater in the Park, Blues on the Green, and several others, all held in city parks and free to the public. There is literally something going on every weekend!

    Food and Dining

    Cafes of campus are really affordable!

    Dorm Life

    Austin Community College does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Austin Community College takes its students' educations seriously. All test for online courses are taken in a testing center of campus at ACC. I found this interesting, as most community colleges allow open book tests at home for online courses. I feel this is a real testament to the fact that you really get a great education from a concerned and dedicated faculty at ACC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always review professors on independent review websites. In addition, be aware that ACC offers classes on several different campuses, making courses available to more people in more areas!

    In three sentences

    Extremely challenging coursework with driven colleagues in the classroom. Classes are interesting and taught by dedicated professors. An education from Austin Community College is a real investment in your future self.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Austin Community College District has Campus Police on-site at all times & I have seen for myself up to 5 all on shift during 1 day of my classes. Safety here at Austin Community College District is never an issue & I feel no fear when walking to my night classes. Also, the Campus Police are friendly with their hellos & the often smile with head nod of approval.

    Greek Life

    The Alpha Gamma Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Austin Community College District serves its students as well as gives back to the community. To be eligible, a student must meet a set criteria & will uphold the chapter's focus on; scholarship, leadership, service, & fellowship.

    Clubs and Activities

    Austin Community College District offers many clubs & activities that are always popping up around campus. The Student Life club has their own rooms even to hold on campus meetings, fundraisers, competitions, & games. If their is an interest - Austin Community College District will meet students' needs.

    Great for these types of students

    For students seeking to start fresh into the college life, students seeking to catch up on relevant studies & technologies, students requiring a flexible class schedule, & students looking for a affordable education - Austin Community College District is here for them. Life gets crazy at times & Austin Community College District offers a welcoming sense of balance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Austin Community College District has recently been associated with the Riverbat as our mascot. One thing is, it's purple. Here in Austin, we have Mexican free-tailed bats living under the Congress St. bridge. So, with that said, the Riverbat is a unusual mascot, & is Ours.

    Bang for the buck

    Austin Community College District offers several scholarships & some of which are tailored to certain areas of study to better fit each student. Austin Community College District also offers a simple step-by-step way to receive financial aid through grants & loans dispersed by the school before classes begin which can be used for textbooks, class supplies, gas to get to class, bus fare (Austin Community College District gives current students a bus/train pass for free), & even help with outside monetary issues. Austin Community College District is well worth the affordable buck.

    What to do for fun

    Austin Community College District has Student Life rooms to come hang out & watch tv, read a book, or compete in Dungeons & Dragons battle. There is information always at the ready & often Austin Community College District will hold friendly competitions right on campus to gain knowledge of many topics including; graduate schools, healthcare & wellness, student jobs, & even major-specific fundraising. Often times I find myself visiting the Conflict of Peace meetings/viewings which engage my eyes as well as my mind with different types of Austin Community College District students.

    Food and Dining

    At Austin Community College District campuses, there is Simon's Cafe. The servers are more like family because they are friendly & punctual. The food is always prepared with care & will satisfy a range of eating habits, from those of a vegetarian to an omnivore.

    Dorm Life

    At the moment, Austin Community College District does not offer dorms & keeps housing brochures available in many spots around campus. Austin Community College District also has several bulletins throughout each campus to inform students of housing opportunities.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work for Austin Community College District is carefully thought out as I have experienced in my core classes & I continue to feel the push to work hard towards a goal successfully & with pride in myself. There's a saying, You get what you give & by golly, this holds true to the academic work here at Austin Community College District. The teachers teach to the up-most standards & it's the students job to learn the materials & show a true, real-world understanding by means of homework, field work, & hands-on class work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a place to work hard, have your needs met, & get lessons from teachers who have or currently work in the profession being taught - Austin Community College District is the place. Prospective students will be welcomed & will be thrilled at the level of teaching expertise & readiness.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College District provides a proper educational atmosphere for all of its students with great teachers to lead to way into the ever-changing, fast-paced world we live in today. Students are what keep this College District thriving with help & assistance for those seeking it & academic challenges for those ready for it. Overall, Austin Community College District will continue to push me to go farther & try harder in my studies which then lead me to strive for a better quality in life.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    They're nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never forget to study!

    In three sentences

    This college is interesting, in the sense that it feels like a open atmosphere. I love this college and all the teachers are nice and understanding. I love going to school here.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Always be friendly, and super open up to meet new people, becasue that opens up doors for you.

    In three sentences

    ACC is a very good school if you plan on tranfering. The reason you would like to attend here, is because you might not have all the money you need for school. Somethings that i love about ACC is that the classes are small, so that you can have a better one-on-one communication with your professors.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Cafe available and vending machines as well.

    Dorm Life

    Austin Community College does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you do your work you should have any problems. There are also many people readily available to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always look for reviews from students that have attended the colleges that you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    Austin Community College is a very warm welcoming community college. I feel that I always have the assistance that I need. I also believe that the professor and staff are always knowledgeable with any information that I may need.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are everywhere!

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    High school graduates and Continuing education or cheap people !

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are man locations to ACC. It helps that there are man because they have an ACC in most cities!

    Bang for the buck

    Do not buy books on campus! It's extremely expensive. I love that you have free computer and printer access!

    What to do for fun

    ACC has tons of clubs and different events going on on campus and off campus all around Austin. There's things for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but quite expensive!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at ACC!

    Academic Rigor

    I rate it a 4 because teachers really want you to learn and want to help. But then there are those classes with teachers and you wonder how they got the job.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage students to use the advisors available at ACC. Students should use the rate my professor website when picking professors. Students should use the learning lab, it's great for tutoring and studying.

    In three sentences

    ACC is a great school for students just graduating high school, who don't have great study habits or who students looking for a cheaper route to get their education. This school is also great for continuing education. Teachers are helpful also.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are a chemistry geek, like I am, then you will love the new chemistry labs that are at the Round Rock campus. You feel like a scientist every time you walk into the lab and feel proud that you get to work with dangerous chemicals.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of fun things to do! There are lots of places near each of the campus that has good food or activities. Just take an adventure with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    I usually do not go to the cafeteria on campus because of my class schedule, which allows me to go home or out to eat instead. At the Round Rock campus, the amount of variety of food to get is low, but if you are hungry you will buy something!

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life on Austin Community College. Great way to live at home and save some money along the way! Helps you prepare for more expensive expenses later in the future.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you begin to find you way and begin to take classes related to your major, then the material becomes more important to learn. You become more interested in learning the challenging material and you strive much more. The classes tend to get overwhelming and challenging at times, but the learning lab and lots of tutors are there to help with the process.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to bring your snacks and lunch and stay at the campus and hang out with friends and have study groups. There are many places to sit and study alone or with a group. Make sure you bring an extra pair of shoes when it rains because your socks will get wet.

    In three sentences

    Small college where you will get to make live long friends and get to know your professors at a deeper level. The professors are there to teach you and help to reach your dream in the future. Great environment and nice new campus at Round Rock!

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, but besides that there is not much

    Food and Dining

    Only Simon's cafe, and there are no meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    None

    Academic Rigor

    Varies between class, it can be very very easy or somewhat hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not underestimate community college classes.

    In three sentences

    The environment at ACC is very relaxed and no one really seems to involved in student life. Most people show up for class, study a little and go home. It's your typical community college and not encouraged for making friends, but rather for saving money.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I am excited that it is cheap! This will help until I go to Texas A&M!

  • 04/16/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always patrolling the campus from my experience at ACC. I have never once felt unsafe nor have I ever witnessed anything crazy happen. Every campus I have been to has been pretty mellow and each campus does their regular weather and fire drills. Also, as far as science labs go, every teacher I have had went through all the safety precautions and pointed out the location of all materials needed if a hazard were to happen and what to do. Overall, I feel the campus does a great job at being safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    If your GPA is high enough, you will be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa. I personally joined this and found it to be a great opportunity to meet new people and pick up volunteer hours. It is a great way to meet people who are on the same path as you and receive tips on how to transfer and succeed after ACC. Plus it is a great opportunity to receive support and support others on their academic journeys. There are other clubs such as Student Life, where you plan events for ACC students, fundraisers, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Community College is great for anyone! Particularly people who have been out of school for an extended period of time and want to get back on track. It is also good for students who want minimize taking out loans or for students who are at a university that want to knock out class for their major. Additionally, it is also good for high school students who want to obtain dual credit and get an early start on college.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes! I almost went to a university when I graduated high school in 2011, and as I am about to start UT engineering in Fall 2014, I do not regret my decision to go to community college for the basics. I am going into UT with my first two years of college paid for and have not had to take out any loans. I worked my way through ACC and found it very do-able. The classes are very flexible and the option of online classes is available too, so you can tailor your school schedule to work around your work schedule or other responsibilities in your life. I went to school full-time almost every semester and the tuition was a little over a thousand each semester where each credit hour is around $60. Compared to other colleges, where it costs thousands upon thousands each semester, that is a steal! I had some fabulous teachers who have taught at UT and many other well-known universities, so the quality of education is still very good for the price! I personally took a lot out of my education here and feel ready to tackle the rigors of UT engineering, and it is perfect for those not wanting to loan out their entire college career. A side note, the rate is about $60 an hour if you are considered IN-DISTRICT. If you are considered out-of-district, then you end up pay around three times more a semester than someone who is in-district. That still is way cheaper compared to a regular university, however I recommend somehow moving into an in-district location in order to pay the cheaper price. That is what I did when I lived in Dripping Springs. Although I will note, that the in-district line has expanded since I first started since they have built more campuses, like the Hays location. If you are wondering whether you fall in or out-of district, they have that information on their website.

    What to do for fun

    As far as fun goes, it depends on the campus you are attending. I attended Pinnacle, Riverside, and Rio Grande. Out of all three Rio Grande was the most fun because there are many places that you can walk to that are nearby. For example, if you had a couple of hours of downtime, you could go get an Amy's ice cream, go walk around at Whole Foods, read a book at Book People, go shopping at Anthropologie, etc. That campus is also located in downtown Austin, so that area is loaded with things to do on your free time. As for the other two campuses, they were located in less happening areas, so it was more limited in what you could do. I usually had lots of fun on campus with my study groups, as we would make our study sessions fun. The people at this campus are pretty nice so it is easy to meet new friends and find people who share the same major or classes with you. Overall, whether I was visiting somewhere near campus or staying on campus, the fun stemmed from being surrounded by friends and meeting new people. At ACC, the fun is all what you make of it since it is only a junior college and lacks some of the perks that a regular university has.

    Food and Dining

    In my experience, I have found the food to be decent and satisfying enough if I had to spend a long day at campus studying or waiting for a class to start. They have a pretty good variety as far as the menu goes, from breakfast meals to lunch/dinner meals to smoothies. They also have a healthier menu, which contains salads, wraps, and low calorie items. I personally have never tried this menu but my friends who have were usually content with it. I will say it is hit or miss with some dishes. For example, the breakfast tacos or croissants are better some mornings than others. Also, some dishes sound pretty promising, but can sometimes end up being not what you expected or just average. Again though, the dishes that I have purchased here were satisfying for me and got me through many long days at campus. It is also a little on the pricey side, might I add, so if you want to save some money it would be a good idea to bring something from home. As far as the dining areas go, it can get very crowded to the point where there is nowhere to sit or you have to share a table with someone you do not know (hey, that's how we make friends right?). When it is crowded it can be hard to get any work or studying done, due to lack of space and noise level, so I recommend leaving the studying to the learning lab or library. Once the next round of class starts up though tables usually open, and as the day goes on the dining area is a little more clear as well. There is also the option of sitting outside as well, which is nice if the weather is gorgeous. Overall, the dining area was always a good spot to just eat, relax, and socialize with people after class or before you decide to start a long day of studying.

    Dorm Life

    ACC is a junior college, so there are no dorms on any of the campuses. People generally commute from their homes to campus. The bus system is a pretty efficient way to get to campus and hop from campus to campus if needed. Also, the parking can get pretty crowded at times, so it is helpful to try and make it to campus a little early to make sure you aren't late for class from trying to find parking. If so, riding a bike is a great way to get to campus. The campuses I have been to have plenty of bike rack space and it alleviates the effort of trying to find parking.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't let the fact that ACC is a junior college fool you. In my experience, I was definitely challenged and pushed beyond my limits in my classes. The teachers here have taught at other major universities, such as UT, and stick to the expectations they had when they were teaching at those universities. Sure, you do have your easy A teachers, but if you go on to higher level courses, particularly higher level math and science courses, the teachers certainly do not water their classes down. There have been UT students that have struggled in some ACC courses and the teachers here challenge you to think beyond your limits. I personally put in many hours of studying and prepping for test in order to keep my GPA very high, so if you want to be competitive when it comes to transfer, do not take these classes lightly. There are always tutors in the learning lab who are readily available to help if you find yourself struggling. The tutors are very helpful in my opinion and have helped me understand concepts whenever I got stumped. The professors are also available during their office hours if you wish to go to them for assistance. However, I will note that as I got further in my math and science courses, the amount of help available to me became narrower. So as you go further, the professor may be your best option for assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    For anyone considering ACC, just make sure you meet all the payment deadlines and act early on registering for classes to ensure you get the class you want. If you procrastinate you could end up having to take the class with the less desirable teacher or time. Also, I recommend reading rate my professor in order to help select the teachers you choose. I did this throughout my time at ACC and was able to have some fabulous, great quality teachers who knew the in's and out's of their subject and who were very passionate about their job. I truly believe that the quality of the teacher can make or break some aspects for students, so it is very important to seek out the best teachers!