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Do not attend ACU.BrightJournalism
Do not attend ACU. It is not worth the money, it is not worth the time, and you will seriously regret it.

Food was decent, the Cafeteria had a to go option which I utilized often, and the food was okay (just avoid it on Weekends). The campus centers food options were decent as well (Chick Fil A, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, and Einsteins) they did get old after a while though.

Campus is pretty, they keep it up pretty well with fresh flowers and landscaping.
-There is literally NOTHING to do in Abilene. Pretty much everyone goes out on the weekend and gets drunk and then goes to church (classy right?). Unless you want to go hang out and the tiny worthless mall, or go see a movie your weekends will be stuck in a dorm.

-Majority of people that come to ACU come here because their parents and grandparents did. They all seem to know each other from Church camp or Church or whatever, so its really hard to fit in and make friends.

-Social Clubs, what a joke. These faux fraternities and sororities are available if you want to pay for friends. Their hazing methods are laughable, and the whole process is a waste of money. If you like paying $500+ just to make friends you might want to reevaluate your life.

-Chapel. Basically ACU shoves the Church of Christ way down your throat by making you attend mandatory 55 credit hours of chapel PER SEMESTER. If you dont go all 55 times they punish you by putting you on chapel probation. Chapel is excruciating, and those who say they actually like it need a lobotomy. Basically you have to sit through awful singing and then someone preaching at you almost every day. No thank you.

-The people. Everyone at ACU is super judgmental and hypocritical. The teachers bleep out any curse word in a movie clip and treat you like you're 7 years old. The students all act righteous and mighty but then on weekends get so drunk and sleep with everyone, but on Sunday they're all in church, and JUDGE you for not going. They will try to shove the bible down your throat, and bash any beliefs you have that aren't the same as theirs. They will try to make a bible lesson out of anything. I'm sorry, but what does BUSINESS have to do with Jesus?

-Freshman dorms gives you curfew at Midnight every weekday night, and if you're late you get fined. You're not allowed to have boys in your room unless its Thursday night, but you have to leave the door open. -Jobs. Majority of people from my department (JMC) graduate and don't have jobs. Even the star students of the department graduated and couldn't find any work (other universities this isn't the case). The internship quality is poor, goodluck finding quality internships in Abilene. The Journalism Mass Communication Department is okay, but they're SEVERELY lacking compared to other schools. The majority of funds at ACU goes to funding the Bible Department and then the second amount goes to the Business department. If you want any chance of finding a job with your degree go to a school like TCU or UT.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
Useful Schoolwork: A-, Social Life: F
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ACU is a great place for a studentAverageSchool of Information
ACU is a great place for a student who is contempt on attending a University where they can live a "overly Chrsitian" lifestyle for four years. I, myself am I Christian and even growing up Catholic I felt that the Church of Christ teachings in ACU were OVERLY abundant and VERY strict. For example ACU students are required to attened chapel regularly. If you don't make the required hours you are put on "conduct probabtion" for the following semester. All freshman have curfew Monday - Thursday at Midnight. If you are caught missing curfew two times I believe you have to pay a $75 dollar fine. They litteraly treat Freshman like they are in Middle School....ex. (All websites in dorms that are offensive are blocked, TV stations that don't reflect ACU's mission are blocked in dorms, a student came in drunk to the dorms the other weekend and had the cops called on him?) Also, THERE IS ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING TO DO IN ABILENE. Besides Guitars on Thursday nights ( a country dance hall) and house parties on the weekends you will have trouble finding things to do. Unless you are contempt on playing video games in your dorms all the time. I came into ACU expecting the Athletics to be exciting...quite frankly nobody attends any of the sports games and the football team plays at a high school stadium. ACU was WAY different than I expected it to be coming in as a freshman. The education is pretty good and the teachers really do care about each student, but it's hard to say that's enough. Also, most students know each other before they even show up for orientation so on the first day there are already cliques. Mainly because more than half of the students who go here are first or second or even third generation students and all grew up in the Church of Christ community. The main thing is if you want to have a very fun college experience DO NOT GOHERE. But in some cases this school fits people perfectly and they end up loving it here. As for me Im already trying to transfer. I hate to say this but I hated this school since the first day of "Welcome Week" if you are planning on going here make a visit during the weekend.
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
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Nice campus. WAY to EXPENSIVE!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
Social Life: B, Education Quality: F
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