Austin Community College District Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
  • Austin (TX) (and 2 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,020
100% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
68% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

AB
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I am a student with disabilities. I started taking classes at ACC a few years ago and was satisfied and felt I am making good progress in my learning. Due to my disabilities, I have not been a full time student. ACC started off as a good college with good accommodations (comparable to my high school's support) but in the past year, the office to support students with disabilities became extremely difficult to work with. The accommodations I had received from high school are no longer allowed and I am struggling to receive support. The administration that is in charge of the office for students with disabilities somehow decided I no longer need the same type of accommodations I had received from ACC (and high school) for a few years. I am pursuing this through office for civil rights and I want to give this review so other students with disabilities understand what to expect. You should expect to go through heartache to get accommodations if this is the college you want to attend. At this point, I do not recommend this college to any student with disabilities. The administration from the Office for Students with Disabilities is very unfriendly to students who need support."
SeniorCitizen
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2019
  • Degree: History
"Fix the stupid people in Admin/Registrar. Already have 2 degrees. Trying to take one free course (up to 2 classes per year are free for 65+) because interest, but Registrar is demanding transcripts from every college I ever attended. That's $80 of transcripts...for ONE free class??!! It's not like I intend to get another degree. I sent the transcript that showed I graduated from UT-Austin in engineering. Isn't that good enough for me to take Archaeology 101?!"
Administrative Issues
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Fix your admin. My transcripts are being held hostage by your administration and everytime i send you an updated transcript you keep asking for an new updated transcript. I just need the two language courses i took over the summer sent to my actual university. the classes were good. your admin practices are not. fix yourself."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"I am currently attending this school in hopes of transferring to a four year university. Some of the professors have been a blessing and others have been a curse. My main complaint is the financial aid Department. I had no idea that I would have to deal with such an incompetent department. And if you call to talk someone it takes an act of God to get the right answer. The school itself is okay but the financial aid department needs an intervention."
Megan
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2018
  • Degree: Statistics
"I had to take just a single course for grad school. My instructor was amazing but the staff at the school is horrible. Nobody knows anything and very rude. They hire college students who are not knowledgeable. Very short on the phone and no clue what you are asking them."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2017
  • Degree: Physics
"This community college is such a hassle to navigate online and in person! People working in every department seems to be either new or nonchalant with their work. I had to take a SINGLE class in Physics as a pre-requisite and while the class and professor was excellent, the system with ACC is screwed. I was required to declare a "major" and I wanted to just be in and out. Then admissions did not know what to do and referred me to one person to another. Such a headache, especially if you have an additional disability. GET OUT. The people working there do not care and simple things seem impossible to them. I don't get it. Please train your employees to work with diverse students and be more efficient. This school is stuck in the 90s, paper work here and there, tutors are those who are "unemployed" and not know their stuff, student's website is half-assed, just avoid this place if you're taking one class."
Alice
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Austin Community College has some great & caring teachers, but also has some teachers that do not know their material. I had one Spanish II teacher that kept asking his "native speakers" in his class for grammar answers and this teacher teaches Spanish II and III !! Why would a college hire teachers for a language in which they do not know grammar? It is frustrating to students that really wish to learn the material. I wish they would give tests for their teachers when they hire."
Pablo Pratt
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Great school with friendly campus and staff. I used to be a straight D student in high school, but though the help of advisors and great teachers I earned all A's this seater and im track to transfer to UT in 2018, Hook Em! This is a great school if you're looking to get back to school after taking some time off, want to yank out your core to transfer to a four year institution, or if you have a part time job and want an affordable yet great education. I would recommend this school to anyone."
Sahira Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2015
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"Since I have began my studies at Austin Community College I have loved my experience there. The Faculty go above and beyond to help the students out. The advisors and counselors are with you every step of the way. They have giving me great advice and have lead me in the right direction. It's a great institution for those looking to transfer into a 4 year college program."
Jennifer Moore
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2015
  • Degree: Music
"After graduating high school, I was dead set on going to a fancy 4-year music college in Boston. I wasn't interested in community college. It seemed like the boring route and what you did if you couldn't get into a 4 year program. I wanted the full college experience and the best teachers. However, paying rent in Boston was harder than I'd bargained for, I wasn't happy with most of my music professors and classes. In fact my favorite class at MUSIC school was Art History, and all the while I was paying my very expensive tuition with loans. Discouraged, by the bad fit of the college and my ever growing loan debt, I said, 'Goodbye' to fancy music college and returned to Austin with my tail between my legs. After finding a job and a place to live, I started my studies up at Austin Community College. There I have studied with amazing teachers in almost every department. This was a very good lesson. *Higher tuition does not equal a higher quality or even the right education for you.* I have been able to pay my ACC tuition as I go with Pell grants and working part time. I've attended small classes with brilliant teachers, and I can afford to explore other subjects and get a sense of what I really want to study when I transfer to a 4-year University."
Jacqui
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2015
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"My experiences with ACC have varied between feeling neglected by administration to feeling loved and nurtured by the instructors. While figuring out which prerequisites are accepted and what credits from previous schooling are transferable is highly frustrating, the classes and their instructors makes up for it completely. When I first enrolled at ACC, I thought I had already been accepted into my program, but when I had finished my prerequisites, I had found out that the program itself had a separate application process, and then had a year long wait list to which I was added ONLY upon completion of a whole other set of requirements, such as immunizations, acquiring health insurance, drug screening, a physical, and so on. Thus, when I had set out on my journey to become a surgical technologist, I had mapped out a timeline and made plans for work and finances only to find out half way through that I was nowhere near finished. Finally when I got accepted into the program and I got to actually start my program classes, I was overly pleased with my instructors and the curriculum to the point where it all made up for the wait and confusion. Now I am thrilled and can't wait until I get to do something that I love for the rest of my life. I made the right choice to not give up and to stick with ACC."
Alyssa May
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2015
  • Degree: Health Education
"There is a negative association with community colleges, but ACC should not be put in the same category. Like any other university there are people that do not want to learn, the professors notice. If you have an interest in the class the professors make sure that you receive the knowledge you need to succeed. There are so many things to love about this school- There are different locations, so many different people to meet, and this school is made for you to have an outside life. This is the right place to go if you don't know your major or have decided to change your career."
bsims
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2015
  • Degree: Personal Training
"I enrolled in a 1 year (Personal Training Certificate) program after getting my Bachelor's degree at Texas State University in 2010. I wanted to branch out and get more involved in the fitness industry, and ACC had a perfect program. The professors are amazing, and the different campuses are wonderful. The only complaint I have is the constant issues with the financial aid department."
Belen Davila Lara
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2014
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"The small classes ACC offers are always great. You get a more closer relationship with your professors."
Ali yasser
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2014
  • Degree: Engineering
"I studied a general engineering in Austin community college and it is a great school with a very talented students and instructors"
Rachel Mae
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"I started to attend Austin Community College after I graduated high school, thinking it was like high school. Majority of the homework was optional, therefore, I did not really focus on it. Professors weren't as strict on attendance like high school teachers, so I was often late to class. I would still take notes, but I would never read out of the textbooks, nor would I study. I truly believed I could ace my exams by just re-reading through my notes. Later that semester, I realized how poor my grades were and started to stress out. I felt embarrassed to even ask my professors for additional help, but they advised me to get tutoring during their office hours. They would even work with your schedule and work every little step with you until you were finally confident enough to do the problems yourself. I spent several hours a week and realized that college is nothing like high school; you have to actually study from your textbook and do additional assignments if you want to be successful in that course. The professors at Austin Community College are willing to help you and they definitely learn their students strengths and weaknesses, which helps them work with individuals. After my first semester of college, I try to attend tutoring classes and attempt every optional assignment. College is definitely way different than high school, but it is worth it!"
AAT
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Love ACC! It's affordable, they have lots of campuses in the Austin surrounding area making it convenient to adjust schedule to your life, and lots of classes/instructors to choose from."
Lucy
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"My experience at Austin Community College has its ups and downs. For instance I hate how if your not living in Austin you are considered out-of-district, which means more fees. Even when you take classes in Austin it's still considered out-of-district which I really dislike because where I live the college doesn't offer but a few course classes, you have no choice but to drive to Austin or take distance learning classes. The town where I attend college doesn't have a counselor so if you need to speak with a counselor you have to speak with one in Austin. I can say that my counselor in Austin is very helpful over the phone and in person. Wish A.C.C offered more classes in Fredericksburg!"
Shervelia Pendergrass
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2014
  • Degree: Radiology Technician
"Austin College Community has the best radiology program in austin, all the instructors are accessible, the clinical sites are full of ACC students, which they find for you and have one ofthe highest graduation and registry exam pass rate. I recommend ACC to anyone interested in Radiology."
MB
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2014
  • Degree: Video Game Design
"Video Game Design & Development degree program at ACC is an amazing degree program. The professors are industry veterans who take an active interest their their students. Students work with industry tools to create games and learn the development process. We learn to work on solo projects as well in a team. All of the work we do will later be used on our portfolios to help us get a job. If you life in the Austin, TX area and are interested in making games, this program is for you."