Why choose Amarillo College?

Alma Bustamante | The Ranger The intersection of 24th Avenue and Washington Street is familiar to most students who attend classes on the Washington Street Campus. The area near the bridge in the background is a common location for students to be dropped off for classes.
jessi BANGS | The Ranger AC students in the CUB Basement passing time with peers until classes starts.
Jessi Bangs| The Ranger
AC students in the CUB Basement passing time with peers until classes starts.

When you attend Amarillo College, you begin a path that opens many doors. Students are looking for a good starting point for future plans on advancing to a different school and exploring what resources are available to advance what they are already doing.School is not the only thing that most people have to worry about. People who attend AC also have jobs, families, or medical conditions that make it hard to come to school. When asked how to manage school life and responsibilities outside of school, many people gave similar responses.“I don’t balance it real well. I just go with the flow and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t,” said Joshua Knight, a business management major. Other students said that they managed school and family life by taking online classes as well as standard classes to balance out time spent on campus. “Cheap, local and a good start,” said Wendy Tarr, a fine arts major, when asked why she chose to attend AC. “It’s a great start for college life, and it’s a great start for a four year school,” said criminal justice major Brandon Smith.Affordable tuition was another thing that most people agreed with. Students said books were the bank breaker.Criminal Justice Major Brandon Smith said, “it’s a great start for college life, and it’s a great start for a four-year school.” The goal for most students, among other things, is to pass all the classes ad move on.While some might be content with a bare C, others want to try their best and reach for the perfect 4.0 GPA. At AC, you will find students of many different backgrounds with one thing in common: a desire for improvement. Although AC is a community college, it can be the start of many other accomplishments.Most students here are not only taking a load full of classes, but have other responsabilities to take care off. Family, work and social life are just some items at the top of the to do list for AC students.

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