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Amberton University, TX

Among the thousands of similar colleges and universities that have sprouted in the U.S., Amberton University has set itself apart by aiming its services on the "non-traditional student," and non-traditional student living. The institution, located in Garland, Texas, got its start as part of Abilene Christian University in 1971, and retains the parent school's Evangelical Christian philosophy. In 1982, Amberton separated and received accreditation to confer a degrees, electing to form a distinctive educational system. Today, nearby student housing in Garland is used by non-traditional students, who are usually older than most of the country's undergraduates, and are often married, working full time, pursuing a second bachelors degree or seeking education in a new field. In fact, Amberton University requires that all students be over the age of 21 at their time of enrollment.

Despite it's atypical image, Amberton University offers the academic programs and degrees common among four-year institutions. In addition to pursuing any of 11 certificate program, students may work toward a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration degree, as well as Masters degrees in 12 concentrations, including Christian Counseling, Project Management and Family Studies.

Amberton does not provide dormitories or student housing on its campus, making Amberton University apartments a necessity for many students. Off campus housing is available near Garland's thriving Center at Preston Ridge. This area includes the Down Under Pub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a wide array of retail options.

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