Auburn, AL
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$26,364 ($9,852)
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Reviews 1507 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are knowledgable, friendly, reasonable, and willing to help, for the most part.
The curriculum is not challenging (unless in engineering, architecture, or design).
The registration process is simple and flexible, especially if you are in honors or brought in AP credits.

Auburn has a great engineering, architecture, and design program. Especially if you are in-state, it is DEFINITELY WORTH IT! Otherwise, I'd think twice about enrolling at Auburn, especially if you are out-of-state.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Students and professors are friendly, professors are willing to help, and it's not difficult to maintain a 4.0. However, I was disappointed that I did not find an academic challenge or progressive/curious atmosphere that I hoped to find at college.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's in the deep south. Very conservative. Not open to new ideas. If you're looking for a place to exchange ideas and discuss politics, religion, or any type of change, Auburn is not the place to be. Although it's rare that students are blatantly rude, the school has an undertone of "if you don't agree with us, don't mention it". The school has been very slow and reluctant to implement anti-hate policies.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: While the food quality is ok, the price is terrible. A sandwich and a drink will cost you $8. You can't reasonably get a meal for less than $6. There aren't many healthy options and barely any fresh fruit/vegetables available. The staff is (typically) not friendly and is often actually rude, although there are 4 or 5 employees who are well-known to the students for being kind and friendly (Sharlotte, Manuel, Herman...).

Unlike most campuses, Auburn does NOT have an all-you-can-eat cafeteria or meal swipes. It is entirely a la carte, with a variety of venues (such as Chick-fil-a, Panda, Au Bon Pain, etc.) around campus. Students have essentially an on-campus debit card with which they can buy food at these venues. However, food is very expensive.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Some of the sororities are great, are welcoming, and actively participate in community service/engagement. Others are less well-known, just party, and contribute little to the campus or community.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I only say okay because I lost my scholarship because it is very difficult to make As at Auburn (it's been rated in the top 16 schools for this). I missed my B average by 100s of a point & my scholarship was cancelled. The profs are an average mix of those who care, those who don't. You have to check peer reviews of profs or you can be in big trouble with your grades.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Auburn tends to be politically conservative. Many students are religious.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I think the campus facilities are more than adequate. Auburn is a small town but with Opelika, AL very close, there are plenty of restaurants. Atlanta's only 1-1/2 hrs away too.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The new student wellness building is awesome - ways to work out for everyone!

The engineering program is very challenging - classes require a lot of studying but the school offers free tutoring.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I got a great scholarship; it's a great school. I believe in Auburn and love it. It's a school rich in community and tradition.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's all over the place. 2 weeks before Christmas I was wearing shorts but during Christmas it was freezing. It rains a lot. The summers are hot and springs and autumns are short. It's usually pretty nice walking to and around campus.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love Auburn. The only reason I want out is because I've lived here since I was four. It's a great community.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We have some really good options, though of course after a while you get tired of them.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: It's hard to get a permit, and even harder to find a spot. Students who live on campus get better parking - the further from campus your dorm is, the better the parking. Parking services are the worst though. They give out so many tickets.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: It's all great. Great school.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus life is really great. Auburn has this family atmosphere - big campus, small feel.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live two blocks away from campus, and it's great. Granted, I live in a really old house with 4 other girls and it's kind of falling apart, but it's better than the dorms. Many apartments are even cheaper than the dorms. There are lots of options, from run-down cheap ones to super nice deck-out ones. You get what you pay for.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: All the people who participate seem to like it, but as an outsider, they all seem to be the same person and fit the typical stereotype. I've met some great people who are in them, but Greek life is definitely not for me.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I liked living in the dorms my freshman year but I definitely don't want to again. I lived in the Hill, which is an older one kind of far from campus. I had a good experience but not all people did.

College Sophomore

Academics: I just changed my major, so I don't really know yet. But my previous major, biomedical sciences, was awful. The AED program is really good for applying to professional schools, but there is almost no freedom with the curriculum in biomed.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Registering for classes is never fun, and it's sometimes hard to get into the classes you want. But my experience has been that the professors really care about their students and want them to do well. They're hard, yes, and yes, you have to work, but it's not impossible to do well.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our new rec and wellness center is awesome. Sports are huge on campus. Life literally revolves around football here. War eagle.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There's lots of computer labs and places to print stuff, and the technology is pretty up-to-date. Rosetta stone is free for all students on campus, which is awesome. Pretty much everyone has their own computers though.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Pretty much everyone has their own car. If you don't, it's not too hard to get around though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: They make you buy a $1000 meal plan if you live on campus, which is a lot of money to spend. All of the food is overpriced, but it's usually fine because you can just use your tiger card money. I like most of the food, but it gets old after a while.


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Jordan Luke
Mandeville, LA
Double major in English and Spanish
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Overall, students are very happy to be in Auburn. They love the people around them and the experiences that they get to have.

College is what you make of it. If you sit at home and don't do anything, then you won't enjoy yourself no matter where you go. With all the options you have offered to you at Auburn, you have to try to not have a good time. And with a student body that is so happy to be here, it's also hard not to get swept up in the excitement. As always, it's a good idea to visit a college or university before making a final decision. Make sure you're as happy and comfortable as you can possibly be.

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