Auburn, AL
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$26,364 ($9,852)
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Reviews 1404 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There are several bars downtown to choose from, but if you are underage, only a couple have 18+ nights. None of the bars/clubs are always 18+. Location is great because they are across the street from campus. There is parking nearby, but if you live on campus, I suggest taking the night buses. Parking fills up quickly on Wednesday nights (when a lot of people go out) and weekends. Overall, I always enjoyed going out in Auburn, and the different bars allowed me to choose if I wanted to dance, or if I just wanted to sit and drink with friends.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Auburn's College of Engineering is one of the finest. If that is not enough, our co-op program is very well-organized. Co-oping is strongly encouraged for engineering students, which is something I have found to be quite progressive. Many other campuses offer co-op programs, but the emphasis Auburn puts on its program is unique. The co-op office staff are very friendly and happy to help you schedule interviews, fill out necessary paperwork, and make sure you are prepared to begin your co-op experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Auburn's campus is beautiful. Most of the classroom buildings are either relatively new or very well-kept. There is plenty of green space. Auburn also boasts one of the largest (by volume of books) libraries in the USA. Finding a place to study on campus, if not in the library, is not a problem. It would have warranted an A+, but there are a few classroom buildings that desperately need to be updated/renovated.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many small, local restaurants which offer unique options. Restaurants can be found in all price ranges. If you are willing to drive a few miles, there are also several restaurants that offer Asian, Mexican, Indian, etc. cuisine.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Football and basketball. That's it. Intramurals exist but aren't huge. The current rec facilities are horrible for non-athletes, but the new rec center (to open fall 2013) should fix that.

Great fans for football and basketball, but nothing else.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most greek girls will wear leggings/nike shorts with an oversized t-shirt and tennis shoes or chacos. Others will wear jeans and a cute top. Not too dressy, but with a stronger focus on makeup/hair. Most girls wear minimal makeup/a natural look. If you don't wear makeup to class, it's not abnormal.

Girls are (for the most part) friendly and happy.

Guys will wear jeans/khaki and a tshirt or collared shirt. Guys (especially frat boys) dress up more than girls.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Coming from Iowa, I appreciated the fact that I could wear shorts in October. It's pretty nice weather. You'll need to wear jeans and a jacket November-February.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are plenty of frat parties and the bars are always busy. The only problem is you can't get into bars unless you're 19 (the legal age is 19 in Alabama, not 18 like everywhere else). I don't drink, and there's not much to do on campus if you don't.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Extremely low crime rate. Someone was sexually assaulted last week and it was a huge deal- The first time something like that has happened all year. We also have the security shuttle (aka "drunk bus") that you can call (like a taxi service) any time from 6pm-6am. It will take you anywhere on campus, so it's great for getting a ride to the library, a friend's dorm, or a party across campus. The only problem is that you'll wait 10-30 mins for it to arrive and you have to wait for the people who got on the bus first to be dropped off, so you might be on the shuttle for 20-40mins.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Hill and the Quad are the oldest. They both have similar, fairly plain rooms. I've lived in the Hill and have never found the room too small, but they're not extremely large either. It's suite-style living (two rooms with two roommates each share a bathroom) The main difference is that the Hill is about a 10min walk from the center of campus while the Quad is right there in the middle of campus. "Residence life"/a sense of community is strongest here because the lobbies are where people hang out, rather than in their own living space (see below).

The Village is also about 10 mins away, but it's the newer dorms. Central living area with couch/table/counter/sink/refrigerator/microwave shared by 4 roommates who each get their own individual small room. South Donahue is just being built now- It's supposed to have granite countertops, flat-screens, and a similar layout to the Village. Expensive.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: AU does a good job of providing transportation to and from the university. The after-hours bar transportation is very nice as well. There is sometimes some miscommunication among the drivers, but I imagine that happens everywhere.

5 College Senior

Academics: I have had 4 majors and the schools are uniformly excellant. However be very careful with visiting instructors - a few have limited English skills and a chip on their shoulders.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Very active Greek life and a fit for most everyone - competitive sororities

3 College Senior

Parking: There is a decent amount of parking for students living on campus, available by lottery. Lots of commuter lots for students living off campus, but some require a little walk (good thing the weather is good). The transit system is really good during the week, not so great on weekends. It is nice to have a car.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The Auburn 'family' is great! War Eagle! There is a wide diversity of students but a very friendly campus with parts that appeal to virtually everyone.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: There is a good selection of types prices and locations. There is always off campus housing and you can get it really cheap for relatively little compromise. You can choose a large apartment facility, or smaller dorm like rooms. Really there is housing off campus for everybody

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It really just depends on where you decide to live there's some good some bad it just depends on how much you are willing to spend. I live on campus and it's really not that bad.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They should not be there but I never feel unsafe at Auburn it's an extremely safe place to be.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a great football program at Auburn, usually. This is the first in recent years where we have had a losing season. We are very competitive in other sports, also. All our teams are something to be proud of, especially considering we are a Division 1 school within the SEC.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a big thing at Auburn, but if you are a girl and you are not in a sorority its not a huge deal because you can still get into the frat parties and such. Though if you are a boy, it is worse because many fraternities will not allow outside guys at their parties. Greek life does not take over the campus, though, like it does at other Universities such as Alabama.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus police are very strict when it comes to parking and driving on the main campus. you can get a ticket just for driving through the main campus area between 7 am and 5 pm. It is kind of ridiculous. they are not quite as strict about underage drinking, they only care if you are making a scene or are drinking and driving. Though if you get caught with alcohol when trying to enter the football stadium for a game it will get you kicked out and sometimes a letter will be sent home.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: they have good food, but its pretty pricey even with the meal plan. The options available are good though.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It is a very clean and nice town that has a great family environment.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus! There are three different areas of dorms to live in and I lived in the quad. The rooms were not the largest and it was not the cleanest or newest but it was right in the heart of campus so it was very convenient.

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5 College Student

Athletics: The facilities are superb...the coaches are amazing...and the fans are really supportive.

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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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