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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4 College Freshman

Majors: Pre Med – The only thing I have against Auburn is their lack of a medical program.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The football team is one of the best in the country. Fan support is huge and it can even divide families to the point of not speaking! Prepare to be dragged in, even if you don't want to!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Good Food, Farish Drive – The best off campus driving is too far to walk to, but there is a great selection just off campus, by Toomer's Corner. And, of course, the Auburn experience is complete without a visit to the drug store itself.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Not a Problem – Auburn is a large school, but still maintains a small town feel. I don't feel like there is an issue. Most of the students are from Alabama, but any public school pulls a majority of its students from within the local state.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Good but Lacking Options – The dinning plan at Auburn is very simple, and enforces good habits with money. The overall variety is a little weak. Many of the restaurants offer large meals, and many are fast food. For some students, a large, expensive meal isn't always necessary, nor the healthiest option.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe and Noticable – Auburn feels secure. The campus is well lit, and there are emergency phones that are highlighted, designed and placed on campus that you can see one at any time. The city police are always on patrol, and that is very nice.

3 College Freshman

Computers: computers work fine, printers easily get backed up

4 College Freshman

Majors: Lots of Opportunities – I've never had an internship myself, but it seems like there a job fairs going on all the time and there's always someone here conducting interviews.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Rush or You'll Regret It! I must admit, Greek life pretty much runs this school. However, it's not the stuck-up, elitist, live-to-party scene that it is at some other schools. For the most part, greeks here are classy and friendly. I would definitely recommend rushing. Even if you don't pledge, it's a great way to meet people. Frat houses vary as far as how nice they are, but sororities have VERY nice on-campus dorms.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Classic Small-Town – I came to Auburn from a huge city and I can't get enough of the small-town charm. Everyone in the city of Auburn is so supportive of the university and its students. The shopping isn't so great - only one mall and it kind of stinks - but the local restaurants are amazing and there's always something fun to do. Atlanta is a short drive away for a fun night out.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: As far as the admissions process goes for each major at AU, the system is both very easy and very smooth. You simply declare your desired major before or at orientation, and then you are placed in the corresponding school and put on a track to allow you to accomplish your goals. You are also paired with an academic advisor specific to your field who helps tremendously.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation options are AU are great and varied. Included in students' tuition is a fee that pays for transportation offered by the school. The various transportation methods combine for 24 hours of on and off-campus ride availability. If you are in need of a car or looking to go beyond the boundaries of the free transits and shuttles, Tiger Taxis are available for decent prices, or you can join the AU Car Rental System and rent cars for various amount of times including full weekends for very low prices. Transportation at Auburn is wonderful.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: Auburn University is located in the deep south, and as a result while some students are recruited from other areas, most students come from Alabama and share in typical southern beliefs. The racial diversity is almost non-existent as most students are white with maybe a total of 15% of the student body being any other race. The religious diversity is fare but not advertised. Likewise 50% of students on campus come from families whose income totals over $150,000 per year, and the other %50 is either on scholarship or loans. There are a lot of challenges posed at AU for students seeking to break the traditional molds and mingle with other groups. Mingling is looked down upon by many students and the University doesn't go far out of it's way to make students of different backgrounds feel welcome. Auburn has a lot of room for growth in this area.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drug Activity Kept Low – There have recently been a few big drug busts, but drugs do not seem to be a prevalent past-time activity for most students. Officers do have a no tolerance policy for those caught with illegal substances.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Eateries Next to Campus – There are many different options outside of campus available to students that tire easily of the food options on campus. The cost is relatively the same for those places right outside of campus, for most are sandwich shops such as Firehouse and Auburn's local Momma G's, which also has cheap beer prices. They've got most people's favorite basics and have quick and convenient locations, while keeping the price in line with a student's budget. There are a few new frozen yogurt shops as well that are good and good for you.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food on campus is great, but you get tired of eating the same thing after a while.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Good Education – You are going to work for the grade you want, but it is totally worth it!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus Food – There are an abundance of places to eat located within walking distance of the Auburn campus. Often time you can get your hands on some kind of coupon or special deal that these restaurants are offering which always helps with the bottom line.

3 College Junior

Computers: The only on campus computers I have ever used were the computers in the library. There were always plenty computers available. Unfortunately these computers were not quite up to date and were a little slow. But even with those problems I was still able to complete my research paper without any issues.

5 College Junior

Academics: Easy Class Registration – The first time I registered for classes the adviser plugged in all my information. The second time I registered for classes I got to do it. Auburn has a nifty little application that allows you to look up classes, then all you need is to write down a 5 digit number to save for when you actually apply. Once you have all your class numbers you go to the Add/Drop Classes application and plug in the numbers and register. The application will even tell you if you have a time conflict and need to pick an alternative class time. It is easy and stress free which is important.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: You'll get a good scholarship. I got a scholarship for my ACT score that was enough to let me come from out of state.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Police Are Very Chill. Cops are around when you need them, but they're not going to go out of their way to ruin your night. They're seriously just there to keep people safe. We actually have drunk buses that take you around campus for free,and the drivers don't care if you're hammered. They're just glad you're not driving.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics at Auburn are amazing. You will not find a more spirited school in the south.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Upper-Middle-Income Straight Wasps Everywhere! As far as race goes, the campus is predominately white. There aren't so few minorities that it's a surprise to see someone who's not white, but I'd say the mix is probably 70% or more white.

Most of the students who go here are Christians. There are a few other religions represented. There are tons of organizations for Christians (both general and for each sect; LDS, Catholics, Baptists, etc.) and a few for other religions (I know of at least one Baha'i and one Jewish organization on campus). Beware if you're an atheist, though - people might try incredibly hard to convert you.

If you fall under the LGBT spectrum, there is a very supportive Gay-Straight Alliance with a surprising number of people in it.

All in all, the campus isn't very diverse, but don't worry about fitting in here. It's big enough that there's someone else like you out here, and you can always find support through the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs.

Most of all, don't be afraid of Southern stereotypes; many of those do not apply on campus.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Mix of Old and New – You go into buildings like Parker or the Chemistry Building and wonder why they haven't been knocked down yet. You go into buildings like Ross Hall or the Science Center Classrooms and marvel at their nice facilities and modernity. It's a huge mix of buildings, but Auburn never seems to cease construction, so chances are if there's a building that's in disrepair, they're about to build a new one.


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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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