Auburn, AL
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Reviews 1404 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Popular Not Necessarily Healthy – With the exception of Au Bon Pan, the only option is fast food. Sure, the variety is great, but fast food, besides being unhealthy, gets tiring quite quickly.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Close and Convenient – The computer lab is hardly ever crowded. Computer speed and network connection is great, better than the campus library. Printing is free and the computer lab itself is located in one of the central buildings on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Independent Learning – When I arrived at Auburn this past fall, I was in for an academic awakening. In high school, I'd developed a study plan, but I was nowhere near prepared for college life. Most professors answer very few questions in class. Office hours are offered, but if it's not conducted during your break times, you are left with two options. Study partners is one great option offered to students who are having problems in classes. Current students are tutored by former students who achieved at least a B in the course. Other than that, students must read the book and do the practice problems in order to gain the answers to any questions left unanswered by the study partner or teacher.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather can determine alot at Auburn, but of course mostly if classes are held or not. Most of the time weather is free nice and sunny. In the winder it can be very windy and rainy at times but the nice thing is that Auburn is always on the watch for bad weather so the students will be safe.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nightlife at Auburn is alot like nightlife at other big universities. Most of the bars and clubs are for ages 21 and older but there are a few that will accept 19 and older. Most all of the house parties are alot of fun and mostly houses that are greek. The best thing about nightlife at Auburn is that I always feel safe and I never have to worry about a ride back since the university provides transportation.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a student at Auburn University has been an life changing experience. I have realized how much it takes to be a great student and to make the grades that I need to make to fulfill my life goal of being a doctor. My professors have been amazing by teaching the material in a way that is best for learning and have been there to answer any of my questions when needed. Even though I know I have a long road ahead of me in my college career, I know that I will be able to accomplish my dream of being a cardiologist.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Auburn has some famous restaurants in its college town. My favorite is Mama Goldbergs which is a small steamed sandwich place right across from the Auburn football stadium. It has a great family friendly atmosphere but as a college student I feel right at home going there almost on every game day!

5 College Student

Academics: I wanted to go to Auburn for a very long time. But I wasn't certain which job path I wanted to take. Luckily Auburn has almost any major you could think of from; fishery to teaching to Pre-Med to psychology and even to forestry. I ended up picking Pre-Pharmacy which was the best decision I could have ever made. The class sizes are sometimes big with science courses but you still can get that one-on-one teacher time.

5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Its small town and the university is pretty much the center of Auburn. I love football season because of the tailgating and everyones family-friendly attitude! Students are seen as responsible, fun, people!

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Thank Goodness! They are very strict when it comes to the drug policy, but when it comes to enforcing someone to be in designated smooking areas no one bothers to move the offenders.

1 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Oh Drat! At this school it seems every where you look the boys have girlfriends, or happen to be a crooked. If there happen to be a single one you autpmatically assume he has one.

3 College Junior

Academics: Just Starting – I'm in the Liberal Arts College. I'm a Social Work major, and have not been given the opportunity to meet my professors yet, but the classes that I have taken so far at this school are good. Some of them even had their own certified book published and useable for class work.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Facilities: Brand-new Village housing community is NICE, but if you're not a high-level scholarship student, athlete or sorority member, you probably can't get in. Brand-new student center, excellent laboratories and science classrooms.

Things that set us apart: tradition. The Auburn Creed, insane footbal, Toomer's Corner, Toomer's Drugs, Samford Lawn, the AU Chapel.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: BCS Champs! Auburn is football, football is Auburn. Gamedays are insane and even academic assignments are sometimes scheduled to allow for proper gameday festivities. I came to Auburn disliking football, but I've been completely converted. You might not like football now, but you've never experienced an SEC football game.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Some Gtas, Wide Range of Study Options – Professors: Most professors I've met understand the pressures on a college student and will work with you to overcome bad grades, etc., but you need to put in the effort. In the lower-level math classes there's a lot of GTAs (graduate teaching assistants) teaching, which I don't like.

Registration process: Auburn lets graduating seniors, honors kids, ROTC, and band sign up for classes first, then moves down the line by number of credit hours. This definitely puts some students at a disadvantage, but somehow, students almost always get all their required courses at class times that work for them. If worst comes to worst, your advisor can intervene to get your required courses.

Workload: There's a wide variety of teaching styles at Auburn-- some classes have three tests and that's it, while others have daily graded homework and bi-weekly quizzes. Be prepared for your workload to vary from semester to semester.

Special study options: Auburn is a great proponent of co-op programs. They make it extremely easy to transfer your scholarships, etc. to whichever semesters you'll actually be studying.

Auburn also provides Supplemental Instruction, in which a graduate, post-doc or upperclassman attends lecture with you and then holds a study/discussion session outside of class. These are often extremely useful, as a fellow student often has an idea of what difficulties the class is encountering.

Study areas: The RBD Library is always packed during midterm and final weeks, which might make it a little difficult to study there. Dorms have study rooms to make distraction-free studying a little more convenient.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would say my school is unique, because we are a big family overall. We are like a big family, because we all enjoy hanging out with everybody like a big happy family would. I wouldn't choose a different school, because the campus, teachers, staff, environment all feel like I'm at home and there is nothing else that I could ask for in a college.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The aspects of the program of the nursing program at my school is very good. The nursing program at our school provides the right classes and hours that a student needs to go farther into the nursing program. The internship that the school provides is for the student to find a local hospital, doctor, etc to job shadow for experience.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is great around campus and off campus. The transit system drives you basically anywhere you need to go from 6am to 7pm, even if it's off campus. From 7pm to 6am, the security shuttle will drive you wherever you need to go on campus, and will even drop you off across the street from the bars downtown.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Auburn makes an effort for campus to be safe. On campus, there are blue lights that people can press if they feel unsafe, and there's always one in sight. The "Security Shuttle" works from 7pm-6am and drives you wherever you want to go on campus. If someone doesn't want to ride the "Security Shuttle," they can call up a personal escort. All for free.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarships are generally awarded to students after they declare their major. Auburn doesn't give out a lot of money to people unless they receive it based on merit. I do know many people that have full-rides, but they're all very smart.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is great at Auburn! Most of the sororities are extremely involved on campus, and the fraternities always throw GREAT parties. The only thing is, people are judged based on if they're greek or not. Greeks tend to be more social and involved, and it's hard to find someone out that's not greek.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: All programs at Auburn are superb. The rigor is extremely hard compared to its application (it's compared to MIT, Princeton, and other top rated schools by CBS MoneyWatch). The core classes are extensive, so you know you'll come out of Auburn with a great, well-rounded education.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Everyone is more into alcohol than drugs. The most I've seen anyone do on a regular basis is pot.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. You're right near everything and getting to the opposite side of campus is only about a 25-30 minute walk, but Auburn even has a transit system so getting where you want to go would only take 15 minutes max. Auburn's Village housing is probably the best college living in the country, since instead of just a room, the Village is more like an apartment where one gets their own room. Auburn is expanding the Village dorms in order to house more students. Other than the Village, Auburn's housing is relatively average, but the location of the quad is prime for rolling out of bed five minutes before class.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Auburn has an extremely thorough core curriculum, so when going to Auburn, you know you'll come out of there with not just a degree, but a really well-rounded education, which most employers look for. Although Auburn is relatively easy to get into, the application process and acceptance rate does not at all reflect the rigor of the academics. Moneywatch compares Auburn's difficulty to MIT, Princeton University, and Purdue in the top 16 "Colleges and Universities with the Toughest Grades," based off of gradeinflation.com. The average GPA at Auburn is about a 2.65. So although you may get an acceptance letter from Auburn, don't expect it to be as easy as getting your acceptance letter.


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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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