Location
Auburn, AL
Undergrads
18,449
Tuition (in-state)
$26,364 ($9,852)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 1404 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Agriculture Science – The buildings on campus are beautiful but many are in need of updating but cannot receive that because they are required to put in elevators which there are no rooms for. The bus system also isn't that great but everything is slowly improving.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: One Big Happy Family. War Eagle! Auburn truly is a great school. Everyone is like one big family and I am proud to say that I am part of it. I live for Saturday football games. There is absolutely nothing better than standing in the student section at Jordan Hare and screaming "WAR EAGLE" at the top of your lungs with everyone else there. I have yet to feel like an outcast. Each fall semester we even have "hey day." You basically wear a nametag and say "hey" to everyone you see that day walking around campus. It's a great way to get people interested in others around them. I have nothing bad to say about Auburn and if I had to do it all over again, I would most definitely choose Auburn again! War Eagle!

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are no clear cut guidelines or rules. It's like everyone just knows what they're supposed to do and just does it without having to be asked. We are encouraged to keep our grades up, but student-athletes are really the only ones who are checked up on. Most students are responsible enough to take care of themselves and do what they should do.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe when I'm on campus, day or night. If you stay into the late hours of the night at the library, you can opt to be escorted to your car by a security guard. I've never felt that this was necessary, but it's good that it's offered to the students.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Everyone wants to be a part of the greek life. It is really hard to find someone that is non greek. Something is always going on with either a sorority or fraternity.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live off campus in a nice apartment. I love it it has all the amenities that a college student needs. There is also a pool, exercise room and even a game room. It is moderately priced ane in a good location.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few restaurants near campus but non really give you a student discount. Most of them are expensive so I don't eat in them very often. There are more eateries that have better prices they are just further out. Our favorite hang out is the Waffle House, the prices are okay and the food is good. After a night out the groups normally meet there.

1 College Junior

Transportation: the parking at auburn university in auburn is awful. you have to show up an hour before your class start just to drive around and stalk the people leaving and even then the parking spot that you get isnt ideal.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football season is an obvious plus. Tailgating is fun and friendly. There are several options for athletic involement.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Great and Not So Great – Obviously there are great off campus housing apartments and houses as with any school. Many of them have great parking and are still on the campus transit system route. There are some that parking is terrible, cars get towed even if they are visiting a resident, and rent is ridiculous just because they are close to campus.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Auburn's transit system is great. There is never a worry about who is going to drive after a night out because the night bus will pick up and drop off at any hour and there is no extra charge. The people are fun to party with but also take studies seriously.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a great amount of diversity on Auburn's campus. I'm pretty sure the majority is white, but I see different ethnicities everywhere I look. Not to mention the clubs and organizations that have to do with different cultures and religions and such. Also, once a semester there is a fair of sorts on the concourse where booths are set up with different countries and students from the countries talk about their heritage.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Variety in Food and Places to Eat – There are many places to eat on campus. There is a great variety from fast food to sit down. If I get bored at the Student Center, I just walk to Foy or to the Village dining hall. It's amazing to have a Starbucks on campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: College of Education Is Very Close Knit and Helpful – I am in the College of Education at Auburn University and it is a great college. All of my advisers and teachers have been exceptional and helpful. Any question I have had has been answered before I've had to ask it. I feel like I belong in this college.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Its a Great Place – Lots of school spirit, very friendly, easy to make friends, beautiful campus

3 College Freshman

Weather: Weather is typical for alabama, cold in the winter, rainy, hot in the summer

3 College Freshman

Parking: There is not near enough parking for the amount of students and traffic can be hectic

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Security Shuttle – Auburn University has developed a wonderful transportation system that allows students to feel comfortable and safe. Upon orientation students are provided with the number to the security shuttle. The shuttles availablity is wonderful during all dark hours. It will drop students off at any on campus facility. Recently Auburn has also added the Toomer 10 which is also a security shuttle for those students living off campus. The wait time varies are Friday and Saturday nights are very busy, though usually the wait isn't unreasonable. Unforfunetly the shuttle does not run during football game days. Otherwise it is a great option for students to avoid walking alone at night or intoxicated driving.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many Choices – There are many different types of off campus residences. Some are expensive but I would say you get what you pay for. You won't find many places close to campus that allow pets however.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Charming to Look at. The campus has many buildings that are charming. They have a nice way of blending the old with the new and not letting anything just seems out of place.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Very Down to Earth Atmosphere. I love Auburn and how all of the students have such pride in the school! The professors are nice and willing to help as long as you put forth the effort in coming to talk to them. They would much rather help you succeed than see you fail.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: College Life Is Making Me Into an Adult – So far college life has been an experience that I will never forget. I have had a lot of growing pains because my mom is not here to do my thinking for me. I'm learning that my education is very important for my future and there is no one to make me get it, I have to get it for myself.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: No Need for Cars – Transportation is good because there are tran buses that run about every 15 minutes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The ground security can be very costly if you don't park where you should. The first offense is a $25.00 ticket and the next one is a boot on your tire, which will cost you $125.00 to have it taken off.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: in case you didnt know Auburn in still located in the heart of the deep south, Alabama. that being said many kids here come from areas/families who didnt make exposure to different cultures/ethnic groups a priority and it shows once they arrive on campus. coming from an afro-american student the interaction between racial lines is sorely lacking, which leads to students 'sticking to their own' more often than not and with the racial breakdown of AU as is it, minorities... good luck.

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Jordan Luke
Hometown
Mandeville, LA
Major
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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