Location
Auburn, AL
Undergrads
18,449
Tuition (in-state)
$26,364 ($9,852)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Auburn is definitely a college town. The town itself has a captivating charm, which is what drew me to Auburn in the first place. There are cute boutiques downtown and random trinket shops. Montgomery and Atlanta are your best bets for shopping if you want a real mall. However, there is a mall in Opelika that isn't terrible if you just want some basics. Don't go to Columbus at night-it is sketchy.

College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties on campus are super fun and crazy during football season. You have to be 19 to get into the bars here in Alabama, so that is kind of unfortunate. However, they are all really fun once you can get in. Bourbon Street is really fun on Thursday nights. SkyBar and In Italy are also great picks. SkyBar has something for all kinds of people to enjoy. Clubbing in Atlanta isn't too far either!

College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice. The Quad is so convenient to everything, but the smallest out of the Hill, Extension, and the Village. The Hill dorms are a little larger than the Quad but older. The Village is the newest and consists of four bedrooms, a living room, and kitchenette.

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Transportation: Public transportation is readily available around town with Tiger Transit buses, security shuttles, and friends' cars. Walking is the best exercise and perfect because Auburn's campus has buildings located within ten minutes of each other.

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Greek Life: Greek life is huge. If you aren't Greek, don't try to go to their parties! You don't have to be Greek to have a great time, though.

College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are a part of the Auburn experience. Unlike other universities, sports of all levels are supported by the student body and surrounding area. The campus becomes packed for football games, closely followed by basketball, and new favorites like gymnastics are a wintry Friday night alternative to hanging out with friends outdoors. Auburn University and the students really support all aspects of students interests.

College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are huge, and everybody supports them.

College Freshman

Computers: Bring your own computer, but the labs are very accessible.

College Freshman

Transportation: Tiger Transit is pretty convenient and drops you right in front of the Haley Center, which is where most classes are. The Drunk Bus is also a really nice feature, and it runs every night.

College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is pretty safe. There is a blue-light system like there is at most campuses now. I feel safe walking around at night.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Village is going to be sick. The Quad and Hill dorms are a more generic dorm experience.

College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties on and around campus are mostly frats-they're decent. There are five bars in town, which makes for a pretty dead scene for a school of more than 24,000.

College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food on campus is good. We don't have a dining hall like most colleges, but we have a lot of places that would be found off campus, which makes it convenient. Places include but are not limited to Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, and Einstein Bros. Bagels.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at Auburn is definitely present, but it doesn't make or break your college life. A student can have just as good of an experience not in a sorority or fraternity as they could in one.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Anywhere on Glenn or Magnolia will be awesome. Search early and don't hesitate to settle the lease, or you won't get a spot. Overall though, the off-campus option is great regardless of how old you are.

Niche User

Academics: The teachers are good overall. Math teachers are usually foreign, English teachers are usually anal, history teachers enjoy history, and communication teachers like to talk. I really do enjoy the classes I have now, but when you're a freshman or a sophomore you have pretty large lecture classes and really don't get to know your teachers at all. Once you get into your major, you will find that the teachers are more personal and willing to help you out if you need it.

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Academics: Some of the teachers will be grad students, and that's the best kind to have. They better understand what students are currently going through.

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Academics: Beware of the GTAs (graduate teaching assistants). Some of them just seem like they're out to get you.

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Academics: In my experience, the teachers have varied from department to department. All the math and science professors are going to speak a different language-that's almost a given. I am in the business department, and I like most of my professors. It also depends on the class. It doesn't matter who I have for accounting; I'm going to hate the class.

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Academics: As with any place, it all depends on who you get. I have yet to have a teacher I have loathed, and I have had only a few that I just didn't care for. I have had excellent teachers, fortunately.

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Academics: Most of my teachers have been very good, helpful, and approachable. There's also a good program if you need help in a particular class. (It's free and not embarrassing because there are a ton of people there.) I went there for physics. Overall, I'd say the teachers are good here.

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Academics: During my undergrad, my professors were awesome. Just keep in mind that you can and should ask them anything. They are there to help you. About the only problem I saw was with my chemistry lab professors. Usually, these guys are foreign grad students so they have real problems with English anyway. That's pretty much how it goes at other schools, too.

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Academics: The teachers at Auburn are very approachable. They're eager to help students understand class material.

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Local Atmosphere: Auburn is a small town, so it has that small-town atmosphere. Sometimes the smallness will get on your nerves, but Atlanta is only an hour and a half away, so you get your city fix and come back.

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Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere around Auburn is very laid-back and friendly. My friends that have gone to other universities have told me that they have been impressed with how nice people are at Auburn. It's a small, college town with no other major universities nearby and one community college in a neighboring town. I can't think of anything to absolutely stay away from, but if you do come down here, definitely visit all of the local Auburn traditions, such as Toomer's Corner, the Arboretum, and football games.

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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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