Facilities

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

Facilities: Campus is pretty on the outside and totally walkable. The student center and library are nice. There are two or three building that all students dread going to but this is a small number compared to how many buildings there are total on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: 60 miles from home. Great academics. Great Greek life. Campus life and social scene couldn't be better.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Love the new Rec Center. Library is great place. Love campus life.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Beautiful campus. Very southern. Great sunsets on the plains.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Best rec center in the country. That is all I need to say.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 4th
    Best Student Centers
  • 87th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 107th
    Best Library
  • 193rd
    Greenest Campuses
  • 249th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Luke
Hometown
Mandeville, LA
Major
Double major in English and Spanish
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Auburn University knows what it has to do to make the campus a pleasant place for students and faculty to attend. The campus is under constant revision. While that often means that a lot of construction is going on, students feel that it's worth it.

Most students rave about the facilities on campus, especially the athletic facilities. Some may feel that too much attention is being focused on the athletic facilities in Auburn. Auburn University is definitely dedicated to its varsity sports, so that is something to keep in mind. However, work is also being done to update a lot of the older, run-down buildings on campus so that the students can have a better place to learn.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
697
Campus Size
1,840 acres
Student Centers
New Student Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
  • Charles Allen Cary Veterinary Medical Library
  • Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction
  • Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Haley Center/Concourse
  • The New Student Center
  • The Quad
  • Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
No
Coffeehouse on Campus
None, but there are several coffee stands around campus.
Movie Theater on Campus
There is no movie theatre on campus, but many student organizations will host free movies on campus in the New Student Center or outdoors on Cater Lawn.
School Slang
  • The Concourse: The long brick pathway leading up to and behind the Haley Center.
  • The Extension: On-campus apartments.
  • Foy: The Student Union. Foy is often used for club meetings. Larger events are also held in the auditorium. Students are always seen around Foy, especially going in and out of the War Eagle Food Court.
  • The Hill: On campus dorms located adjacent to the Quad
  • Jordan-Hare: The AU football stadium. An integral part of an Auburn student's time in college.
  • Momma G's: The quintessential Auburn sub shop
  • The Quad: The central on-campus housing area
  • The Quad Center: Where people are dropped off and picked up from the Quad, a central meeting place, location of laundry room and mail room for Quad residents.
  • The Student Act : The Student Activities Center, where students can work out, participate in intramurals, and see various campus events.
  • Toomer's Corner: Where Auburn fans and students "roll" a tree on the corner of College St. and Magnolia Ave. after every athletics win
  • The Village: Brand new, apartment-style dorms; also hosts all on-campus Panhellenic sororities
  • War Eagle: Most famous Auburn greeting and cheer. "War Eagle" has various legendary origins and is known for it's frequent use within the Auburn family.
Traditions
  • Hey Day: A day when students all over campus are given a nametag and everyone says hello to each other that day. Hey Day is meant to promote the fact that Auburn's campus is so friendly.
  • Homecoming: Homecoming is a special day for current Auburn students and alumni alike. Homecoming is celebrated in the fall with lots of celebration, a big football game, and the outcome of the Miss Homecoming contest.
  • Nova: Before each home game starts, fans simultaneously shout one big, "War Eagle," as Nova, the Bald Eagle, circles the stadium several times and then lands on the field.
  • Rolling Toomer's Corne: The most ostentatious and well-liked tradition at Auburn is that of rolling Toomer's Corner. After every win during the football season, the people of Auburn gather in the streets and toss rolls of toilet paper all over the large tree that stands on Toomer's Corner. During especially big wins against other large SEC teams, the entire corner is covered-the tree, the streets, and even the traffic lights are buried in toilet paper.
Urban Legends
  • Playboy magazine ranked Auburn's girls in the top 10 in the nation.
  • Rumor has it that if an Auburn student steps foot on the university seal, located in front of Langdon Hall, then that student will not graduate from Auburn.
  • The Chapel, located on the corner of College Street and Thach Avenue, is haunted by an old Confederate soldier who was killed during the Civil War.
Favorite Things To Do
Auburn is very laid-back and students can usually be seen hanging out with friends or studying around campus. There is always a campus event going on-whether it's a sports game or something put on by one of various campus organizations. Students also frequent the game room in the New Student Center, the Quad to play Frisbee or flag football, and the Intramural Fields or Student Act to work out. Go to a sporting event-Football is huge at Auburn, and every weekend during fall semester focuses on Saturdays in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn students are known for their spirit and support of athletics. Baseball and basketball are also very popular. See a play-Auburn has an excellent theatre program. A variety of plays and musicals are presented throughout fall and spring semesters, and prices are usually discounted for students. Performances are held at the Telfair-Peet Theatre, which is located across from the Hill Dormitories. Work Out-Auburn students are a fit bunch! The Student Activities Center boasts various weight and cardio rooms, basketball and volleyball courts, an aquatics center, and exercise rooms to take classes such as yoga and Pilates. Auburn is also a beautiful campus to run or jog through. A new state-of-the-art recreation center is under construction and will be available for student use during the 2011-2012 school year. Enjoy the weather-Auburn students frequently take advantage of the nice Alabama weather. Fancy a little competitiveness? Play some Frisbee in the Quad or a pick-up soccer game on the Intramural Fields. Want to relax? Take a walk in the Arboretum or down to Toomer's Corner for some famous lemonade.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organizations
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 64 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 6 responses

  • 31% The New Student Center
  • 31% The new recreational and wellness center
  • 15% Fraternity Row and College Street bars
  • 15% Food courts
  • 8% Haley Center/Concourse
  • 0% The Quad
  • 0% Ralph Brown Draughon Library

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 6 responses

  • 31% Tailgating during football season. And rodeo.
  • 25% Rolling Toomer's Corne
  • 25% Football games!
  • 12% Nova
  • 6% Hey Day
  • 0% Homecoming

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 87 responses

  • 1% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 5% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 29% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 66% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 69 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 4% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 33% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 62% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% DO NOT STEP ON THE SEAL!
  • 40% Kissing your true love at the lathe

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Parties
  • 50% Everything

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