Local Atmosphere

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

Local Atmosphere: You simply cannot beat the atmosphere, especially on game-day. The entire city is electric and I have yet to meet a single person who's rude.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Everyone here is so loving and kind and we all share the same love for the school!

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Auburn is a small town but there's charm to it that's hard to resist! It's a big family!

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Auburn is a quaint, quiet town. Which is nice if you like that. As a lively college student I find it extremely boring. The shopping options are minimal, and I guess the only good part about Auburn is the fact that it's less than two hours from Atlanta.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's a reason why everyone goes home so often. There's only one mall, and it's "where clothes go to die" so very picked over and nothing really good. We don't even have a Macy's. And the "stores" are more like clearance bins. Boutique shops are better, but pricey. Everyone buys online. And if you're from out of state, make friends with someone with a car because the transit doesn't run on the weekends.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Luke
Hometown
Mandeville, LA
Major
Double major in English and Spanish
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Most students claim to feel right at home with Auburn’s warm and friendly atmosphere. They enjoy the slow pace of a southern college town, and at the same time are able to engage in a variety of activities. While there are a few drawbacks, such as lack of entertainment during the breaks, larger cities are just a short drive away.

For those of you who crave the fast life of a big city, Auburn may not satisfy your craving. Some students may feel bored at times with what Auburn has to offer, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to do here. With a little effort, students will find a plethora of enjoyable forms of entertainment, from hiking to swimming to watching movies.

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. Toomer's Drug Store makes famous lemonade that tops many people's "Try Before You Die" lists
  2. February 15, 1974 marks Auburn's first streaking incident.
  3. Auburn University was closed during the Civil War in 1861 and reopened in 1866..
  4. Jordan-Hare Stadium can seat over 85,000 people, a number that is typically reached during football season.
  5. Legend has it that if a student steps on the university seal, located in front of Langdon Hall, they won't graduate from Auburn.
Notable Natives
  • Charles Barkley
  • Bo Jackson
Local Slang
  • Shug-Jordan: Pronounced "shoog jerdan;" a well-known and highly-traveled road in Auburn.
  • War Eagle: A greeting indigenous to Auburn-a battle cry of sorts. Constantly heard at sporting events, especially football, War Eagle is also commonly used as a way of saying hello and goodbye.
  • Y'all: A Southerner's way of saying the plural form of "you."
Points of Interest
  • The Arboretum
  • Chewacla State Park
  • Football games
  • Julie Collins Smith Museum of Art
Shopping Centers
  • Colonial Mall Auburn-Opelika
  • Village Mall
Movie Theaters
Carmike Wynnsong 16
2111 E University Dr.
Auburn
(334) 501-0401
Major Sports Teams
Atlanta Braves: baseball
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Atlanta: GA: 2 hours
  • Montgomery: AL: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 75 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 77 responses

  • 3% Painfully remote.
  • 1% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 38% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 55% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 4% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 77 responses

  • 34% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 32% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 34% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 77 responses

  • 27% No way.
  • 49% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 23% Totally.

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