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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Beautiful campus. Amazing football stadium and basketball arena. New student athletic complex being built as we speak (scheduled completion: Spring 2013) complete with a rock climbing wall, olympic sized swimming pools, an indoor track, and whatever else you can think of. The dining halls are okay. They're nicely built but the food can get expensive. We don't have any buffet style options. The student center is nice and the library is amazing. It has four floors one for each type of studier. From the extremely quiet and private to the loud music playing, group session types. There's a floor for everybody in RBD (our library). The engineering building is beautiful. I always joke and say it looks like mount olympus. The architecture building is pretty cool. If you have to stay on campus try to stay in the village because it's the nicest and it has the nicest dining hall and it's right next to the Auburn Arena.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: WAR EAGLE! If you don't know anything else about Auburn University you probably know about our football team. Game days are huge here. Campus is full of fans and i do mean full. The school starts setting up tailgating tents on Thursday and they are literally covering every inch of green space by the time they're finished. There are winnebagos in every parking lot and wherever else they're allowed. Even though we haven't had the greatest season this year the team spirit hasn't gone anywhere. Once a true Auburn fan, always a true Auburn fan. The amount of support our athletes receive is ridiculous. Everyone loves them on campus. They get tons of special privileges of course. Most of them are really funny but there are also some that like to stay pretty low-key. I've heard our track team, volleyball team, softball team, and swim team are pretty good too. The basketball team should have a good season this year. There's lots of student fan support for them too. No matter what the sport really you're gonna have a good time at the game.

5 College Freshman

Academics: As a freshman I'm not too much of an expert on this but in my short time being here I love it. The classwork is challenging but in a good way. The professors make you think and are always available to answer questions. They LOVE for you to participate in class here! So make an effort to actually be in attendance and speak up if they ask a question. Even if you get it wrong they'll notice if you say something because most people don't. The workload is reasonable so long as you don't overcrowd your schedule. The registration process for freshman is hell. At Camp War Eagle they give you a specific time to go and if you dare go before that time you can't register. When you register for second semester freshman go last and you probably won't get all the classes you wanted but just try to get as many as you can and compromise if you have to. Also, Engineering and Business are popular majors here.

2 College Freshman

Weather: When it's good it's great. In the first month or so it's not that bad but come September Octoberish it starts to get real. The weather is not your friend. You will get rained on and not just any rain. I'm talking about the kind of rain where you need rain boots, a hat, and a huge umbrella so it doesn't blow up and break. BUT! Don't be surprised if the sky is falling during your 8:00 and its 70 degrees during your 12:30. The weather is extremely bipolar especially during the fall months and winter months. Just make sure you're prepared for everything.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Many apartments are very nice, but there's a good variation as far as how expensive, rooms, bathrooms, proximity to campus, etc. Some places are more safe than others, and some places have a lot more wild parties than others, it's all a matter of what kind of living environment you want. I have noticed that guest parking (at most apartments) sucks. There will be hundreds of resident parking then maybe fifteen spots for visitors, which leads to your friends getting towed.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Parking is terrible. I love my school, but even with a $160 parking pass, I often end up having to park far away from my dorm. Transportation provided by the school is nice, though. Buses run daytime and night. They are usually right on schedule. Bus rides are free, and the night buses are just a call away. The night time security shuttle will pick you up anywhere on campus and take you anywhere still on campus. Day time buses will take you on and off campus.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Have no doubt about it Auburn is in the middle of nowhere. There are football games and tailgating(lots of fun), a few bars, but that is pretty much the extent of the Auburn atmosphere.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The frat scene is alright, its rare to find a party that is that much fun. For the most part once you hit 21, youll be spending all of your nights at sky bar, and the bars that are more lax on their policies of letting under 21 year olds in are not too much fun.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The downtown scene is very lively offering many bars ranging from all different kinds. There are a few known as the "Freshman" bars and then others known as "Strict" bars for 21+ only.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Always have buses running on campus and off campus on busy nights for bars (and during the school days). Also, they have a Night Time Security shuttle that will bring you from anywhere on campus to anywhere still on campus for free. Can call until 3 am.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are not very many choices in terms of good food (if you're from wealthier neighborhoods from your hometown). The choices they do offer do not offer very good food and it is normally overpriced.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: hard to find house parties and all the frat guys are douches

4 College Freshman

Technology: Auburn has nice computer labs, and wifi is available almost anywhere. I had a freak issue with my laptop, and I took it to the library where they have a tech help desk. You can print things out at the library or at CopyCat. You have to pay for copies at CopyCat. A guy fixed my computer for me in less than five minutes(for free!). You should probably bring your own computer, though. I'm sure you could do without one, but a lot of assignments are online. It's just easier and more convenient to have your own.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are plenty of things to do in and around Auburn. The locals are friendly, the food has variety, and shopping is nearby. The only thing I'm not fond of is how packed the town gets on football game weekends. Most fans are great, but some can be annoying.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've never seen anyone do drugs, but I've heard of people using adderall or smoking weed. A lot of people drink alcohol and party, but there are plenty of people on campus that don't. The pressure you feel depends on the type of people with whom you surround yourself.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I've never seen drugs as a problem at Auburn. I know that some people do smoke pot, but anything harder than that I've never gotten wind of. Even the smoking is very easy to avoid if it isn't what you want to be around.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the off-campus options look glamorous and really well done, but the management tends to be iffy. The smaller places that don't look as fancy tend to have the better upkeep, prices, and management staff. On-campus is expensive, but convenient.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drinking is pretty popular, and smoking is "eh", There is a new smoking ban on campus whereby they are attempting to outlaw tobacco usage on campus grounds gradually. It isn't super effective. Drugs are attainable, but the police would do better to bust the cocaine users than to harass the pot-smokers. The smokers are generally a community-involved, happy bunch.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Could have more buses, but overall really good transport.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are plenty of places to eat on campus. Places include Papa John's, chick-fil-a, starbucks, chicken grill, and more. If you live off campus and do not need to eat at these places very often, you can always use it to buy some caffeine to help you stay awake to study or to buy you a snack between classes.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Most of the professors work with students better when you visit during office hours. Popular study areas include the library and the student center. The registration process can be overwhelming. You must know your registration date.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It all depends on whether or not you are by yourself. Most of the off campus places include restaraunts like mellow mushroom, buffalo wild wings, five guys, etc. It can be really expensive or you can go cheap and share some wings.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We have security shuttles that run at night so you do not have to walk alone at night. Most underage night life is in the middle of the week. On the weekends, bars are mostly 21 and up. There is always something to do around here (bands, parties, etc).

4 College Junior

Weather: Weather varies on people's preferences, but down in Auburn, you have your fair share of rain and wind, but plenty of sunshine. More often than not, you find people sitting out on the grass (anywhere on campus) and reading, doing homework, or taking a nap. You also find a huge prevalence of Ultimate Frisbee, which tempts plenty of players to play in bare feet on the nice, soft grass.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: During school on campus, there's really no "drug scene." However, since college sports are a huge deal, especially college football, the "dry campus" turns into one with all kinds of fans holding beer bottles with coolies (spelling might not be right) and coolers full of beer for tailgating purposes. During this time, it becomes very easy to be invited to any of the tailgating groups and have a drink or two.

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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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