College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:01:45Z
So the hill is the worst of the dorms, but honestly it's not that bad. The rooms are a great size and the dorm is really old, but not gross or anything. It's definitely a 5 or 10 extra minutes to get to the center of campus, but it's not too bad. The Quad is in the perfect location, but the rooms are extremely tiny. The Village is amazing, as is South Donahue, but both are very expensive. I would recommend living in the dorms for your freshman year, because that's where you make your first friends and it makes it so convenient.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T20:59:13Z
Guys & Girls:
I would say the girls are usually really pretty and wear oversized t-shirts and nike shorts or leggings on a usual basis, but dress preppy when they're going out. Guys dress preppy most of the time and they're pretty good looking. There are also a lot of dorkier, less attractive students, but honestly, school is pretty attractive :). There are definitely long-term relationships, but if you're looking for a hook-up scene, that's definitely big here, especially with the Greeks.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T20:54:48Z
I can't even describe to you how much I love Auburn. Everything about it is wonderful and it actually feels like a family, even though there are so many students. It's so perfect. I never want to leave.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T20:53:51Z
There's a ton to do here, but still with a small town feel. There are many bars, shops, and restaurants, so you can get away from campus without actually going far. Everywhere is pretty much walking distance away from campus, so it makes it very convenient. Auburn really is a family, and the locals are great.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:27:05Z
Campus isn't really that strict. I've never pushed the system too far, though, so maybe I'm not one to answer this, but for the most part, the RAs in the dorms aren't going to have a problem with a little noise as long as it doesn't get out of hand. Cops are extremely hype on parking and giving tickets, but not so much about drinking as long as you aren't like flaunting your beer in your hand.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:24:21Z
So I don't actually know anything about the computer labs or anything, because I have my own computer, but I hear they're great. My friends use them all the time for things that don't work on their laptop. The internet is sometimes a little shaky, but it's gotten a lot better recently and I haven't had any problems with the speed or connection. You probably also want to have a printer or a friend with one, because it's just such a hassle to have to go print something from the library and pay for it.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:21:56Z
I'm in a sorority here and it's honestly the best choice I've made. I know I could have friends and have fun if I hadn't joined one, but it makes making friends so much easier, you have more to do, you have more opportunities open to you on campus, etc. It's amazing. We don't necessarily look down upon GDIs (non-Greeks), but just saying, most if not all of my friends are in sororities or fraternities. It's just a lot more convenient to be friends with Greeks because we're doing things with each other all the time. I've met some great non-Greeks, but it's easier to be friends with Greeks because we all have something huge in common. You can definitely get into parties if you're a non-Greek girl, but you might feel awkward, because everyone there will be in greek life and will ask you what sorority you're in. Fraternities have pretty nice houses on Old and New Row, and the sororities live in a designated hall in the Village. We have more leadership opportunities available to us, because most of the time one of your sisters or fraternity friends will be in the organization already, so they can put in a good word for you. I love being in Greek life.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:17:23Z
So I don't have a car here and I'm kind of glad I don't. It's such a hassle. Parking permits are way overpriced and the Auburn traffic cops should probably be ranked best in the nation at giving tickets. Literally you'll park in the wrong spot for five minutes and you'll already have a ticket. I don't know how their so on top of their jobs, but it's incredible. You don't need a car to get around on campus, but I sometimes wish I had one so I had the opportunity of going farther off campus than just downtown Auburn.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:15:05Z
Health & Safety:
I have absolutely never felt uncomfortable or afraid on campus. Auburn really is a family and it makes for an absolutely amazing environment. I lock my doors and stuff out of habit, but I'm sure I would be fine if I didn't. There are blue lights around campus that you could press if you're feeling uncomfortable and then the police will come, but I've never even thought of pressing one of these, because I've never ever been afraid. I walk alone all the time and nothing shady has ever happened. It really is because Auburn is a family, and once I go out into the real world, I'm sure it'll be a shock, but for now I'm loving life here :)
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:12:36Z
If you don't want to drink, it's easy not to-just don't hang out on frat row for too long or you might end up feeling excluded. No one will pressure you to do anything you don't want to, which is nice, but drugs and alcohol are pretty prevalent. You won't get in trouble with the cops with drinking as long as you're not walking around on campus with an open container (except on game days) or if you're walking drunkenly back from a bar or something. They won't come on the fraternities property's so you're safe there. Drinking is definitely a big thing here, but you don't have to to have a good time. I don't drink at every party I go to and I still have a great time, because you get into the atmosphere even without drinking. People use adderall very commonly when they have tests coming up and people smoke marijuana at parties, but they're not in your face about it.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T22:08:45Z
I had no problem getting a scholarship here, because my grades and SAT scores were what they were looking for. I even applied months after the scholarship deadline, but I still got a big scholarship.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T08:35:12Z
When you come in August, it's definitely hot and humid, but it goes to nice spring temperatures pretty quickly and it stays that way well into winter. Like it's december right now and it was in the 70s all last week. It rains really sporadically and never when it's expected, so be prepared for that. And we do have our cold days, but they're just not that common until late in winter.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T08:00:47Z
At the beginning of the year, there are frat parties almost every night, but as the year goes on, they kind of die down. There are definitely parties Thursday-Saturday, but they might not be huge ragers. The bars here are great, and they're crazy popular on Wednesdays and after football games. Drinking is so prevalent here, but not in an in your face way. If you didn't want to party or drink, just don't go to Old or New Row, and it won't be a part of your life. But if you do want to...there are plenty of options. And as for transportation, walking is definitely an option, because everything is close, but if you don't want to run the risk of a cop seeing you, just take the security shuttle (drunk bus) that will take you anywhere on campus. They're amazing. Oh and cops here don't mess with the fraternities, so you never have to worry there. You only have to worry when you're going from one place to another, because they won't hesitate to start asking you questions.
College Sophomore 2013-12-08T07:56:25Z
Auburn football baby!!! Everything revolves around football here and it is amazing. Everyone is just so pumped and excited and it makes for an absolutely amazing atmosphere. War eagle y'all! We just got a new rec center, too, and it is literally amazing. One of the best in the country by far. It's mostly sororities and fraternities who participate in intramurals, but that makes it fun to go cheer on your sisters and watch fraternities get super into their games. Athletics here are huge and it makes the school so much better.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:30:46Z
It's always crowded at lunch time and I only have a few options to choose from as a vegetarian. It's all very expensive.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:29:36Z
Typical chain restaurants, a few farmers markets and organic food stores but maybe one or two restaurants for vegetarians like me tops.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:28:06Z
Health & Safety:
We have little crime on campus. There are emergency blue lights and security shuttles everywhere.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:26:25Z
Guys & Girls:
They are all pretty much clones of each other. Mostly sorority and fraternity focused. A few geeks and nerds but no one really artsy or "different." Almost everyone is a bible thumper.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:23:55Z
Living off campus is no struggle, as we have transits to campus, it is cheaper, and the apartments and duplexes are very well kept and secure.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:22:28Z
I am only doing the basic courses and have not been introduced to my program yet.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:20:56Z
I am in the Pre-Communication program so I am only doing basics. I don't really know the first thing about my major other than what my friends and Google tell me, Auburn has not outreached to me whatsoever about my major.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:20:56Z
My biology and english professors are brilliant. The curriculum is challenging yet rewarding, and the workload is fairly balanced. My other three professors are lackluster and I have a hard time staying awake in class and motivating myself to do their work. There are plenty of study options, like SI classes after hours and the library is fantastic.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:17:14Z
Auburn was rated the #1 most conservative school in the nation. There are few African Americans and no Hispanics. The Asian population is oddly large. As a bisexual liberal Wiccan I keep quiet so I don't get made fun of by class mates.
College Freshman 2013-12-02T04:14:56Z
It's typical. I don't see much drinking or drug use unless I look for it and I don't. Lots of people get in trouble and the games are very strict on alcohol entering the stadium.
College Sophomore 2013-11-26T21:02:19Z
It's hard, but it's credible.
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