College Sophomore 2013-05-06T22:26:41Z
Auburn is such a safe city to live in! The people are friendly and the atmosphere is amazing. Scenery is incredible and attracts tourists. Game days bring new, exciting people. It's a walking town where it's simpler and quicker to walk rather than drive. Lack of busy roads on campus adds to the beauty. The Garden of Memories in the Hill is a great place to see wildlife and take pictures.
College Sophomore 2013-05-06T22:23:08Z
Parking in Auburn is a huge ordeal. Most spaces require a pass to park and tow trucks are eagerly waiting for someone to break these laws. Towing is a daily problem. Parking passes are limited and outrageously priced.
College Junior 2013-05-03T13:09:11Z
Auburn offers plenty of choices in off-campus housing. Compared to the northeastern states, where I come from, the rates are really good. Parking in complexes close to campus is iffy- there isn't a lot of spaces and they require parking passes. Further away from campus is less strict about parking. Almost every apartment complex has a bus route near or on-site. The school just created this new off-campus housing search engine connected to the school's website that is really helpful.
College Junior 2013-05-03T13:01:19Z
They are a little old, and the keyboards may be somewhat dirty, but they work just fine. Most are available to all students at good times. The newer labs are nicer. Most are connected to printers, all are connected to the WiFi.
College Junior 2013-05-03T12:58:27Z
Summers are rather hot, but other than the tornados class is rarely cancelled, and even then not for long. The winters are cool, but rarely enough to cause snow or even frost. There are small storms, but nothing too bad.
College Sophomore 2013-04-22T17:35:52Z
Guys & Girls:
The students at Auburn are very diverse. There are people here from all over the world and from all walks of life. The only thing that they have in common is that they are overwhelmingly friendly. Here at Auburn we are known as the "Auburn Family" because of the fact that most people here connect with each other.
College Sophomore 2013-04-22T17:32:08Z
School Spirit at Auburn is over the top. You can expect full attendance at most sporting events. Also, all events are free to students except for football.
College Sophomore 2013-04-20T02:50:22Z
The Veranda at Auburn is where I have lived this year. It is a great place to live, just 1/2 mile from campus with a bike lane all the way to campus. The Tiger Transit picks up in the parking lot for the short ride into campus. The amenities are great, with a pool, jacuzzi, fitness room, clubhouse, tennis, beach volleyball and basketball.
There are three bedrooms for rent for Fall 2013 in my unit and the rent is only $400 per month per bedroom. This includes utilities, wireless internet and cable! Please email me if you are a male seeking a place to live for the fall.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-18T18:23:53Z
Auburn is a beautiful campus. Every professor genuinely cares about your well being.
College Junior 2013-04-17T04:10:20Z
The location to most all off campus housing is reasonable to the campus. Tiger Transit, which is ran by the university, goes to just about every place a student might live off campus making it a realistic option for everyone.
College Junior 2013-04-15T19:38:50Z
Do not risk underage drinking if you are downtown and making a fool of yourself. The police will arrest you. Don't bring alcohol to any sporting events (minus tailgating.)
College Junior 2013-04-15T19:31:13Z
I have never had an issue with Auburn's computer labs or their printing service. Their Wi-fi does occasionally fade in and out, but It has been doing pretty good the past few months. There is always a tech in just about every major building that can assist you with printing, wifi problems, etc. There is also a licensed Apple Tech. that will fix your computer for free as part of your tuition-- Good if you have a Macbook but not so much for PCs.! Hope that helps!
College Junior 2013-04-15T19:25:28Z
I have interned for a design firm that was unpaid. It was however, very beneficial in regards to gaining a better understanding of day to day tasks. It taught me responsibility, determination, and how working from the bottom up will earn you more respect in the long run.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-12T16:19:06Z
Really hot in the summer and fall. Luckily most of the apartment communities have pools. Gets pretty cold and windy in the winter, but rarely snows.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-12T15:51:38Z
I was in the College of Human Sciences. My major was Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Middle Chidhood and Adolescence. I LOVED my major. My classes were interesting and applicable to life, and my internship was awesome. I actually got a job with my internship after graduation. I do know that people who chose other concentrations in HDFS, like Child-Life, found it difficult to get internships. Some of them had to change concentrations just so they could get an intership and graduate.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-12T15:29:58Z
AU has students from several different countries and many different races, but the overall minority percentage is only about 12% (I got this stat from the AU website). Most of the students are white and from the US. This is a large school, though, so no matter what race/ethnicity or religion, you can find others from a similar background if you want, or the student body as a whole is pretty accepting, so you can find friends from a completely different background.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-12T15:11:29Z
Health & Safety:
I feel pretty safe on campus at night, and definitely safe during the day. There have only been a handful of incidences in the past few years where someone has been attacked on campus at night. If you are walking by yourself from the library to your car, you can ask the security guy to walk with you if you want. He stays by the door for that reason. There are also several emergency call boxes around campus if you feel that you are in danger. The walkways are also pretty well lit.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-12T14:52:42Z
There are several really great dining options in the area, whether you want pizza, BBQ, sandwiches, Asian, Mexican, or steak. There are several chains, but also a lot of local restaurants. If you are a member of the Student Alumni Association, several places offer discounts or free menu items when you show your card. There are also coupon books you can get at the beginning of each semester that include coupons for several restaurants, as well as other businesses around town. And if you don't have a coupon, there are still options friendly to every budget.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-12T14:40:47Z
There are several bars downtown to choose from, but if you are underage, only a couple have 18+ nights. None of the bars/clubs are always 18+. Location is great because they are across the street from campus. There is parking nearby, but if you live on campus, I suggest taking the night buses. Parking fills up quickly on Wednesday nights (when a lot of people go out) and weekends. Overall, I always enjoyed going out in Auburn, and the different bars allowed me to choose if I wanted to dance, or if I just wanted to sit and drink with friends.
College Junior 2013-04-02T14:37:29Z
Auburn's College of Engineering is one of the finest. If that is not enough, our co-op program is very well-organized. Co-oping is strongly encouraged for engineering students, which is something I have found to be quite progressive. Many other campuses offer co-op programs, but the emphasis Auburn puts on its program is unique. The co-op office staff are very friendly and happy to help you schedule interviews, fill out necessary paperwork, and make sure you are prepared to begin your co-op experience.
College Junior 2013-04-02T14:26:53Z
Auburn's campus is beautiful. Most of the classroom buildings are either relatively new or very well-kept. There is plenty of green space. Auburn also boasts one of the largest (by volume of books) libraries in the USA. Finding a place to study on campus, if not in the library, is not a problem. It would have warranted an A+, but there are a few classroom buildings that desperately need to be updated/renovated.
College Junior 2013-04-02T14:21:55Z
There are many small, local restaurants which offer unique options. Restaurants can be found in all price ranges. If you are willing to drive a few miles, there are also several restaurants that offer Asian, Mexican, Indian, etc. cuisine.
College Sophomore 2013-03-30T17:57:24Z
Football and basketball. That's it. Intramurals exist but aren't huge. The current rec facilities are horrible for non-athletes, but the new rec center (to open fall 2013) should fix that.
Great fans for football and basketball, but nothing else.
College Sophomore 2013-03-30T17:36:27Z
Guys & Girls:
Most greek girls will wear leggings/nike shorts with an oversized t-shirt and tennis shoes or chacos. Others will wear jeans and a cute top. Not too dressy, but with a stronger focus on makeup/hair. Most girls wear minimal makeup/a natural look. If you don't wear makeup to class, it's not abnormal.
Girls are (for the most part) friendly and happy.
Guys will wear jeans/khaki and a tshirt or collared shirt. Guys (especially frat boys) dress up more than girls.
College Sophomore 2013-03-30T17:28:34Z
Coming from Iowa, I appreciated the fact that I could wear shorts in October. It's pretty nice weather. You'll need to wear jeans and a jacket November-February.
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