College Junior 2012-08-29T18:02:19Z
Feel at Home – The town of Auburn runs right across the street from campus and has several small shops and places to eat. It is easy to walk to and is great if you like the small town feel. Opelika is a ten minute drive down the road and has a small mall, movie theater, and lots of good places to eat and shop.
College Junior 2012-08-29T17:57:37Z
National Merit – I am a national merit finalist and have had no problems receiving the money from the scholarship each semester.
College Junior 2012-08-29T17:56:22Z
Too Far Away – The on-campus parking is terrible for the Quad. There are two parking decks with only one level designated for Quad residents and the overflow parking lot is on the far end of campus. The price for the permit is quite expensive, too.
College Junior 2012-08-29T17:53:19Z
Very Diverse – The school has many ethnic backgrounds among students.
College Senior 2012-08-29T03:57:14Z
Academic Excellence – Professors at Auburn make classes so much more enjoyable. They are always willing to help and explain topics further. If you utilize office hours, you will gain so much more from the class. Registration goes smoothly because you are required to visit your advisor before registering for classes. The workload is what you make of it. Auburn provides complimentary tutors and the writing center will proof your papers with you. The library and student center are popular study areas. You will even find massage therapist in the library during finals to relieve your shoulder tension.
College Senior 2012-08-29T03:52:08Z
Campus Life Is the Best Life – Living on campus Freshmen and Sophmore year is the easiest way to meet new people in college. The newest dorms available are the The Village dorms. These are apartment style and you have your own bedroom. However, the social atmosphere is better in the quad because you share a bedroom with one other person and the doors open up to the hallway. The Village is the most expensive, then the Quad, and the Hill (the oldest dorms) is the cheapest. Each has a common laundry room and kitchen. You have to walk further to the laundry room in the Quad though. Once accepted to Auburn, apply for housing immediately because it fills up very, very fast. The easiest way to get priority housing is to join a Learning Community or be a Presidential Scholar.
College Senior 2012-08-29T03:38:18Z
The work load for all science majors is more demanding than most majors. Almost all science classes require a lab which counts as one credit hour but in reality, takes 2-3 hours to complete each week. The facilities are very up to date and provide a quality work environment. The faculty members are always willing to help and are very approachable. The curriculum is demanding but very rewarding in the end.
College Senior 2012-08-29T03:34:23Z
Auburn provides central locations to print on the go. The internet connection on campus is fast and reliable. Computer labs in the library, student center, and science labs are up to date and fast. I highly recommend having personal computer for homework and writing papers. I love bringing my laptop to class to take notes.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T21:51:30Z
The food court on campus provides alot of options perfect for any time of day!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T21:50:08Z
The onlie application process was very clear and helpful so that I was able to correctly represent myself through my applicaiton.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T21:47:25Z
I Dont Regret Vet School – Professors prepare you with the tools you need for success.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T21:46:30Z
Good Community – The community here is very nice, you feel at home!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-23T15:33:29Z
The parking situation here at Auburn University has gone from bad to worse. The parking services employees are extremely rude, bitter Nazis who have nothing better to do with their time than to set-up a skewed system by which they can punish the "disobedient" students of Auburn. They doubled the price of a C Zone parking permit while simultaneously reducing the number of available spaces. Part the the reduction of the C-Zone parking was the creation the of PC (preferred commuter) parking which costs $160.00 for a parking permit if you win their lottery at all. Parking Services at Auburn has been the disgrace of this great University for many years now.
I didn't think it possible, but the college has actually gotten WORSE with the parking. Now they have a "lottery" where they say they randomly pick students to get the old C parking spots to guarantee parking there. GREAT if you happen to have a contact or are supposedly the "lucky" one to get it. If not, you are basically screwed. Really for 15,000 dollars a semester, you should be able to park at this college. This is an Epic Fail.
College Senior 2012-08-08T04:13:49Z
Plenty of Options – There's every franchise you can think of in the area as well as plenty of other options. Plenty of southern food and bbq too.
College Senior 2012-08-08T04:11:45Z
Drinking Is Popular – Drinking is everywhere and almost everybody drinks. Marijuana is also very popular and ADD/ADHD medicines are very common and easily accessible around finals time. You can find other harder drugs, but if you aren't looking for that crowd you won't see it. If you're into partying harder, its definitely there.
College Senior 2012-08-08T04:02:10Z
There are plenty of new buildings on campus and almost all of the older buildings are well maintained. Most buildings on campus are very uniform with brick and white columns. Some buildings need to be renovated, but Auburn University is giving all the older buildings face-lifts to make campus more uniform. The new buildings are so nice, there's plenty of places to hang out between classes, meet others, review/study or grab some food.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-06T00:03:18Z
Sub Par – The Buildings look really old and are gross, and the fitness center is so ridiculously small that it can barely fit 30 people inside.
College Senior 2012-08-03T16:53:03Z
Poor at First, but Improving – Auburn has made a genuine push to get better dining over the past couple years. They added the food carts, Panda Express, Dennys, revamped Terrell dining, etc. However, the campus dining still needs work. Everything is a-la-carte, so you need to pay upfront for anything you eat. No dining halls where you can eat anything you want, which disappointed me. There are very limited homemade meals (Chef's Table and BBQ at Foy). Everything is generally outsourced to companies, which I'm not crazy about because they force you to buy a meal plan and the food is expensive. Not much flexibility with the meal plan, unfortunately. However, as I said, it is improving.
College Senior 2012-08-03T16:37:34Z
Not Enough Motivated Students – As an out of state student, I don't feel as though I am making connections that will help propel me to greatness in the future. Most engineers keep to themselves and intend to go back home to small towns in Alabama. My professional goal is to run a private equity firm utilizing the ideas I learned in industrial engineering, and while I'm learning well at Auburn, I don't feel as though there are enough people surrounding me that I'll be able to connect with in the future to help me get there. However, I'm sure all those students will get more than decent jobs around the area.
College Senior 2012-08-03T16:34:01Z
Excellent If You Have Interest – The Industrial Engineering program at Auburn is really quite good.If you make yourself known to the teachers, they will help you gain a deep understanding of the material. I have used many of the skills I have developed in classes in areas I never thought I would. I'm working at a trading desk in an investment firm, and have used manufacturing strategies, engineering economic concepts (over and over), and tons of statistical analysis I learned in industrial classes. I feel very comfortable with the material. However, going to class is critical. This is not a major you can learn by yourself with the textbook a week before the tests.
I am a student who thrives when surrounded by motivation. In Industrial Engineering, I did very well in the classes. However, I did not see many other people at all doing well. Most students didn't attend classes (classrooms are generally 2/3 empty), did not know how to study, and would often do little work in group projects. While the teachers are smart and will teach you things that are interesting, in general the discipline of the students is very mediocre. This makes classes frustrating at times.
College Sophomore 2012-07-30T16:40:57Z
Tiger Transit and the Security Shuttle – The School and the City have pooled resources to create a public transportation system. The buses, which run all day, are free, as well as the security shuttle which runs from 7pm to 7am, and is actually run by the Auburn Police Department. The school also has buses which go to grocery stores at certain times for student who live on campus but do not have access to a car.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-28T18:06:07Z
I Haven't Had Enough Experiences in the Dorms – I only lived in the dorms for a weekend during orientation. It wasn't my most favorite experience, but because I was only in there for a few days, I do not think it is right to comment on the quality of the dorms.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-26T03:57:51Z
Since Auburn is located in Alabama (in the "Bible Belt" of the country), conservative Christian churches are common. However, there are many other denominations represented at churches in the area.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-26T03:48:35Z
There are many restaurants that are convenient to campus. There is a mixture of fast food restaurants and "original" places.
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