College Junior 2011-12-21T06:20:30Z
As far as the admissions process goes for each major at AU, the system is both very easy and very smooth. You simply declare your desired major before or at orientation, and then you are placed in the corresponding school and put on a track to allow you to accomplish your goals. You are also paired with an academic advisor specific to your field who helps tremendously.
College Junior 2011-12-21T06:15:02Z
The transportation options are AU are great and varied. Included in students' tuition is a fee that pays for transportation offered by the school. The various transportation methods combine for 24 hours of on and off-campus ride availability. If you are in need of a car or looking to go beyond the boundaries of the free transits and shuttles, Tiger Taxis are available for decent prices, or you can join the AU Car Rental System and rent cars for various amount of times including full weekends for very low prices. Transportation at Auburn is wonderful.
College Junior 2011-12-21T06:04:30Z
Auburn University is located in the deep south, and as a result while some students are recruited from other areas, most students come from Alabama and share in typical southern beliefs. The racial diversity is almost non-existent as most students are white with maybe a total of 15% of the student body being any other race. The religious diversity is fare but not advertised. Likewise 50% of students on campus come from families whose income totals over $150,000 per year, and the other %50 is either on scholarship or loans. There are a lot of challenges posed at AU for students seeking to break the traditional molds and mingle with other groups. Mingling is looked down upon by many students and the University doesn't go far out of it's way to make students of different backgrounds feel welcome. Auburn has a lot of room for growth in this area.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-18T00:05:27Z
Drug Activity Kept Low – There have recently been a few big drug busts, but drugs do not seem to be a prevalent past-time activity for most students. Officers do have a no tolerance policy for those caught with illegal substances.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-18T00:01:28Z
Eateries Next to Campus – There are many different options outside of campus available to students that tire easily of the food options on campus. The cost is relatively the same for those places right outside of campus, for most are sandwich shops such as Firehouse and Auburn's local Momma G's, which also has cheap beer prices. They've got most people's favorite basics and have quick and convenient locations, while keeping the price in line with a student's budget. There are a few new frozen yogurt shops as well that are good and good for you.
College Junior 2011-12-17T22:23:36Z
The food on campus is great, but you get tired of eating the same thing after a while.
College Junior 2011-12-17T22:20:18Z
Good Education – You are going to work for the grade you want, but it is totally worth it!
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-15T17:02:15Z
Off-Campus Food – There are an abundance of places to eat located within walking distance of the Auburn campus. Often time you can get your hands on some kind of coupon or special deal that these restaurants are offering which always helps with the bottom line.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-15T16:57:11Z
The only on campus computers I have ever used were the computers in the library. There were always plenty computers available. Unfortunately these computers were not quite up to date and were a little slow. But even with those problems I was still able to complete my research paper without any issues.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-15T16:53:22Z
Easy Class Registration – The first time I registered for classes the adviser plugged in all my information. The second time I registered for classes I got to do it. Auburn has a nifty little application that allows you to look up classes, then all you need is to write down a 5 digit number to save for when you actually apply. Once you have all your class numbers you go to the Add/Drop Classes application and plug in the numbers and register. The application will even tell you if you have a time conflict and need to pick an alternative class time. It is easy and stress free which is important.
College Junior 2011-12-12T02:18:54Z
You'll get a good scholarship. I got a scholarship for my ACT score that was enough to let me come from out of state.
College Junior 2011-12-12T02:17:18Z
Police Are Very Chill. Cops are around when you need them, but they're not going to go out of their way to ruin your night. They're seriously just there to keep people safe. We actually have drunk buses that take you around campus for free,and the drivers don't care if you're hammered. They're just glad you're not driving.
College Junior 2011-12-12T02:15:12Z
Athletics at Auburn are amazing. You will not find a more spirited school in the south.
College Junior 2011-12-09T16:43:25Z
Upper-Middle-Income Straight Wasps Everywhere! As far as race goes, the campus is predominately white. There aren't so few minorities that it's a surprise to see someone who's not white, but I'd say the mix is probably 70% or more white.
Most of the students who go here are Christians. There are a few other religions represented. There are tons of organizations for Christians (both general and for each sect; LDS, Catholics, Baptists, etc.) and a few for other religions (I know of at least one Baha'i and one Jewish organization on campus). Beware if you're an atheist, though - people might try incredibly hard to convert you.
If you fall under the LGBT spectrum, there is a very supportive Gay-Straight Alliance with a surprising number of people in it.
All in all, the campus isn't very diverse, but don't worry about fitting in here. It's big enough that there's someone else like you out here, and you can always find support through the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs.
Most of all, don't be afraid of Southern stereotypes; many of those do not apply on campus.
College Junior 2011-12-09T16:27:49Z
Mix of Old and New – You go into buildings like Parker or the Chemistry Building and wonder why they haven't been knocked down yet. You go into buildings like Ross Hall or the Science Center Classrooms and marvel at their nice facilities and modernity. It's a huge mix of buildings, but Auburn never seems to cease construction, so chances are if there's a building that's in disrepair, they're about to build a new one.
College Senior 2011-12-09T06:48:03Z
Tiger transit is great, Security shuttle (drunk bus) night is clutch.
College Senior 2011-12-09T06:44:24Z
Pretty good, Getting a new rec center in 2013 that's gonna be aweosome
College Senior 2011-12-08T15:24:08Z
Auburn is the only place I could ever imagine going to college. My experience here has been so great and I cannot think of one thing I would change about the school. I've made great friends, experienced great times, and seen great things (National Champions, anyone?). I will always look back on my time at Auburn with the fondest memories.
College Senior 2011-12-08T15:22:21Z
Every Night Is Party Night – The biggest drug problem Auburn has is alcohol. It's everywhere. Football season is crazy because every drinks at tailgates, then sneaks drinks into the game, then goes and celebrates a win with a drink, or mourns a loss with a drink. Fraternities have big parties with alcohol everywhere, not to mention the fact that everyone "pregames" before the party so they're already drunk when they get there. There's plenty of bars to go to and every night is party night for a lot of people. There isn't so much a problem with people pressuring you to drink, as far as I can tell, but alcohol is highly present at any time of the day or week.
College Senior 2011-12-08T15:16:52Z
Find Your Fun – Auburn is fun but a lot of that fun comes from discovering new things to do. The best times I've had in Auburn are when my friends and I are discovering new places and doing new things. For example, we like to navigate through the underground tunnels and have bonfires out at the old fire tower. Not exactly the main attractions fo the town, but it's the things you discover that you find the most enjoyment in.
College Senior 2011-12-06T18:14:11Z
Love It – I love it here at Auburn, am glad that I chose to come. It's a small town college with a big town feel. Also it really is a "family". People are helpful and friendly. Most of downtown Auburn is in walking distance, and the rest is only a mile or two away. You do have to really study to make good grades; if you let your social life get out of control, then your grades will plummet: it's all about balance.
College Senior 2011-12-06T18:06:19Z
Apartments run between 650 (if you're lucky) and 1000. Granted, some of those are shared by up to four people, but they're still expensive, when you consider adding in utilities. But, there are many options, and most are close to campus, some within walking distance. Also, a few will allow pets, though most will not.
College Senior 2011-12-06T18:00:37Z
Health & Safety:
Completly Secure – I feel very safe on campus. There are security stations that will put you directly in touch with 911 and let them know your location on campus. There is a campus security shuttle that runs from 6pm-7am. The campus is well lit at night. If you live off campus and don't have a car, there are a few transits that run at night, and probably 30 during the day. The only downside is that don't run at all on the weekends.
College Junior 2011-11-15T08:13:32Z
Auburn gives out a lot of money for scholarships through sponsored scholarships as well as guaranteed merit scholarships. I am currently a Presidential Scholar here at the university and am on a full-ride scholarship that comes with stipends every semester as well other amenities. My scholarship money and bills all showed up paid for weeks before school started, and my refund check even arrived at the bank weeks prior to starting school. My experience with financial aid here at Auburn University has been amazing.
College Junior 2011-11-15T08:10:18Z
Auburn University is home to some of the nicest, most caring, and by far the most family oriented group of students and faculty I have ever had the chance to meet. No matter what the day or situation someone will always smile in passing, say hi, stop to help you pick your books up off the floor if you fall, inform you about the latest events on campus, or even just be there to hold a random conversation about how you are doing today or how was your weekend. Having such a home-like atmosphere definitely makes the transition to college easier and allows each student to feel as though he or she has a niche where he or she belongs at Auburn even among thousands of other students.
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