College Freshman 2011-06-16T19:59:06Z
I wanted to go to Auburn for a very long time. But I wasn't certain which job path I wanted to take. Luckily Auburn has almost any major you could think of from; fishery to teaching to Pre-Med to psychology and even to forestry. I ended up picking Pre-Pharmacy which was the best decision I could have ever made. The class sizes are sometimes big with science courses but you still can get that one-on-one teacher time.
College Freshman 2011-06-16T19:56:10Z
Its small town and the university is pretty much the center of Auburn. I love football season because of the tailgating and everyones family-friendly attitude! Students are seen as responsible, fun, people!
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-15T07:45:27Z
Thank Goodness! They are very strict when it comes to the drug policy, but when it comes to enforcing someone to be in designated smooking areas no one bothers to move the offenders.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-15T07:41:21Z
Guys & Girls:
Oh Drat! At this school it seems every where you look the boys have girlfriends, or happen to be a crooked. If there happen to be a single one you autpmatically assume he has one.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-15T07:35:47Z
Just Starting – I'm in the Liberal Arts College. I'm a Social Work major, and have not been given the opportunity to meet my professors yet, but the classes that I have taken so far at this school are good. Some of them even had their own certified book published and useable for class work.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-14T16:09:52Z
Facilities: Brand-new Village housing community is NICE, but if you're not a high-level scholarship student, athlete or sorority member, you probably can't get in. Brand-new student center, excellent laboratories and science classrooms.
Things that set us apart: tradition. The Auburn Creed, insane footbal, Toomer's Corner, Toomer's Drugs, Samford Lawn, the AU Chapel.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-14T16:03:57Z
BCS Champs! Auburn is football, football is Auburn. Gamedays are insane and even academic assignments are sometimes scheduled to allow for proper gameday festivities. I came to Auburn disliking football, but I've been completely converted. You might not like football now, but you've never experienced an SEC football game.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-14T15:58:03Z
Some Gtas, Wide Range of Study Options – Professors: Most professors I've met understand the pressures on a college student and will work with you to overcome bad grades, etc., but you need to put in the effort. In the lower-level math classes there's a lot of GTAs (graduate teaching assistants) teaching, which I don't like.
Registration process: Auburn lets graduating seniors, honors kids, ROTC, and band sign up for classes first, then moves down the line by number of credit hours. This definitely puts some students at a disadvantage, but somehow, students almost always get all their required courses at class times that work for them. If worst comes to worst, your advisor can intervene to get your required courses.
Workload: There's a wide variety of teaching styles at Auburn-- some classes have three tests and that's it, while others have daily graded homework and bi-weekly quizzes. Be prepared for your workload to vary from semester to semester.
Special study options: Auburn is a great proponent of co-op programs. They make it extremely easy to transfer your scholarships, etc. to whichever semesters you'll actually be studying.
Auburn also provides Supplemental Instruction, in which a graduate, post-doc or upperclassman attends lecture with you and then holds a study/discussion session outside of class. These are often extremely useful, as a fellow student often has an idea of what difficulties the class is encountering.
Study areas: The RBD Library is always packed during midterm and final weeks, which might make it a little difficult to study there. Dorms have study rooms to make distraction-free studying a little more convenient.
College Junior 2011-06-14T04:23:19Z
I would say my school is unique, because we are a big family overall. We are like a big family, because we all enjoy hanging out with everybody like a big happy family would. I wouldn't choose a different school, because the campus, teachers, staff, environment all feel like I'm at home and there is nothing else that I could ask for in a college.
College Junior 2011-06-14T04:11:04Z
The aspects of the program of the nursing program at my school is very good. The nursing program at our school provides the right classes and hours that a student needs to go farther into the nursing program. The internship that the school provides is for the student to find a local hospital, doctor, etc to job shadow for experience.
College Senior 2011-06-13T18:16:07Z
Transportation is great around campus and off campus. The transit system drives you basically anywhere you need to go from 6am to 7pm, even if it's off campus. From 7pm to 6am, the security shuttle will drive you wherever you need to go on campus, and will even drop you off across the street from the bars downtown.
College Senior 2011-06-13T18:14:22Z
Health & Safety:
Auburn makes an effort for campus to be safe. On campus, there are blue lights that people can press if they feel unsafe, and there's always one in sight. The "Security Shuttle" works from 7pm-6am and drives you wherever you want to go on campus. If someone doesn't want to ride the "Security Shuttle," they can call up a personal escort. All for free.
College Senior 2011-06-13T18:11:48Z
Scholarships are generally awarded to students after they declare their major. Auburn doesn't give out a lot of money to people unless they receive it based on merit. I do know many people that have full-rides, but they're all very smart.
College Senior 2011-06-13T18:09:26Z
Greek life is great at Auburn! Most of the sororities are extremely involved on campus, and the fraternities always throw GREAT parties. The only thing is, people are judged based on if they're greek or not. Greeks tend to be more social and involved, and it's hard to find someone out that's not greek.
College Senior 2011-06-13T18:05:55Z
All programs at Auburn are superb. The rigor is extremely hard compared to its application (it's compared to MIT, Princeton, and other top rated schools by CBS MoneyWatch). The core classes are extensive, so you know you'll come out of Auburn with a great, well-rounded education.
College Senior 2011-06-13T18:00:28Z
Everyone is more into alcohol than drugs. The most I've seen anyone do on a regular basis is pot.
College Senior 2011-06-13T17:56:20Z
Living on campus is great. You're right near everything and getting to the opposite side of campus is only about a 25-30 minute walk, but Auburn even has a transit system so getting where you want to go would only take 15 minutes max. Auburn's Village housing is probably the best college living in the country, since instead of just a room, the Village is more like an apartment where one gets their own room. Auburn is expanding the Village dorms in order to house more students. Other than the Village, Auburn's housing is relatively average, but the location of the quad is prime for rolling out of bed five minutes before class.
College Senior 2011-06-13T17:51:43Z
Auburn has an extremely thorough core curriculum, so when going to Auburn, you know you'll come out of there with not just a degree, but a really well-rounded education, which most employers look for. Although Auburn is relatively easy to get into, the application process and acceptance rate does not at all reflect the rigor of the academics. Moneywatch compares Auburn's difficulty to MIT, Princeton University, and Purdue in the top 16 "Colleges and Universities with the Toughest Grades," based off of gradeinflation.com. The average GPA at Auburn is about a 2.65. So although you may get an acceptance letter from Auburn, don't expect it to be as easy as getting your acceptance letter.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-07T17:48:13Z
Attendence Policy – Auburn is well known for taking attendence in class and because the classes are generally small, the professors get to know each person individually.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-07T17:46:36Z
Affordable and there is a transit that will take you from your apartment to the campus
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-07T17:45:30Z
The campus is one of the most beautiful campuses you will ever visit. Besides the surrounding trees and beautiful scenery, the student center, library, and athletic centers are close to each other so every student can have easy access from one place to another
College Senior 2011-06-07T16:53:34Z
Off campus living can actually be better than living on campus. The rent is average--some will be higher than living on campus, some lower, and some the same--it all depends on location and perks. There is no requirement for freshman to live on campus, and so they do not have manditory housing set aside for them, it's first come, first serve. But, when you live off campus, your meal plan drops to a 1/3 of the price. And, at some locations, like the Cambridge where I'm staying, I have a meal plan included, plus it's right across the stree from the main campus. The only downside that I've found has been that our night security shuttle will only take you to places on campus, so if you live off campus, live within walking distance, have a car, or make sure that you catch the last shuttle.
College Senior 2011-06-07T16:41:34Z
Auburn is a small town college with a big town feel. Some classes, like English, won't have more than 30 people, and others, like History, have between 200 and 300. The layout itself is easy to navigate, and with the exception of a handfull of classes, it's very walkable--but that's what the transit's for. Downtown Auburn is close by and is within walking distance of the campus. While it's nice to have a car, most of the time, it's not really necessary. There is a mandatory meal plan, but there are also a lot of options to choose from. Our big rival is Alabama, and the football tickets go fast. Take a tour at Auburn, and pretty soon you'll be saying WAR EAGLE!
College Junior 2011-05-28T04:10:43Z
We Can Let Loose (Never Fear) – The main drug of choice here in Auburn is alcohol. It's a college town so this isn't too surprising. Drinking can get a bit much, but the city has a good police presence and provides late night bussing so there is less drinking/driving. The other drug that is visible here is MaryJ (weed), but it's not really concerning.
College Junior 2011-05-28T03:59:26Z
Now, Auburn is a little bitty town; you have to get pretty creative when trying to enjoy your free nights! They have a few bars that play music, but still allow for friendly conversation. BUT what Auburn is seriously lacking are cool, fun spots to dance the week's stress away!
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