Auburn University - Comments and Student Experiences|
Now lets talk about the Greek Life. They say its members make up less than half of the student body, but no study actually believes them. Everyone is Greek. Therefore, everyone looks, thinks, acts, and actively discriminates against non-Greeks the same way. Simply put, if you are a student looking for any sort of university-sponsored position like being a tour-guide, go Greek or your application will be tossed. Merit means nothing in the selection process, only the letters on your baggy t-shirt.
My only saving grace was the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. It is truly one of the best engineering educations in the southeast next to GT. But outside of COSAM, Engineering, and the Pharmacy school, this university is mediocre. There is an attitude of malaise about education to most students here. Many men here come to party for 4 years before they inherit their family?s business. Among women the phrase ?ring before spring? is a common more than common occurrence.
If you want to be challenged academically in an environment that?s culturally eye opening, run fast and far. You?ll find nothing at this school other than what you?d expect from pretty much anywhere in Alabama.
The tests are only multiple choice so understanding the material will not be better than memorizing it. I only had one class with realistic applied test questions and interestingly, many students failed it. This is why college is a scam unless you take a useful major and excel at it. Memorizing for tests is not valuable to a company. Understand how to use the coursework on the job. Get experience before you graduate and meet the right people.
English is a joke (even though you take at least 12 hours of it). The grading is extremely subjective and I was never required to write a paper longer than three pages. My high school English and AP classes were much more difficult than Auburn's courses. Even then, I had the occasional 10+ page term paper.
If you can get into a better school, go there. Auburn is not cheap anymore and will leave you unprepared for most careers. Without good connections, you will probably end up in Atlanta after graduation (if employed). It's reputation isn't even that good. I only live a few hundred miles away and most people have barely heard of it.