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| Auburn is really your typical party school. I came here because the nursing program was decent but soon realized this place was not for me. I am from the north and it is an entirely different place than the south. If you are not a white born southerner this is not the place for you. The only thing to do on the weekends is get plowed and hook up with others. I have not met one person that I could possibly spend the rest of my life with. Not to mention not one person is in a relationship. All anyone seems to care about is drinking and watching football. The school truthfully from the outside looks amazing. I came in thinking I would have the time of my life. Sooner did I realize I felt trapped and wasting my parents money. I thought having a big football stadium, tons of school pride, and southern hospitality would be what I was looking for but regrettably I made the wrong decision. Auburn's highlights are its football team and its football team alone. The campus is pretty minus all the drunks. I party but to a certain extent and the nightlife here was atrocious. Goodbye Auburn HELLO UGA!! (: |
|Nov 15 2010|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| Quite honestly, I've never received the help I've needed from Auburn University. I was a 4.0 student in high school and find myself barely making C's and sometimes D's. The information I get is always unsatisfactory regarding what I need to be doing in order to succeed in a professor's course. "Ms. ******, I do extra homework, read the books, work the problems, go over your notes, and still make only C's. Can you please tell me what I need to be doing? I would like to succeed in your class." "Well it sounds like you've got it all covered. Try harder I guess. A C is where you need to be." I never thought I'd have such a difficult time and it seems you must pull the teeth of your professors to find out what must be done. |
|May 07 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| First off, let me say that I recently learned that Auburn was but on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for the management of this school, and frankly I wasn't terribly surprised. They have improved from what they used to be I've heard, but it still is not a well-run school. The dorms are a complete joke, and instead of improving the ones we have right now, they are building suites that can only accommodate a little over a thousand students. The parking is awful here. My close proximity parking is actually a ten minute walk from my dorm. I have gotten several parking tickets while unloading groceries next to my dorm.|
IF YOU ARE FROM UP NORTH OR FROM A LIBERAL CITY DO NOT COME HERE. I'm from Louisville, Kentucky, and the small town life isn't all its cracked up to be. Back home, I was 5 minutes from downtown (Louisville actually has over 1 million people in it so its not like its small or anything), a 5 minute walk to coffee shops, record stores, indie music halls, independent businesses and dining. I was 10 minutes from an international airport, which I found is extremely important. I would like to go home on some weekends, which is what almost every in-state student does here, but Atlanta is an hour and a half if you get lucky enough to avoid traffic and Birmingham is 2 hours with almost as bad of traffic. In Auburn, there are bars and there is food. If you like to frequent bars and eat tons of cheeseburgers and pizza, then this is the place for you. If you like to go to frat parties, then this is the place for you. If you like having your roommate stumble in at 3 in the morning 5 days a week and if you're lucky start projectile vomiting in the bathroom, then you should come here. I like to party on the weekends, and I can't say I haven't had nights where I've stumbled in at 3 A.M. and passed out in the bathroom, but for people here, its a way of life. If you don't like to do that A LOT, then you could have problems making it in a fraternity or sorority.
I'm concerned about the attitudes that students have here concerning national and global issues as well. During this years election, I was reprimanded for saying that I was a staunch Liberal and an Obama supporter. I was reprimanded for not having religious beliefs. People scoffed at me for believing in global warming and not believing that every Middle-easterner was an AK-47 wielding suicide bomber. If you are part of the super-conservative right and have a problem with innovative and progressive ideals, then I would recommend Auburn 100%.
Haha, I almost forgot the looks of the Auburn students. For the guys, during the summer you wear either khaki shorts, boat shoes, fishing shirts, and a visor, or you wear boat shoes, khaki shorts, a long-sleeve button up, and a visor. In the winter you wear jeans or khakis, a long-sleeve button up, boat shoes, and a visor. For all you females, during the summer you wear running shorts, something from Northface or t-shirt, and flip flops, or you wear a skimpy summer dress. In the winter, you wear Uggs, jeans or leggings under running shorts, and a Northface fleece. Don't forget to be attracted to the boys and their Oakleys.
I wanted to leave my first semester but I already payed for a years worth of housing and I didn't want to waste my parents money. At least if you get a full-ride here they give you free computer. THANKS FOR MY MACBOOK AUBURN!
|Mar 26 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2012 |