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| Here's my REAL opinion of Auburn.|
I highly doubt Auburn is only 35% Greek (or whatever the faulty percentage is said to be). I'm thinking more than half, more than 60% actually. And if I'm wrong, its because the greeks are so overbearing and over-ruling at Auburn that it's hard to notice all the non-greek students. All three councils of Greek, IFC, national pan-hellenic (black frats and sororities), and college panhellic, at Auburn run the campus's social life (parties, mixers, student-gatherings,etc). So if you're not part of the mix of frats and sororities, or if you don't aspire to be part of them, you're part of the minority who finds it harder to find a group of friends. People are initially nice at Auburn, but once you get to know a lot of them, you find that they aren't as genuine as you once thought they were.
Truthfully, I absolutely hate Auburn. I'm an in-state student. I ask myself everyday why I chose Auburn, and I can only say because of Auburn's ranking as a top 60 public school in the country... I thought I was alone for the first few weeks of feeling this way, but soon after I realized there are tons of other freshman who are just as unhappy with Auburn as I am.
I know a girl from up north who already has here plans for transferring mid-year dang near finalized. I know of another girl who is in the process of transferring midyear to a school in Georgia, not GA Tech or Emory, but to a MUCH less reputable school than Auburn [I won't name the school but it is tier-4 school]. I know of a few athletes, even football players, who are spoiled like kings here, who dread Auburn.Auburn's not all bad for everyone though. I would think that if you love drinking a lot and football and looking like everyone else it'd be wonderful. Just know RANKINGS DON'T MEAN ANYTHING. [When choosing a school] I wish I had done much more investigation before choosing Auburn, I'd probably be a lot happier if I had put some effort into the decision.
|Nov 17 2010|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| This school is so dominated by Greek Life...|
For the social scene, there is none. Everyone is friendly, but if you live off campus you'll never make any friends at school. If you live on campus and you're not in a fraternity or sorority, you'll never speak to anybody other than your roommates. The Greek system owns this school. So if you don't want to pledge, don't bother coming here, because you'll never be more alone in your life. I've been here over a year, live on campus and don't belong to a fraternity, and I've never spoken to someone at this school for more than one minute. Seriously. It's that bad. I'm also a VERY social person and made tons of friends in HS easily at my last school. But here, if you don't have Greek letters on your shirt, you may as well not exist. Also all there is to do is party on the weekend. If you don't like to get drunk every weekend and make bad decisions, please spend your time and money elsewhere.The town is small and most of the in state students leave during the weekend, but if you like the outdoors there's plenty to do, the school is built along a large lake and there's rowing and boating, and mountains nearby for biking and hiking. There are several bars close to campus that are usually packed on weekends, but if you're under 21 you'll just have to settle for sitting in your dorm surfing the internet. Parties are reserved for Greek students, so unless you pledge, you're not going. I wouldn't recommend this school unless you're from the south, or plan on joining a frat or sorority, because otherwise you'll feel invisible and out of place.
|Nov 17 2010|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| 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 |