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| Auburn is a very good school, and it provides an excellent academic environment. The social scene is great, and there are a lot of opportunities to make friends. People here are friendly and easy to get along with.That said, I strongly advise against going straight into Auburn out of high school, UNLESS Auburn offers you a scholarship that beats out the price of Southern Union. Auburn has a sky-high in-state tuition, and the Board of Trustees just approved another 4.5% tuition hike, raising the cost to just under $10,000 per year (plus don't get me started on how the university nickels and dimes you with extra junk fees on top of that). Nobody should feel compelled to pay that much for a college education -- especially if you could take two years of the same set of classes for significantly cheaper (and not have to sit in a giant 500-seat lecture hall that is packed with *high school* students). Southern Union is close enough that you could actually live in Auburn, drive to Southern Union for your classes, then come back to Auburn to study and hang with friends (you might even find a student who is willing to sell you his or her football ticket), and a big plus -- you'd get your first two years done on the cheap. |
|Apr 13 2013|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| While many of the comments below are not untrue, I want to try and give as objective of a review of Auburn as I possibly can.|
I will start off positive. The students and alumni of Auburn are mostly friendly and loyal. School spirit is always very high, and while intellectual arrogance is rarely encountered, you can come across the socially arrogant fraternity brother or see the sorority girl with a permament B-shield(although this is true of most pretty girls).
The main comment I would like to make about Auburn comes with the culture of the student body. I find many students at Auburn do not really care about learning, and the ones that do care about it for the wrong reasons. Students at Auburn are very pragmatic, meaning that you will rarely find a student majoring in a field that he is interested in, and will more commonly find students majoring in fields that get them good jobs. Do not forget that Auburn is in the deep south, so there the good old boy, truck driving, country music listening to atmosphere is very prevalent, which is not a bad thing. The bad thing about the southern atmosphere I feel is the close mindedness and lack of diversity it promotes. I would discourage those of religious backgrounds differing from Christianity or in all honesty those of diverse ethnic backgrounds to attend Auburn as your individualism will not be appreciated.All in all Auburn is a great school for those who fit the traditional Auburn mold, and its not a terrible university for those who do not. Just for many there are different schools, and different state schools, that will fit them better.
|Mar 17 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2016 |
| Piece of advice,|
If you do not dress preppy, Auburn is not the place for you. People dress rather preppy here and expect you to. Most people look down upon you for not dressing the same way. As an out-of-state student (I hail from CT) I expected more "southern hospitality." Anyways, I am in the aviation program, and I find it to be poorly run. At any given time 5-6 aircraft will be grounded due to maintainence issues, and all of the other ones have nonessential malfunctioning equipment. The operations are run out of a trailer. To say the least I am displeased with the aviation program here.
On another note, the night life is run by frats. If you arent able to entertain yourself, I would suggest a frat. Girls are hit or miss, lots of good lookers, some of them are nice others are not. I hate to generalize, but guys tend to be arrogant.
Overall, if you are not from the southeast expect this: Preppy people, good nightlife (for frats), great football, a crappy aviation program, and a tough curriculum. And my biggest pet peeve: My calc teacher does not speak english, nor does anybody else's from what I have gathered.
|Oct 10 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |