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Auburn University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueC University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsD+
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Creativity/ Innovation
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She cares more about Creativity/ Innovation than the average student.
Date: Feb 02 2014
Major: Art & Design Department (This Major's Salary over time)
If you're considering Art & Design at Auburn, this review is for you.

If you are going into architecture, good for you. Go to Auburn. If your idea of art and design coincides with engineering, go to Auburn. If you're a socially calloused, conservative Christian who loves Greek life and frat rape, go to Auburn. Just pretend you didn't read that last sentence. I'm sorry you're offended. Keep reading.

I majored in graphic design for a year and made absolutely no friends. I was terrified of one professor in particular, who I kept getting stuck with because, well, I wait until the last minute to sign up for classes. That's on me. Anyways, he wasn't a bad professor. He was just arrogant and completely unapproachable. I spent much more time measuring and cutting foam board into little pieces than I needed. I could have learned the basics of 3D design in a much less tedious and more time-friendly manner, had he not held strong to a profound Mr. Miyagi complex, which likely stemmed from his inability to find a job in architecture, which was what led him to become a professor in the first place. His demeanor wouldn't be as relevant to this review if it didn't represent the majority of the Art & Design department.

Every single student, and I do mean every single one of them (I reached out to them, desperate for social interaction) was, on my level at least, arrogant and unapproachable. I could not get to know them past their previous academic history and how far they thought one dot should be placed from the next dot in our godforsaken 2D design class. This social rejection was devastating, as was the project I spent 50 straight hours working on, only to get an F because I didn't finish in time and wasn't a convincing enough liar to be given a doctor's excuse. (By the way, the med clinic at Auburn is run by actual Nazis. They stamp a swastika on your release papers. I promise.)

Perhaps I'm just not responsible enough or smart enough or creative enough for Auburn's design program. Maybe I'm being too sensitive. But you damn well better cut that shit out if you plan on going through this program because it's a cold, cut-throat environment past the glass doors of Biggin Hall. I believe the first day they told us only 15 out of about 50-75 students will graduate the program. I don't wish this upon the fragile-hearted. My year at Auburn was the closest to suicide I've ever come.

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