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Auburn is beautiful. It's a great Southern school. HUGE football school. Big greek system, where everyone is really involved. There is a lot of school pride and southern hospitality. Mostly everyone is very kind and generous, big on saying hello or "war eagle" to just anybody. In recent events (Lauren Burk tragedy) the campus has become much more protected. I see around 2-3 cops on campus when walking to a class. We also have escorts and buses to transport students at anytime during the day to where ever they need to go.It's a small town, easy to get around. Overall just a really respectable, fun, wonderful school.
The best thing about Auburn is the sense of family and how everyone feels so connected even though there are SO many students. If there was one thing I would change it would be how the non-greeks don't feel as included in the social scene. I think Auburn is just right. There are enough students to continue to meet new friends but it is also small enough that when you are out you can easily see and run into the people that you want to. People are normally pretty impressed when I tell them that I go to Auburn. I spend most of my time on campus in the library or the hill for sorority meetings. The biggest recent contraversy was definitely the safety of the campus after Lauren Burk's death. I think there is a TON of school pride! One experience I will always remember is definitely bid day when I got my bid to Pi Phi!
I would change the way in which students get football tickets! Every student should have the opportunity to go support their own school's football team! It is so easy to go to baseball, basketball games.. yet we have to STRESS about when we will get to order them, if the computer will freeze because everyone else is trying to access the same site, and what to do if we don't get them (hence I spent $450 on them)... not acceptable. Auburn is such the college town, and that's why i LOVE it! There is SO much school pride, which is absolutely great. Everyone supports each other, especially in the case of Lauren Burk.
I believe in Auburn and Love it. I think AUBURN is a shcool that honors tradition. I love the campus and feel like i am a part of the community. It's the perfect size and i love the friendly people. There is one thing that i would change. My major is Radio, TV, and film and i have to fight for my classes. I have spent the night in the Haley center in order to get on a waiting list for classes that i have to have and fight with my fellow classmates about who was first in line. I think this is rediculous. The program desperately needs more funding. It is loosing students to other programs because it can not provide the classes they need. I don't understand how we can lay the bricks in our new buildings the most expensive way to lay bricks and we can't afford teachers to educate the students inside. This is a serious problem and i think the faculty is well aware. I am just comfused about why they won't do anything about it.
The best thing about Auburn is the Auburn "family" even though that sounds so cheesy. If i could change one thing, I would change sorority housing out of dorms and into houses. I think Auburn is the perfect size, big enough to get away from people you do not want to see and the perfect size in that I know people everywhere I go. Everybody who I tell I go to Auburn either reacts with "I love Auburn! WAR EAGLE!" On campus, I spend most of my time in Haley center and also in the library, also in my friends on campus dorms and my sorority dorm. Auburn is the perfect description of a college town, it has everything a college student could want, besides a decent mall. A good mall in in Montgomery though which is only about a half hour drive down 85. Auburn is HUGE on school pride, especially during football season. Girls dress up in their orange and blue dresses while all the boys dress up for the games and set up tailgates the night before gameday. An unusual thing about Auburn is that we have the eagle that flies around the stadium before every home game. Also, we roll toomers corner after every big win, home or away. One experience I will always remember is rushing and bid day, which were in the middle of August in 100+ degree weather and how happy everybody was when it was finally over and all the girls had found their new homes. Another experience I will always remember is when I visited Athens for the Auburn/UGA game, I will never forget how rude the UGA fans were and I was just thinking the entire time, Auburn fans would never treat an opposing team like that in Auburn, except maybe an Alabama fan. (just kidding). The most frequent student complaint is the parking situation on campus. There is not enough of it, and the few parking places that we have are far away from the dorms.
Auburn. Where to begin. When I first moved to Auburn I had just graduated high school with 32 other people, so moving to Auburn was definitely a culture shock. Immediately I fell in love with campus and the perfect little town. It felt like home. There were cute stores downtown and larger shopping in a town close by, just like home. Everyone was very nice and wanted to know about you. The first memory I have is when I was at Camp War Eagle, the freshman orientation sessions, and as we were sitting on Samford lawn a streaker ran across in front of all of us. Probably not the best memory, but I'll definitely never forget it. The football games are probably the most fun I had had in my life. Every student stuffed into the student section, with shakers and orange and blue on will immediately give you chills. But when our eagle flies over you know that this is truly a place that will stay with you forever.
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