Auburn University Reviews
I love Auburn University. I feel it was a great mix of strong academics, friendly environment and fun atmosphere. I has a very strong school spirit, especially when it comes to college football. The town of Auburn feels both small and big at the same time. It is comforting and easy to learn yet offers lots of options for food and shopping. Auburn University has about 25% of its student body participate in greek life. Its a great way to make friends and have a four year support system. You can also do that via athletics or academic clubs.
Auburn University provided me with a well rounded college experience, both academically and personally. My courses were rigorous but the professors were always willing to help you succeed. Auburn is a large school so sometimes you will find yourself in large classes where the professor may not know you, but if you introduce yourself and visit their office hours, I have found they are always helpful. Auburn provides over 300 campus organizations that you can join, and I firmly believe that my involvement on campus was just as important in shaping me into an adult as was my time spent in the classroom.
I attended Auburn University for my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. The psychology program at Auburn University really prepared me to continue my degree in the field of School Psychology. Auburn University is a very large public institution, but the Psychology professors really made it more personable, which in return allowed me to voice my concerns and future goals with them during multiple occasions. The professors at Auburn University did a great job in keeping their student's needs first and foremost. They really wanted to see all of us strive and succeed in our future endeavors. The psychology program opened up opportunities to students that would really help us to better understand the psychological processes that people experience every day. The professors were clear and understanding in their teaching methods, but they also made the courses interesting and it made me excited to go to class. I have student loans that are piled up because I was an out-of-state student, and although I have student debt, Auburn University was the perfect fit for my undergraduate career and I would highly recommend their psychology program to anyone interested.
The professors I experienced while I was at Auburn were all seemingly ready to retire. I never had anyone who wanted to offer new insight into the field of education. As a matter of fact, I had one professor who repeatedly stated that there was nothing new under the sun. The last practicum professor I had hated me and the other young lady who came to her from a practicum professor that left the program and left us with her. She repeatedly told us how we didn't know anything. I finally landed with a job in a MAJOR metropolitan school district outside of Atlanta and learned all the things I should have learned at Auburn, but didn't. I would NOT recommend a degree from Auburn in Education.
I start Auburn University's Graduate Certificate Program in Brewing Science & Operations in the fall of 2017. I am very excited about the opportunities that might open up after I graduate. Auburn is the only Masters level program that I could find offering a certificate or degree in Brewing Science. This is important, because a Masters level certificate/degree can be required for certain college faculty positions - I hope to be able to teach in the field, perhaps for a college or university with an on-site brewery or brewpub. I also hope to expand somewhere down the line into operating my own distillery or brewstillery after getting some experience in that area.
I left Auburn University with mixed feelings. On the social side, it was filet mignon. On the academic side, rump roast! Socially, I met my wife and some of the best friends I'll ever have. I also was able to celebrate a BCS nationally championship in football, which is the most unbelievable experience a college student could ask for in my opinion. Academically, my degree holds little weight in corporate America. Most recruiters I interview with have never heard of Auburn and that automatically dumbs down my degree a bit. I constantly have to legitimize my academic background when it comes to a formal interview process. That said, would I change my college experience if I could do it over again? Absolutely not. War Eagle!
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Auburn. I feel that my degree was earned through hard work and dedication. This school does not just hand out degrees. You must be willing to put time and effort into your classes. In the end, it was so worth it as I am well prepared to enter graduate school, and a future career.
I have been very pleased with my experience as an Animal Sciences major at Auburn University. All of the faculty are very helpful and truly care about you as a person and not just a student. Most of the classes have very good, interactive labs that you will learn a lot in. This has been my favorite part of my classes.
Most students in Animal Sciences at Auburn University are Pre-Veterinary. I graduated pre-veterinary but I ended up pursuing another path. To get into vet school today, you need near excellent grades. It is not impossible but it will be difficult. Study! Study! Study!
Auburn provided me with the tools to feel confident entering graduate school. I would recommend Auburn as an environment where student's feel safe and prioritized. Many schools make students feel as if they are just another number, however Auburn personalizes the college experience. This is impressive, considering how big Auburn University is. Auburn provided me with the quintessential college experience that I am proud of. I feel holistically educated, equipped, and confident to take on the real world. I think Auburn University is a stand out school, especially in the SEC, because it genuinely feels like family. Auburn is very big, but it does not feel overwhelming. I saw familiar faces everywhere I went. Auburn was the perfect step to get my feet wet in the real world without being forced to dive right in.