I've lived all over the United States, and Auburn is by far the strangest and most backwards town I've ever lived in. The people here are only polite if you go out of your way to fit in to the local trends and cultures, and if you don't have a noticeable southern accent then expect weird looks and exclusion to be a part of your daily life. There's very much a "you ain't from around you, are ya?" vibe from the residents if you don't change the way you dress, talk, and act to fit into the mold here. You're even expected to only drive a certain class of vehicles (trucks, SUVs and jeeps only). It's an incredibly odd place, and there's a complete lack of culture or any sort of entertainment outside of the school. A terrible place to live even if you're a full-time student, and if you're not then it's simply unbearable. Steer clear.