The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has a long and superior reputation for providing Auburn students with a firm grounding in an engineering education, dating back to the 1870s. The Engineering Learning Community welcomes freshmen into this tradition and provides them with a supportive environment to meet others who are enrolled in their curriculum and facing the challenges of pre-engineering. This community will take several classes together and live together in the Village and Quad. Math placement will be determined prior to students coming to Camp War Eagle. There are three Learning Community options depending upon the initial mathematics and/or laboratory science the student will take, and the math placement exam will determine whether the student is eligible to take Calculus I or Pre-Calculus Algebra with Trigonometry.