Auburn University is situated in the small city of Auburn, Alabama, in the southeastern United States. Auburn is not only a great place to live, it was also ranked 18th in Forbes’ list of “The Best Small Places for Business and Careers” and the fourth-most-educated city in the U.S. (New Geography, 2015).
With 12 colleges and schools and nationally ranked programs in architecture, business, engineering, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine, organizations recruiting our graduates say that Auburn University students have an edge with their level of professionalism, communication skills, and preparation.
Whether you know exactly what you want to do after you graduate or you are still undecided, the breadth of Auburn’s majors, departments, and faculty will take you where you want to go, as can be seen by our long list of successful alumni. Auburn graduates include Octavia Spencer, Oscar-winning actress; Tim Cook, Apple CEO; Jimmy Wales, cofounder of Wikipedia; Charles Barkley, professional basketball player and NBA All-Star; Jim Voss, former astronaut with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and Harold Melton, Georgia Supreme Court Justice. Auburn alumni are highly sought after by prestigious professional and graduate schools, as well as by employers—a large number of top multinational companies recruit at Auburn.
International students can access one of Auburn University’s in-demand degrees through the International Accelerator Program (IAP), which combines year one of your undergraduate degree with additional language instruction, academic support, and American cultural experiences. Upon successful completion of the IAP with a minimum 2.0 GPA, you progress to the second year of one of Auburn University’s prestigious degree programs. No SAT or ACT is required.
Auburn University today is a comprehensive land, sea and space grant institution – among the few that hold that distinction – occupying more than 1,840 acres and helping fulfill the dreams of nearly 25,000 students. The university began, though, as the small, more humble East Alabama Male College, which was chartered in 1856 and opened its doors in 1859 as a private liberal arts institution. From 1861 to 1866 the college was closed because of the Civil War. The college had begun an affiliation with the Methodist Church before the war. Due to dire financial straits, the church transferred legal control of the institution to the state in 1872, making it the first land-grant college in the South to be established separate from the state university. It thus became the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama.
Earning an Auburn degree is an investment in your future. From your IAP year onward, Auburn offers an exceptional education and opportunities to have a fun and fulfilling college experience at an affordable cost.
According to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings: #103 National Universities; #51 Best Undergraduate Business Programs; #51 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs; #48 Top Public Schools; #74 High School Counselor Rankings.
U.S. News & World Report Best Grad School Rankings: #83 Best Business Schools; #76 Best Education Schools; #68 Best Engineering Schools; #39 Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering; #17 Biological/Agricultural Engineering; #45 Chemical Engineering; #58 Civil Engineering; #62 Computer Engineering; #58 Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering; #25 Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering; #66 Mechanical Engineering; #110 Best Nursing Schools; #45 Audiology; #106 Biological Sciences; #96 Chemistry; #79 Clinical Psychology; #90 Computer Science; #98 English; #104 History; #95 Math; #26 Pharmacy; #111 Physics; #101 Psychology; #73 Public Affairs; #24 Rehabilitation Counseling; #52 Speech-Language Pathology; #14 Veterinary Medicine.
With more than 140 undergraduate degree options in 13 colleges and schools, you are guaranteed to find the program that’s right for you. For more information about undergraduate degree programs, check out Auburn Global’s degree page.
For graduate students, Auburn offers 21 graduate programs through the Master’s Accelerator Program across a range of areas, including engineering, education, mathematics, and public administration. Qualifying undergraduate majors are listed with each degree on Auburn Global Entry Requirements page.
Auburn is a small city, with a mild climate and big opportunities. Auburn’s downtown area, with restaurants and shops, is within easy walking distance of the campus. In a 10-minute drive, you can visit a 16-screen movie theater and shopping mall, and 90 holes of golf can be found. A few miles from campus, Chewacla State Park has 696 acres of hiking and camping.