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Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
Samford Hall at dusk credit: Robert S. Donovan
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Overview
Public
20,396 Undergraduates
81% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
36849
(334) 844-4000
www.auburn.edu

Auburn University, one of the top 200 institutions of higher learning in the United States, is located in Auburn, Alabama. It is a public research university that was established in 1856 as East Alabama Male College. When it was founded, it served as a training ground for the Confederate Army, and many injured Confederate soldiers were treated at the “Old Main” building on campus. It is the second largest university in the state and is one of the two flagship public institutions of higher learning in Alabama. It sits on nearly 1,900 acres of land, and its motto is “For The Advancement of Science and Arts.” Notable alumni include Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, basketball player Charles Barkley, football player Bo Jackson, actress Octavia Spencer, astronaut Jan Davis, musician Jimmy Buffett and NASA astronaut Kathryn C. Thornton. The school’s colors are burnt orange and navy, its mascot is Aubie the Tiger and the teams are nicknamed the Tigers. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I – SEC, and varsity sports offered include men’s football, swimming and diving, basketball, baseball and golf, and women’s swimming and diving, softball, golf, basketball, soccer and gymnastics.

Location

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2016 population of 63,118. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
50%

Men

50%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1124

New Transfer Students

Admissions
81%

Acceptance Rate

31%

Enrollment Yield

1060-1260

SAT Range

18,256

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$21,698

Typical Cost

$29,640

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,968

In-State (published)

75%

Recieve Financial Aid

90%

Have Loans

$17,000

Median Debt

Academics
19.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

64

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

257

Doctorates Awareded

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

1

National Academy Members

40

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many available on campus

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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