Auburn University was founded on February 7, 1856, as a private liberal arts school, then known as the East Alabama Male College. It was changed to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama in 1872, and was the state's first public land-grant university. The university officially became Auburn University in 1960 due to the diversity of its academic programs and curriculum.
Auburn University is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the state of Alabama. Auburn University has grown to an enrollment of 25,000 students, taught by a faculty of 1,200, with over 300 student clubs and organizations. The main campus of Auburn University is located in Auburn, Alabama, while the university has a satellite campus at Montgomery, established in 1967, which hosts over 6,000 students. Auburn University consists of thirteen schools and colleges, and is one of the few American universities which is classified as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research center.
Auburn itself is known as a college town, and is the 19th fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States since 1990. The economy of Auburn itself is oriented around Auburn University, with the university itself employing about a quarter of the city's workforce. Auburn is also home to several research centers, some of which have ties to Aubrun University itself. The city of Auburn has no professional sports team, although Auburn University itself has its own athletic divisions and a passionate community to support their athletes.
The different schools in Auburn University include: College of Agriculture, College of Architecture, College of Education, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Human Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, College of Sciences and Mathematics, College of Vetinary Medicine, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Honors College, and Graduate School.
Auburn University is mostly focused on undergraduate education, with high rankings in their undergraduate architecture, interior design, and education programs. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has an enrollment of 4,000, and ranks within the nation's top 20 engineering programs in number of graduating engineers. Furthermore, Auburn University is known for its agriculture and forestry programs, being the focus of the university in most of its early history and forming a strong foundation for its curriculum.
Notable alumni that graduated from Auburn University includes Tim Cook, C.E.O. of Apple Inc. who later received his M.B.A. from Duke University, Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, and Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 18326
Total institution enrollment: 21860
School type: 4-year public
School classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 Disciplines.
Auburn University Main Campus
100 N College St.
Auburn University, AL 36830
Male undergraduate population: 52%
Female undergraduate population: 48%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's, First-professional degree