Auburn University Main Campus

Auburn University, AL
Auburn University Main Campus

Brief Description

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.

Campus Setting

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.

Academic Specialization

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

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.

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At A Glance

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.

Campus Location

Main Address

Auburn University Main Campus
100 N College St.
Auburn University, AL 36830


(334) 844-4000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 52%

Female undergraduate population: 48%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's, First-professional degree

Accounting And Finance
Adult And Continuing Teacher Education
Aerospace Aeronautical And Astronautica
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences General
Animal Sciences General
Applied Mathematics General
Applied Mathematics Other
Aquaculture Operations And Production Management
Architectural Engineering
Architectural Environmental Design
Architecture General
Biology General
Business / Managerial Economics
Business Administration And Management
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry General
City / Urban Community And Regional Planning
Civil Engineering General
Clinical Psychology
Clothing / Apparel And Textile Studies
Computer And Information Sciences General
Computer Engineering
Counseling And Psychology
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Drama / Theater Arts General
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Education General
Educational / Instructional Media Design
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Elementary Teacher Education
Engineering Other
English Language And Literature General
English Teacher Education
English Technical And Business Writing
Environmental Science / Studies
Finance General
Fine / Studio Arts
Foods And Nutrition Studies General
Foreign Languages Teacher Education
Forestry And Related Sciences Other
Forestry Sciences
French Language And Literature
Geological Engineering
German Language And Literature
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health And Medical Laboratory Technologies
Health System / Health Services Administration
Health Teacher Education
History General
Horticulture Science
Hotel / Motel And Restaurant Management
Human Resources Management
Individual And Family Development Studie
Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering
Industrial Design
Interior Architecture
Interior Design General
International Business
Landscape Architecture
Logistics And Materials Management
Management Information Systems And Business Data
Marine / Aquatic Biology
Material Engineering
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical
Medical Technology
Microbiology / Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Music General
Music Teacher Education
Nursing Rn Training
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Management And Supervision
Parks Recreation And Leisure Facilities
Pharmacy B Pharm Pharm D
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physics General
Plant Sciences Other
Political Science And Government General
Poultry Science
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Psychology General
Public Administration
Public Relations
Radio And Television Broadcasting
Science Teacher Education General
Secondary Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences And History Other
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Special Education Other
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Speech Language Pathology And Audiology
Teacher Education Multiple Levels
Technical Teacher Education Vocational
Textile Sciences And Engineering
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Ms Phd
Veterinary Medicine Dvm
Wildlife And Wildlands Management
Zoology General