Auburn University

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world rank  246

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University Overview

Founded in 1856, Auburn University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Auburn (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Auburn University (AU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Auburn University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 163 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym AU
Founded 1856
Motto For The Advancement of Science and Arts
Colours Burnt orange and navy blue

University Location

Address Samford Hall
Auburn (population range: 50,000-249,999)
36849 Alabama
United States
T +1 (334) 844 4000
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Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office The Quad Center
Auburn 36849
+1 (334) 844 6425
800 282 8769

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Auburn University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board
  • American Council for Construction Education
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Planning Accreditation Board
  • Association to Advance Colleges & Schools of Business, International
  • Council on Aviation Accreditation
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education
  • Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, Inc.
  • Society of American Foresters
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • American Dietetic Association Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage & Family Therapy Education
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association on Academic Accreditation
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Auburn University System
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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