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A mainstay on the U.S. News & World Report list of the country’s top public universities for more than a quarter-century, Auburn is an exceptional institution. The university’s spirit and personality play a starring role in our community, a town Southern Living hails as one of the South’s most charming.

Immerse yourself in a culture of community and industry engagement. Be inspired by colleagues with an enviable network of professionals.

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Solving society’s grand challenges demands we transcend institutional boundaries. At Auburn, faculty collaboration comes naturally, because they live in a community where colleagues are friends, research partners are neighbors and casual conversations ignite transformational partnerships.

Our faculty is a diverse group of academics, creatives, researchers and change-makers. Their portfolio of innovative discovery and scholarship is vast, and their ethos of collaboration leads to new and inspired ways of thinking and learning.

Auburn is where meaningful service and impactful discovery happens. Our community is where professional goals and personal life come together.

We connect students with real-world experience, faculty innovation with industry demand and an expanding economy with the workforce and resources it needs to thrive.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the needs of faculty, including dual career couples.

The Auburn Family — a robust network of more than 5,000 faculty and staff, 30,000 students and more than 220,000 alumni — might live on all corners of the map, but it’s Toomer’s Corner they call home.

The city of Auburn is a thriving hub where innovative entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and trusted leaders converge. The robust economy, top-ranked education system and high quality of life attract a diverse and vibrant group of people who don’t just live here — they put down roots.

Auburn affords an easygoing lifestyle complemented by a schedule of events that would make residents of larger cities envious. The perfect balance of culture and charm is found here, and it is one of the many reasons Forbes consistently ranks Auburn as one of the Best Places to Retire and Best Small Cities for Business and Careers.

Living in Auburn
Timeless traditions
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From screaming fans inside Jordan-Hare Stadium and the Auburn Arena to the majestic flight of the eagle before each home football game, our traditions are consistently voted the best in college sports. An iconic Auburn location, Toomer’s Corner marks the heart of town and is home to the time-honored tradition of rolling the oaks at Toomer’s Corner after an Auburn victory.

Outdoor recreation
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From the natural spring waters of Chewacla State Park to the seemingly endless miles of versatile mountain trails, living in Auburn is perfectly suited for an active lifestyle. Hit the links at one of six golf courses or spend a tranquil weekend at Lake Martin — one of the largest manmade lakes in the United States.

Central location
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Auburn is centrally located in the Southeast and is easily accessible via interstate highway or by air. The city is just a 90-minute drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport that offers regular flights to North and South America, Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia. There’s plenty to do and see in Auburn, but many other leading Southeastern destinations are within driving distance.

Arts and culture
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From cheering on the Tigers to spending a day in nature or experiencing the area’s buzzing nightlife, there’s always something to do in Auburn. Our community is also home to a budding arts district. The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is the only accredited university art museum in Alabama. The Gouge Performing Arts Center opened the curtain on its inaugural season in August 2019.

Celebrated cuisine
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Auburn serves up a thriving food scene with a delightful mix of casual fare and fine dining. Here, you’ll discover award-winning restaurants and sample dishes dreamed up by the innovative and nationally regarded chefs who call Auburn home. Several of our area’s more than 200 dining offerings are regularly featured in Southern Living, Gourmet, Garden & Gun, and Wine Spectator, to name a few.

Top-ranked schools & childcare
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Auburn City Schools are consistently ranked among the top in the state and offer an award-winning K-12 system with nearly 9,000 students. Several local providers offer year-round childcare for infants to 5-year-olds. University employees have registration priority at Big Blue Marble Academy, a childcare facility for ages six weeks to five years.

#1
South’s Best College Towns
Southern Living, 2018

Top 25
Cities in the U.S. to add the most jobs
USA Today, 2017
#25
Best Small Places for Business and Career
Forbes, 2019
#5
Economic Growth Potential
Business Facilities Magazine, 2019
#4
South’s Best Retirement Towns
Southern Living, 2019
#10
Best Performing Cities
Milken Institute, 2017

Last updated: September 12, 2019