Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.
206 academic buildings, 427 total buildings
Total Full-Time: 4,682
College of Agriculture; College of Architecture, Design & Construction; College of Business; College of Education; Samuel Ginn College of Engineering; School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Graduate School; Honors College; College of Human Sciences; College of Liberal Arts; School of Nursing; Harrison School of Pharmacy; College of Sciences and Mathematics; College of Veterinary Medicine
There are more than 140 majors from which students can choose. To view the entire list, click here.
Auburn students have nearly 300 clubs and organizations to choose from. A searchable listing can be found here.
For more than 30 years, mischievous and lovable tiger Aubie has represented the university at events ranging from football games to grand openings and everything in between. Aubie is a five time UCA National Mascot Champion. Read more about his history, accomplishments and more by logging on here.
A listing of the "First, Few, Only and Unusual" accomplishments can be found here.
Auburn University is committed to preparing our students for today's global economy. Our Global Gateway site provides information on the international presence of Auburn University such as the Office of International Education, which provides International Student/Scholar immigration advising, study abroad options and more, information on initiatives sponsored by the academic units, and international admissions for undergraduate and graduate students. With over 800 international students, more than 500 AU students studying abroad and a truly global faculty, AU provides its students and community with access to a world of opportunity.
More than 800 Auburn students study abroad each year. Information about programs and how to begin your study abroad experience can be found here.
Auburn's athletic teams compete in the Southeastern Conference. Find out more about the Tigers by visiting the Auburn Tigers Web site.
Since opening its doors in 1856, Auburn University has awarded more than 285,000 academic degrees. Our Alumni Association is one of the strongest in the SEC with 45,000 members. For more information about events, alumni clubs and more, click here.
Last Updated: Sept. 10, 2015