About Auburn

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions.  In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked 37th among public universities. 

Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence,  offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees.  Its enrollment of 25,134 students includes 20,175 undergraduates and 4,959 graduate students, including 1,042 professional-doctorate students in Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. 

There are 1,192 instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools with degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs.  

Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus.  It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama. [Read More]

Why Choose Auburn?

The City of Auburn is located in east-central Alabama approximately 1-2 hours from Atlanta, Birmingham, or Montgomery, and 3-4 hours from sugar-sand Gulf beaches.  Auburn is an eclectic and diverse city with a rapidly growing population, blending southern tradition with progressive innovation that is derived from being the home of Auburn University.  Auburn and neighboring city Opelika are home to a vibrant and growing arts and cultural community, and feature many outdoor pursuits.  Opelika was named the #1 Golf City in the US by Golf Digest.

U.S. News Cites Auburn as Top Place to Live In 2009

U.S. News and World Report magazine has caught on to what Auburn residents have known for a long time -- that it is a great place to live, attend school and raise a family. The magazine selected the city of Auburn as a top 10 choice among American cities. The rankings recognize Auburn University as a major contributor to the quality of life of city residents. To read more about Auburn's status among the "Best Places to Live 2009," click here to access the U.S. News article and slide show.

Helpful Links

College Town Profile  - Comprehensive information about Auburn University and the cities of Opelika and Auburn including: athletics, health care, tourism, dining, shopping, research and academics. 

Auburn Public Schools

US News and World report ranked Auburn High School 77th in the nation in 2006.  Much of the success that Auburn City Schools has attained in recent years would not have been possible without the financial support of the community.  Local funding accounts for 48% of the over $39 million annual budget, placing Auburn City Schools in the top ten systems in the state in terms of local support.  Our students consistently score above the state and national averages in all areas of the Stanford Achievement Test administered in Grades 1-10.  Over the years, Auburn High School has averaged seven National Merit Semifinalists, out of approximately 300 students in the senior class.    On the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT), Auburn High School students consistently score above the state and national averages, and are regularly in the top five in the state in ACT and SAT test scores.  Upon graduation from high school, approximately 80% of Auburn High School graduates continue their education by attending colleges, universities, and technical schools.  For more information, go to

Medical Services

East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika has won awards for medical services and received a Fairness Award designating it a “Great Place to Work”'

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