Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, 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 it became Auburn University.
With 12 colleges and schools and nationally ranked programs in architecture, business, engineering, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine, organizations recruiting our graduates say that Auburn University students have an edge with their level of professionalism, communication skills, and preparation.
Because research is essential to the mission of a land-grant university, Auburn University will continue development of its research programs. The primary focus of this research will be directed to the solution of problems and the development of knowledge and technology important to the state and nation and to the quality of life of Alabama citizens. The University's research programs will make important contributions to instructional programs through the involvement of graduate and undergraduate students and the renewal of the faculty. Research will also provide the knowledge base for outreach programs.
The Auburn University Career Center delivers comprehensive services for students to explore majors and careers, network with employers and professionals, prepare for advanced education, and successfully transition from college to career.
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Upon arrival, reception details and the orientation schedule will be provided in your welcome packet.
Your residence hall assignment will be included in your acceptance letter.
As a complimentary service, Auburn Global offers a transfer service from the airport to your accommodation.
The combined collections of the Auburn University Libraries contain over 3.2 million volumes as well as 2.6 million government documents, 2.5 million microforms, and over 148,000 maps. The Libraries receive over 35,000 current periodicals, many which are available online. The library also provides access to over 227 electronic databases and has over 10 million archival and manuscript items.
OIT serves the campus with the latest in computing technology and support. A wireless network covers most common areas of campus and the residence halls; wireless printing from anywhere to designated locations is available. As part of Office 365, OIT offers e-mail for life, unlimited cloud storage, and Microsoft Office for free.
The Auburn University Medical Clinic promotes the concept of individual "wellness" in contrast to a traditional status quo approach to holistic health. Our approach is to assist you with opportunities to develop yourself in social, physical, intellectual, career, emotional and spiritual dimensions of your life.
Auburn University is situated in the small city of Auburn, Alabama, in the Southeastern United States. Auburn is not only a great place to live, it was also ranked 18th in Forbes' list of "The Best Small Places for Business and Careers" and the fourth most educated city in the U.S. (New Geography, 2015)
The Auburn Tigers compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics as a charter member of the Southeastern Conference. Auburn fields 19 varsity teams with approximately 500 student-athletes supported by more than 225 full-time staff on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
College sports fans would be hard-pressed to find a program more steeped in tradition than Auburn. Since the University first fielded a football team in 1892, the legends associated with the Tigers have passed down through generations of fans. The Auburn Family throughout Alabama, across the nation and around the world rallies to the battle cry "War Eagle!".
Auburn students have many opportunities to explore and develop leadership skills on campus and in the community. With more than 450 student organizations ranging from the marching band to student government, you are sure to find the right place for you.