Auburn University today is a comprehensive land, sea and space grant institution – among the few that hold that distinction – occupying more than 1,840 acres and helping fulfill the dreams of nearly 25,000 students.
The university began, though, as the small, more humble East Alabama Male College, which was chartered in 1856 and opened its doors in 1859 as a private liberal arts institution.
At Auburn University we take pride in putting our students first. Within our 13 schools and colleges we have nationally ranked programs, including architecture, pharmacy, veterinary science, engineering, forestry, interior design and business. As Auburn University students, you should "believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully."
Research is an essential link in Auburn University's three-pronged mission of instruction, research and outreach. Successes among the varied research activities within each of its schools and colleges continue to bolster Auburn’s reputation as one of our nation’s top universities. Auburn’s role as a land-grant university emphasizes strong research programs in agriculture, natural resources, the life sciences, engineering and the physical sciences. Strong and expanding research programs exist in agriculture; architecture, design and construction; business; education; engineering; forestry and wildlife sciences; human sciences; the liberal arts; nursing; pharmacy; science and mathematics; and veterinary medicine.
Academic coaching at Auburn University is a personalized partnership designed to support each student in meeting their academic goals. You and your coach work together to identify your academic habits, interests, skills, concerns and intentions. Through this interactive process you will develop realistic and workable plans to achieve your vision of success in college.
Choosing a college is an important and tough decision. That is why The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides prospective students and families opportunities to tour our campus, speak with admissions advisors, tour on-campus housing, and experience life at Auburn first-hand!
Auburn offers everything you need to eat, live, work, and play right on campus. With a multitude of dining and housing choices, you can enjoy the convenience of being close to your classes and the array of activity and fitness options. Plus, Handshake, an employment platform, can help students seeking part-time jobs on- and off-campus.
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.
Auburn wants you to be happy and healthy. Whether you're working out at the Rec & Wellness Center, joining a health and wellness Program or taking advantage of our counseling services, a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle will help you succeed academically, socially, and personally.
Auburn students have many opportunities to explore and develop leadership skills on campus and in the community. With more than 500 student organizations ranging from the marching band to student government, you are sure to find the right place for you.
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!".
The student can become involved at the campus level through the Student Government Association (S.G.A.) which represents the students in campus and school affairs. Each student, upon paying student activity fees, becomes a member of the Student Government Association. Offices of the executive branch of the S.G.A. are outlined in the Tiger Cub, along with duties, qualifications, and requirements for election. The executive cabinet and executive committee performs integral function in the S.G.A. These appointed positions are filled by the S.G.A. President each Spring after elections. Interested students are encouraged to apply directly to the S.G.A. President.