Auburn University

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Founded in 1856, Auburn University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Auburn (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Auburn University (AU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Auburn University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 167 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym AU
Founded 1856
Motto For The Advancement of Science and Arts
Colours Burnt orange and navy blue

University Location

Address Samford Hall
36849 Alabama
United States
Tel +1 (334) 844 4000
Fax +1

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office The Quad Center
Auburn 36849
(334) 844 6425
800 282 8769

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Auburn University's Library
Auburn University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,593,390 physical volumes, 608,151 physical media, 56,424 digital/electronic medium and 245 licensed digital/electronic databases. Auburn University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
Auburn University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,768 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board
  • American Council for Construction Education
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Planning Accreditation Board
  • Association to Advance Colleges & Schools of Business, International
  • Council on Aviation Accreditation
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education
  • Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, Inc.
  • Society of American Foresters
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • American Dietetic Association Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage & Family Therapy Education
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association on Academic Accreditation
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Auburn University System
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

Open Education Global

Not reported

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