Auburn University

Auburn's beautiful main campus--graced by greenery and open spaces and highlighted by historic Samford Park--is made up of 90 major academic buildings spread across 1,843 acres. Buildings in the main campus area are within walking distance of each other. Residence halls are only a short walk from classrooms, dining and athletic facilities. Auburn is located in the southeastern United States in east-central Alabama about 30 miles from the Georgia border.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Auburn among the top 50 public universities nationwide for 20 consecutive years. Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition" ranked Auburn 9th for best quality of life.

Auburn invests in extensive national assessments to obtain quality, data-driven information for measuring and continually improving instruction and student preparation.

Results from the Collegiate Learning Assessment show significant gains in the intellectual skills of Auburn students - more than 100 points on SAT-equivalent tests - from their freshman to senior years.

Auburn provides a $4.85 billion economic contribution to the state of Alabama, including a $1.7 billion impact on the economy - a 7 to 1 return on the state's appropriation to Auburn - and a $3.15 billion impact in "human capital."

Auburn's research expertise continues to be aligned with long-term national priorities in: cyber systems; energy and environment; health sciences and food systems; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and transportation.

Auburn is the primary source of instruction and research for Alabama's aerospace, automotive, microelectronics, biotech, and wireless technology industries.

More than 95 percent of our alumni say that if they could start college over again, they would choose Auburn.

Auburn's Draughon Library is the largest library in the state. The Auburn University Libraries contains 3.2 million volumes and subscribes to 19,000 journals and 256 electronic databases. It also serves as an instructional resource for faculty and houses a new Learning Commons for students and one of two locations for the new Miller Writing Center.

The First, Few, Only and Unusual - Auburn Accomplishments

  • Auburn University programs named to U.S. News & World Report's inaugural Top Online Education Program Honor Roll for 2012
  • Auburn University has been named by Kiplinger's Personal Finance as one of the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2011-12
  • Six NASA astronauts graduated from Auburn, as have three past directors of Kennedy Space Center, putting Auburn in the top five universities nationally with such a distinction.
  • AU is among a distinctive body of institutions designated as land, sea and space grant universities.
  • Auburn is one of five universities in the country with the capability and expertise to conduct research into nuclear waste storage for recycling.
  • The university is the oldest four-year, coeducational school in the state and the second-oldest in the Southeast. Women were first admitted in 1892.
  • Auburn's bachelor of wireless engineering degree is the first in the country.
  • Cancer research is a top focus of the College of Veterinary Medicine, one of the few veterinary colleges in the country with an on-campus linear accelerator, MRI and CT-scan.
  • Auburn has the Southeast's first program in software engineering.
  • Auburn's new curriculum in automotive engineering and manufacturing is the first of its kind in the Southeast.
  • Auburn has been actively involved in aviation education since 1941 and has consistently been a leader in aviation education and research.
  • Auburns Southeastern Raptor Center is the Southeast's only full-service, on-campus medical and rehabilitation center for birds of prey.
  • Auburn students who participate in the world-renowned Rural Studio build inspiring, innovative and practical homes to benefit citizens of west Alabama.
  • Auburn's Urban Studio in downtown Birmingham gives students an opportunity to pursue design in an urban setting and engage in community projects.
  • An Urban Modeling Lab is helping the town of Cheng Du, China, rebuild from the massive 2008 earthquake.
  • The master's degree program in real estate development is the first of its kind in the region to combine business and architecture curriculums.
  • The United Nations' World Food Programme selected Auburn University as its lead academic partner in the international War on Hunger campaign.
  • Named a military-friendly university by G.I. Jobs

Auburn-developed technologies and research include

  • An optical microscope that shows live cells in real time and that holds great promise in revolutionizing medical research.
  • A microscope system that NASA is using on Antarctic expeditions.
  • Antimicrobial coatings with potential to prevent diseases from spreading on contaminated surfaces.
  • Bacteria-eliminating chemical technology currently marketed as a water purification process.
  • Fabric that improves the effectiveness of bullet-proof vests worn by law enforcement personnel by stopping high-powered rifle bullets.
  • A device that improves the operation and safety of automobile air-bags.
  • Germ-killing rubber material.
  • Asphalt that dramatically improves driving conditions.
  • A drug-delivery system that aids in the treatment of muscular dystrophy and diabetes.
  • Biodegradable food source fishing lures.
  • A new egg-injected avian flu vaccine.
  • Technologies for highway and bridge construction.
  • Highly advanced filters used in ventilation systems and in high-level security systems.
  • Food safety sensors.
  • Lightweight air masks that filter out toxins and allow longer use by first responders.
  • A popular and widely used flea pill for dogs.

1st For the annual survey, "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools 2012," DesignIntelligence magazine has ranked Auburn University's undergraduate Interior Design program in the College of Human Sciences as best in the nation and Industrial Design and Architecture programs in the College of Architecture, Design and

1st For the annual survey, "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools 2012," DesignIntelligence magazine has ranked Auburn University's undergraduate Interior Design program in the College of Human Sciences as best in the nation and Industrial Design and Architecture programs in the College of Architecture, Design and

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