Auburn University- Alabama, Auburn

Ranked as the one of the top colleges in the States, Auburn University offers more than just academic distinction. The university ranked 11th on The Princeton Review’s list of  Colleges with the happiest Students’, making it a popular choice for overseas education.

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MottoFor The Advancement of Science and Arts

Founding Year  and Accreditation: Founded in the year 1856, Auburn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational specialist and Doctor’s degrees. University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is accredited by ABET whereas, the  Raymond J. Harbert College of Business  is AACSB accredited.

Location: Auburn, Alabama

UG & PG Student Intake :  It has a total of  22,658 and 5632 UG & PG enrollments respectively. The student body constitutes majorly of the White.

International Diversity :  Accepts 78% International students. 

Rankings:  Ranks 99th among the National Universities .

Campus: Spanned across 1,875 acres, Auburn university’s campus is built in a grid-like fashion. Its on-campus housing student housing consists of four complexes.

Popular Disciplines: The most popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, Engineering, Education and Health Professions, Biological & Biomedical Sciences. The university offered the first wireless-engineering program in the country. 

Opportunities: The university has an ‘Urban Studio‘ where students can participate in community projects .There are various research opportunities for students to explore.

Notable Alumni : Tim Cook (CEO, Apple), Jimmy Wales (co-founder, Wikipedia), Octavia Spencer (Oscar award-winning actress) and Jim Voss (former NASA astronaut) are few of the renowned personalities the university has produced.

Uni Trivia : 

1)The campus served as a training ground for the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

2)Football is a big attraction for its students. The university’s team – ‘Tigers’  has a huge fan following and is largely supported during university championships etc.

3)The Auburn Plainsman – the university’s student-run newspaper, has won 23 National Pacemaker Awards from the Associated Collegiate Press since 1966.

4)Auburn University Student Space Program (AUSSP) is a student-led, faculty-mentored program to design, build, launch, and operate spacecraft. Participants launch high-altitude balloons to the edge of space to test engineering and science instruments. They even build small satellites that orbit Earth.