Facts and Figures

  • Founded

    Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, 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 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.

  • Location

    Auburn, Alabama

  • Size

    206 academic buildings, 427 total buildings, 1,841 acres

  • Enrollment, 2023-2024 Academic Year

    Total: 33,015
    Undergraduate: 26,874
    Graduate: 5,136
    Professional: 1,005
    Male: 49%
    Female: 51%

  • Employees

    Total employees: 12,335
    Faculty: 1,435

  • Faculty Profile

    Faculty with terminal degrees: 78%
    Minority faculty: 412
    Student/faculty ratio: 20:1

  • Schools and Colleges
    • College of Agriculture
    • College of Architecture, Design & Construction
    • Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
    • College of Education
    • Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
    • College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment
    • Graduate School
    • College of Human Sciences
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Nursing
    • James Harrison College of Pharmacy
    • College of Sciences and Mathematics
    • College of Veterinary Medicine
    • University College
    • Honors College
  • Majors

    There are more than 150 majors from which students can choose.

  • Student Activities

    Auburn students have more than 600 clubs and organizations to choose from.

  • School Mascot

    For more than 30 years, mischievous and lovable tiger Aubie has represented the university at events ranging from football games to grand openings and everything in between. Aubie is an 11-time UCA National Mascot Champion. Read more about Aubie's history, accomplishments and more.

  • International Presence

    Auburn University is committed to preparing our students for today's global economy. The Office of International Programs site provides information on the international presence of Auburn University including International Student/Scholar immigration advising, study abroad options, information on initiatives sponsored by the academic units, faculty resources for internationalizing Auburn University, and information on international partners and agreements. With over 2,000 international students, more than 1,900 AU students studying abroad and a truly global faculty, AU provides its students and community with access to a world of opportunity.

  • Study Abroad

    More than 1,500 Auburn students study abroad each year. Information about our study abroad programs and how to begin your study abroad experience is available.

  • Auburn's athletic teams compete in the Southeastern Conference. Find out more about the Tigers by visiting the Auburn Tigers Web site.

  • Alumni

    Since opening its doors in 1856, Auburn University has awarded more than 315,000 academic degrees. Our Alumni Association is one of the strongest in the SEC with 45,000 members.