Auburn University Auburn, AL USA 36849
Auburn University is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama. With a storied history, the university was first established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male college. It was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama in 1872, when it became the first public land-grant university. It wasn’t until 1960 that the university assumed its current name. Auburn’s engineering program is highly regarded nationwide. Notable alumni include Apple, Inc. CEO Tim Cook, Oscar Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.
Sitting 94 in nationwide college rankings, Auburn’s acceptance rate is 85%, and its graduation rate is 75%. In-state tuition for Auburn is per year, plus fees; out-of-state tuition is per year, plus fees. The student enrollment is about 30,737 students, with over 24,000 undergraduates and more than 5,000 postgraduates. Auburn offers over 150 undergraduate majors and over 100 graduate programs. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.
Auburn is known both for its longstanding mascot, Aubie the Tiger, and its characteristic battle cry, “War Eagle!” When students aren’t cheering on the Tigers at one of many winning athletic tournaments, they can enjoy the university’s 1,841 acres or one of its 300 clubs and organizations. Auburn also boasts a diverse international student population, and it encourages and supports all students’ desires to explore the world. Over 1,300 students study abroad every year. Besides this, students enjoy the varied recreational, cultural and dining experiences available in the town of Auburn.
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