Auburn is one of the largest universities in the South, remaining at the educational forefront with our emphasis on a blend of arts and applied sciences. The University continuously changes to accommodate today's needs, while still respecting the traditions and spirit of Auburn. As we grow and change, Auburn will always continue its tradition of excellence.
More than 24,000 students attend Auburn, 40 percent of whom are from out of state. Since the University opened in 1856, more than 250,000 students have graduated with Auburn degrees, and today Auburn is a comprehensive research and doctoral institution, offering 130 undergraduate majors, an Honors College, and many graduate and professional programs. Through its mission of instruction, research, and outreach, Auburn remains dedicated to improving the lives of citizens in the state, region, and nation.
Auburn has more than 1,400 full- and part-time faculty and 4,200 staff members, and is located in a community of some 38,000 people.
The downtown village of Auburn is directly adjacent to the university campus, which comprises nearly 1,900 pedestrian-friendly acres. Student and educational support services provide the student community with counseling and academic resources, and more than 100 student organizations help students become actively involved and engaged with campus life. From Camp War Eagle orientation for new freshmen to advising to career services, the campus helps students from their first day through graduation. A brand new student center opened in 2008, and eight new student residence halls were added in 2009.