Auburn University

Location Auburn
Established 1856
Famous For High Research Activity


Auburn University is a public research university located in Auburn, Alabama. It is the second-largest university in the state of Alabama, with more than 30,000 students and over 1,330 faculty members. Established in 1856, Auburn University offers over 150 undergraduate majors through its 12 colleges and schools.

The graduate school at Auburn offers a large number of degree programs at the master's and doctoral levels, with options for accelerated bachelor's as well. Auburn is considered among the "R1: Doctoral Universities," with a very high range of research activities to solve real-world challenges in the areas of health sciences, cyber and homeland security, and community building.

Services for International Students

Auburn University offers various campus services and academic support services to help students get accustomed to the new environment. There are over 500 student organizations ranging from the marching band to the student government, which can help in developing leadership skills among students. Auburn also offers health and wellness services through the Rec & Wellness Center and counselling services.


  • 92nd in the US News National Universities Rankings
  • 61st in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs category by the US News National Universities Rankings
  • 1001-1200 in the world and 161-170th in the U.S. in the 2022 QS World University Rankings
  • 601-800 in the world and 284th in the U.S. in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2023.


Auburn University's on-campus housing consists of 24 residence halls that are located in seven different residential neighbourhoods, housing almost 4,600 students.

About Location

Auburn is the largest city in Eastern Alabama and is the state's fastest-growing metropolitan area. It is considered to be a welcoming and friendly community, especially for international students, who can learn more about the American culture from people around. The city has many options for dining, entertainment and shopping, which can be accessed through the public transport system. Auburn also has lower living costs as compared to other major cities in the country, making it an attractive option for international students.

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