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11 facts you didn’t know about AU


Auburn University is well-known for its focus on research and embracing the unknown. In that spirit, here are fun facts you should know about AU while considering where to study!

  1. Students come from more than 100 different countries.

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The student population comes from more than 100 countries and all 50 US states. You’ll get to meet a variety of smart, interesting people from all around the world!

  1. You can choose from more than 140 degree programs.

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Learning is a top priority. Pick from 140 degree programs, from engineering to business to liberal arts.

  1. AU has been listed as one of the top 50 public universities for more than 20 years straight.


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Come to AU and you’ll join 25,912 students eager to learn, make new friends and prepare for success after graduation.

  1. AU alumni go on to do great things.


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Famous graduates include Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, Inc.), Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia) and Octavia Spencer (Oscar-winning actress). And did we mention the six NASA astronauts?

  1. There are 93 Auburn alumni clubs throughout the USA.

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Auburn has prepared more than 250,000 graduates to celebrate their own successes. Will you be one of them?

  1. 94% of AU faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.


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So you know you’ll learn from leading minds in their field, whether you want to be a software engineer, architect or something you’re still figuring out.

  1. AU is the lead academic partner in the international War on Hunger campaign.

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Auburn University was selected by the United Nations’ World Food Programme for this influential and impressive honor.

  1. AU has a history of developing incredible technology.

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That includes microscopes used by NASA, bacteria-eliminating chemical technology for water purification and technologies for highway and bridge construction.

  1. There’s a lot to do while you’re on campus.


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There are more than 400 student organizations and clubs across a variety of interests, from academics to athletics to cultural pursuits.

10. And the city of Auburn offers a lot of fun too.


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Auburn is the 6th fastest growing city in the USA since 2010. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, shops and beautiful green spaces around the city. Perfect for taking a break from studying.

11. Auburn University is one of the “10 Colleges With The Best Quality Of Life.”

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The Princeton Review named Auburn #4 on the prestigious list. Talk about a great reason to study (and celebrate) here!

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