Why Study at Auburn

Students from around the world choose Auburn University. Why? Learn more about Auburn’s academic programs, small town atmosphere, and student life.

Small College Town with Big Opportunities

Friendly people, nice weather, and great opportunities for success. It’s easy to see why Southern Living ranked Auburn #7 on its list of The South’s Best Small Towns of 2017.

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Auburn is home to 60,000 people, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Average temperatures are 13°C in January, 31°C in June, and 25°C in October.

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In your free time, dine at 125+ restaurants, shop at 60+ stores, or explore 16 parks in the area.

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Day trips include hiking in Chewacla State Park, going to the beach, or exploring nearby Atlanta.

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Organizations recruiting Auburn alumni include Apple, Coca-Cola, Exxon Mobil, and NASA.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is only 1.5 hours away, making it convenient to travel home and around the U.S.

Research, Innovation, and Excellence

Auburn has a long history of innovation, from cancer research to world-leading technology research centers to a top 5 Industrial Design program.


#99 National University.1


#16 Best Graduate Agricultural/Biological Engineering Program.1


#31(tie) Best Graduate Industrial/ Manufacturing/Systems Engineering Program.1


#54 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program and #71 Best Graduate Engineering School.1


#66 Best Undergraduate Business Program.1


#3 Supply Chain University (SCM World, 2018) 2

1 U.S. News & World Report, 2021.
2 Software Advice, 2018.

Student Life:
Friends, Fun, and Food

Want to have some fun? Join an exciting club, make the short walk downtown to do some shopping, or relax outdoors at the Davis Arboretum nature area on campus.

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28,000+ students, including international students from 100+ countries.

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Ranked #1 College with the Happiest Students.3

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500+ student clubs and organizations, including International Buddy Program and Engineers Without Borders.

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On campus, you’ll find an award-winning theatre, arboretum, and museum of fine art.

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35+ dining options on campus, from buffet-style dining halls to boba tea to late night pizza.

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Auburn's Recreation and Wellness Center includes a rock-climbing wall, 1/3-mile indoor track, and group fitness classes.

3 The Princeton Review, 2020.

Famous Auburn Alumni
Did you know that graduates of Auburn include Octavia Spencer (Award-Winning Actress), Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, Inc.), and Kirsty Coventry (Seven-time Olympic Medalist)?

Ready to Study What You Love?

Auburn has highly ranked academic programs. Studying here means you get a top education, plus an exciting and unique American university experience.