History, Affiliations and Rankings
Auburn University was established in 1856, two decades after the founding of Auburn city in USA. It was initially named Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama and was the first land grant college in the South. In 1899, Its name changed to Alabama Polytechnic Institute, and then finally in 1960, it got its current name. The university is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), an educational accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Its College of Business' Department of Aviation Management and Supply Chain Management is the only program in the country to hold dual accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). Not only that, the university's Student Counseling and Psychological Services office is also fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) to provide health counselling, is also housed within the Medical Clinic. This university offers a diverse academic program and curriculum and has been ranked #801-1000 in the recent QS World University Rankings 2022 and between #601-800 in the recent THE World University Rankings 2022. Furthermore, the university has also been ranked #635 by the U.S. News Best Global Universities.
Campus, Courses and Infrastructure
The campus is spread across 1,841 acres and has a total of 206 academic buildings and 427 buildings in total. The campus is laid out in a grid-like design, with numerous different building groups. The majority of the College of Engineering buildings, the Lowder business building, and the older administration buildings are located in the northern area of the central campus. The College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education are located largely within Haley Center on the centre campus's middle half. The majority of the buildings associated with the College of Science and Mathematics, as well as fine arts facilities, are located in the southern area of the central campus. In short, Auburn offers a total of 140 majors divided into School of Pharmacy, College of Agriculture, Design, and Construction, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, College of Architecture, College of Education, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Human Sciences, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, School of Nursing, College of Sciences and Mathematics and College of Veterinary Medicine. Apart from academics, students also have 300 clubs and organisations that they can choose to be a part of so as to immerse themselves more in campus life. The university also offers various study abroad programs to its students.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Students also praised Auburn for being a welcoming campus with a strong sense of school pride. As a result, the university is now ranked 1st for housing the happiest students in the USA, according to The Princeton Review’s 2020 rankings. There are immense opportunities in the field of sports; their sports teams play under the name of Tigers. Some of the athletic teams include- football, swimming, baseball, men's and women's basketball, track and field and equestrian. Overall, Auburn University is a nationally rated land grant university known for its devotion to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research, and a top-tier Carnegie R1 rating, as well as a world-class graduate education experience. Its academics and research partners combine to produce and deliver important scholarship, scientific, and technology-based innovations that satisfy critical regional, national, and worldwide needs. Being home to more than 30,000 students, Auburn's dedication to active student participation, professional accomplishment, and public/private partnerships has earned the university a rising reputation for outreach and extension that has broad economic, health, and societal implications. Auburn University has some noteworthy alumni, this includes- Apple CEO Tim Cook, NFL quarterback Cam Newton, and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales among others. The university has produced 6 NASA astronauts and 3 directors of the Kennedy Space Centre.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The university promotes student diversity at its campus by offering admissions to students from across the globe. The enrolled student population of Auburn University is around 30,000, among which, 75.6% are White, 5.46% are Black or African American, 3.45% are Hispanic or Latino, 2.5% are Asian, 2.32% have Two or More Races, 0.272% are American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0624% are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduates and undergraduates. Furthermore, the university's female to male student ratio is 50:50. The university ensures the development of transferrable skills among students. This helps in preparing students to get equipped with skills that match industry standards. Students are also employed at some of the leading recruiting partners of the university, i.e., Microsoft, Accenture, Deloitte, Walgreens and more.