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Auburn University

Auburn University

Auburn University’s long history of excellence, tradition, and forward thinking continues today as it prepares and inspires a new generation of students to lead and innovate in their workplace and communities.

The university conducts pioneering research, lifechanging outreach, and innovative teaching programs and it plans to enhance those efforts by hiring 500 new faculty by 2022, targeting a broad range of research and disciplines as a world-class academic, research, and service university.

Students feel at home here, and this connection means even more when you consider Auburn’s strong academics. For 25 consecutive years, the university has been ranked in the top 50 of public universities nationwide according to U.S. News & World Report, and it is consistently recognized as a smart choice in higher education, priming students for successful, fulfilling careers and motivating them to better the world.

Auburn students are mentored and supported from freshman orientation to graduation and beyond. Through internships, coop programs, and hands-on experiential learning, students harness the work ethic, character, and interpersonal skills necessary to work in diverse settings. These skills provide our graduates with the tools to be successful in a global society, prepared for interviews, and able to work in team-based environments. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, Auburn provides a supportive campus environment, and our students report higher satisfaction with their overall academic experience than students at peer institutions. Kiplinger’s placed the university on its list of “100 Best Public College Values,” a recognition that means Auburn delivers more for less, and Money named Auburn the top university in the state of Alabama. As a result, 94 percent of recent graduates indicate that they would choose Auburn all over again.

With the strong support of faculty, staff, and alumni, it’s no surprise Auburn is among The Princeton Review’s compilation of “Colleges with the Happiest Students.” And the quality of life afforded by the city of Auburn is hard to beat, earning a top spot on Southern Living’s list of “The South’s Best College Towns.”

The university champions a cross-cultural education through 100+ international study programs, including faculty-led study tours, educational exchanges, and internships. The core curriculum program in Barcelona, Spain, offers students an opportunity to complete courses over four weeks. Accomplished alumni include the CEO of Apple, the founders of Habitat for Humanity and Wikipedia, an Oscar-winning actress, many sports legends, and six astronauts. Auburn’s in-demand alumni are regularly hired by multinational corporations, and they are accepted by some of the world’s most prestigious professional programs and graduate schools. In fact, 97 percent of recent graduates feel their Auburn education has enhanced their opportunity for advancement.

As part of the Auburn Family, students make friends for a lifetime, and forge connections with a worldwide network of alumni. Auburn fosters an unparalleled academic experience, one that cultivates and transforms students into leaders.

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