Auburn University
Auburn University
Students
Prospective Students
Employees
Alunmi
Tiger Fans
Auburn University
 

Welcome to AU Home >About Auburn>Quick Facts About AU

2006-07 ACADEMIC YEAR  
STUDENT PROFILE FACULTY PROFILE

Enrollment: 23,547
Graduate Students: 3,245
New Freshmen: 4,092
Male Students: 11,896
Female Students: 11,651
Minority Students: 2,873

Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 93%
Full-Time Faculty: 1,176
Minority Faculty: 183
Female Faculty: 337
Male Faculty: 839
Student to Faculty Ratio: 17:1


TUITION CAMPUS PROFILE
Click here for tuition information.
 
SCHOOL MASCOT
Aubie

Size: 89 academic buildings; 1,843 acres
Main Campus Budget: $ 550.8 million
State Appropriations: $ 188.8 million
Tuition: $ 201.7 million
Other: $ 160.3 million



THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
  • Based on a 2001 economic impact study, AU returns $7 for every $1 spent on higher education back to the state.
  • In U.S. News & World Report’s issue of America’s Best Colleges 2006, AU is ranked 39th among public universities nationwide. The ranking marks the 14th consecutive year the magazine has ranked AU among the nation’s top 50 public universities. AU was ranked a “Best Value” by the Princeton Review. Money Magazine and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rank AU as tops in the state and among the highest in the nation for educational value.
  • AU has awarded more than 200,000 academic degrees.
  • In 2005, two AU students were recognized as first and second team Academic All Americans in USA Today: Caesar Garcia in Engineering, and Josh Jarrell, in the College of Sciences and Mathematics.
  • The National Security Agency has designated AU as a Center of Academic Excellence because of outstanding programs information security and assurance.
  • AU is the only university in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in wireless technology, and the first in the Southeast to offer degrees in software engineering.
  • AU is known for its “rocket science”: six NASA astronauts graduated from AU, and two past directors for the Kennedy Space Center are also AU alumni.
  • AU’s Ralph Brown Draughon Library is the largest library in the state, with 2.7 million volumes. The library subscribes to 39,000 journals, 227 electronic databases, provides library instruction and tours to students, prospective students and parents, serves as instructional resource for faculty and is open to the public seven days a week.
  • AU sponsors the Presidential and Opportunity Scholarships programs, a $2 million commitment to the education of 400 Alabama students, along with hundreds of additional scholarships.