Universities and Colleges in Auburn and Opelika
Auburn University is not only a very important part of the area's education and workforce but also offers a heck of a lot of fun! Auburn University is the home of the 2010 BCS National Championship Football team, the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner, the NCAA national championship swimming team in both men's and women's for many years, and home of multi-year award winning Capital One Bowl mascot contest winner -- Aubie the tiger. We have a lot of fun tailgating and celebrating our sports.
Auburn is also home to one of the most prominent veterinary schools in the South. It also features top a highly ranked pharmacy school as well as top ranked agricultural, business, and engineering programs. Our researchers and scientists have played a huge role in bio-fuel development as well as cleaning up the tragic oil spill that has affected our state. Read more about Auburn University research.
With around 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty working in both Undergrad, graduate, and PhD level programs, the University is one of the largest in the state. Auburn is among the few American universities designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research center. Auburn has traditionally been rated highly by academic ranking services, and has been listed as one of the top 50 public universities for 17 consecutive years. The 2016 edition of U.S. News and World Reports ranks Auburn in the top 100 in the nation among public and private schools and 43rd among public universities.
Auburn University is also affiliated with a branch campus, Auburn University in Montgomery. Though the two are governed separately, they are loosely affiliated and carry many of the same historical achievements.
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Our colleges, with the date of founding:
- College of Agriculture, 1872
- College of Architecture, Design and Construction, 1907
- College of Business, 1967
- College of Education, 1915
- Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, 1872
- School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 1984
- College of Human Sciences, 1916
- College of Liberal Arts, 1986
- School of Nursing, 1979
- James Harrison School of Pharmacy, 1885
- College of Sciences and Mathematics, 1986
- College of Veterinary Medicine, 1907
- Graduate School, 1872
Southern Union State Community College is a public, two-year college with campuses in Opelika, Valley, and Wadley, Alabama. Southern Union offers academic, technical, health science, and social science programs. Southern Union is a great place to get started with College life or to get started with a new career. They offer many technical and hands-on studies. Southern Union and Auburn University work hand-in-hand in many ways to provide the best possible experience for students in the area.
Check out the Southern Union website.