About Auburn

Join the Auburn family and discover what this unique community has to offer students and residents: a place that delivers the amenities of a large city with a prestigious university yet still maintains the warmth and feel of a small town.

Auburn University is a comprehensive land-, sea- and space-grant institution that occupies more than 1,843 acres and enrolls approximately 25,000 students. The university provides an environment conducive to academic excellence through its exceptional colleges, libraries, research programs, and initiatives.

The city of Auburn provides cultural and other entertainment opportunities, outdoor activities, a variety of great restaurants, excellent housing, exceptional public schools, quality medical services, and easy travel options. In fact, in 2009, US News & World Report ranked the city of Auburn—with its access to strong academic and research programs and its unique ambiance and traditions—as one of the top ten places to live.

Auburn University and the City of Auburn create a quality of life for Auburn citizens that is second to none.

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Arts and Entertainment
Arts and Entertainment

Auburn is home to a variety of cultural, recreational, and entertainment venues that bring both culture and fun into the community.

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Dining
Dining

Auburn offers a wide array of exciting and affordable places to eat. 

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Housing
Housing

Auburn offers multiple options for your home, or home away from home, while studying at Auburn University. 

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Medical Services
Medical Services

The Auburn-Opelika area is home to excellent, quality health care.

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Public Schools
Public Schools

Auburn City Schools and Opelika City Schools provide excellent academic, extracurricular, and athletic opportunities for students in grades K-12.

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Travel
Travel

Auburn is located in east-central Alabama approximately 2 hours from Atlanta and Birmingham, only 1 hour from Montgomery, and 3-4 hours from the sugar-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast.

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Last Updated: July 25, 2013