Auburn University in Top Rankings

Auburn University (AU) is a top public research university located in the U.S. state of Alabama, offering a wide range of nationally competitive programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. It is one of the largest universities in the South.

The university was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College. It is the oldest four-year, coeducational school in the state and the second-oldest in the Southeast.

Auburn University is one of the top five universities nationally for producing NASA scientists and astronauts. It has been placed within the top 50 public universities in the country for providing a quality education with educational value by the US News & World Report.

AU has the following Schools and Colleges:
College of Agriculture; College of Architecture, Design & Construction; College of Business; College of Education; Samuel Ginn College of Engineering; School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Graduate School; Honors College; College of Human Sciences; College of Liberal Arts; School of Nursing; Harrison School of Pharmacy; College of Sciences and Mathematics; College of Veterinary Medicine.


- 39th among best public institutions by U.S. News & World Report 2010. It is placed 69th for graduate engineering programs.

- Rated the second most-admired Bachelor of Architecture program in the nation (DesignIntelligence Magazine, 2009).

- 53rd in the US News Ranking of Top Speech-Language Pathology Schools (2009).

- 84th in the Financial Times Executive MBA program ranking 2009.

- The Department of Marketing is ranked 5th internationally in terms of advertising research productivity for the period 1997-2006, Journal of Advertising, Fall 2008.

- The Interior Design program is ranked 4th by DesignIntelligence magazine, 2008.

- The College of Engineering is placed 28th among public universities that offer doctoral programs (USNWR 2008).

- 57th in the Public Affairs (Graduate School) national ranking, and 14th in the ranking of Top Veterinary Medicine Schools (USNWR 2008).

- Ranked 17th nationally among all institutions for Rehabilitation Counseling programs (College of Education), U.S. News & World Report, 2007-2009.

- The Department of Industrial Design undergraduate program is placed 6th nationally by DesignIntelligence Magazine, 2007.

- 6th for Undergraduate Architecture Program (2007 Design Intelligence).

- The Department of Fisheries is named the top fisheries graduate program in the nation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, CSREES, 2006.

- The Physicians Executive M.B.A. program is placed 4th among top M.B.A. programs for physician executives, Modern Physician, 2006.

- 20th among the nation’s logistics and transportation programs, Supply Chain Management Review, 2005.

- 26th among nation’s top public business schools, Forbes, 2005.