Auburn University

Year of foundation: 1856
Approx. number of students: 27,300
Period of study: Early January-Early May; Mid May-Early August; Mid August-Early December
MCI partner since: 2015

The City

Auburn is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2014 population of approx. 61,000. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area.
Auburn is a college town. It is currently the fastest-growing metropolitan area in Alabama and the nineteenth fastest-growing metro area in the United States since 1990. U.S. News ranked Auburn among its top ten list of best places to live in the United States for the year 2009. The city's unofficial nickname is "The Loveliest Village On The Plains," taken from a line in the poem The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith: "Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain..."

The University

Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public research university.. With more than 20,000 undergraduate students, and a total of more than 27,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest universities in the state.] Auburn was chartered on February 1, 1856, as the East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1964, under Federal Court mandate AU admitted its first African American student. 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 20 consecutive years