Auburn University is one of the largest universities in the state Alabama. It has an old and interesting history starting from 1856 as the East Alabama Male College. Already in 1872 it was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, and twenty years later became the first four-year coeducational school in the state.
Auburn University, with a total of about 25 thousand students, attracts applicants from all over the world thanks to high ranking and reputation for perfect academic quality. Its location in the peaceful and quiet city of Auburn, far away from allurements of the big cities, is a definite plus for its students.
Among notable alumni of the university should be mentioned one NASA astronaut, several basketball players, co-founder of Wikipedia, director general of Apple and many others.