Auburn University Student Counseling & Psychological Services (SCPS)About Auburn University and the Community
Welcome to Auburn
Auburn University is a comprehensive land, sea and space grant institution – among the few that hold that distinction – occupying more than 1,840 acres and helping fulfill the dreams of over 30,000 students.
Auburn University offers degrees in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. There are more than 140 majors from which students can choose.
Auburn is a small, friendly university town located on the beautiful plains of eastern Alabama, about 50 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama’s capital, and 115 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Other nearby cities are Birmingham (110 miles northwest) and Columbus, Georgia (35 miles east). The Gulf Coasts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle are about four hours away by car. Auburn enjoys a warm and sunny climate with mild winters. It has excellent health and recreational facilities and a low crime rate.
Auburn has a population just over 60,000 and is the 20th fastest growing city with over 50,000 people in the nation. It has the feel of a small town with everything you would expect from a major city, except for the traffic. Auburn is a bike-friendly town with bike lanes around the university and city.