AUBURN – Auburn University has achieved its highest enrollment in history this fall, and its freshman class boasts the top ACT score of any previous class, according to numbers released today by Auburn’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
Enrollment is 25,078 among all student groups – undergraduates, graduate students and those enrolled in professional schools – which is up from 24,602 in fall 2009. Auburn has students from all 50 states and from 81 foreign countries.
AUBURN – Auburn University has identified programs that $25.9 million in stimulus funds from the federal government will support once released by Gov. Bob Riley.
The majority of the funds will support student learning, safety and other enhancements, as well as teaching. The intent is to enhance the experience of the entire student body, which for fiscal year 2010 has reached 24,602.
“It would have taken a 26 percent tuition increase to cover the gap created by the dramatic decrease in state appropriations for fiscal year 2010,” said Don Large, Auburn University executive vice president. “The promise of stimulus funding allowed us to mitigate that by using the majority of funds to improve student services.”
AUBURN – Auburn University students who enjoy fishing in their spare time now have a new sports club to match their angling skills against other schools.
The AU Bass Sports Club, which hosted its first tournament last fall on Lake Guntersville, is hosting three spring tournaments and a championship on north Alabama lakes.
Bass fishing clubs began about 10 years ago in the Big 10 schools up north,” said academic advisor Jann Swaim. “It’s now catching on as a club sport across the country. Outdoor sports such as fishing and hunting need to be promoted, because many kids don’t spend time outside or don’t have the opportunity.”
AUBURN – Middle-school and high-school students considering a career in Engineering can learn about Auburn University’s engineering program at the annual E-Day event on Friday, Feb. 29, from 8 a.m. to noon, in AU’s Foy Union.
Through interactive exhibits, visits to classrooms and laboratories and one-on-one chats with engineering students and faculty, potential engineering students and their families can learn about what Auburn University’s Ginn College has to offer. While at Auburn, prospective students can also learn about admissions, scholarships, financial aid and residence life.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s popular transit system, Tiger Transit, reached a milestone in 2007 carrying more than 2 million riders, nearly tripling the number of riders the system carried only five years ago.
“More people are riding Tiger Transit than ever, and the numbers keep growing,” said David George, AU’s director of Parking and Transit Services. “Students, especially, have found that the buses are the best alternative for transportation to, from and around campus.”