Auburn University is located in the city of Auburn, Ala., fondly known as the Loveliest Village on the Plains. Located in Lee County in southeastern Alabama, Auburn is a rapidly growing city with an economy highly dependent on the university, which employs about one-fourth of the available workforce.
Auburn University is a large public institution of higher learning founded in 1856. The school offers a large variety of majors in its 13 different schools and is a strong athletic contender in the highly competitive Southeastern Conference. The Auburn Tigers field a variety of men's and women's teams and play in the Western Division of the SEC.