Auburn is the largest, and has consistently been ranked as the top public university in the state of Alabama (USNewsWorldReport). Overall, Auburn has more athletic national championships than the University of Alabama. These consist of 6 national championships for the men's swimming and diving team, 4 for the women's swimming and diving team, 1 for the equestrain team, 1 for the women's track and field team, and 1 for the football team. Auburn's mascot, Aubie, has won 6 National Mascot Championships (more than any other college mascot) and was recently inducted into the National Mascot Hall of Fame. THE University IN Alabama is constantly growing and is well-established as one of the most prominent universities in the world.
Auburn was the only college or university in Alabama included in the inaugural edition (1981) of the widely respected Peterson's Guides to America's 296 Most Competitive Colleges, .
The architecture profession’s publication Design-Intelligence recently ranked Auburn's School of Architecture as the No. 1 school in the South for preparing its graduates for the professional field. In addition, the school was ranked No. 10 in value nationally, with a 9th place national ranking for the Interior Architecture program.
Auburn's Economics Department, in the College of Business, was ranked 123rd in the world in 1999 by the Journal of Applied Econometrics. Auburn was rated ahead of such international powerhouses as INSEAD in France (141st) and the London Business School (146th). Auburn's MBA Program in the College of Business has annually been ranked by U.S. News and World Report magazine in the top ten percent of the nation's more than 750 MBA Programs.