Toomer’s Corner at Auburn University.

Auburn University

#T-165, overall score 27.67/100

Fun Fact:

TPing Toomer’s Corner after a football victory is such an integral part of Auburn’s culture that the university is the only one in the country to have a budget line item specifically for toilet paper cleanup.

Why should Jewish students attend Auburn? The Auburn University Hillel is small, but close knit and has a deep, solid connection with the local synagogue, Congregation Beth Shalom, which is located about 1.5 miles from campus. The university is very supportive of the Hillel and has sought to provide an inclusive environment for all students. Auburn Hillel has a strong presence on campus for an organization of its size. — Prof. Ed Youngblood, faculty advisor, Auburn Hillel

ACADEMICS

  • Acceptance rate: 81%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Israel Studies major: No

FINANCES

  • In-state tuition: $$10,696
  • Out-of-state tuition: $28,840
  • Room & board costs: $12,898
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $9,080
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: Auburn University Jewish Scholarship

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Auburn, Ala.
  • Region: South
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 21,786
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 100
  • Jewish population share: 0.5%
  • Student origin: 34% in-state / 66% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Tigers
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Aetos, Ares

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 6
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: No
  • Israel-related clubs: Students Supporting Israel
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 10/40

  • Score: 10/40
  • Hillel: Auburn Hillel
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Active Hillel clubs: 2
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 25
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 1 (1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most unique/noteworthy Hillel club: The AEPi chapter. It’s only about two years old and has been a great addition to our community.
  • Where do Jewish students come from? It varies, but most are from the South.
  • Kosher food details: The university does not have a kosher food program. There is at least one grocery store in town that can help with ordering kosher meat.

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