A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$813
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Auburn Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    140
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    429
    525
  • Theft
    2,050
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,342
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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The most beautiful village on the plains, filled with football, great food, and wonderful people. Every weekend is an adventure, although we are a small town. We are quickly growing; almost every turn in Auburn there is construction, but that doesn’t keep the people down! It is a wonderful life here and I would recommend to all. The public schools are ranked #6 in Alabama. Our brand new High school is not only an incredible learning environment, but a great view. Any parent/child is lucky to be apart of the Auburn family. It truly is a tight-nit community that is more like a family. It is home.
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Auburn is an amazing school!

The two biggest issues with Auburn are:

1. The rank AU is for engineering on national charts is not proportionate to the level of difficulty. AU is a great school, but it should not be in the top ten most difficult to get an A in.

2. The engineering professors are not necessarily good at teaching. I've come across mediocre professors who do not care about their students.
Disclaimer: I am not blaming my low GPA on them, I think students generally need to teach the material to themselves, however, having a good and caring professor would really help.
Hi! I am an alumni of Auburn High School! I've attended Auburn City Schools since kindergarten! I must say Auburn City Schools prepared me WELL for college and life outside of high school! I am maintaining a 3.2 gpa currently and my goal is to graduate cum laude. I am an upcoming senior at Auburn at Montgomery; I love Auburn! I am a true Auburn fan! Personally, I think Auburn's nightlife is BEST during football season! It is such a joy going to the football games, going on campus tailgating with friends and family, etc! The safety in Auburn is great. Auburn police department does what it takes to keep the community safe and they are very kind! It is very diverse and I've met some of the best people in Auburn. I will never forget Auburn! It is a great place to settle down, raise families, and have fun. The public schools are great and they will prepare your child well and he or she will be well prepared for the real world!