Auburn University or AU is a private research university based out of Auburn, Alabama. Being one of the handpicked universities in the United States to be deemed as land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research centers, the university has come a long way since its inception in 1856. Covering a massive 1841 acres, the campus is home to the wonderful student body comprising of over 28,290 students who have the opportunity to pursue over 140 majors in undergraduate, graduate and professional courses. The state’s first public land-grant university, Auburn University enjoys a wide international presence, with over 800 international students and 800 AU students pursuing their education abroad through study abroad programs. Auburn University also gives its students a chance to flourish within its campus by offering the opportunity to be a part of more than 300 clubs and organizations. Auburn University offers programs in various areas of study such as Architecture, Liberal Arts, Education, Nursing, Engineering, and Business and so on. With an impressive list of alumni’s who’ve gone on to achieve great heights in their professional careers, Auburn University is the place where various legends had their humble beginnings. Some of the famous celebrities who went to Auburn University are Tim Cook, Octavia Spencer, Jimmy Wales and Cam Newton. Here’s a list of famous personalities who once attended Auburn University.