Auburn University, chartered in 1856, is located in Auburn, Alabama. For more than 150 years, Auburn has evolved into a premier comprehensive university. The University has a unique role among the State’s higher education institutions in that its mission involves three interrelated components: instruction, research, and extension. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students receive outstanding instruction at Auburn University. The University is recognized for providing quality instruction that is economically accessible for students. Many areas of research conducted by Auburn University are providing the citizens of Alabama with a better quality of life.
Founded in 1885, Auburn University's pharmacy program ranks among the top 20 percent in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. In November of 2000, the Pharmacy Building was named in honor of W.W. Walker, founder of Birmingham-based Walker Drug Company. On Jan. 25, 2002, the Auburn University School of Pharmacy was named the James I. Harrison School of Pharmacy, honoring the contributions Harrison and his family made to the field of pharmacy in the state of Alabama.