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Auburn University

public university in Auburn, Alabama, United States

Auburn University is a university in the U.S. state of Alabama. Auburn University is in the city of Auburn, Alabama. People can usually just say Auburn for short when they are talking about the University. There are about 24,000 students in school at Auburn.

Auburn University
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Campus from above
Motto"For the advancement of science and arts"
TypePublic
Established1856
Endowment$378.6 million
PresidentJay Gogue
Administrative staff
1,200
Students24,137
Undergraduates20,302
Postgraduates3,245
Location, ,
CampusSuburban
AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS
NicknameTigers
MascotAubie the Tiger ORAU, SEC
Websitewww.auburn.edu

Auburn opened February 1, 1856 but was named the East Alabama Male College. The university changed the name many times until 1960 when it was named Auburn University. Auburn is one of three large universities in Alabama. The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama has the same number of students and the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama is the third largest. Auburn University has 12 colleges on campus, including agriculture, architecture, business, education, engineering, forestry, human sciences, liberal arts, nursing, pharmacy, mathematics, and medicine.

The Auburn University sports teams are named the Auburn Tigers and the mascot is a tiger named Aubie.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Auburn University". auburn.edu. Retrieved 2008-06-28.