23 Facts About Auburn University

1. Auburn University was established with strong ties to the Methodist Episcopal Church and was the first public land-grant university for the state of Alabama.

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2. Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding.

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3. Auburn University is committed to preparing our students for today's global economy.

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4. Auburn University is building for the future by playing with its current stars.

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5. Auburn University experienced an up-and-down season in the SEC, as its longest winning streak was two games.

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6. Auburn University has a diverse group of alumni, in many different industries.

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7. Auburn University has currently two eagles in their flight program for educational initiatives.

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8. Auburn University has consistently been highly ranked in the Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll as well.

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9. Auburn University posted All-American performances in nine events, including two individual national champions and three second-place finishers, and broke two school records during the four-day event.

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10. Auburn University is the only school where Heisman coached that has produced multiple Heisman Trophy winners.

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11. Auburn University plays arch-rival Alabama each year in a game known as the Iron Bowl.

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12. Auburn University played its first game in 1892 against the University of Georgia at Piedmont Park in Atlanta starting what is currently the oldest college football rivalry in the Deep South.

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13. Auburn University named Gus Malzahn as the new football head coach on December 4, 2012.

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14. Auburn University has won a total of 70 Southeastern Conference championships, including 51 men's titles and 19 women's titles.

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15. For most of the early history of Auburn University, boarding houses and barracks made up most of the student housing.

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16. Auburn University recently began a Master of Real Estate Development program.

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17. Auburn University owns and operates the 423-acre Auburn University Regional Airport, providing flight education and fuel, maintenance, and airplane storage.

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18. Auburn University is one of only seven universities in the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program, and has historically been one of the top ROTC producers of Navy nuclear submarine officers.

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19. Auburn University is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference, currently composed of 13 of the largest Southern public universities in the US and one private university, Vanderbilt.

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20. Auburn University was racially segregated prior to 1963, with only white students being admitted.

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21. Auburn University was chartered on February 1, 1856, as East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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22. Auburn University is one of the state's two public flagship universities.

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23. Auburn University is a land-grant and public research university in Auburn, Alabama, United States.

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