49 Facts About Auburn University


Auburn University is a public land-grant research university in Auburn, Alabama.

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In 1960, its name was changed to Auburn University to acknowledge the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.

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

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Auburn University is ranked 6th most LGBTQ-unfriendly campus by The Princeton Review in its 2020 rankings of the 386 American campuses that it surveys.

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Auburn University was the first university in the Southeast to offer the bachelor of software engineering degree and the master of software engineering degree.

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Auburn University was rated ahead of such international powerhouses as INSEAD in France and the London Business School .

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Over 100 officers that attended Auburn University have reached flag rank, including one, Carl Epting Mundy Jr.

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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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Hundreds of Auburn University engineers worked for NASA at MSFC during the peak years of the "space race" in the 1960s, when the Saturn and Apollo moon programs were in full development.

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

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Auburn University campus is primarily arranged in a grid-like pattern with several distinct building groups.

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Auburn University offers two orientation programs, Camp War Eagle and Successfully Orienting Students.

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Outside of the Central Dining Hall, Auburn University students have a wide array of dining options including other dining halls in Foy Hall and The Village residential neighborhood.

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All Auburn University students have access to meal plans, accessible to use at all on-campus dining locations.

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Auburn University campus dining is engaged in sustainability practices such as minimizing food waste and reducing food packaging, and campus dining participates in a local campus community garden for both sustainability and freshness.

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Auburn University is a leading institution nationally as it pertains to addressing and solving student food insecurity.

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All Auburn University students have access to the Campus Food Pantry in the event students face food insecurity.

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Auburn University offers Intramural Sports like flag football in a team setting.

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Auburn University students have access to a wide array of wellness programs, including a fully functional on-campus Medical Clinic featuring 40 exam rooms, digitized x-rays and cutting edge lab equipment.

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Auburn University students have the opportunity to join more than 500 student organizations, with the organizations giving members the chance to explore and develop leadership skills.

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Interfraternity Council fraternities at Auburn University are roughly divided into two separate areas: "Old Row" and "New Row".

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Auburn University students have access to a wide variety of resources for various needs and concerns.

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Auburn University has an ongoing Presidential Task Force for Opportunity and Equity designed to address disparities in recruitment and retention, as well as implement campus-wide diversity, equity and inclusion training.

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Auburn University Cares office assesses the needs of students in the event of a crisis, emergency or unexpected difficulty.

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Auburn University has won a total of 21 intercollegiate national championships, which includes two football, eight men's swimming and diving, five women's swimming and diving, five equestrian, and one women's outdoor track and field title.

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

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Auburn University was ineligible for a bowl game having been placed on probation by the Southeastern Conference.

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

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Auburn University was fired following the sixth game of the season that ended in a loss to Vanderbilt.

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In Malzahn's first season as head coach, Auburn University had two miraculous finishes in the final minute against Georgia and Alabama to win the SEC West.

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The Auburn University women have now won five national championships in the last six years.

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Auburn University played in three consecutive National Championship games from 1988 to 1990 and won the WNIT in 2003.

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Standout former Auburn University players include: Ruthie Bolton, Vickie Orr, Carolyn Jones, Chantel Tremitiere, Lauretta Freeman, Monique Morehouse, and DeWanna Bonner.

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Auburn University Baseball has won six SEC championships, three SEC Tournament championships, appeared in sixteen NCAA Regionals and reached the College World Series four times.

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Auburn University's highest finish in the NCAA tournament was a tie for 2nd in 2002.

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Auburn University's has led the Tigers to eight-straight NCAA appearances.

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Auburn University's is by far the winningest Coach in Auburn Golf History, having over 1100 wins and winning six of Auburn's seven total SEC Titles.

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

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Auburn University has many traditions including a creed, an alma mater, a fight song, a battle cry, a mascot and several notable game-day traditions including an eagle flying over the football field.

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Auburn University's fight song, "War Eagle", was written in 1954 and 1955 by Robert Allen and Al Stillman.

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Auburn University reinstated this tradition in 1985 and has continued to evolve until this day.

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

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Auburn University has two different species of eagle that have flown: the golden eagle and the bald eagle.

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Auburn University was born at the Montgomery zoo and given to Auburn a year later.

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Auburn University's Tiger Walk began in the 1960s, after fans would try to stop the players and get autographs before the games.

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Some believe that Auburn University coined its battle cry from this practice by the Saxons.

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

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