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Auburn University

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Auburn University has developed into one of the largest universities in the South, remaining in the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied science and changing with the needs of today while living with a respect for the traditions and spirit that are Auburn.

Quick Facts
Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.

Auburn, Alabama

206 academic buildings, 427 total buildings, 1,841 acres

Schools and Colleges
•College of Agriculture
•College of Architecture, Design & Construction
•Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
•College of Education
•Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
•School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
•Graduate School
•College of Human Sciences
•College of Liberal Arts
•School of Nursing
•James Harrison School of Pharmacy
•College of Sciences and Mathematics
•College of Veterinary Medicine
•University College
•Honors College

There are more than 140 majors from which students can choose.

Student Activities
Auburn students have more than 300 clubs and organizations to choose from.

School Mascot
For more than 30 years, mischievous and lovable tiger Aubie has represented the university at events ranging from football games to grand openings and everything in between. Aubie is a nine time UCA National Mascot Champion. Read more about Aubie's history, accomplishments and more.

International Presence
Auburn University is committed to preparing our students for today's global economy. The Office of International Programs site provides information on the international presence of Auburn University such as the Office of International Education, which provides International Student/Scholar immigration advising, study abroad options, information on initiatives sponsored by the academic units, and international admissions for undergraduate and graduate students. With over 2,000 international students, more than 1,300 AU students studying abroad and a truly global faculty, AU provides its students and community with access to a world of opportunity.

Study Abroad
More than 1,300 Auburn students study abroad each year. Information about our study abroad programs and how to begin your study abroad experience is available.

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