Auburn University

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Auburn University
City: Auburn, Alabama
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball[1]
Colors: orange, blue
Mascot: Aubie (Tigers)

Auburn University is an Alabama public university established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College.[2] The school ranked #96 in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[3]


After 1859, the East Alabama Male College was maintained by the Methodist Episcopal Church South (Reverend William J. Sasnett was the school's first president). The school closed in 1861 due to the Civil War, but reopened, with economic hardships, 5 years later; these economic problems were resolved when Auburn became the South's first land grant college.[2]


AU's football program has won 18 bowl games (while losing 13 and tying 2) and 1 national championship.[4]


  2. 2.0 2.1 History (English). Auburn University.
  3. National Universities: Top Schools (English). US News.
  4. AUBURN FOOTBALL HISTORY DATABASE (English). National Champs.