College Spotlight: Auburn University

Posted on May 03 2020

One of the largest universities in the South, Auburn University, with its traditional blend of applied science and arts, is at the educational forefront. It respects tradition in spirit but changes with the needs of today's students and faculty.

Auburn University, an Alabama-located land grant and public research university, originally opened in 1859, but was chartered in 1856.

Currently, it has 1,260 faculty members, a total enrollment of over 30,000, and 23,000+ undergraduate students. In Alabama, it is the second largest university.

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Departments, Schools, and Colleges

Auburn University has a lot to offer, including (but not limited to) the following academics:

  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Mathematics and Sciences
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Business
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Construction, Design, and Architecture
  • Graduate School
  • College of Agriculture
  • … and more

Each of these colleges and schools break down into numerous departments.

Student Housing on Campus

Located all over campus, five complexes make up the student housing at the University of Auburn. They are as follows:

  • South Donahue
  • Cambridge
  • The Village
  • The Hill
  • The Quad

Auburn University Athletics

Auburn loves its sports! Sports teams of this university are referred to as The Tigers or The Auburn Tigers. Teams that play for The University consist of the following:

  • Equestrian
  • Track and field
  • Women's golf
  • Baseball
  • Women's basketball
  • Men's basketball
  • Diving and swimming
  • Football

University Traditions

The official colors of Auburn University are navy blue and burnt orange. Among the many traditions at Auburn University, the following are included:

  • An eagle flying over the football field on game day (as well as other game day conditions).
  • A mascot (Aubie the tiger)
  • The Auburn football Tiger walk
  • A battle cry
  • A fight song (War Eagle)
  • A Creed

Another tradition that encourages students to get to know each other with the exclamation of a simple "Hey!" is Hey Day. The tradition originated in 1950s and 60s. In 1985, the tradition was reinstated with a slight change. Nametags were handed out and students were asked to wear them to make getting to know each other easier.

Auburn's Greatest Athletes

Here are some of the greatest athletes ever to come out of Auburn. Keep in mind that there are many from which to choose, this is just a sample:

  • PGA Champion Jason Dufner
  • AL MVP Josh Donaldson
  • Olympic Medalist Kirsty Coventry
  • WNBA Champion DeWanna Bonner
  • SEC Champion Ruthie Bolton
  • Interior lineman Zeke Smith
  • Baseball and football player Jim Pyburn
  • Olympic Hall of Famer, swimmer Rowdy Gaines
  • College football Hall of Famer Walter Gilbert
  • Quarterback Stan White
  • All-American Carnell Williams
  • Super Bowl MVP Jason Campbell
  • Player of the Year Charles Barkley
  • All-American Quarterback Travis Tidwell
  • Heisman Trophy winner Dr. Ed Dyas
  • All American baseball and football player Jimmy Hitchcock
  • NBA legend Chuck Person
  • Player of the year Tracey Rocker
  • "Mr. Track and Field", Harvey Glance
  • Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan
  • All-American Tim Hudson
  • Football player Tucker Fredrickson
  • National Champion Cam Newton
  • Bo Jackson
  • … and many, many more

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