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The Auburn University ( AU or Auburn also called ) is a state university in Auburn, Alabama. With currently 24,847 students enrolled and 1,200 teachers, it is the second largest university in Alabama. The university is one of only 13 universities in the United States that have been awarded the status of "land -grant ", "sea -grant " and "space -grant " Research Center. The university has a very high reputation in the fields of architecture, engineering and economics. Of the universities in Alabama she cuts usually came out on top in the rankings. At Auburn University also has a campus in Montgomery, Auburn University Montgomery, where about 6,000 students are enrolled.
Auburn University was established on February 1, 1856 as a private liberal arts college under the name of East Alabama Male College. At that time, the university belonged to the Methodist Church. The University was donated to the state in 1872 and renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 she was again in Alabama Polytechnic Institute ( API) renamed until finally in 1960 received its current name. Since 1964, African American students were admitted.
On June 9, 2012, occurred on campus, a shootout in which several members of the Auburn Tigers football team were killed. The act took place in the Club House, 200 block of West Longleaf Drive.
Is the Donald E. Davis Arboretum, an arboretum with an area of nearly 6 acres at Auburn University.
With year of establishment
- Architecture ( 1872)
- Architecture, Design and Construction (1907 )
- Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (1984 )
- Arts and Humanities ( 1986)
- Human Sciences ( 1916)
- Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering ( 1872)
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics (1986 )
- Education ( 1915)
- Care (1979 )
- Pharmacy, James Harrison School of Pharmacy (1885 )
- Veterinary Science ( 1907)
- Economics ( 1967)
- Graduate School ( 1872)
The sports teams are called the Auburn University Auburn Tigers. The university is a member of the Southeastern Conference. The football team wears their home games at Jordan -Hare Stadium.
- Krystyna Kuperberg - mathematician
- Richard Penaskovic - Catholic theologian and philosopher