Auburn University was established in 1856 and remains one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and
space grant university. Our Fall 2011 semester enrollment was 25,469. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree
options in 12 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.
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.
A popular character among Auburn fans and one of the more animated mascots in the country, Aubie has been on the job since 1979.
His crazy antics and mischievous personality helped transform Aubie into the mascot we all love today. Some of his endeavors,
as well as his constant promotion of Auburn spirit, are why Aubie was selected as the #1 collegiate mascot in the entire nation
in 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2006, and 2012 by the Universal Cheerleaders Association.
"War Eagle" is Auburn's battle cry, not a mascot or nickname. The most popular story about the battle cry dates back to the
first time Auburn met Georgia on the football field in 1892 and centers around a spectator who was a veteran of the Civil War.
In the stands with him that day was an eagle the old soldier had found on a battlefield during the war. He had kept it as a
pet for almost 30 years. According to witnesses, the eagle suddenly broke free and began majestically circling the playing field.
As the eagle soared, Auburn began a steady march toward the Georgia end zone for a thrilling victory. Elated at their team's
play and taking the bird's presence as an omen of success, Auburn students and fans began to yell "War Eagle" to spur on their
team. At the game's end, the eagle took a sudden dive, crashed into the ground, and died. But the battle cry "War Eagle" lived on
to become a symbol of the proud Auburn spirit.
Whenever Auburn people gather, the battle cry "Warrrrrrr Eagle!" is almost certain to be heard. It has been a part of Auburn's
spirit for more than 100 years. Since the first War Eagle, there have been six other birds throughout Auburn’s history which
have served as the school's symbol and kept alive the legendary battle cry. War Eagle VII (Nova) currently entertains fans with
her customary flight around Jordan-Hare Stadium prior to each home football game.
The intersection of Magnolia and College streets in Auburn, which marks the transition from downtown Auburn to the university
campus, is known as Toomer's Corner. It is named after Toomer's Drugs, a small store on the corner that has been an Auburn
landmark for over 150 years. Hanging over the corner are two massive old-growth oak trees, and anytime anything good happens
concerning Auburn, toilet paper can usually be found hanging from the trees. Also known as "rolling the corner," this tradition
is thought to have originated in the 1950s and until the mid 1990s was relegated to only to celebrating athletic wins. However,
in recent years it has become a way to celebrate anything good that happens concerning Auburn.
The Auburn Creed
At the heart of every member of the Auburn Family is the Auburn Creed. In 1945, George Petrie wrote what he felt all
Auburn students, faculty, and staff stood for. Today, the Auburn Creed is the most beloved Auburn doctrine...
Middle 50% Test Scores
Student Gender Ratio
18 to 1
Auburn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
to award Bachelor's, Master's, Educational Specialist and Doctor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at:
1866 Southern Lane,
or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Auburn University.
Normal inquiries about admission requirements, financial aid, or educational programs should be addressed
directly to Auburn University.
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
The Quad Center
Auburn , AL 36849