Learn About Auburn University Campus Life and History

December 08, 2022 Ben Rueter
Samford Hall in the distance from The Hotel at Auburn University

Learn About Auburn University Campus Life, History

If you plan to visit the Auburn University campus, you should get to know the area and campus life a bit more. One way to understand what Auburn University is all about is by staying at The Hotel At Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Another way is to read up on the campus's storied history. We've selected some crucial facts about the University and the campus life to help you better understand Auburn University.

  • 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 1960 the name of the school was changed permanently to Auburn University.

  • Auburn University's Southeastern Raptor Center rehabilitates and releases hundreds of injured birds of prey annually.

  • Auburn is the second-largest university in Alabama.

  • More than 25,000 students attend Auburn University.

  • The campus occupies more than 1,840 acres.

  • From 1861 to 1866, the college was closed because of the Civil War.

  • Auburn University has 13 colleges and schools.

  • The institution has had four official names, which are East Alabama Male College (1856-72), Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-99), Alabama Polytechnic Institute (1899-1960), and Auburn University (1960-present).

Understand Auburn University

We hope you understand the campus's importance, campus life, and The Hotel At Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center. So stay with us! We offer 236 luxurious suites and hotel rooms designed to make you feel at ease. While staying with us, guests can enjoy luxury amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center, Sealy Posturepedic beds, 40-inch LCD televisions, and more! To book your next Auburn, Alabama, getaway with us, visit our website or call 1-800-228-2876.

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