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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: A big part of Auburn is the football. However, football is not just about the game it is about joining together as a family. A few days before each game the area around the stadium becomes a tent city for tailgating. In all honesty I am not a big sports fan but I went to more sporting events than I ever thought I would. At Auburn sports are also about the students and socializing and joining together. You know it is gonna be great when a gymnastics meet has all student seats full on a Friday night.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Very clean and high maintenance

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are fantastic. The teams compete in whatever sport they play

5 College Junior

Athletics: Auburn athletics is surrounded by a family atmosphere. The fans are generally people who either graduated from auburn or who have been fans for their entire lives. Our football program attracts the most attention, but our softball team was the runner-up in the World Series this year and or basketball team managed a win against Kentucky.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I am not a huge football fan but I love how much the school comes together to support each other.

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Auburn is football, as some people say down here. Students rave about the high energy and school spirit that is displayed on game days. You don't have to worry about getting bored around here, especially if you're a sports fanatic! Attend a varsity game or get involved in an intramural sport, if that's your thing. Students promise that you'll have fun, no matter what you choose.

Just because sports are widely popular at Auburn, don't think that there isn't anything else for you to get involved in. If sports are not your thing, then there are plenty of other activities and organizations to be a part of. However, part of your tuition will go towards funding the sports on campus, so if that is not a main attraction to you, then you might want to reconsider.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Southeastern Conference
Basketball: Southeastern Conference
School Colors
Orange and navy blue
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
264 - 3%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
210 - 2%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 85
Basketball: 27
Baseball: 32
Cross Country/Track: 51
Other Sports: 180
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 53%
Basketball: 50%
Baseball: 25%
Cross Country/Track: 80%
Other Sports: 64%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Badminton
  • Bass fishing
  • Cycling
  • Karate
  • Lacrosse (women's)
  • Rowing
  • Rugby (men's)
  • Sailing
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Water skiing
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Auburn Arena
  • Auburn University Club
  • Auburn University Horse Center
  • Hutsell-Rosen Track
  • Jane B. Moore Field
  • Jordan-Hare Stadium
  • Martin Aquatics Center
  • McWhorter Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Plainsman Park
  • Soccer/Track Complex
  • Student Activities Center
  • Yarbrough Tennis Center
Most Popular Sports
Football, baseball, basketball, swimming
Most Overlooked Teams
Women's soccer, rugby, crew, gymnastics
School Spirit
Overwhelming! School spirit thrives in Auburn, especially during the football season. The town transforms into almost a metropolis during home games. You can even hear the roar of the crowd in the stadium from several miles away. Don't try to drive downtown on a home game day; you'll be taken over by a sea of orange and blue tailgaters and game-day attendees.
Getting Tickets
Football tickets are more difficult to get for underclassmen, but tickets to most games can be bought or sold outside of the university program, though prices may be higher. All other sports tickets are easy to get.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The Arboretum, the Quad, downtown Auburn, Chewalkla State Park
Did You Know?
Auburn swimming is usually top in the nation. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Auburn swimmers earned 16 medals!

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 207 responses

  • 41% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 57% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 2% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 207 responses

  • 10% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 55% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 34% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 206 responses

  • 64% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 30% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 6% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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