Auburn University, main campus at Auburn, Ala. land-grant and state supported opened 1859 as East Alabama Male College, reorganized 1872 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama became coeducational 1892 renamed Alabama Polytechnic Institute 1899, Auburn Univ. 1960. It has technical, engineering, and architectural schools as well as a liberal arts college and a graduate school.
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