Charlie, Clifton Park, NY
Subj: Fly like an eagle
What’s the most common university mascot in the U.S.?
That distinction belongs to the eagle. A partial list of the 74 schools that employ this majestic bird of prey includes Boston College, American University, Marquette, Emory, and Auburn. Mind you, those are far from the only schools that share a mascot. Some of the other critters that frequently pop up are tigers (46 schools), bulldogs (39 schools), panthers (33 schools), lions (31 schools), bears (30 schools), and hawks (28 schools). Oddly enough, no school has yet laid claim to the mighty gerbil. Go figure.