Auburn University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and More

Auburn University
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Even with an encouraging acceptance rate of 81 percent, Auburn University is still fairly selective, with the majority of admitted students having at least a B average and solid test scores. Students must submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or ACT. Students are encouraged to visit and tour the campus as part of the application process. Calculate your chances of getting in with Cappex's free tool.

Admissions Data (2016)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

Auburn University Description

Despite its location in a small town in Alabama, Auburn University has grown into one of the largest universities in the South. Established in 1856, Auburn now offers a choice of 140 degrees through its thirteen colleges and schools.

For strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Auburn was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Student life is also active with 300 clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Auburn Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. The university fields eight men's and eleven women's Division I teams.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 28,290 (22,658 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,696 (in-state); $28,840 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,898
  • Other Expenses: $5,664
  • Total Cost: $30458 (in-state); $48,602 (out-of-state)

Auburn Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 75%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 66%
    • Loans: 31%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,001
    • Loans: $8,052

Academic Programs

Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Architectural Engineering, Biology, Business, Finance, Marketing, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology

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Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Track and Field, Swimming, Tennis Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Equestrian

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics