Auburn University GPA, SAT, and ACT Data

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Auburn University Admissions Graph

Auburn University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission.
Auburn University GPA, SAT Scores, and ACT Scores for Admission. Data Courtesy of Cappex

Auburn University in Alabama is one of the largest universities in the South. It has been consistently ranked as one of the top 50 public universities for more than two decades. It is in the  Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Don't let Auburn's acceptance rate of around 80 percent fool you. You'll still need pretty strong grades and test scores to get in. Auburn says that the average GPA for entering freshmen is 3.74. Their average ACT range is 24 to 30. Their average SAT range is 1090 to 1350, which is the composite of critical reading and math scores.

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What the Scattergram Says About Auburn Admissions

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the great majority of successful applicants had "B" or higher averages, SAT scores of about 1050 or higher (RW + M), and ACT composite scores of 21 or higher. Higher numbers clearly improve your chances of getting an acceptance letter.

Note that there are some red dots (rejected students) hidden behind the green and blue. A few students with grades and test scores that were on target for Auburn did not get in. Note also that several students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. This is largely because Auburn takes into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. A student who takes challenging AP, IB and Honors courses can get accepted with somewhat lower grades than a student whose academic courses are remedial.

The course requirements to get into Auburn include four years of English, three years of social studies and math (which must include Algebra I and II, and one year of geometry, trigonometry, calculus, or analysis), and two years of science, which must include one year of biology and one year of a physical science. They use a  weighted GPA.

SAT and ACT Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

Here is the range of scores for the middle 50 percent of students who enrolled at Auburn. The data is from 2015, but changes little from year to year. If your test scores fall within this range or above it, it would weigh in your favor.

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