Auburn University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Auburn University is a private research university with an acceptance rate of 75%. Established in 1856, Auburn University has grown into one of the largest universities in the South. Auburn offers a choice of 150 degrees through its 12 colleges and schools.

For strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Auburn was awarded a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Academics are supported by a 19-to-1 student/faculty ratio. Student life is also active with 500 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 11 women's Division I teams.

Considering applying to Auburn? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Auburn University had an acceptance rate of 75%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 75 students were admitted, making Auburn's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 20,742
Percent Admitted 75%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 30%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Auburn requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 15% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 580 650
Math 570 660
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Auburn's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Auburn scored between 580 and 650, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 650. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 570 and 660, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 660. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1310 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Auburn.

Requirements

Auburn does not require the SAT writing section. The highest composite SAT score from a single test date will be considered for admission. Auburn does not require SAT Subject tests.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Auburn requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 84% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 25 33
Math 23 28
Composite 25 30

This admissions data tells us that most of Auburn's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Auburn received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25.

Requirements

Auburn does not require the ACT writing section. Note that Auburn does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. 

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA for incoming Auburn freshman was 3.89. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Auburn University have primarily A and B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Auburn University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Auburn University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Auburn University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Auburn University, which accepts three-quarters of applicants, has a slightly selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, and you have completed the required high school coursework, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Auburn's course requirements include four years of English, three years of social studies, three years of math (including Algebra I and II, and one year of geometry, trigonometry, calculus, or analysis), and two years of science (including one year of biology and one year of a physical science).

In the graph 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 (ERW + M), and ACT composite scores of 22 or higher. Higher numbers clearly improve your chances of being accepted to Auburn.