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Colleges / Auburn University

Auburn University

Auburn, AL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate44%
Acceptance Rate44%

About Auburn University

Auburn University is a highly-ranked public university in Auburn, Alabama. Auburn is best known for its strong academics and highly regarded athletics programs. 

Auburn has one of the largest engineering schools in the country and several of the school’s engineering programs are highly ranked, especially the Aerospace Engineering program. The most popular majors at Auburn include engineering (especially aerospace, mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering), biology, psychology, architecture, and agriculture. 

Auburn University can be described as friendly and welcoming. The university provides many opportunities for students to gain experience through research, internships, study abroad, and co-ops. Auburn also provides vibrant on-campus student experiences: students can follow their interests in any of the 500+ student clubs and organizations including greek life, honors societies, academic clubs, and cultural groups. 

Sports culture at Auburn is deeply woven into the overall college experience. Auburn is an NCAA Division I school and member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), along with schools like Texas A&M and University of Florida. The most competitive sport at the university is football. Football game days are deeply traditional with passionate fans, marching bands, cheerleaders, and passionate displays of school spirit. Other competitive sports at Auburn include basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, soccer, and gymnastics. 

Did You Know?

Auburn University is a land, sea, and space grant university. This means that the university is qualified to receive funding for research, training, and programs to support the community (land grant), local water sources (sea grant), and STEM initiatives (space grant). 

What the CC Community is saying about Auburn

"[Ranked number] 1 happiest students in the country according to Princeton Review. I know these are probably silly surveys but it's so true in my experience - everyone at this school is so nice, they are friendly, they look you in the eye when they are walking around campus - it's just a great, great place to be."

"The entire campus is walkable, but biking is better and bike lanes are well designed."

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Auburn University is a public, state university in the town of Auburn, Alabama. Auburn University was founded in 1856. The college enrolls around 31,764 students a year, including 25,512 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Auburn University

It is moderately difficult to get into Auburn University. Around 44% of applicants get into Auburn University each year. In 2022, 45,693 students applied to Auburn University and 19,988 were admitted.

Auburn University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 44%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 16%

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Auburn University is located in Auburn, Alabama, near Atlanta and Birmingham.

If you would like to see Auburn University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Auburn, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Columbus Metropolitan.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Auburn University and Auburn are like without leaving home.

College Info

182 S College St. Auburn, AL 36849

Campus Setting: Small Town

Auburn University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 3

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Auburn University is Feb 3.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Auburn University is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Auburn University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1370


Math SAT Range

610 - 700


Reading SAT Range

610 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1370 and Above


1240 to 1370


1240 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Auburn University students is 1304. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Auburn University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1240 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1240 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Auburn University.

Auburn University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Auburn University is like? There are approximately 31,764 students enrolled at Auburn University, including 25,512 undergraduate students and 6,252 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 60% percent are from AL and 40% percent of students are from other states.


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