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About Auburn University

Auburn University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Auburn University, AL, less than an hour from Atlanta, Birmingham.

Founded in 1856, Auburn University currently enrolls around 30,737 students a year, including 24,505 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $780,859,946. The school spends $8,814 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Auburn University

Acceptance rate: 85%

Average GPA: 3.9

Mean ACT score: 28

Does not offer early decision.

Offers early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Auburn University is February 3

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Auburn University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Auburn University. Around 85 percent of all applicants are admitted to Auburn University each year. Out of 17,946 applications received, 15,266 students received an admissions offer.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 28.

Auburn University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Auburn University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 92 percent of students who start at Auburn University come back the next year. Out of the 4,592 students who started at Auburn University as first-time freshman, 2,331 graduate within four years.

Auburn University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 78 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 68 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $42,000 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $30,454 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Auburn University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Auburn University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

182 S College St. Auburn University, 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.

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Auburn University ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Auburn University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Auburn University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Auburn University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1300


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

580 - 650

Auburn University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Auburn University is like? There are approximately 30,460 students enrolled at Auburn University, including 24,594 undergraduate students and 5,866 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 63% percent are from AL and 37% percent of students are from other states.


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