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Auburn University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Auburn University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 3 and the fee for the application costs $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Auburn University?

Auburn University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Auburn University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Auburn University Hard To Get Into?

Auburn University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Auburn University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Auburn University **accepted 85% of students, around 15,266 of the 17,946 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Auburn University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Auburn University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Auburn University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Important
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Important
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

Auburn University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Auburn University must submit the following items. Double check with Auburn University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Auburn University?

Students admitted to Auburn University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.

Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At Auburn University 34% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 64% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Auburn University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 34%
3.75 and 3.99 20.4%
3.50 and 3.74 15.6%
3.25 and 3.49 8.7%
3.00 and 3.24 4.4%
2.50 and 2.9 1.6%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
Auburn University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Auburn University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 17% of Auburn University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 83% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Auburn University?

To be competitive with other Auburn University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1170 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Auburn University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Auburn University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Auburn University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Auburn University?

To be most competitive at Auburn University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Auburn University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Auburn University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Auburn University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Auburn University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Auburn University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Auburn University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Auburn University?

Students who are admitted to Auburn University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Auburn University accept transfer credits?

Auburn University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Auburn University accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does Auburn University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Auburn University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Auburn University?

Auburn University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Auburn University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

85%

How hard is it to get into Auburn University? Auburn University is a somewhat selective institution. The Auburn University acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above

Good

25 to 31

Avg

25 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Auburn University is 28. 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

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Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1300

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Math SAT Range

570 - 670

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Reading SAT Range

590 - 650

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Auburn University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.9

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Auburn University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

30,737

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,796

Out-of-State

$31,956

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 3
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