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Colleges / Auburn University

Auburn University

Auburn, AL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

Auburn University Admissions

If you want to apply to Auburn University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the fee for the application is $50.

Auburn University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Auburn University's admissions stats.

Auburn University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31%
Mean SAT Score 1257
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 75%
Waitlist No

Auburn University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Auburn University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes September 15 October 15
Regular Decision Yes February 1 ––

Want to Apply Early to Auburn University?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is September 15. Auburn University will release EA admissions decisions no later than October 15.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Auburn University Admissions

Transferring to Auburn University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Auburn University

Auburn University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Auburn University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Auburn University

What does Auburn University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
First Generation Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Recommendation(s) Considered

Make sure to check with Auburn University for more information on admission factors.

Auburn University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Auburn University?

Students admitted to Auburn University have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 56% submitted a class rank. At Auburn University 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 90% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Auburn University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 51.1%
3.75 and 3.99 21.2%
3.50 and 3.74 16.2%
3.25 and 3.49 7.1%
3.00 and 3.24 3.6%
2.50 and 2.9 0.7%
2.00 and 2.49 0.1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Auburn University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Auburn University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 14% of Auburn University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 75% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Auburn University?

To be competitive with other Auburn University applicants, you should aim to score between 1180 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Auburn University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Auburn University student is 1257.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Auburn University students scored 680 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 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Auburn University?

To be most competitive at Auburn University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Auburn University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Auburn University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

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

More Information on 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 July 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.

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Auburn University?

❌ No, Auburn University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Auburn University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Auburn University is 71%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Auburn University?

❌ Auburn University does not offer early decision.

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Auburn University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Auburn University? Auburn University is a somewhat selective institution. The Auburn University acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.


Auburn University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Auburn University is Feb 1.

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

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

Auburn University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1330


Math SAT Range

580 - 680


Reading SAT Range

590 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1330 and Above


1180 to 1330


1180 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Auburn University students is 1257. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Auburn University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1180 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Auburn University.

Auburn University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Auburn University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.97. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

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