Auburn University Overview
Located in Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University is a public institution. Auburn is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Auburn University Known For?
- Students at Auburn have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Auburn is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 86% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Auburn with a bachelor's degree make about $48,800 a year. That's 20% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Auburn University Rankings
Auburn landed the #427 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Auburn also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Auburn has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Auburn.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Auburn has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Auburn University?
Contact details for Auburn are given below.
|Address:||Auburn, AL 36849|
How Do I Get Into Auburn?
You can apply to Auburn online at: www.auburn.edu/admissions/
Admission Requirements for Auburn
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Auburn?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.
Average Test Scores
About 12% of students accepted to Auburn submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 650. Math scores were between 560 and 660.
Can I Afford Auburn University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Auburn, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $8,275 a year. That adds up to $33,100 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Auburn is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Auburn University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 5,812 graduate students at the school.
Of the 22,460 full-time undergraduates at Auburn, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Auburn University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,189|
|Hispanic or Latino||757|
Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at Auburn University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 103 countries are represented at Auburn. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Auburn University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Auburn has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 6th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Auburn
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Auburn University was 12.4%. This is the #1,192 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Auburn regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Auburn majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Auburn ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Auburn.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Auburn University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Robert S. Donovan under License
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