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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?

21,762 Full-Time Undergraduates
$23,696 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • 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%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Auburn.
  • 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 is ranked #209 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 30 colleges in Alabama, it is ranked at #2.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Auburn has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Auburn

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 91
Best Colleges for Veterans 182
Best Colleges 209
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 401
Best Colleges for Diversity 548
Best Colleges for the Money 859

Where Is Auburn University?

Location of Auburn University

Contact details for Auburn are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-4000
Website: www.auburn.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/auburnu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/auburnu

How Do I Get Into Auburn?

You can apply to Auburn online at: www.auburn.edu/admissions/

Admission Requirements for Auburn

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Auburn?

84% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 84%, Auburn may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Auburn University  ( 570 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Auburn University  ( 560 to 660 )
200
800
Auburn received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Auburn University  ( 24 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Auburn University  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Auburn University  ( 24 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford Auburn University?

$23,696 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Auburn is $23,696. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Auburn

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,617 $20,546 $23,110 $26,329 $27,395

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

21,762 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,964 undergraduate students at Auburn, with 21,762 being full-time and 2,202 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Auburn

There are also 5,812 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 21,762 full-time undergraduates at Auburn, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Auburn

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Auburn University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Auburn Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 514
Black or African American 1,312
Hispanic or Latino 736
White 17,493
International Students 1,124
Other Races/Ethnicities 583

Geographic Diversity

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

1,508 Took All Classes Online
7,097 Took At Least One Class Online
12.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,097 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Auburn has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 8%
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 13%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 5%
Architectural Engineering 1%
Business Administration & Management 0%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Chemical Engineering 3%
Civil Engineering 5%
Computer Engineering 33%
Education 4%
Engineering 2%
General Education 24%
Health Professions 6%
Instructional Media Design 20%
Materials Engineering 35%
Nutrition Science 6%
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 3%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Architectural Engineering #1
Plant Sciences #2
Materials Engineering #2
Nutrition Science #5
Chemical Engineering #7
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #9
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #10
Industrial Engineering #12
Computer Engineering #12
Mechanical Engineering #15
Civil Engineering #16
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #18
Electrical Engineering #23
Management Information Systems #30
Engineering #50
Instructional Media Design #59
General Education #60
Special Education #78
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #85
Teacher Education Subject Specific #88
Accounting #104
Teacher Education Grade Specific #119
Educational Administration #129
Education #310
Business Administration & Management #376
Health Professions #410
Business, Management & Marketing #468

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Auburn University awarded 10,740 undergraduate degrees and 3,786 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 178 102 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 69 8 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 61 2 0
Agricultural Production 0 6 23 14
Air Transportation 0 21 0 0
Animal Science 0 103 12 4
Anthropology 0 12 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 25 4 0
Architectural Engineering 0 106 28 0
Biological Engineering 0 34 5 2
Biotechnology 0 1 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 427 208 6
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 6
Chemical Engineering 0 98 9 11
Chemistry 0 30 1 14
Civil Engineering 0 118 42 13
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 8 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 18 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 146 8 0
Communication Sciences 0 66 26 9
Computer Engineering 0 123 47 4
Computer Information Systems 0 85 0 0
Criminology 0 1 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 122 21 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 17 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 13 0 0
Economics 0 37 2 0
Educational Administration 0 0 35 12
Electrical Engineering 0 75 24 11
Environmental Design 0 41 0 0
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 0 20 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 265 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 32 0 0
Food Science Technology 0 1 0 0
Forestry 0 27 12 3
General Agriculture 0 15 0 0
General Architecture 0 63 0 0
General Biology 0 352 44 7
General English Literature 0 64 10 2
General Psychology 0 166 9 7
Geography & Cartography 0 8 3 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 23 13 1
Germanic Languages 0 3 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 41 0 0
History 0 61 3 7
Hospitality Management 0 43 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 86 8 0
Human Resource Management 0 16 0 0
Industrial Engineering 0 108 38 13
Information Technology 0 0 1 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 5 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 52 0 0
Interior Architecture 0 19 0 0
International Business 0 15 0 0
Journalism 0 60 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 0 8 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 25 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 38 0 0
Marketing 0 221 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 19 19 2
Mathematics 0 22 2 10
Mechanical Engineering 0 208 32 10
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 40 0 0
Music 0 32 0 0
Natural Resource Management 0 16 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 12 2 0
Nursing 0 178 78 0
Nutrition Science 0 51 12 3
Other Engineering 0 7 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 3 154
Philosophy 0 10 0 0
Physics 0 13 8 3
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 215 51 13
Plant Sciences 0 40 32 5
Political Science & Government 0 97 0 0
Polymer & Plastics Engineering 0 2 3 3
Public Administration 0 23 49 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 81 0 0
Real Estate Development 0 0 19 0
Romance Languages 0 34 5 0
Social Work 0 32 21 0
Sociology 0 19 10 0
Special Education 0 70 36 1
Statistics 0 0 17 0
Student Counseling 0 0 18 6
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 137 87 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 79 53 14
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 73 0 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 15 0
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 123
Wildlife Management 0 28 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 6 0
Total 0 10,740 2,744 1,042

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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