Students Say

Auburn University is a traditional Southern school full of Southern hospitality that provides a surprisingly “family-like atmosphere” for a school of 25,000 and an unsurprising level of school spirit. “Auburn people are proud to be Auburn people,” says a student. Such a large student body has the power to enact change, and the school actually listens to the constant desire “to improve academically, to make the campus safer and the facilities better, to improve the aesthetic appeal of the campus, and to address student demands.” “Auburn has really accessible faculty and administration that care if the students here succeed.”

Overview

Applicants
16,958
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average HS GPA
3.77

GPA Breakdown

56%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 630
SAT Math
530 - 645
ACT Composite
24 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Overall

Students Say

Auburn University is a traditional Southern school full of Southern hospitality that provides a surprisingly “family-like atmosphere” for a school of 25,000 and an unsurprising level of school spirit. “Auburn people are proud to be Auburn people,” says a student. Such a large student body has the power to enact change, and the school actually listens to the constant desire “to improve academically, to make the campus safer and the facilities better, to improve the aesthetic appeal of the campus, and to address student demands.” “Auburn has really accessible faculty and administration that care if the students here succeed.” With this constant growth added to longstanding tradition, the university is “all about the Auburn family—whether it’s football games, student organizations, or academics, we’re all in it together!” Along with its generous scholarships, the school’s reputable honors program and veterinary and engineering schools are also big draws, but “there’s a major for everyone.” “I’ll be the first one to tell you that Auburn engineers are some of the best you’ll ever have the pleasure of working with,” says an engineering student. Some professors are “amazing,” and “Others are less than that,” but students are generally satisfied. “For the most part, my professors have been extremely intelligent people who further my knowledge and are able to increase my interest in subjects I might not have had interest in,” says a student. The faculty emphasizes “not the course material, but how to apply what we learn in the classroom to real-life issues and to look beyond just knowing but understanding.” Finally, the research at Auburn is “top-notch.” Regardless of your area of study, the school provides “many services to help you achieve the goal you are trying to accomplishment.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
1,384
with Terminal Degree
1,228

857
Men
527
Women
218
Minority
51
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Tim Cook
CEO Apple, Inc.

Jimmy Wales
Founder of Wikkipedia

T. K. Mattingly
Astronaut

Jan Davis
Astronaut

Octavia Spencer
Academy Award Winner

Millard Fuller
Founder of Habitat for Humanity

Anne Rivers Siddons
Author

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
70
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Oct 2

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,277

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,109

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,553

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,146

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
40%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,883

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,592
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$25,776
Required Fees
$1,608
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,286
Transportation for Commuters
$2,858

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Though the school was once mainly populated by Alabamans, “Auburn is becoming more diverse,” and a large percentage are from out-of-state (though still mainly the South), so “it’s not hard to fit in…because you meet people that came from areas just like you.” There are also a fair number of legacy Tigers here who are carrying on family tradition: “I was born an Auburn Tiger…my doorbell at home plays the Auburn fight song, and I was also grounded for a week in high school for saying ‘roll tide’ to my father. He said it was disrespectful,” one student says. Typical students “tend to look like they are in fraternities or sororities—even if they aren’t in them” (though about a third of students are). Most students “have good values and aren’t prejudiced toward anyone in particular,” and there are so many types of people and groups that “it is practically impossible to not find somewhere you fit in.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
20,629
Out of State
38%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
83

Demographics

2.29%
Asian
7.12%
African-American
2.51%
Hispanic
85.92%
Caucasian
1.42%
Unknown
1.55%
International

49% female
51% male
38% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Auburn is “a big school in a small college town, where the people are friendly and love their football.” On this “nice comfortable campus,” everyone is “amiable, outgoing, and pleasant,” and “there are so many groups and ways to get involved that it’s almost ridiculous. If you can think of it, you can find a class or club about it!” As one student lovingly puts it, “Auburn creates a sense of family during the first few months after moving away from your biological family, and it lasts through life.” To say “Auburn football is popular” is to make the understatement of the century; “Football is religion at Auburn,” and students say, “If you don’t like Auburn football at least a little, you might have trouble finding friends to do things with on a Saturday!” UPC at Auburn “provides many events around campus that are free to students for students to have fun,” and people often “go to fraternity parties or downtown” from Wednesday to Saturday. The nearby arboretum and Chewacla Park are “nice places to go” for hiking, camping, and outdoor activities.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
22%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
98
First-Year Students living on campus
64%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
80

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
447
Number of Honor Societies
30

Number of Social Sororities
17
Number of Religious Organizations
43

24% join a fraternity
38% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

48% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Tigers)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Tigers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Auburn Gay/Straight Alliance, formerly the Auburn Gay and Lesbian Association, supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons in Auburn/Opelika and surrounding areas.

Minority Support Groups: Asian Association Indian Student Association Latino Association of Students NAACP Student Organization National Society of Black Engineers Harold A. Franklin Society

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Auburn University has made a campus-wide commitment to sustainability by signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and adopting a Climate Action Plan, and Auburn is fulfilling that commitment. Student groups are at work on issues of hunger, food, waste, and environment, as well as on approaches to sustainable design, architecture, and landscape. Auburn offers an interdisciplinary minor in sustainability, with introductory and capstone classes and wide-ranging electives taught by experts across a range of academic disciplines. Many Auburn researchers are at work on problems in sustainability, and the University’s growing Office of Sustainability offers training to all Auburn faculty in how to incorporate sustainability topics into their courses. The Office also promotes monthly Campus Conversations about timely and relevant topics and works to see that the University’s operations advance its Climate Action Plan and create a sustainable campus. The University has set bold energy conservation goals and is rapidly achieving increases in energy efficiency and conservation. Alternative transportation options abound. The campus is pedestrian-friendly; hybrid buses transport riders anywhere on campus; bike-, car-, and ride-sharing programs are available. The Auburn campus features five LEED Gold buildings, including the first to be built in Alabama, with more on the way. The living master plan for campus buildings and landscape has made sustainability a primary goal.

Green Rating
91
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
0%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
51

Average Number of PC's per Lab
23

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Dell Gateway HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cindy Singley
Director, University Recruitment

Address
Office of University Recruitment
The Quad Center
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone
334-844-6425

Email
admissions@auburn.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Telfair B. Peet Theatre
Student Activity Center
Call-Outs at Cater Hall
Library Coffee Shop
Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum
Student Center; Arboretum; Agricultural Heritage Park; Forest Ecology Preserve

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Toomer's Corner
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art
Downtown Auburn shops & boutiques
Tailgating
Chewacla State Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-4:45pm
334-844-6425

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
erb0024@auburn.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Hartsfield International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, GA, is approximately 100 miles from campus. Express 85 airport shuttle (Phone: 888.238.7738) runs vans for 5 daily round trips between the airport and campus. Rental cars are available at the airport. The Columbus, GA, airport is 40 miles from campus, but is not as accessible as the Atlanta airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-85 (which runs from Atlanta, GA, to Montgomery, AL), take Exit 51 onto U.S. Rte. 29 N. This becomes College St., which borders the campus. The campus is approximately 3 miles from I-85.

Local Accommodations
Across the street from the university is the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center (241 S. College St.; 334-821-8200 or 800-2-AUBURN), where you can have a double room at a moderate rate. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, pool, weight room, and privileges at a tennis court. Also across the street is the inexpensive Heart of Auburn Motel (334-887-3462 or 800-843-5634). This large motel offers basic accommodations and has a pool. The Crenshaw Guest House (371 N. College St.; 334-821-1131) offers suites at a moderate rate and a carriage house in the garden at an inexpensive rate. It is a few blocks from the university and is on a historic block.
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Key Stats

16,958
Applicants
20,629
Size
83%
Acceptance Rate
1160
SAT Scores

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