Students Say

Located in the heart of Alabama, Auburn University is called home by more than 20,000 undergraduates, making it one of the state’s largest universities. Established before the Civil War, the school’s environment is “challenging, captivating, unique and yet still timeless,” and students say the university “provides you plenty of resources and opportunities to get a top-notch education.” The school channels its efforts into developing young professionals through a “nurturing education, extracurricular involvement opportunities, and professional skill development.” Classes may not be easy, “but the work pays off.”

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
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 645
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Located in the heart of Alabama, Auburn University is called home by more than 20,000 undergraduates, making it one of the state’s largest universities. Established before the Civil War, the school’s environment is “challenging, captivating, unique and yet still timeless,” and students say the university “provides you plenty of resources and opportunities to get a top-notch education.” The school channels its efforts into developing young professionals through a “nurturing education, extracurricular involvement opportunities, and professional skill development.” Classes may not be easy, “but the work pays off.” Professors here are “approachable,” “go out of their way to help you learn if you ask them,” and “bring material to life.” “My professors at Auburn University make it clear that they are there to teach me,” says a student. While a few professors are difficult to follow or are more focused on research than on teaching, “graduate student assistants are helpful in assisting professors in understanding how to make material more exciting to learn.” Along with “excellent diversity in courses/majors,” students say that Auburn provides solid academic support and a faculty that is “always very intelligent on the subjects at hand.” The science and the “very challenging engineering programs” benefit from updated facilities and classrooms (though some say that liberal arts programs “get less attention”) with the added bonus of “many internship/co-op opportunities advertised and available.” “I believe I have received a wonderful education from Auburn University,” says a contented student.

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
42%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal Sciences, Other
  • Aquaculture
  • Food Science
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
  • Horticultural Science
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Plant Sciences, Other
  • Poultry Science
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Real Estate Development

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technical Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Hardware Engineering
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Forest Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Veterinary Anatomy (Cert., MS, PhD)
  • Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General (Cert., MS, PhD)

  • History

  • History
  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Nutrition Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Forestry, Other
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Geography and Cartography
  • Political Science and Government
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
  • Fine and Studio Arts
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music, General


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

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

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
$7,277

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,808
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$26,424
Required Fees
$1,616
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 Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Many here are “white,” “Republican,” and “tend to be conservative.” The typical student is “friendly,” an Alabama native, and “someone who would say ‘hello’ walking along the concourse to class” or “would lend a hand in a time of need.” “There is so much school spirit” here (in no small part due to the football team) and most everyone “is highly obsessed with football,” which “has almost a religious following of fans.” “Alabama students love Alabama football, Auburn students love Auburn,” says one student of the communal loyalty in which one can rest assured that “the Auburn Family has your back.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
20,629
Out of State
38%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
85

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

This “welcoming place” has “an Old South small town feeling,” beautiful campus, and an “amazing new recreation center,” where students can work out. There are more than 300 organizations for students to join, and “student involvement is high.” Greek life is big here, but “it’s definitely possible to fit in without being a part of Greek life.” The city of Auburn “has a safe downtown area where students can go to bars” on weekends, and there is a nearby state park where people go for fun. There’s also a “good food atmosphere in the community,” and Birmingham and Atlanta are always doable options for travel and concerts. Sports (both watching and playing) “drive a ton of campus life and help unite the student body.” “Football Saturdays at Auburn are second to none,” says a student. “I was looking for a large school with an SEC football team but also a good academic program,” says one student athlete within Auburn’s famous athletic program. The student voice is also “very respected” among the administration and “can cause tangible change”: the Student Government Association “is very strong at Auburn.”

Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
64%

Campus Environment
Suburban

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
457
Number of Honor Societies
30

Number of Social Sororities
21
Number of Religious Organizations
45

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.

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

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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

Rankings & Lists