Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 28,290
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 4,798 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Auburn University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 18,256 applications and 14,704 students were granted admission. Auburn University is at the #79 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 87% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 12% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1060 to 1260
ACT24 to 30

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Auburn University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $27,216 and in-state students paid $9,072.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 75% of Auburn University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 13% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,407 (which is 0.6% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Auburn University in 2016-2017, was 1,429, which is 29% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,488 (which is 3.5% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Auburn University has enrolled a total of 28,290 students (23,582 students full-time and 4,708 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 28,290 students, 1,226 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and 22,658 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 5,632 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,209 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 77%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Black/African American: 7%

Hispanic: 3%

Asian: 2%

Two or more races: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Auburn University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 23% 1,960 287
Health Professions And Related Programs 19% 1,655 0
Engineering 6% 547 0
Psychology 5% 457
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 382
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 346 276
Architecture And Related Services 4% 335
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 269 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 218
Natural Resources And Conservation 2% 193

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Auburn University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Auburn University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,500. Last year, out of the total 3,833 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,603 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,483 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,080 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,500 $47,100
Employment Rate 94% 91%
Total Graduates 3,833 4,483

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Auburn University.

Columbus State University
32.6 mile away
Alabama State University
49.7 mile away
Troy University
61.6 mile away
Gordon State College
83.4 mile away
University of Montevallo
87.2 mile away