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About Auburn University (AU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

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Auburn University (AU) is a public university established in the year 1856 in Auburn, Alabama. It is located at 202 Martin Hall, Auburn, Alabama 36849. They also have another campus at Montgomery. 

Initially, it was named Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama and again in 1899, its name was changed to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in the year 1960, the institute was renamed as Auburn University. 

The university has a Study Abroad Program which guides Auburn Students every year to study abroad. There are more than 300 clubs and organizations in which students take an active part.

Auburn University has developed into one of the largest universities in the South, remaining in the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied science and changing with the needs of today while living with a respect for the traditions and spirit that are Auburn.

Their Vision -To lead and shape the future of higher education.

Their Mission - As a land grant institution, Auburn University is dedicated to improving the lives of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research and scholarship, and selfless service.

The university was chartered in 1856 and opened its doors to the public in 1859 as a private liberal arts institution. During that time it was named East Alabama Male College.

It was closed during the Civil War from 1861-1866. After this in 1872, it was renamed as Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1960, the institute officially acquired the name Auburn University. Since then it has experienced  high growth and now has more than 250,000 graduates

  • The student population on campus is 30440.

  • The total number of programs - Auburn offers more than 140 undergraduate majors, which are housed in 13 colleges and schools. Their graduate school offers a large number of degree programs as well as an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program.

  • Accreditation - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Online Education at AU

AU offers various online programs and the student has the facility to select the major that he desired to pursue irrespective of the age. It offers online education through various programs like Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional Credit, and Personal Enrichment programs. The students can access the online program from wherever they wanted.

  • The online provides convenient access to educational experiences in your home and offer a college degree. It is best suitable for working professionals and single parents.

  • The Personal Enrichment Programs are non-credit programs which help to enhance skills or build knowledge.

Location & Contact




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AU is quite well known around the US. Notable Auburn alumni include Six NASA astronauts and three past directors of the Kennedy Space Centre, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actress Octavia Spencer, and Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rowdy Gaines.

Auburn University was ranked by US News recently in 2020 in the following categories

  • #104 in National Universities (tie)

  • #69 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)

  • #164 in Best Value Schools

  • #380 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

  • #44 in Top Public Schools (tie)

  • #27 in First-Year Experiences (tie)

  • #59 in Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects (tie)

On the Forbes list, it was ranked 

  • #166 in Top Colleges 2019,

  • #47 In Public Colleges, #90 In Research Universities, 

  • #31 in The South, 

  • #194 in America's Best Value Colleges 2019.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1150 - 1310

ACT Range

25 - 30

Application Fee




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The admission process for Auburn University is quite easy. The students can either enroll themselves for on-campus programs or can opt for offline courses. Taking admission to Auburn University requires only a few steps. One of the most common reasons that students take admission for on-campus studies is the campus life and the practical exposure that they will get.

The acceptance rate of Auburn University is 75%. Any student can enroll for any of the programs of their choice and can apply for the same. The university has got the full right to choose among the candidates who have applied based on their previous academic performances and the test scores.

The institute offers both traditional on-campus arrangements as well as innovative online courses for students to provide convenient access to services and information related to distance and continuing education across campus. The institute also accepts SAT and/or ACT scores as a criterion for enrolment with an enrollment fee of $50, which is given in detail further below.

The regular admissions deadline is on February 3. 

Admissions Process

  • Activate Auburn User account

  • Complete and submit admission application

  • Pay application fee (program specific)

  • Submit official transcripts, standardized test scores, English proficiency (if required)

For more information, please visit our admission page.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Auburn University is consistently recognized as the best value in higher education by national publications that evaluate academic quality and cost.

The Net price amounts up to $23,205.The average annual cost totals around $9624, whereas for books and supplies, room and board, & other fess the costs are $1200, $13,332, and $1652 respectively.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Business Administration, Management...

379 Graduates

Biology, General

279 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

208 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

197 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

195 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

183 Graduates


163 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

156 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

124 Graduates

Psychology, General

123 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

109 Graduates

Civil Engineering

107 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

96 Graduates

Animal Sciences

94 Graduates

Architectural Engineering

94 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

89 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

80 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

78 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

75 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

72 Graduates

Political Science and Government

70 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

67 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

66 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...

62 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

61 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

57 Graduates

Plant Sciences

57 Graduates


54 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

53 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

53 Graduates

Computer Engineering

52 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

51 Graduates


49 Graduates


46 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

46 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

46 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

44 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

40 Graduates

Biological/Biosystems Engineering

39 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

37 Graduates


33 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

32 Graduates


29 Graduates

Social Work

29 Graduates


28 Graduates


28 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

26 Graduates


25 Graduates

Public Administration

25 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

22 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

20 Graduates

Engineering, Other

20 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

20 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

19 Graduates

International Business

19 Graduates


17 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

15 Graduates

Agricultural Production Operations

13 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

13 Graduates

Environmental Design

13 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

13 Graduates


13 Graduates

Polymer/Plastics Engineering

13 Graduates

Interior Architecture

10 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

9 Graduates


8 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

7 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

6 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

5 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

4 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

4 Graduates

Materials Engineering

4 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

4 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

3 Graduates


3 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




81% White

0% Unknown

5% Black

3% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

7% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$59,005 per year

Campus Life


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,472/year.

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Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

orange and blue

Varsity Athletics Association


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Southeastern Conference

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Cross Country



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Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$176 - 301

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Financial Aid is the monetary assistance given by the government to the student in need to make their students affordable. Financial aid is in the form of scholarships, grants, education loans, fellowships, tuition waivers, and others. The idea behind is to encourage the students to continue with their studies. Students are required to fill the FAFSA application to get financial aid.

Auburn University FAFSA/Federal School Code is 001009.

  • Federal Aids Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP), Federal Teach Grant, and others. Federal Loans include Federal Direct Subsidized Loans, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Parent Plus Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, Federal Perkins Loan, Health Professions Student Loan, Non-federal Alternative Loans,  and others. 

  • It also provides Institutional Aids that include Alabama State Nursing Scholarship, Albert F.Nickel Endowed scholarships, Agee M. Wiggins Memorial Endowed Scholarship, and Allan I. Morris '66 Endowed Scholarship.

  • Students who are the residents of Alabama can apply for State Aid like the Alabama Student Assistance Program and many such programs like this.

  • Military aids are also offered to the members of Army, Navy, Air Forces, Marines and Coast Guards. It provides veteran education benefits like Post 9/11 GI Bills, and others.

  • Others include Americorps, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Cooperative Education Program (CO-OP), Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Outside Scholarships, and others.

Financial aid for a student depends on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is how much the applicant and his/her family are expected to contribute towards the applicant’s education.

 The Federal Processor calculates EFC based on the data that the applicant provides on the federal aid application (FAFSA). AU uses the EFC, among other factors, to determine how much and what types of aid that an applicant can qualify for.

Some information regarding financial aid are:

  • Percentage of students receiving gift aid is 64% and the average amount a student receives is $9634

  • The percentage of students receiving federal grants is 14% and the average amount a student receives these grants equals $4901.

  • Percentage of students receiving State aid is 1% and the average amount these state aid amounts to is $2195.

  • The percentage of students receiving Institutional grant aid is 62% and the average amount a student receives these Institutional grant aid equals $8910.

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