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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.
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.
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.
Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.
Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.
1150 - 1310
25 - 30
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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.
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.
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.
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36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$59,005 per year
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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
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Out of 7,811 students
10% Still Enrolled
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$30K - $48K
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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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