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Auburn University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Auburn University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Auburn University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Auburn University was awarded 109 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Auburn is ranked #209 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Auburn is also ranked #2 out of 30 schools in Alabama.

See all of the rankings for Auburn University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Auburn?

Acceptance Rate

Auburn University has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to Auburn submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 650. Math scores were between 560 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Auburn University  ( 570 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Auburn University  ( 560 to 660 )
Auburn received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Auburn University  ( 24 to 30 )

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Auburn University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Auburn University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Auburn University is 86%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  86 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Auburn University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Auburn University has a freshmen retention rate of 92%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Auburn for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Auburn University.

Good Overall Diversity at Auburn

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,964 undergraduates at Auburn with 21,762 being full-time and 2,202 being part-time.

Auburn Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Auburn is 84.43 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.43 out of 100
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How Much Does Auburn University Cost?

The overall average net price of Auburn is $23,696. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Auburn

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,617 $20,546 $23,110 $26,329 $27,395

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Auburn, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Auburn, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $8,275 a year. That adds up to $33,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Auburn is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Auburn Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Auburn with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,800 in their early years. That's great news for Auburn students since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Auburn University make the most money.

Location of Auburn University

Located in Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Auburn makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Auburn University

Contact details for Auburn are given below.

Contact Details
Phone: 334-844-4000

Auburn University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 97 majors graduated from Auburn University. Of these students, 5,370 received undergraduate degrees and 1,893 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 427 $44,300
General Biology 352 $30,000
Finance & Financial Management 265 $42,600
Marketing 221 $39,900
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 215 NA
Mechanical Engineering 208 $65,000
Nursing 178 $55,200
Accounting 178 $48,100
General Psychology 166 $24,400
Communication & Media Studies 146 $34,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Auburn University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Auburn

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 7,097 students took at least one online class at Auburn University. This is an increase from the 6,270 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,097 1,508
2016-2017 6,270 1,260
2015-2016 5,454 1,209
2014-2015 4,440 1,143
2013-2014 3,936 954

Learn more about online learning at Auburn University.

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