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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

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, 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.

Out of the 30 colleges in Alabama, Auburn is ranked at #2.

See all of the rankings for Auburn University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Auburn?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Auburn University is 84%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Auburn is a good fit for you.

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 )

Learn more about Auburn University admissions.

Auburn University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Auburn University is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

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 24,594 undergraduates at Auburn with 22,527 being full-time and 2,067 being part-time.

Auburn Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Auburn make around $48,800 per year during the early years of their employment. 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

Auburn University is a public institution located in Auburn, Alabama. 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 95 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
Accounting 178 $48,100
Nursing 178 $55,200
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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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