About Auburn University

Founded in 1856, Auburn University. is a Public college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 22,658 full time undergraduate students, and 5,632 full time graduate students.

The Auburn University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 1262 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Auburn University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate80%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range1060-1260
ACT Range24-30

Admissions at AU are considered Less Selective, with ,125% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 68% were in the top quarter, and 45% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Auburn University.

Auburn University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    221 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    158 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    256 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    262 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    262 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    261 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    261 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    260 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Auburn University?

114 Students rated Auburn University

Lia - 05/28/2024

As I'm about to join the Auburn family, I've so many positive reviews about Auburn University. The school as a community is amazing. they make sure everyone is involved and have their group of people. The school is like a huge family because everyone helps each other and makes sure you are successful with whatever path you are following. It is just an amazing school overall.

Kendall - 05/25/2024

I have completed all my undergraduate work at Auburn University, and it has been an incredible experience. Each of the programs I was involved in – The EAGLES Program, The Exceptional Foundation, First Year Experience Office, and so many more – have provided me with a plethora of memories, skills, and experiences that I believe I could not have attained at a different university. As a Rehabilitation and Disability Studies major, I was always looking for opportunities for inclusion and accessibility around campus. With barriers continually being broken down for those with disabilities, individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, and members of many other marginalized groups, it is clear to me that Auburn University holds itself to an incredibly high standard. I am extremely proud to say that I will have completed both my undergraduate and graduate work at Auburn, and feel so thankful that I get to finish out my educational journey at such an amazing university.

Gipsy - 04/28/2024

After being admitted on an appeal I visited the campus and fell even more in love if that is possible. Auburn has always been my #1 choice. From the atmosphere to the academics to the student body it all fits like a glove. Attending Auburn and becoming a Nurse will be my two biggest accomplishments and I can not wait to be a Tiger. Go "War Eagles".

Sydney - 02/10/2024

Auburn University is one of my favorite places on earth. I just graduated last year and have missed it every day since. If I could rewind and do it all again, I would in a heartbeat. It truly is a great school that provided me with a quality education, lifelong friends, and amazing memories that shaped me and I will carry with my forever.

Auburn University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Auburn University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Auburn University is 80%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Mostly to not be afraid to form healthy relationships with your professors, advisors, and get involved with positive forms of extracurricular activity. It's is incredibly easy to become wrapped up in a new world when you are no longer living under the supervision of your parents, so be sure to surround yourself with good company, who will have your best interest in mind. Plan ahead and truly remember that while college is one of the best times people will ever have, it is only a small amount of time in your life and is a tool in order for you to become successful in the professional world. Be sure to read the fine print with anything you become involved in, and don't be afraid to ask a question. People who work for your university want to help you more than you think.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are all friendly people who are willing to help one another as long as they see that you are putting forth your best effort also.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    the best thing about auburn are the people.. very laid back and down to earth (i transferred from an extremely snobby small private college, so its great here to me) the number of students seems too large, but it feels so small.. i swear it feels like only a few thousand go here.. biggest recent controversy was the murder of lauren burk and how our administration reacted/didnt react... lots of school pride.. most frequent student complaints are that there are not enough bars

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    love professors and classes... hard to get COMM classes but once youre in them theyre great..

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  6. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek life is common. Football is extremely popular. There are many active academic clubs.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My campus has a family atmosphere that is unique to Auburn and its students. You feel at home the moment you arrive.

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  8. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    I have heard things like Auburn Greek life is a joke.. but I haven't heard anything else negative about the school.

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  9. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Somewhat, yes, but greek students aren't even close to being in the majority.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    Auburn is in a small college based town. The community accepts all the students and treats them fairly and equally. Being a part of Auburn is like being a part of a family. Football is a huge plus for Auburn and one of the most popular sports here, there is nothing like going to a college football game and feeling right in place. Not to mention Auburn is big on academics and have many accredited programs of study. This is very important aspect of getting a degree.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Auburn University is both challenging and fun.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I'd known how challenged I would actually be. Because it isn't a private or ivy league school, I assumed that my classes would be easy - a breeze. But after a year, I've found them to be quite the contrary. Each of my classes is very stimulating and thought provoking, and I've had to work very hard to do well. I love the challenge, and I love the education I'm receiving.

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  13. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    How easy it is to get alcohol, how many bars there are around.

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Auburn's campus has a very traditional, southern family feel. In my opinion, people with politically liberal ideas would not fit in very well. Auburn is dominated by southern gentlemen and polite ladies who never forget their manners. A rude or impolite person literally would stand out in Auburn's student body. However, Auburn is very welcoming and no matter what kind of person you are, you will definitely be taken into the Auburn family.

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone should attend Auburn, it's a great place to be! There's diversity so you can make friends with all different types of people. This is a small town so people who get really bored easily might not like it here. And people going to Auburn should probably like football. And they shouldn't mind that there is no where to park!

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Fun people, Lots to do

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  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Vet school, engineering, SEC football.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Most of them are an "all-quality" fun loving and are career oriented at the same time!

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    It offered the two degrees I was looking for. Architecture and Building Science

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  21. What do students complain about most?

    Parking. There are no where near enough parking spots and the towing people are a nightmare to deal with.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

75% of students attending Auburn University receive some sort of financial aid. 13% were awarded federal grants. While 29% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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