Auburn University

Auburn University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Auburn University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Auburn University Ranked?

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2022 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 904 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is environmental/natural resource recreation and tourism.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Auburn is ranked #216 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Auburn is also ranked #1 out of 48 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 85%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Auburn.

Average Test Scores

About 17% 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 590 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Auburn University  ( 590 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Auburn University  ( 570 to 670 )
Auburn received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Auburn University  ( 25 to 31 )

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Auburn University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Auburn University is 20 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 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 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

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Auburn the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 50%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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

Auburn University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,505 undergraduates at Auburn with 22,458 being full-time and 2,047 being part-time.

How Much Does Auburn University Cost?

The overall average net price of Auburn is $24,104. 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 +
$18,394 $20,326 $24,079 $26,518 $27,492

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Auburn, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $9,177 a year. That adds up to $36,708 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Auburn is 2.9%. 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

Auburn University is a public institution situated 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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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, 5,668 received undergraduate degrees and 1,732 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 515 $51,558
General Biology 369 $31,547
Finance & Financial Management 295 $51,652
Marketing 262 $44,319
Mechanical Engineering 242 $67,879
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 213 $25,194
Accounting 178 $54,382
Communication & Media Studies 155 $34,633
General Psychology 149 $26,933
Architectural Engineering 145 $71,734

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

Online Learning at Auburn

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 10,530 students took at least one online class at Auburn University. This is an increase from the 8,306 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 10,530 2,210
2018-2019 8,306 1,696
2017-2018 7,097 1,508
2016-2017 6,270 1,260
2015-2016 5,454 1,209

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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