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Auburn University Data & Information Overview

489 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
85% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Auburn University Ranked?

#131 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in AL
Architectural Engineering Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 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 489 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is architectural engineering.

Overall Quality

Auburn is ranked #131 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Auburn held the #216 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Auburn also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.

See all of the rankings for Auburn University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Auburn?

85% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores

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 )

Learn more about Auburn University admissions.

Auburn University Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
87% Full Time Teachers

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 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Auburn University

92% Freshmen Retention
50% On-Time Graduation Rate

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

22,458 Full-Time Undergraduates
13.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
49.3% Percent Women

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?

$24,018 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
$36,708 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Auburn is $24,018. 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 +
$17,866 $19,064 $23,468 $25,389 $26,300

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 2.6%. 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?

$56,933 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Auburn make around $56,933 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Auburn students since it is 34% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Auburn University make the most money.

Location of Auburn University

Alabama State
22,458 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

95 Majors With Completions
5,839 Undergraduate Degrees
1,705 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 95 majors graduated from Auburn University. Of these students, 5,839 received undergraduate degrees and 1,705 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 516 $52,995
General Biology 304 $23,818
Marketing 301 $44,504
Finance & Financial Management 264 $46,598
Mechanical Engineering 252 $67,127
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 239 $27,192
Nursing 206 $56,128
General Psychology 170 $22,796
Communication & Media Studies 161 $30,492
Accounting 153 $54,118

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

Online Learning at Auburn

34% Take At Least One Class Online
7% Take All Classes Online

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.


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