Auburn University (AU)

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AU can be found in Auburn University, AL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Auburn University has nearly 26,000 students enrolled annually.

Many of the students accepted into AU had an SAT score between 1570 - 1890, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 24 - 30. We were able to estimate the Auburn University (AU) average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. AU has an acceptance rate of about 83% with 29% of applicants choosing to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Auburn University (AU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 78%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Auburn University (AU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Auburn University was reported as 82.7% in Fall 2013 with over 15,700 applications submitted to Auburn University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • AU SAT Scores: 1570 - 1890
  • AU ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • AU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Auburn University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Auburn University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for AU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 79.5%
  • 2010-2011: 78.7%
  • 2011-2012: 70.0%
  • 2012-2013: 77.2%
  • 2013-2014: 82.7%
  • Projected AU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.4%

How Does Auburn University (AU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Auburn University is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Troy University68.2%
University of West Georgia53.9%
University of Alabama at Birmingham86.7%
Georgia State University54.7%
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus54.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Auburn University (AU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math540 - 650
Writing510 - 620
Total Score1570 - 1890
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 32
Math23 - 28
Composite Score24 - 30
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