Auburn University (AU)

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AU can be found in Auburn, AL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Auburn University has nearly 31,000 students enrolled annually.

Many of the students accepted into AU had an SAT score between 1150 - 1320, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 25 - 31. We were able to estimate the Auburn University (AU) average GPA (3.42 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. AU has an acceptance rate of about 81% 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 2021 is going to be around 74%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Auburn University (AU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Auburn University was reported as 80.7% in Fall 2020 with over 20,200 college 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 ACT Scores: 25 - 31
  • AU Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Auburn University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

AU 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Auburn University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 80.5%
  • 2017-2018: 83.9%
  • 2018-2019: 75.4%
  • 2019-2020: 80.7%
  • Projected AU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 74.1%

How Does Auburn University (AU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Auburn University is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Troy University87.6%
University of West Georgia59.5%
University of Alabama at Birmingham73.7%
Georgia State University76.2%
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus20.6%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Auburn University (AU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 650
Math570 - 670
Total Score1150 - 1320
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math23 - 28
Composite Score25 - 31
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