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Auburn University, Alabama

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Chances of getting into Auburn University


Acceptance Rate 
Admission Difficulty for Auburn University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Auburn and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Auburn is 85%.  It ranks #19 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Auburn University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 15,266 out of 17,946 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1160/1320 ACT 25/31). Auburn University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.9. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Auburn application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Auburn University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Auburn SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Auburn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Auburn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Auburn University?

Auburn University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. Auburn ranks #2 in Alabama and #174 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Auburn University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1320 and Above Good >92%
1240 to 1320 Avg + 85%-92%
1160 to 1240 Avg - 75%-85%
1080 to 1160 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 1080 Low <61%
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Auburn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Auburn University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Auburn University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Auburn?

Admission data indicates that Auburn regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Alabama and #136 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Auburn University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Auburn University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >92%
28 to 31 Avg + 85%-92%
25 to 28 Avg - 75%-85%
22 to 25 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 22 Low <61%
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Auburn GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Auburn University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Auburn. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Auburn University was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Auburn accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Auburn University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 49.3% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.4% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 15.6% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 8.7% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 4.4% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.6% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64% of Auburn University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Auburn University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 34%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 91%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Auburn University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,068 7,878 17,946
Accepted 8,535 6,731 15,266
Acceptance Rate 85% 85% 85%
Enrolled 2,537 2,377 4,914
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 35% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Auburn University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Auburn University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Auburn University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Auburn University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100858 IPEDS survey data for Auburn University.


Does Auburn University prefer SAT or ACT?

15% of students submit their SAT scores to Auburn. 84% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Auburn University?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Auburn. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Auburn University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1320. 15% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Auburn University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.