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Auburn University, Alabama

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Your chances of getting into Auburn University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Auburn University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Auburn is 71.2%.  Its admission rate is the 7th lowest in Alabama.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Auburn and can you get accepted?

Auburn is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 19,660 out of the 27,619 who applied were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 26 percent on standardized admission tests. Auburn University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.97. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Auburn?

71% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Auburn University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.97 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1240 on the SAT
  • Score 28 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Auburn GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Auburn University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Auburn are to have around a 3.97 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Auburn accepts 71% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Auburn is 3.97 on the 4.0 scale. 51% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in Alabama for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Auburn is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 4.0 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Auburn University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 51.1% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 21.2% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 16.2% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 7.1% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.6% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.7% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.1% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Auburn SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Auburn University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

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

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Auburn is 1240 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1160-1320. Students who get into Auburn University score in the top 31 percent of all SAT test takers..  Auburn ranks #3 in the state of Alabama and #239 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1240 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Auburn regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1160 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1160, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1080, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Auburn University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "recommended".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1240 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1240, you have around a 71% chance of being admitted. A 1320 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 82% chance of getting in.

Auburn University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1320 and Above Good >82%
1240 to 1320 Avg + 71%-82%
1160 to 1240 Avg - 56%-71%
1080 to 1160 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 1080 Low <40%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile 24
Math 25th Percentile 23
Composite 25th Percentile 25
ACT Scores for Auburn University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 33
Math 75th Percentile 29
Composite 75th Percentile 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Auburn is 28, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 25 and 31.  The school ranks #1 in Alabama and #169 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 28. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 25 and score in the score in the top 22 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 22.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Auburn University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Auburn University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "recommended".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Auburn for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 28 score has around 71% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 82% with a 31 ACT score.

Auburn University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >82%
28 to 31 Avg + 71%-82%
25 to 28 Avg - 56%-71%
22 to 25 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 22 Low <40%
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High School Class Rank

62% of Auburn University freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 31% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Auburn University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 31%
Top 25% of class 62%
Top 50% of class 90%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Auburn University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,021 11,598 27,619
Accepted 11,645 8,015 19,660
Acceptance Rate 73% 69% 71%
Enrolled 2,888 2,423 5,311
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 30% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 61 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2024.

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 Recommended
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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Auburn is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.97 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1240 on the SAT and 28 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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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?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to Auburn. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult 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. The average SAT score is 1240. 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. The average ACT score is 28. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.