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Auburn University, Alabama

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Chances of getting into Auburn University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.7%
Admission Difficulty for Auburn University
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Auburn and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 16,300 out of 20,205 applicants were admitted making Auburn University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 27 percent. Auburn University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

Auburn SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
15%
SAT Scores for Auburn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
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 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >88%
1235 to 1320 Avg + 81%-88%
1150 to 1235 Avg - 71%-81%
1065 to 1150 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 1065 Low <60%
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Auburn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for Auburn University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
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 28
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 #2 in Alabama 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 2019 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 >88%
28 to 31 Avg + 81%-88%
25 to 28 Avg - 71%-81%
22 to 25 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 22 Low <60%
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Auburn GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.74
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Auburn University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Auburn. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Auburn University was 3.74 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 3.74 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Auburn accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Auburn University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 54% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

60% 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 29%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Auburn University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,633 8,572 20,205
Accepted 9,303 6,997 16,300
Acceptance Rate 80% 82% 81%
Enrolled 2,478 2,330 4,808
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 33% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Auburn University Admission 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.

FAQs

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?

81% 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 1150 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.