Auburn University.

Auburn University

Auburn, AL4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Auburn University

Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public research and land-grant university in Auburn, Alabama. With more than 24,600 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of more than 30,000 with 1,330 faculty members, Auburn is the second largest university in Alabama. It is one of the state's two public flagship universities. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity".Auburn was chartered on February 1, 1856, as East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, it became the state's first land-grant university and was renamed as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1892, it became the first four-year coeducational school in Alabama, and in 1899 was renamed Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) to reflect its changing mission. In 1960, its name was changed to Auburn University to acknowledge the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 23,391 students
  • 0.30 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Auburn University

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Natural Resource Management, Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, and Zoology.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

15,168 students out of 18,072 applicants were accepted into Auburn University. They had an average SAT score of 1282. 12% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 87% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Auburn University was $29,640, while for in-state students it was $10,968. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $42,912.

The average financial aid at Auburn University is $7,042. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $22,598 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Auburn University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

53% of undergraduate students at Auburn University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Auburn University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Auburn University was of $13,332 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200.

Diversity at Auburn University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017