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Auburn University

, Auburn, AL

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Auburn University in Alabama is one of the few educational institutions in the United States that is designated as a land, sea and space grant university. Auburn University offers more than 140 academic degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. With 13 colleges and schools on its campus, Auburn University is one of the largest in the South. It offers a comprehensive curriculum that blends the arts and applied sciences.

Auburn University has nationally-ranked programs in architecture, pharmacy, engineering, veterinary science, and business, among others.

History

Although it is now a large public research university, Auburn University began as a small private liberal arts institution in 1856. The school has had four different names through its history:

  • East Alabama Male College (1856-72)
  • Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-99)
  • Alabama Polytechnic Institute (1899-1960)
  • Auburn University (1960-present)

The school closed from 1861 to 1866 due to the Civil War. Women were first admitted to the previously all-male college in 1892. In 1967, the Auburn Montgomery campus was established.

Academics

The academic calendar for Auburn University follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters. There are also two, shorter "mini-sessions" offered in the summer.

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Agriculture
  • Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • James Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Architecture, Design & Construction
  • College of Education
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Business
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
  • College of Sciences and Mathematics
  • College of Liberal Arts

Student Life

There are more than 300 student groups, clubs and organizations available for involvement at Auburn University. There are also many local chapters of national fraternities and sororities on campus, with a very active Greek Life. Students who choose to get involved will develop teamwork, relationships, leadership, and professional skills. The Office of Student Involvement offers more information about how students can find a group that fits their interests.

Traditions

The school colors for Auburn University are orange and blue, and the mascot is the Tiger. "Aubie" the Tiger promotes Tiger athletics at most sports events, and has been voted the top collegiate mascot in the country several times.

The "war eagle" figures into Auburn University's battle cry at sporting events, but is more of a spirit yell than a mascot.

Athletics

Auburn University's "Tigers" athletic teams compete in more than 19 intercollegiate men and women's sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its Main Campus in Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University has the following satellite campuses:

  • Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension System
  • Auburn University at Montgomery

Community Life

The city of Auburn is small, with a friendly college-town feel. It is located in eastern Alabama, roughly 50 miles east of Montgomery and just over 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Residents enjoy mild winters and a generally warm and sunny climate. Auburn is a "bicycle" city, with bike lanes surrounding the university.

Although it is small, Auburn offers a host of recreational activities and entertainment, including many concerts, clubs and sports events within driving distance. There are many golf courses in the area, including the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Chewacla State Park is nearby.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Auburn University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Auburn University is about 27,000, with undergraduate students making up about 80% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$21,500

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $21,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $8,800-$11,000
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $26,000-$31,710
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $370-$440 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $1,100-$1,300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid75%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships65%$8,343
Receiving Student Loans33%$8,027
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Auburn University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Auburn University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 68%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years38%
Graduating in 5 Years25%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Auburn University

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program
  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Program

Campus: Mobile Campus (Pharmacy)

  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (since 1939)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Auburn University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southeastern Conference)
  • Basketball (Southeastern Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southeastern Conference)
  • Football (Southeastern Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Auburn University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
77.66%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
75%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
19:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
52

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,630