Don't let Auburn's acceptance rate of around 80% fool you -- you'll still need pretty strong grades and test scores to get in. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the great majority of successful applicants had "B" or higher averages, SAT scores of about 1700 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 23 or higher. Higher numbers clearly improve your chances of getting an acceptance letter.
Note that there are some red dots (rejected students) hidden behind the green and blue -- a few students with grades and test scores that were on target for Auburn did not get in. Note also that several students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. This is largely because Auburn takes into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. A student who takes challenging AP, IB and Honors courses can get accepted with somewhat lower grades than a student whose academic courses are remedial.
To learn more about Auburn University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Auburn University Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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