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Auburn University Admissions

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Auburn University

Auburn University

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Auburn University Description:

Despite its location in a small town in Alabama, Auburn University has grown into one of the largest universities in the South. Established in 1856, Auburn now offers a choice of 140 degrees through its thirteen colleges and schools. For strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Auburn was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is also active with 300 clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Auburn Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. The university fields eight men's and eleven women's Division I teams.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 25,135 (20,175 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,852 (in-state) / $26,365 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,552
  • Other Expenses: $2,678
  • Total Cost: $25,282 (in-state) / $41,794 (out-of-state)

Auburn Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 71%
    • Loans: 33%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,797
    • Loans: $6,485

Scholarships for Auburn (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors at Auburn University:

Accounting, Architectural Engineering, Biology, Business, Finance, Marketing, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Auburn University Mission Statement:

"Auburn University's mission is defined by its land-grant traditions of service and access. The University will serve the citizens of the State through its instructional, research and outreach programs and prepare Alabamians to respond successfully to the challenges of a global economy. The University will provide traditional and non-traditional students broad access to the institution's educational resources. In the delivery of educational programs on campus and beyond, the University will draw heavily upon the new instructional and outreach technologies available in the emerging information age.

As a comprehensive university, Auburn University is committed to offering high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to its students. The University will give highest priority for resource allocation for the future development of those areas that represent the traditional strengths, quality, reputation, and uniqueness of the institution and that continue to effectively respond to the needs of students and other constituents. Consistent with this commitment, the University will emphasize a broad and superior undergraduate education that imparts the knowledge, skills, and values so essential to educated and responsible citizens. At the same time, the University will provide high-quality graduate and professional programs in areas of need and importance to the state and beyond. To accomplish these educational goals, Auburn University will continue to compete nationally to attract a faculty distinguished by its commitment to teaching and by its achievements in research, both pure and applied. The University will strive to attract a faculty that will bring distinction and stature to the undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs offered by the University."

complete mission statement at http://www.auburn.edu/administration/trustees/policymanual/vision_and_mission.html

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