Auburn University
108 Mary Martin Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Auburn University is a four-year, public research institution located in Auburn, Ala. The school was founded in 1856, and today holds the distinction of being a land, sea, and space grant institution. The university has also been distinguished as being ranked among the top 100 national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Auburn University’s stated mission includes a commitment to serve its state through instructional, research, and outreach programs, and to equip Alabama residents to live and work in a global society. Along with offering high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, Auburn also serves students through distance learning opportunities.

Programs Offered

Auburn University offers more than 140 degree options through 13 schools and colleges. Some of these schools and colleges offer nationally-ranked programs, which include architecture, pharmacy, veterinary science, engineering, forestry, interior design, and business, according to the university website. Undergraduate programs are available in a wide range of areas, from accounting to zoology, and even include numerous pre-professional programs in dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, nursing, and more. Outstanding students may even complete an accelerated combined bachelor’s/master’s program, earning both degrees in one program. Distance education at Auburn University includes an online graduate program in engineering that was placed on the U.S. News Honor Roll for excellence in online graduate engineering programs. Auburn also provides individual courses online through distance learning.


Auburn has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1922. Numerous individual programs at Auburn also hold a specialized accreditation, and you can verify such programs with College Navigator.


First-time freshmen apply to Auburn University by submitting a completed application, paying a $50 application fee, submitting their official high school transcripts, and submitting ACT or SAT scores directly from the testing agency. Students applying for Early Action must submit all required documents by Oct. 1; Early Action decisions are based entirely on academics, such as a student’s grades and standardized test scores. The university makes first, second, and third round admissions decisions for students who submit their application materials by Nov. 1, Dec. 1, and Feb. 1. Students who apply to graduate programs at Auburn University must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and submit their admissions materials at least 45 days before the first day of class for the semester the student intends to begin. However, each department will have specific submission deadlines. In addition, applicants must submit GRE or GMAT scores, if required, and three letters of recommendation to be mailed directly to the appropriate department. Beyond this, students must meet the admissions requirements of the individual department to which the student is applying.


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