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Auburn University (Auburn University, AL)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 17%
Applicants who took ACT: 83%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 28%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 8%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 36%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 35%
SAT I Math score 700+: 11%
SAT I Math score 600+: 46%
ACT score 24-29: 49%
ACT score 30-36: 31%
ACT score 24+: 80%
Students applied: 16,958
Students admitted: 14,154
Admission rate: 83%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 42%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 20,629
Full-time enrolled men: 9,420
Full-time enrolled women: 9,433
Part-time enrolled men: 1,116
Part-time enrolled women: 660
Freshmen retained: 90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $8,808
Fees (in state): $1,616
Tuition (out of state): $26,424
Fees (out of state): $1,616
Room and board: $12,584
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $24,208
Total cost (out of state): $41,824
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$16,768
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,305
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$34,384
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$34,921
Average debt at graduation: $27,782

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 44%
Average need-based aid: $7,440
Average non-need-based aid: $6,903

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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