Auburn University Main Campus

Auburn University Main Campus

Auburn University's main campus is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, with over 23,000 students. It is the largest university in Alabama. It offers degrees in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

In U.S. News & World Report's issue of America's Best Colleges 2006, AU was ranked 39th among public universities nationwide. AU was ranked as 'Best Value' by the Princeton Review. Money Magazine and Kiplinger's Personal Finance rank AU as top university in the state of Alabama for educational value. It is also known for its rocket science program, as six of its graduates are NASA astronauts, and two AU alumni were also the past directors for the Kennedy Space Center.

The sports teams of Auburn are nicknamed the 'Tigers.' Auburn's athletic teams compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), one of the most competitive athletic conferences in America.

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Auburn University Main Campus
Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University , AL 36849
General Phone: (334) 844-4000

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Auburn Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,102business management, logistics, operations management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, ...
Engineering645aerospace engineering, bioengineering, architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, textile sciences, ...
Education and Teaching597education, educational administration, instructional media design, special education, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, ...
Liberal Arts482German language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, anthropology, economics, geography, ...
Science317biology, molecular biology, bacteriology, zoology, marine biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Medicine232pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Therapy and Counseling197psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology
Family and Social Work157human development and family studies, public administration, social work
Architecture and Planning140architecture, urban planning, environmental design, interior architecture, landscape architecture
Media135journalism, radio and television, public relations
Design110design and visual communication, industrial design, interior design
Landscaping and Horticulture109horticultural science, various plant science courses
Security and Law Enforcement95criminology
Medical Support and Technology95audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Construction Trades87apparel and textile marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81registered nursing
Animal Science and Care78animal science, poultry science
Conservation and Resource Management74conservation, environmental science, forest sciences, forestry courses, wildlife management
Agricultural Science and Management62agricultural economics, aquaculture
Computer Science and Engineering59computer and info science, computer engineering
Mathematics38mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy38nutrition sciences
Hospitality36hospitality administration
Fine Arts27fine arts
Medical Administration20health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts14drama
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Auburn in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,76391
Master's degree84957
Doctor's degree20537
Post-master's certificate92
First-professional degree2152

Auburn Student Body

In 2007-2008, Auburn had a total enrollment of 24,137 students (21,777 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 15%
First Professional 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 9%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 32%
20-21 32%
22-24 20%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Auburn Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

Auburn Room and Board (2007)

Auburn offers campus housing for 2,780 of its 21,777 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Auburn, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Auburn Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520620
SAT Math550650
SAT Writing520620
ACT Verbal2330
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT24%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT76%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Auburn Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,260
Room and board $ 7,968
Room charge $ 3,480
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,488
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,398

Financial Aid:
Auburn participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 100900)

Auburn Faculty

Auburn has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track163118
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4856

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year137$131,86233$128,531
Associate professorcalendar year50$92,33127$95,003
Assistant professorcalendar year21$78,59914$88,191
Instructorcalendar year2*5$52,023
All faculty totalcalendar year210$116,21879$105,081

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year245$107,10441$89,318
Associate professoracademic year178$76,06187$67,837
Assistant professoracademic year138$66,035101$57,986
Instructoracademic year38$34,48446$33,702
Lectureracademic year8$54,5005$48,810
All faculty totalacademic year607$83,424280$61,481

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Auburn Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southeastern Conference
Basketball Southeastern Conference
Baseball Southeastern Conference
Track Southeastern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports56124180

Auburn Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Poultry Science

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Interior Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forestry, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management

Design and Visual Communications, General
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Technical Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Architectural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Textile Sciences and Engineering

Family And Social Work
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Landscaping And Horticulture
Horticultural Science
Plant Sciences, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other

Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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