Auburn University

Auburn University

Auburn , United States
  • 80
    Acceptance Rate
  • 162
    Available Programs
  • 30440
  • 28840
    Average Cost
  • 99
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.

Entry requirements

Admission to Auburn is competitive and highly selective in all majors. Therefore, international applicants, like all other students, must have an excellent academic record to be considered for admission.

Test Scores

The ACT or the SAT is required of all freshman international applicants, as well as freshman transfer applicants with less than 30 semester credit hours. Arrangements should be made for the test results to be sent directly to the Office of Admission by the testing agency. 

Proficiency in the English Language

If English is not your native language you must show proof of English proficiency. To show proficiency you must:

Submit a TOEFL and/or PTE score of 79 for the internet based test OR 213 on the new computerized test OR 550 on the written paper-based test OR a 53 on the PTE. A band score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS is also acceptable.

Scholarship & funding

Auburn recognizes the importance of a quality education and are dedicated to helping you find a way to achieve higher education goals. A number of scholarships are awarded annually by the Office of University Scholarships. In addition, Departmental Scholarships are awarded each year to new and current students by the various colleges and schools on campus.


Student life

Auburn offers everything you need to eat, live, work, and play right on campus. With a multitude of dining and housing choices, you can enjoy the convenience of being close to your classes and the array of activity and fitness options. Plus, Handshake, an employment platform, can help students seeking part-time jobs on- and off-campus.