Auburn University

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Degrees Offered at Auburn University

Auburn University appears in our ranking of the 20 Best Online Bachelor’s in Computer Science.

Auburn University currently offers 140 undergraduate and graduate majors across its 13 colleges and schools. Prospective students will find options in science and mathematics, such as bachelor’s degrees in marine biology, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, and pre-pharmacy. There are also undergraduate programs in the liberal arts, human sciences, forestry and wildlife sciences, engineering, education, business, architecture and design, construction, and agriculture.

Prospective graduate students will find certificate, degree, and dual degree programs at Auburn. Some of the graduate degree options include a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, an M.Ed, M.S., and Ed.S in Collaborative Teacher—Special Education, an M.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science, and an MRED in Real Estate Development. Auburn offers options to earn dual degrees in business administration and industrial systems engineering, finance, or information systems. There is also a dual degree Master of Public Administration and Master of Community Planning and a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Community Planning.

Auburn also has several program options in its online campus, including undergraduate degrees in agriculture, a completely online M.B.A., undergraduate courses in education and special education, an online Bachelor of Computer Science degree, courses in hunger studies, nutrition, health, science, mathematics, and various liberal arts disciplines. Finally, Auburn has a fully online RN-BSN degree completion program.

At Auburn University, being well-rounded is just as important as academic success. The university offers over 500 clubs and organizations, from department-specific clubs and honor societies to religious-based, athletic, foreign language and culture, and recreational clubs. Students can also access a state-of-the-art recreation and wellness center, rock climbing towers, a PGA golf simulator, outdoor adventure programs, and personal training.

About Auburn University

Auburn University was founded in 1856 under the name East Alabama Male College. The school was forced to close from 1861 until 1866 due to the Civil War. In 1872, it became the first land-grant college in the South, being renamed as Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. An all-male college at the beginning of its history, the institution first admitted women in 1892. In 1899, the institution again was renamed, this time to Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960, the institution was renamed to its current name—Auburn University. Currently, the university has 427 total buildings on 1,841 acres.

Auburn currently has an enrollment of approximately 24,000 undergraduate, 4,700 graduate, and 1,100 professional students taught by over 1,300 faculty. Impressively, 90% of faculty members have earned their terminal degree.

The university has received a number of accolades. In 2018, Kiplinger’s named Auburn as one of the top “100 Best Values in Public Colleges”. Auburn University was also named by The Princeton Review as one of the “Best 382 Colleges”. Forbes ranked the university as the highest “Best Value College in Alabama”. In 2017, Victory Media named Auburn as a “Military Friendly University”. Finally, The Princeton Review ranked Auburn University #17 in its list of “Colleges with the Happiest Students”.

In addition to a long list of accolades, Auburn University also has several notable students and alumni. The university boasts six NASA astronauts and three Kennedy Space Center directors as among its alumni. Alumna Octavia Spencer won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Help. Several Fulbright and Rhodes scholars also claim Auburn as an alma mater. Finally, one of Auburn’s most famous alumni is Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc. and a 1982 Auburn graduate.

 Auburn University Accreditation Details

Auburn University is Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Many individual programs and departments are also accredited, including the following:

  •  Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Doctor of Audiology program)
  •  American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
  •  Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) within ABET (Engineering program)
  •  Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  •  American Psychological Association
  •  Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
  •  Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  •  National Architectural Accrediting Board

Auburn University Application Requirements

High school seniors and first-time college students seeking admission are required to submit an application, along with a $50 application fee, high school transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores. Auburn University’s website suggests that high school students hoping to attend Auburn complete a college preparatory curriculum that includes, four years of English, three years of social studies, three years of mathematics, and two years of science.

In 2018, the freshman class had an average high school GPA of 3.89 on a 4.0 scale. The middle 50% ACT range was 25–30 and the middle 50% SAT range was 1170–1300. These scores indicate a fairly competitive admissions process.

For incoming freshman, the application process opens on August 15th, with priority admission by November 1st. The final application deadline is January 15th. Graduate school application deadlines vary by program.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Auburn University has a multi-tiered tuition schedule based on Alabama residency, graduate or undergraduate level of education, admission to the Honors College, the college or school the student’s program is housed in, and the major. The average undergraduate tuition rate for Alabama residents is approximately $5,800 per semester, including the student services fee. Nonresident average tuition is $15,600 per semester. Students in the undergraduate online program can expect tuition of around $7,000 per semester.

Graduate tuition rates are similar to the undergraduate rate for many programs, with the exception of the pharmacy program, which is approximately $11,000 per semester, and the veterinary medicine program, with a tuition rate of around $10,000 per semester.

Auburn University has many options for financial aid. Approximately 60% of all incoming freshmen are awarded scholarships. Additionally, undergraduate and graduate students have access to a pool of state-specific financial aid options, school-wide scholarships and grants, and department-specific merit-based scholarships. The university offers the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM), which allows students to view scholarships that they might be eligible for, as well as complete applications and accept awards. Students complete an AUSOM application each academic year. Graduate students are also eligible for teaching assistantships and research grants to assist with the costs of pursuing an advanced or professional degree.

For more information about Auburn University’s range of degree options, please visit the university’s website.

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