Academics

Location
Auburn, AL
Undergrads
18,449
Tuition (in-state)
$26,364 ($9,852)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Expecially for engineering. They are known for engineering.

4 College Senior

Academics: Auburn is a good school all around.

4 College Senior

Academics: I started out as a Psychology major but never really felt at home there. I got involved with the theatre department and fell in love and have been super involved since and I've also added on a theatre major. The advisors really work with you to make sure your academics are on track!

3 College Freshman

Academics: US News has Auburn ranked as a top 100 university. This makes sense, as the school has one of the lowest average GPA's of any university in the nation. The reason for this, the rigor or the course work. Teachers make classes pretty difficult, and unlike what I hear at most schools, these teachers seem reluctant to curve grades. What you get is what you get.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Auburn is in the top 5 for tough grading procedures. You get a great education but have to study and work for a good GPA.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 69th
    Best Course Variety
  • 94th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 130th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 318th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 450th
    Best Academic Advisers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Luke
Hometown
Mandeville, LA
Major
Double major in English and Spanish
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Most students seem satisfied with their teachers at Auburn. However, as with any university, there are some teachers that don't meet the standard. The biggest problems that students encounter with their teachers are difficulty understanding foreign teachers, particularly teacher assistants (TAs) and getting stuck in lecture classes.

As a freshman or sophomore, large classes are usually hard to avoid. However, students feel that personally confronting any teacher with a problem you might have will definitely be a benefit to them. Also, while it may be an obstacle to understand a teacher with a foreign accent, that doesn't mean they are any less willing to help students in the class. Students claim that most teachers are approachable and helpful, so don't be afraid to confront your teachers in class or during their posted office hours. Their job is to help students do the best that they can during their time at Auburn. And most teachers succeed with flying colors, particularly navy and orange.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
1,177
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
181
Total FT Faculty
1,177
Faculty with Terminal Degree
93%
Average Faculty Salary
$82,941
Full-Time Retention Rate
90%
Part-Time Retention Rate
58%
Transfer-Out Rate
20%
Graduation Rate
68%
Programs/Majors Offered
110
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 27%
  • 20 to 49 students: 59%
  • 50 or more students: 14%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture, Design, & Construction
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
  • Honors College
  • Human Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Sciences and Mathematics
  • Veterinary Medicine
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Other
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 2%
  • Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine: 1%
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Psychology: 1%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
  • New Student Center
  • Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Don't party too hard on weeknights. Part of college is having the freedom to do whatever you want. You should definitely take advantage of that freedom, but use your head wisely. If you know that you have a test at 8 a.m. the next morning, then you probably shouldn't go bar hopping the night before.
  • Go to class! Yes, you've probably heard it from your teachers and parents a million times, but in most cases, just making a presence in class will help your grade more than not showing up at all.
  • Go to football games, even if you don't like football. Auburn in the fall is completely focused on football. Parties, social events, and often tests are scheduled around football games so be sure to get in the Auburn spirit. WAR EAGLE!
  • Talk to your professors if you have any questions. That's what they are there for. In a lot of cases, professors will be willing to help you out on a test grade or homework assignment if you have a legitimate reason for questioning it.
Did You Know?
The building known as the Haley Center is where the majority of freshman classes are held. This building is also one of the hardest to navigate. Room numbers are split into three sections: floor number, quadrant number, and room number. So, for example, room 3122 would be on the third floor, first quadrant, in room 22. Good luck!

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 65 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 66 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 43% Cam Newton
  • 29% Bo Jackson - former NFL player
  • 14% Charles Barkley - Phoenix Suns basketball player
  • 14% Octavia Spencer
  • 0% Rosalind Pendergraft-Council - famous Auburn track star

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