Auburn University reported setting a new school record for first-year students applying in a single semester. The university said more than 55,000 first-year students applied for admission in fall 2024.
The new numbers represent a 14% increase from the number of applicants in 2023.
“We are thrilled to once again see so many students express a strong interest in joining the Auburn family,” said Geoffrey Gaymon, Auburn’s vice president of admissions. . “We are working hard to build connections and further increase the number of applicants, with a focus on efforts to increase access to underserved communities.”
“When students apply to Auburn University, admissions officers carefully review their academic performance and each application is considered on an individual basis,” Gaimon added. “As a student and land-grant institution in Alabama, we understand and embrace our responsibility to serve the residents of Alabama.”
“We are focused on selecting successful candidates who have the highest potential for success and who can live up to the Auburn Creed.”
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Assistant Director of Admissions Billy Fischer spoke about what the new numbers mean for Auburn.
“As we meet with students from across the state, we hear loud and clear how popular Auburn is with Alabama students,” Fisher said. “In our ongoing outreach and engagement efforts across Alabama and beyond, Auburn continues to demonstrate its dedication to expanding access and improving affordability.”
Of the more than 55,000 applications received for fall 2024, the applicant pool includes more than 12,000 Alabama residents, with prospective students coming from every county in the state and every state in the country. I am. In total, his 39% of applicants were admitted, 34% of whom were from Alabama.
The university's early action application deadline is Feb. 1, and the 2024 admissions cycle ends with regular decision announcements in early March.
The average ACT score for first-year students enrolled in early admission in Fall 2024 was 29 and the average GPA was 4.2.
Austin Shipley is a staff writer at Yellowhammer News.