Auburn receives record number of applicants for fall 2023

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The demand for an Auburn degree has never been greater, with the university recently topping 48,000 freshmen applications for fall 2023—an all-time high.

The record number of applications for next fall is a 5% increase from fall 2022.

“It is exciting to see that many students continue to demonstrate a strong interest in joining the Auburn Family,” said Joffery Gaymon, Auburn’s vice president for enrollment. “As we focus on efforts of greater access to underserved areas, we are working hard to build connections and further grow our applicant numbers.”

Among the more than 48,000 applications received for fall 2023, the applicant pool included students from every county of Alabama and every state within the United States.

The university’s 2023 early action decisions extend from October to January, with regular decisions being announced in March. The acceptance rate for Auburn’s early action periods was 44% for a total of 20,000 acceptances. Those students had an average ACT score of 28.2 and an average GPA of 4.2, with less than 9% admitted under the university’s test-optional pathway.

“When a student applies to Auburn, the admissions staff carefully reviews their academic achievement, and each application is given personal consideration,” Gaymon said, adding that, “Auburn recruits the best and the brightest. With Auburn being the top choice for Alabama students and a land-grant institution, we understand and embrace our responsibility to serve the citizens of the state of Alabama. We are focused on selecting successful applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential for success and can live up to the Auburn Creed.”

Those interested in Auburn can learn more about the university through its various virtual and on-campus visit opportunities.

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