Auburn University has reported that it has set a new school record for first year student applicants for a single semester. The university said that for the Fall of 2024 over 55,000 first year students have applied.
The new number represents a 14% increase from 2023’s applicant numbers.
“It is exciting to once again see so many students demonstrating 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.”
“When a student applies to Auburn, the admissions staff carefully reviews their academic achievement, and each application is given personal consideration,” Gaymon added. “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.”
Billy Fisher, assistant director of admissions, discussed what the new numbers mean for Auburn.
“In meeting with students throughout the state, we are hearing loud and clear how Auburn is the preferred choice of Alabama students,” said Fisher. “In its ongoing efforts of outreach and engagement throughout Alabama and beyond, Auburn continues to demonstrate its dedication to broadening access and enhancing affordability.”
Of the more than 55,000 applications received for fall 2024, the applicant pool included more than 12,000 Alabama residents, with prospective students coming from every county in the state and all states in the country. All totaled, 39% of applicants received admissions, with 34% coming from Alabama.
The university’s early action application deadline was Feb. 1, and the 2024 admissions cycle will conclude with a regular decision release in early March.
First-year students admitted in early action for fall 2024 had an average ACT score of 29 and an average GPA of 4.2.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.