Auburn University posts record enrollment, highest freshman ACT scores

AUBURN – Auburn University has achieved its highest enrollment in history this fall, and its freshman class boasts the top ACT score of any previous class, according to numbers released today by Auburn’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Enrollment is 25,469 among all student groups – undergraduates, graduate students and those enrolled in professional schools – up from 25,078 in fall 2010. Auburn has students from all 50 states and from 79 foreign countries.

New freshman enrollment consists of 4,202 students, just two fewer that last year’s record class. The class compiled an average score of 27.2 on the ACT college entrance exam, outpacing last year’s then-record of 26.9. They also earned an average high school grade point average of 3.81, up from 3.79 last year.

“Auburn University’s outstanding academic programs, faculty and student body continue to attract record numbers of prospective students to our campus,” said Cindy Singley, director of University Recruitment. “Once they are here and experience the Auburn Family, they want to be a part of it too!”

National Merit Scholar enrollment is 181, up 47 from last year. National Achievement Scholar enrollment is 45, up 20 from last year. This year’s class of National Scholars represents 32 states, compared to 27 last year.

At the bachelor’s degree level, enrollment is 20,446, up 225 from last year. Post-baccalaureate enrollment is 5,023, up 166 from last year. This category comprises 1,018 professional students in the schools of pharmacy and veterinary medicine, up 3.6 percent, and 4,005 graduate students in other programs. The graduate student enrollment is a 3.4 percent increase above the 2010 figure of 3,874.

The numbers reported are official enrollment numbers, calculated after the 15th class day of every fall semester.

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