Auburn at a Glance



Academic Excellence
Faculty mentors provide advice and encouragement as you explore coursework, research and new teaching methodologies. From state-of-the-art classrooms and lab spaces, to hands-on technologically innovative learning methods, we offer the educational tools to help you reach your academic and career goals.

Our Town

Auburn is a place to call home like no other, whether you’re an Auburn University student or city of Auburn resident. Southern Living named Auburn one of the South’s Best College Towns with its convenient restaurants, shops and musical acts. Toomer’s Corner marks the spot where the university and city intersect, and offers a gathering spot to roll our famous oak trees after a big win.

Just a few miles from campus, students can enjoy several nature getaways, including Chewacla State Park, where hiking to waterfalls, mountain biking and camping are just a few activities to enjoy. From festivals and outdoor concerts to top-ranked golfing to unique dining experiences, Auburn offers something for everyone.

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One of the Best Places To Be

The city of Auburn was named one of the South’s Best College Towns by Southern Living, and Forbes ranked the city in the top 25 nationally in its list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Auburn is also consistently ranked as one of the top 100 places to live in America by Livability.


A complete application file consists of:

  • Transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test if required by the department. Auburn University’s ETS institution code is 1005.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for management, finance, Master of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy programs
  • $60 domestic/$70 international application fee


See additional information for prospective students.

Financial Aid

Students must be pursuing a degree and must be enrolled at least half time (5 hours for graduate students) in courses required for their degree in order to receive federal aid. Students pursuing only a certificate do not qualify for federal aid. The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV HEA programs, except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finances page after results of the FAFSA are received. Visit the Graduate School’s website for additional information on other financial assistance options such as fellowships and assistantships. For information regarding the processing of veteran education benefits, visit Auburn’s Veterans Resource Center website.

Graduate Student Awards

The Graduate School recognizes academic excellence with a variety of awards to students each year. For details on the awards offered, please visit Graduate Awards.

Campus Resources

Teaching and Learning

The Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning engages, supports and empowers Auburn’s academic community in scholarly teaching and the transformative learning process. Through educational development, instructional technology testing services and learning experience design, the Biggio Center brings together people, ideas and services so our graduates become creative problem solvers in a global economy.

Student Organizations

Through AU Involve, students can connect with others across campus with similar hobbies, sports or religious interests, or activism in various advocacy groups. From our Graduate Student Council to the International Student Organization and the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, there are many ways to get involved in campus life as a graduate student.


Tiger Transit offers students a ride to on-and-off-campus locations. Students must register their personal vehicles and bikes through Parking Services’ website.

Bicycling is another form of transportation that is heavily encouraged on the Auburn campus. To learn more, visit AU Sustainability.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are a great way to get hands-on experience while studying at Auburn. To qualify for an assistantship offer, a graduate student must:

  • Be admitted to a graduate degree-seeking or certificate program. Students admitted to those programs will be classified as MST, EDS, PH.D., GCRT or GPR.
  • Be registered for at least one course during each academic term of the assistantship.
  • Satisfy the minimum course load specifications of the individual departments and make satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Read more information on graduate assistantships.

Last modified: November 29, 2021