Greetings from Auburn!

Welcome Back!

Jim ParrishGreetings from Auburn University! I hope you had a great and restful summer as you are now back in the full swing of the fall semester. As you can tell, this Counselor Chronicle is slightly different from the one you received in the Spring. Over the summer, we decided that the best format for this piece was to arrive electronically. We felt it would give you the most accurate information possible as well as links that can be generated and utilized more quickly and in a more efficient manner.

The late Spring and Summer on campus were steady as we continued to stay busy with multiple recruiting activities. In May, we sent the majority of our staff on the road to many or your high schools to deliver and present scholarship certificates to the many deserving students who earned these merit awards over the past year. We are excited to report that Auburn University was represented at 235 high school programs this past spring.

In late June we completed a new event for our office with the Minority Student Preview Day. This event targeted Students of Color throughout the state of Alabama primarily. This event showcased all that Auburn has to offer and to show students of color how they can find their place on campus. We look forward to hosting more events like this to show how diverse Auburn and its students can be.

The entering fall 2011 Freshman class was one of record both in quality and quantity. Just over 4200 new freshman arrived on campus in August and they brought with them the best freshman academic profile in our history. The new class boasts an average ACT of 27.2  up from 26.9 from last  year and a grade point average of 3.81 up from 3.79 last year. These new enrollees pushed Auburn University’s total enrollment of both undergraduate and graduate students to a record 25,469 students. To read the full story please go to Furthermore, the annual list of the best colleges and schools as produced by the U.S. News and World Report was released and Auburn University once again made the top 50 ranking amongst public schools for the 19th consecutive year. We are excited about the strides that our institution continues to make and the quality of student that is attracted to Auburn University.

We will be seeing you soon. Our talented staff of admissions advisors are gearing up and excited about returning to your schools and college fairs this fall. Inside you will find the link that takes you to our advisor pages so you can learn a little more about the representatives who will be coming for a visit.

Have a great fall and please never hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any way.

War Eagle!
Jim Parrish
Jim Parrish
Assistant Director

FALL 2011

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University Honors College

For students filled with ideas, longing for creative expression, and ready to take on career-shaping challenges, an Honors College education at Auburn University is the way to go. The essence of Honors education at Auburn is personal attention, top faculty, enlightening seminars, illuminating study-travel experiences, numerous research opportunities, and career-building experiences-all designed to enhance a foundational education and prepare students for a lifetime of achievement. And there's a bonus: Auburn's Honors program has its own scholarships and other types of stipends that help pay for a student's undergraduate education.

Read more about the University Honors College

Honors College Fact Sheet (PDF)


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