Aurora University

Aurora, IL

Aurora University, founded in 1893, is a private, independent, comprehensive institution. It is comprised of three campuses, 37-acre campus in Aurora, IL, a center in Woodstock, IL, and the over 130-acre George Williams College on Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, WI.

Tuition & Fees

$25,960

$25,960

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
55%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
54%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
48%
12-17
28%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
42%
12-17
32%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
57%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,517
Declined + 385
Total Received 2,902
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Private (nonprofit)

4,104

undergraduate students

2,142

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Work
  2. Health/nursing Professions
  3. Business/marketing
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Codes

SAT 1027
ACT 0950

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School Facts

Aurora University, founded in 1893, is a private, independent, comprehensive institution. It is comprised of three campuses, 37-acre campus in Aurora, IL, a center in Woodstock, IL, and the over 130-acre George Williams College on Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, WI.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,246
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Aurora, IL

70-acre, suburban campus in Aurora (population: 200,965), 40 miles west of Chicago; branch campus in Williams Bay, WI. Served by bus and train; major airports serve Chicago area. Public transportation serves campus.

Aurora University
347 South Gladstone Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506-4892

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
41%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
5 sororities 1% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
55%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
54%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
48%
12-17
28%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
42%
12-17
32%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
57%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,517
Declined + 385
Total Received 2,902

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

James Lancaster
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 630 844-5533
F: 630 844-5535
admission@aurora.edu

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,920

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $25,600
Room & board $12,020
Additional fees $360
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $38,980
Average Financial Aid - $21,920
Total with Avg. Aid $17,060
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 630 844-6190
F: 630 844-6191
finaid@aurora.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Heather Granart
Executive Dean of Student Financial Services
hgranart@aurora.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, ice hockey

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, badminton, dodgeball, flag football, indoor soccer, softball, spikeball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jim Hamad (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Nicki Pieart (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Mascot
Spartans
School colors
blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Applied Behavior Analysis
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Social Work
Chemistry
Clinical Social Work
Communications
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Disability Studies
Early Childhood/Special Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science/Sustainability
Exercise Science
Finance
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
History
Human/Animal Studies
Leadership in Adult/Higher Education
Leadership in Curriculum/Instruction
Leadership in Educational Administration
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Parks/Recreation Leadership
Physical Education
Political Science/Public Policy
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Instruction
Recreation Administration
Secondary Education
Social Work
Social Work/Public Administration
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Special Education/Early Childhood Education
Sports Management
Theatre
Therapeutic Recreation
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Work
  2. Health/nursing Professions
  3. Business/marketing

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,246

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

4,104
students

Female
66%
2,689

Male
34%
1,415

34%

2,142
students

Female
79%
1,691

Male
21%
451

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

3,679
students

Female
65%
2,376

Male
35%
1,303

11%

425
students

Female
74%
313

Male
26%
112

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Latvia
Poland
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Emily Morales
630 844-5533
admission@aurora.edu

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