Aurora University in Aurora

Aurora, IL

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Aurora University offers 192-degree programs and 30 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 81%. The most popular test is SAT - 8% of students submitted it in comparison to 99% of students who submitted ACT. 31% are women, and 69% are men. Aurora University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Aurora University is 16460$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $30718 and $33902 per year. 58% of full-time Aurora University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $41,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Aurora University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Aurora University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,647
$30,001 - $48,000$13,558
$48,001 - $75,000$15,229
$75,001 - $110,000$19,234

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5980

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3014 of Aurora University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 89 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Aurora University number 30 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Aurora University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Aurora University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Aurora University graduation rate is above the national average.

58% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Aurora University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Aurora University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 68%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 13%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Aurora University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 15%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Aurora University full-time retention rate is 70% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Aurora University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1333 - 1598

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 450 - 548
Math: 460 - 530
Writing: 423 - 520

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Aurora University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 23

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 23
Math: 18 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Aurora University is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Aurora University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Aurora University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 347 S Gladstone Ave address in Aurora, Illinois.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Aurora University with 0.1% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Aurora University offers 192 programs in total: 123 are for Bachelor's degree, 54 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 3 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 312 universities in Illinois state. Aurora University is one of the few institutions in Illinois that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 30 distance education programs that are provided in the Aurora University: 18 are for Bachelor's degree and 12 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.


Aurora University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3236 students with 97074 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1445 with 34677 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Aurora University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Definitely do not go to this university. For the money you pay, they are unprofessional and do not provide the service. Do not pay a cent here or you will certainly not get it back in education.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I earned an MBA and an MALS (Master of Arts in Leadership for Service). I am very pleased with the quality of the education I received as well as the facilities. If you or your kids choose to attend here, I hope you enjoy tge school as much as I.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My son was so excited to go to Au he went to play football. My husband I went to vist it and meet the football coaches. I was very excited because we lived in Wisconsin and he was going to be on his own for the first time. I trusted the coaches saying that we will take care of your kids like they were are own. So that was the day he went on his over night stay. The next day I called my son and asked him if he was ready to be picked up I could tell something was wrong. So we went to get him and found out that the person he was staying with got arrested for DUI. Of course I was like what the hell but I was like ok but again this goes back to what the coach said they are like my kids. The coach never came up to my husband and I and said anything about it.So then he goes off to AU for football camp so that is Two weeks before school starts. So we go and vist my son one week end and find out that some girl hide booze in his room and her purse was in there also. We went to the police on campus and he was like well thank you etc. He said that the dean will talk to him about this. So in the mean time my son is 18 and he had some friends that week end when this happened at the dorm but he wasn't there. So a couple days go by and I get a call from my son telling me he is getting kicked out of the dorms. I was like what we did everything they told us to do by telling who the girl was who had the booze etc. So I get on the phone with the dean and he tells me that the booze was in his room and he had girls who were 18 years of age in his room. I am like Sir the booze was not his though we brought it to you guys and told you who it was who put it there. He was a nasty person. I wanted to say to him which I think I am still going to write a letter to Au about this whole thing. Really I let my son go on a over night stay the next day I find out that one of the popular football players got arrested for a DUI but this happens and he gets kicked out of the dorms. Seriously! It is a very expensive school and they don't help you with anything. It was like pulling teeth to get the financial aide department to help you. It was a big disappointment for his first first experience of college. Do not let you kids go here they will let you down! Thanks coach Ponx you sure were there for my son

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

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Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Was looking at graduate programs. Out of all the schools I applied to this one would call me everyday, even when I told them I was only looking for more information. It didn't sit right with me. When I did decide to apply it was like they were rushing me. I would not recommend this place, seems like they only care about money. No thank you!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 347 S Gladstone Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6308926431

Institution is active in current year: 1

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