Aurora University

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Aurora University (locally referred to as “Aurora”) is non-profit, four-year liberal arts college in Aurora, Illinois (about 40 miles west of Chicago) that is privately owned and operated. In addition to its main campus in Aurora, the university has branch campuses in Woodstock, Illinois and Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The total annual enrollment at Aurora is about 4,500 students. Aurora University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Comission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.


Aurora University offer’s undergraduate bachelor’s degrees and minors in over 40 fields of study. It also offers master’s degrees and graduate certificates in various disciplines, including nursing, business and education, and doctoral degrees in social work and education. Degrees are offered through Aurora’s four academic colleges which include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Professional Studies and the George Williams College of Aurora University.

The average class size at Aurora is about 20 students and the university reports a student-to-faculty ratio of about 15:1–an attractive ratio if you’re looking for more one-on-one interaction with faculty and professors.

The academic year at Aurora University is based on a traditional semester system. The university also offers a “May Term”, an international program that takes place at the end of spring semester, as well as a summer term.

General Information

Admission Office

347 South Gladstone Avenue

Aurora, IL 60506-4892

(630) 844-5533

(800) 742-5281

Fax: (630) 844-5535

Contact: James Lancaster

Director of Freshman Admission
Main Address

347 South Gladstone Avenue

Aurora, IL 60506-4892

(630) 892-6431

Total undergrads: 2,202

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 378

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,181

Graduate enrollment: 2,089


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 79%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business – General B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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