Aurora University

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School Overview

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

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Aurora University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (630) 892-6431
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, IL 60506-4892
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,246
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,994 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $25,060
Out-of-state Tuition: $25,060
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $17,040

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Aurora University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Aurora University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 63
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 692
Engineering 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 61
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 31
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1221
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 148203

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Aurora University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $25,060
Out-of-state $25,060
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,600
Out-of-state $12,600

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 762 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 761 100% $17,040
Student loan aid 497 65% $6,026

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,667 91% $13,936
Federal student loans 2,606 65% $7,237

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Aurora University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Aurora University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,902 1,121 1,781
Percent admitted 100% 87% 87%
Percent admitted who enrolled 28% 26% 29%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Aurora University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,246
Undergraduate enrollment 4,104
Graduate enrollment 2,142

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Aurora University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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