Aurora University Overview
Located in Aurora, Illinois, Aurora University is a private not-for-profit institution. Aurora is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Aurora University Known For?
- Students at Aurora have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Aurora is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 30% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Aurora makes roughly $42,700 a year. This is 5% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Aurora University Rankings
Out of the 98 colleges in Illinois, Aurora is ranked at #19.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Aurora has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Aurora.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Aurora has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Aurora University?
Contact details for Aurora are given below.
|Address:||347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, IL 60506-4892|
How Do I Get Into Aurora?
You can apply to Aurora online at: https://aurora.edu/admission/apply
Admission Requirements for Aurora
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Aurora?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
Average Test Scores
About 14% of students accepted to Aurora submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 560.
Can I Afford Aurora University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Aurora, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,043 a year. That adds up to $24,172 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Aurora is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Aurora University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,142 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,679 full-time undergraduates at Aurora, 35% are male and 65% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Aurora University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||240|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,261|
Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Aurora University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 14 countries are represented at Aurora. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Latvia, and Germany.
Online Learning at Aurora University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Aurora has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 8th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Aurora
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Aurora University was 37.4%. This is the #594 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Aurora regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Aurora majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Aurora ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Aurora.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Communication & Media Studies||#13|
|Communication & Journalism||#24|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#37|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#41|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#52|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#63|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#63|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#68|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#73|
|Business Administration & Management||#155|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#194|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Aurora University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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