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Aurora University is a private institution that was founded in 1893. It has a suburban setting and the campus size is 30 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Aurora University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $19,250 (2011-12).
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As its mission states, Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. Student learning comes first and is linked with the notion that while learning begins in the classroom, it must be taken out into the real world for testing and validation. Whether students are involved in service learning projects (as prescribed in the general education curriculum) or completing an internship at one of the dozens of nationally or internationally businesses along the Illinois Research and Development Corridor, reflection upon the knowledge gained is emphasized. Many of the majors at AU are in service-related fields such as education, social work, or nursing. In addition, traditional college majors are offered. The institution is accredited to offer degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. There are a growing number of undergraduate and graduate programs at the George Williams Campus of Aurora University on the shores of Lake Geneva in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
When applying to Aurora University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Aurora University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||74.0%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Aurora University is 15:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.0 percent.
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Aurora University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Aurora University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Aurora University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Aurora University.
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|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$19,250 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,460 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data