Aurora University 1

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347 S. Gladstone Avenue

Aurora, IL 60506-4892

Phone: (630) 892-6431
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
May 1
application deadline

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Regional Universities (Midwest)

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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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $20,100 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1893
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


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 less selective, with an acceptance rate of 74 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 74.0% 4
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

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

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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.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $20,100 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,384 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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