• Address: 347 S. Gladstone Ave. Aurora, IL 60506-4892

  • Phone Number: 888-688-1147

  • Website: https://aurora.edu/

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About Aurora University

Aurora University is a private not-for-profit type institution which was established in 1893. The institution adopted a broader mission and moved to a new campus on the western edge of the nearby community of Aurora. In the 1970s and 1980s, there was an expansion of curricular offerings in a number of professional fields and the awarding of advanced degrees in selected disciplines. In 1992, the university and George Williams College traditions were combined when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that made a path for a merger eight years later.

  • Aurora University acceptance rate is 88%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 58%.

  • The total student population of the university is 5,643, which includes 3,983 full-time and 1,660 part-time students.

  • Aurora University address is 347 S. Gladstone Ave. Aurora, IL 60506-4892.


Aurora University Online

  • The university enables to learn practitioner-based faculty members focused on helping working professionals reach their goals

  • It provides 13 online programs across 8 majors.

  • Students receive personal support from the day of enrollment till graduation.

  • Connecting with professors and students to build good links is possible through the online student portal. 

  • Students can take up their class from anywhere in the world and can clarify their doubts with the university's 24/7 tech support. 


Aurora University Schools

School of Social Work   School of Liberal Arts  
School of Education and Human Performance   School of Science and Engineering  
Dunham School of Business and Public Policy   School of Nursing and Allied Health

Aurora University Tuition and Programs

The tuition varies with the degree and program type. The average tuition cost for Bachelors degree is $49,875 and for Master's Degree is $19,307.

The university provides several programs across majors such as Business Management, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Homeland Security, Human Services, Information Technology, and Nursing. 

Some of the programs offered by the university are given below.

Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership Studies Master of Business Administration in Leadership
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Master of Arts in Homeland Security
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Master of Arts in Mathematics Education
Bachelor of Social Work Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Master of Social Work

Aurora University Financial Aid

The university is committed to providing students with affordable and high-quality programs. More than 96 percent of students get the scholarships for their education.

  • Students are required to fill up the FAFSA Form. Aurora University federal school code is 001634.

  • Federal Grants includes Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).

  • Federal Loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan are offered. Federal Work-Study option is also available for the students.

  • Institutional Grants are Aurora University Grant, Aurora University Graduate Grant, Aurora University Opportunity Grant, and University Promise Grant, and Institutional Scholarships such as Board of Trustees Scholarship, James E. Crimi Presidential Scholarship, and Deans' Scholarship are offered.

  • Illinois Monetary Award Program Grants (MAP) are included under State Grants.

  • Military Aid provided is the Yellow Ribbon Program. 


Aurora University Accreditation 

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accredited Programs

  • Social Work programs are accredited by Council on Social Work Education, Commission on Accreditation.

  • Nursing programs are accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 


Aurora University Library

  • The university library is called as Philips library. They provide services and resources to all the students.

  • Students can browse and borrow/rent the books, articles, videos and many more.

  • I-Share and Tipasa - The university belongs to the association of 80 academic libraries in a group called I-Share. In addition to this, access to Tipasa helps to connect hundreds of libraries.

  • Aurora University Bookstore - Student can log in to their account that enables them to purchase the study materials, textbooks and many more resources from the online bookstore.

  • Students get an access to I-Share in case if they don't find the textbooks they want in the Philips library.


Aurora University Rankings and Reviews

  • The university is ranked 123rd in 'Regional Universities- Midwest', according to the US News.

  • Professors put in lots of efforts into teaching their classes and the students agree that their workload is easy to manage.

  • Students believe that Aurora's ability to improve and change for its students is very high. 


Aurora University Campus Life

  • The university is committed to creating a culture on campus that makes the students feel included and connected with the university and various committees.

  • Organizations - There are more than 60 literary, religious, social and service organizations. A student can find the perfect forum to portray his/her skills, talent, and energy.

  • Leadership Opportunities - If being a leader is one of your quality, then the Student Association is something one must consider joining, which is a governing body of the university's students.

  • Dunham Hall includes the student dining area and university bookstore.

  • The university's teams play at 21 NCAA Division III, intercollegiate athletic teams. Aurora University football team is a Conference Champion 5 times.

  • Music by the Lake is a premier music experience with a lakeside setting. Each year, university organizes a music concert for students that includes big band, classical, musical theater and many more.

Aurora University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Aurora, Illinois

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001634
Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

HLC
Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CSWE, CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, eLibrary

Branches

Williams Bay (Wisconsin), Woodstock (Illinois)

Data Source: https://aurora.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Aurora University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 88 %
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Total Population 5,643
Student Population Full Time: 3,983 Part Time: 1,660
Gender Division Male: 31 % Female: 69 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 2,615 1,107 1,508
Total Applicants Admitted - 2,294 980 1,314
Applicants Enrolled - 654 281 373
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 652 281 371

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 52 %

The College Monk

Female: 63 %

Total Graduation Rate: 58 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Aurora University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Aurora University

School of Social Work

Majors available

Arts

School of Education and Human Performance

Majors available

Education Arts

Dunham School of Business and Public Policy

Majors available

Business Management Computer Science

School of Nursing and Allied Health

Majors available

Nursing Health Science

School of Science and Engineering

Majors available

Interdisciplinary Studies

School of Liberal Arts

Majors available

Criminal Justice

Aurora University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 53
Number of students submitting ACT scores 613
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 8%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 94%
SAT Math 499 average 450 - 548 range
SAT Critical Reading 495 average 460 - 530 range
SAT Writing 471 average 423 - 520 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 23 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Aurora University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,958 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
Pell Grant $4,360 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,252 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,252 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,252 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,252 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Illinois Monetary Award Program Grants (MAP) $4,250 Illinois residents attending an Illinois college. Varies

Data Source: https://aurora.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Aurora University Grant $11,810 Based on financial need, Illinois and out-of-state students. Varies
Aurora University Graduate Grant $11,810 Enrolled at least half-time. Varies
Aurora University Opportunity Grant $9,000 Based on merit, composite ACT/SAT score and GPA of 2.0. Varies
Aurora University Promise Grant $3,000 Based on merit, composite ACT/SAT score and GPA of 2.0. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Board of Trustees Scholarship $11,810 GPA of 3.0. Varies
James E. Crimi Presidential Scholarship $11,810 GPA of 2.75. Varies
Deans' Scholarship $11,810 GPA of 2.5, Varies

Data Source: https://aurora.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program $12,513 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://aurora.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $14,569
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,767
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,587
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,177
Over $110,000 $21,597

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 42% $4,429
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $14,605
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 45% $4,488
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 98% $10,756
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 68% $5,971
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 66% $5,200
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 18,329
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 1
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $1,500
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $1,500
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://aurora.edu/admission/financialaid/veteran
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 63 $10,499
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 49 $11,141
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 14 $8,254

Data Source: https://aurora.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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