Aurora University

Aurora, IL

Aurora, founded in 1893, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 27-acre campus is located in a residential area, less than an hour from downtown Chicago.

Website: www.aurora.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,933
Undergraduate
Students
(64.6%) 2,539 Women
(35.4%) 1,394 Men
1,900
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 3,061 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.32
SAT Math
516 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
525 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$39,832
Tuition and Fees
$24,260
Room and Board
$11,700
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$22,277
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,117
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
139
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Aurora Population
199,663
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Spartans
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
29.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.8% White
6.3% Unknown
International Students
0.3% from 4 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
347 South Gladstone Avenue
City, State, Zip
Aurora, IL 60506-4892
Phone
(630) 844-5533
Fax
(630) 844-5535
E-mail
admission@aurora.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
87% of 3,061 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 1,751 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 1,310 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,005 (38%) of 2,673 admitted students enrolled
Women
565 (37%) of 1,534 admitted students enrolled
Men
440 (39%) of 1,139 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.32
3.75 and Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
516 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
40%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
525 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
39%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
24%
Score of 18 - 23
68%
Score of 12 - 17
7%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$39,832
Tuition and Fees
$24,260
Room and Board
$11,700
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,872
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001634
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
732 (91.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
666 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
666 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$22,277
Need-Based Gift
Received by 643 (96.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,908
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 603 (90.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,328
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 95 (14.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
130 (16.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,464

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,989 (86.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,790 (93.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,790 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
262 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$20,674
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,568 (92.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,929
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,481 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,057
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 430 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
587 (17.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,241

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,117
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Education
Number of Awards
3,057
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
41
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
1
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Parents of Current Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
784
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,906
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Public administration and social services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
139
Part-Time Faculty
312
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 67% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
221,486
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
254
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Higher Education
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing--General
  • Social Work

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Social Work

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Higher Education
  • Social Work

Location and Setting


Aurora Population
199,663
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
70 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Aurora
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Aurora

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
75%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Spartans
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, latin american student organization, american marketing association, student nursing association, phi eta sigma, spartan athletic training student organization
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,933
Women
2,539 (64.6%)
Men
1,394 (35.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,461
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
29.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.8% White
6.3% Unknown
International Students.
0.3% from 4 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
1,900

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
53.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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