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Aurora University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Aurora, Illinois. Aurora is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

$28,336 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
84% Acceptance Rate

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Aurora University Rankings

Aurora is ranked #13 out of 66 schools in Illinois.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Where Is Aurora University?


Contact details for Aurora are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, IL 60506-4892
Phone: 630-892-6431

How Do I Get Into Aurora?

You can apply to Aurora online at:

Admission Requirements for Aurora

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Aurora?

84% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
82% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 84%, Aurora may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 82% 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 490 and 570. Math scores were between 490 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Aurora University  ( 490 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Aurora University  ( 490 to 570 )
Aurora received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Aurora University  ( 17 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Aurora University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Aurora University  ( 19 to 23 )

Can I Afford Aurora University?

$28,336 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Aurora is $28,336. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Aurora, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,194 a year. That adds up to $24,776 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Aurora is 4.4%. 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

3,822 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,158 undergraduate students at Aurora, with 3,822 being full-time and 336 being part-time.


There are also 2,107 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,822 full-time undergraduates at Aurora, 35% are male and 65% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Aurora University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 123
Black or African American 237
Hispanic or Latino 1,400
White 1,665
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 372

Geographic Diversity

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

5,585 Took All Classes Online
5,828 Took At Least One Class Online
119.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Aurora. In 2019-2020, 5,828 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Aurora has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 14th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Aurora

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Aurora University was 119.9%. This is the #236 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Aurora regardless of major.

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 Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

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*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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