Aurora U

Aurora University

347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    111
  • Previously Enrolled
    432

Overview of Aurora University (Aurora U)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,933
    • Men:1,394 Men (35.4%)
    • Women:2,539 Women (64.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Aurora U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Aurora University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
347 South Gladstone Avenue
City, State, Zip
Aurora, IL 60506-4892
Phone
(630) 844-5533
Fax
(630) 844-5535
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.32
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
516 average |470-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
40%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
39%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (Aurora U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,260 (60.91%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,700 (29.37%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (2.51%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,872 (7.21%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Aurora University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001634
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with 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

Scholarchips 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
Business, Education
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,906

Academics & Instruction (Aurora U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Aurora University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.2%

Programs & Majors (Aurora U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education, Doctor of Social Work

Master's Programs of Study (11)


  • 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

Campus Life (Aurora U)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


18% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Aurora University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,461

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,933
Women
2,539
Men
1,394

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

Number of Graduate Students


1,900

Student Resources (Aurora U)

Study resources