Colleges Near Aurora

Colleges and universities near me in the Aurora, Illinois area

There 73 colleges within 50 miles enrolling a total of 472,042 students. These are the closest colleges.

Located in Illinois with a population of 197,899, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Aurora. Driving time to these schools from Aurora should be less than 1 hours. The top rated college in the area is University of Chicago in Chicago which is ranked #6 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is University of Illinois at Chicago enrolling 33,518 students. In terms of affordability, Joliet Junior College in Joliet offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $3,390 per year.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Aurora.


73 results

Aurora University
A
Aurora, IL
Aurora University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#28 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,265enrollment
  • $17,563net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 980-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 10

3 miles from Aurora

North Central College
N
Naperville, IL
North Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,832enrollment
  • $26,053net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1230SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

8 miles from Aurora

Waubonsee Community College
W
Sugar Grove, IL
 
Waubonsee Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 7,564enrollment
  • $4,059net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

9 miles from Aurora

Benedictine University
B
Lisle, IL
Benedictine University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,779enrollment
  • $27,061net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 980-1160SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

10 miles from Aurora

College of DuPage
D
Glen Ellyn, IL
College of DuPage

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 21,010enrollment
  • $7,036net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 12

12 miles from Aurora

Wheaton College
W
Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,908enrollment
  • $27,474net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1450SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 10

12 miles from Aurora

Lewis University
L
Romeoville, IL
 
Lewis University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,437enrollment
  • $20,022net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

15 miles from Aurora

Elgin Community College
E
Elgin, IL
Elgin Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 7,882enrollment
  • $4,159net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

18 miles from Aurora

Joliet Junior College
J
Joliet, IL
Joliet Junior College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 10,267enrollment
  • $5,562net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

19 miles from Aurora

University of St Francis
S
Joliet, IL
University of St Francis

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,529enrollment
  • $16,761net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

19 miles from Aurora

Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
C
Addison, IL
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 29,481enrollment
  • $26,412net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

18 miles from Aurora

Elmhurst College
E
Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,421enrollment
  • $21,776net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

20 miles from Aurora

Judson University
J
Elgin, IL
Judson University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#24 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,173enrollment
  • $16,039net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 870-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

20 miles from Aurora

American InterContinental University Online
A
Hoffman Estates, IL
American InterContinental University Online

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

 

  • 15,415enrollment
  • $13,278net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

21 miles from Aurora

Moraine Valley Community College
M
Palos Hills, IL
Moraine Valley Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,026enrollment
  • $1,850net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

24 miles from Aurora

The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg
I
Schaumburg, IL
 
The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 383enrollment
  • $16,922net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

23 miles from Aurora

Concordia University Chicago
C
River Forest, IL
 
Concordia University Chicago

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#23 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,491enrollment
  • $17,363net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

26 miles from Aurora

Dominican University
D
River Forest, IL
Dominican University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,189enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.72Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

26 miles from Aurora

FAQ's

The closest community college is Waubonsee Community College and is 9 miles from Aurora. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Waubonsee Community College are $3,360 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Waubonsee Community College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.