#29 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Aurora University

Aurora, Illinois

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Student Population
Aurora University overview
Location Aurora, Illinois
Online aurora.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Aurora, Illinois, Aurora University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,902 prospective students applied, and 2,517 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 814 enrolled in the school.  4,367 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,638 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $24,800 plus fees of $260. Aurora University is ranked 914 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Aurora University is rated within the lower 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 965/1130
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.23
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 10, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Aurora University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$260
Room and Board $9,866
Budget for Other Expenses$2,872
Total One Year Cost$38,798

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
44% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Aurora University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 26%
Health Professions 20%
Education 16%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Human Services 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143118 IPEDS survey data for Aurora University.

Current students may use the Aurora University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.