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Aurora University Admission Requirements

Aurora, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Aurora University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
86.7%
Admission Difficulty for Aurora University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Aurora University and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #54 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,517 out of 2,902 applicants were admitted making Aurora University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Aurora University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Aurora University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
965-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Aurora University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 485
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 965
SAT Scores for Aurora University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1050

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Aurora University?

Aurora University typically requires applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 965 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Aurora University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >92%
1047 to 1130 Avg + 87%-92%
965 to 1047 Avg - 80%-87%
883 to 965 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 883 Low <70%
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Aurora University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for Aurora University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Aurora University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Aurora University?

Admission data indicates that Aurora University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #39 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Aurora University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Aurora University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >93%
20 to 23 Avg + 87%-93%
18 to 20 Avg - 81%-87%
16 to 18 Reach 74%-81%
Less than 16 Low <74%
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Aurora University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.23*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Aurora University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Aurora University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Aurora University was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #38 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.23 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Aurora University accepts 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.23 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Aurora University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,781 1,121 2,902
Accepted 1,546 971 2,517
Acceptance Rate 87% 87% 87%
Enrolled 519 295 814
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 30% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 10, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 10, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Aurora University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Aurora University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Aurora University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Aurora University prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Aurora University. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Aurora University?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Aurora University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Aurora University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 965 and 1130. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Aurora University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.