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Aurora University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Aurora University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.9%
Admission Difficulty for Aurora University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Aurora University and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #48 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,489 out of 2,965 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 60 percent. Aurora University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Aurora University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aurora University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Aurora University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Aurora University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Aurora University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Aurora University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >90%
1060 to 1140 Avg + 84%-90%
980 to 1060 Avg - 76%-84%
900 to 980 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 900 Low <64%
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Aurora University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-23 
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 19
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 21

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Aurora University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >90%
21 to 23 Avg + 84%-90%
19 to 21 Avg - 76%-84%
17 to 19 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 17 Low <64%
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Aurora University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Aurora University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Aurora University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Aurora University was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Aurora University accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Aurora University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 13.34% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.73% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.37% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.86% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.97% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.84% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.39% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.5% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Aurora University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,753 1,212 2,965
Accepted 1,467 1,022 2,489
Acceptance Rate 84% 84% 84%
Enrolled 481 316 797
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 31% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 10, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 10, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Aurora University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

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 Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
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?

84% 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 980 and 1140. 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 19 and 23. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.