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Aurora, Illinois

Aurora University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Aurora University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81.2%
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 81% acceptance rate ranking it #53 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,675 out of 3,296 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 61 percent. Aurora University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Aurora University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Aurora University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Aurora University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1060

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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 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Aurora University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >88%
1060 to 1150 Avg + 81%-88%
970 to 1060 Avg - 71%-81%
880 to 970 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 880 Low <60%
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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 24
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 #33 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Aurora University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Aurora University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >88%
21 to 23 Avg + 81%-88%
19 to 21 Avg - 71%-81%
17 to 19 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 17 Low <60%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will 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 81% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Aurora University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,991 1,305 3,296
Accepted 1,609 1,066 2,675
Acceptance Rate 81% 82% 81%
Enrolled 462 300 762
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 28% 28%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Aurora University and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

81% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1150. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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.