Aurora University

594 reviews
  1. Aurora, IL
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Aurora University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
910-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$17,178/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,647/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,558/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,229/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,234/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,072/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,832Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Involved students, supportive staff, successful
    50%
  • Bored
    25%
  • Average
    17%
  • Intelligent
    8%
  • Student-Athlete
    0%
  • Undetermined
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.41 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Comfortable, inclusive, driven for success
    71%
  • Relaxed
    29%
  • Small. Boring. Can't wait to graduate.
    0%
  • Stress. confused. want to cry.
    0%

After Aurora University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

594 reviews
  • Excellent
    63
  • Very Good
    222
  • Average
    233
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    25
I love my school. It is actually an extension of a larger university so the class sizes are small. The teachers are very engaging and make the classes interesting. I love that there is a lot of discussion in the classes - it really is active learning rather than just listening to lectures. The school is on a beautiful property that just makes you feel good to be there. I would definitely choose this school again or recommend it to others.
  • College Junior
  • 17 days ago
I love AU and never really wanna go back home, all my friends are here and its a blast. Also Athletic Training is the best and being a major in it is equally rewarding.
  • College Sophomore
  • 19 days ago
So far school is fun. School does come harder for me than most just because I have to work a bit harder at classes then most. I'm having fun so far. College gives me an opportunity to engage in adult behaviors such as getting a job, time management, getting along with people, and learning how to use my money.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago