Aurora University

596 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
    A-
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
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 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 27 responses
Report
  • Involved students, supportive staff, successful
    37%
  • Average
    19%
  • Bored
    15%
  • Student-Athlete
    15%
  • Intelligent
    11%
  • Undetermined
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.57 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Comfortable, inclusive, driven for success
    68%
  • Relaxed
    19%
  • Small. Boring. Can't wait to graduate.
    6%
  • Stress. confused. want to cry.
    6%

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%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

Reviews

596 reviews
  • Excellent
    63
  • Very Good
    224
  • Average
    233
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    25
A week before school started all of the freshmen came for the welcome weekend and it was a lot of fun getting to know my fellow classmates. We were all put in groups and a junior/senior AU student and in my group we were all education majors. I took a year off from school so I was worried that I would not do well but all of my teachers are great and understanding. Although I do not like my schedule that much because 3 days during the week I have my first class from 8-9 then my second class from 1:15-2:20, then another class from 2:35-3:40. But I am just trying to make the most out of my free time and get my homework done in that time. So far I have joined 4 clubs on campus and 3 of them are volunteer work. The 4th club is called Educators Rising and it is perfect for all education majors such as myself. It has been pretty great so far and can not wait to do more on campus.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Aurora University has the potential to be great, but will never reach that level. Their lack of full time professors hinders them from having steady and meaningful relationships with their students. More times then not students are unmotivated because thats the environment Aurora University promotes. Instability and unprofessional are two words that sum up the administration and different academic majors it offers overall. It's the unfortunate sad truth.
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago
After being out of school for over 18 years, it was pretty intimidating going back. But the enrollment counselors convinced me that I could do it and that they would be there for me every step of the way and they did JUST that! I'm 4 classes into the Master's program and my GPA isa 4.0. I love the individualized attention the students have with the instructors, who really do care about the students success.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 13 2015