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
Fun Area – Located just outside the heart of downtown Aurora, next door to the city of Naperville, and just a short trip from Chicago, Aurora University is an ideal place to attend school. Students can enjoy unique restaurants and a pretty rive walk right in downtown Aurora just minutes from campus. Aurora University is also just minutes away from Chicago Premium Outlets and Fox Valley Shopping Mall. Students may also want to venture to downtown Naperville to enjoy another river walk as well as some unique shops and a fun night life. Aurora University is also just minutes from Hollywood Palms Theater, a unique dinner theater that also hosts many special events with well known Hollywood Celebrities. Finally, students are also just minutes from the Aurora transportation center in which they can hop on the metra train and take a short ride down to the City of Chicago to enjoy museums, Navy Peir, unique restaurants, shopping and much more!
  • College Senior
  • Aug 10 2011
The food here sucks! There are only two places to eat, the third option is a cart that is part of the commuter plan, and it's probably the most decent place to get a good snack. The cafeteria food is questionable, and there's not too much variety. There is no fresh cut fruit available, you must purchase separately with"points". As far as "the spot" goes, the food is bad quality, and the people who work there aren't always friendly. I would never eat any kind of "meat" from there, because once it made me gag. Everything else is pretty much fried, and there are not many healthy options
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 7 2014
There are tons and tons of computers on campus! There are at least four computer labs that I can think of right now, in addition to the library loaning out laptops for in-library use. Those computer labs are equipped with two working printers each as well as lab attendants (most of the time) to help with any problems. There is another place on campus called &quot;The Spot&quot; which has four or five really night flatscreen monitors. These are open to students, but they are not hooked up to any printers. Connectivity is usually not a problem, the routers were just recently updated. Labs are busy right before class begins however, but not so much so that it's impossible to get a computer if you need one.
  • College Senior
  • Sep 19 2012