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AURORA UNIVERSITY - [AU], AURORA, ILLINOIS

Aurora, IllinoisLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1893Established Year
  5833Enrollment

Aurora University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Aurora is a private university located in Aurora, Illinois which was established in the year 1893 with the motto of “Wise persons will carry away knowledge ”. Comprising 4 campuses –the institute is a renowned name in the US Education System which offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs to its aspirants around the globe.

Admissions at Aurora University are primarily offered in the 2 seasonal intakes of fall and spring. The organization follows a very holistic approach towards admissions and observes an acceptance rate of over 87%. This reflects that the institute believes in providing equal chance to all and thus enrolls any candidate with a decent overall profile.

This lightly selective university ranks as #176 in the category of Top Performers on Social Mobility and amongst #293 to #381 in National Universities by a survey conducted by US news 2020, making it one of the coveted institutes for international students to study in the USA.

Aurora State University Campus

Why choose Aurora University?

  • The student-faculty ratio is 17:1, ensuring individual attention for all its students. Smaller class sizes allow easy interaction with the faculty, and hence, a better experience.
  • 70% of enrolled students participate in internships, researches and, Service Projects
  • More than 98% of students receive generous financial aid packages.
  • The education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
  • Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • MS in Athletic Training program is accredited by CAATE - Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs.
  • A lot of clubs and programs to invest your time in. A lot of resources like a tutoring centre and printing services are available on campus for free.

Highlights

Type of learningOn-campus, online
Type of degreesBachelors, Masters, Doctorates, Certifications
No. of campuses4
No. of Schools5
Season of IntakeFall and Spring
Application feeNot applicable
Acceptance rate87%
Work StudyAvailable on campus
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Websiteaurora.edu

Program, Campus and Accommodation

Courses

Aurora University offers a plethora of courses for international students and are provided across its 5 schools namely, the Dunham School of Business and Public Policy,School of Education and Human Performance, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work and School of Nursing.

A wide variety of graduate, undergraduate, doctorates, and certifications are available to students to choose from. Both online and offline degrees are offered here in two semesters- fall and spring. There is also a special plus-one graduate program that allows the students to complete their master’s degree in a year.

Aurora offers over 50 majors and minors out of which some of the popular ones are –

  • Nursing
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Safety guides

Campus

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The university is spread across 4 lush campuses which are discussed in details as follows –

  1. Aurora University-Main Campus with 6 residence halls, a library and, athletics facilities
  2. Orchard Center is additional space for classrooms and offices for students part of the main campus
  3. George Williams College Campus in Wisconsin offers graduate and undergraduate programs for adult students
  4. Woodstock Center offers weekend and evening programs for adults seeking degrees in specific courses.

The institute focuses majorly on healthy lifestyle and thus provides various sports facilities like Basketball, baseball, Soccer, Golf, among others, to its students. The campus also comprises some historically significant buildings like Ferro Pavilion, Lewis Hall, Mabel Cratty and Oak and Hickory Residence Halls which offer facilities like reading, residence and dining to candidates on campus.

Housing Facilities

Residential facilities are only available on the main campus. Six residence halls can accommodate as many as 700 students across them which are discussed as follows:

  • Centennial Hall – This hall has centrally air-conditioned double and triple rooms and accommodates over 110 male and female freshmen. Each floor of this building has a community bathroom of same-gender. Other facilities include a common area, fitness room, laundry room, and vending machines.
  • Davis Hall – Accommodates 40 male and female upperclassmen in its single, double, and triple occupancy. Some of the basic facilities here are a common area, fitness room, laundry room, and vending machines.
  • Jenks Hall – With a capacity of 122 students, this hall houses female and male transfer students and upperclassmen. The building is divided into two halves – east and west, has single, double and, triple rooms on the eastern side, and deluxe suites and double rooms with their own private baths and living area on the western.
  • Memorial Hall – It has a capacity of 94 students. The hall offers double, triple and quad rooms to female and male upperclassmen.
  • Watkins Hall – Houses 219 freshmen in double, triple, quad rooms and suites. It is a co-ed building with amenities such as a common area, fitness room, laundry room, and vending machines.
  • Wilkinson Hall - Accommodates 40 male and female upperclassmen in its single, double, and triple occupancy. Some of the basic facilities here are a common area, fitness room, laundry room, and vending machines.

Aurora University Admission Process

Deadlines

While application deadlines for some courses may vary, general deadlines observed by the organization are: 

  • Fall semester (August-December): June 1
  • Spring semester (January – May): October 1

How to Apply?

Application Portal: Fill an online application at the official website

Application Fee: N/A.

Pre-requisites:

  • Original or certified copies of the latest degree completed/transcripts
  • Certificate of finances
  • 1 LOR
  • 1 Personal Statement
  • Copy of current passport
  • English Language requirement if you come from a country where English is not a native language.
Name Of TestMinimum Requirement
TOEFLIBT – 79, PBT – 550, CBT – 213
IELTS6.5

Cost of Attendance

If you are a prospective student of the institute residing overseas, it is highly advisable to have a basic idea of the ideas you will be incurring while staying in a foreign land. An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been compiled as follows:

Tuition Fee

The fee for various courses varies as per their duration, level and type of programs and for some is as mentioned below.

Undergraduate Course

For full-time course having 12 to 17 credit hours: 12,800 USD, per semester

For part-time courses having 1 to 11 credit hours: 735 USD, per credit hour

Graduate Courses

Type of ProgramCost (in USD, per credit hour)
MBA, MSA, MPA715
Graduate Education Programs485
MS in Math and Science520
MSW, MSW/MBA, MSW/MPA, MSW/MDiv600
MS in ABA675

Cost of Attendance

Other expenses excluding tuition fees that must be considered while enrolling at Aurora University are tabulated below. Note that all the expenses mentioned are general in nature and not university specific.

Type of ExpenditureCost (in USD, per semester)
Accommodation2,950 to 3,610
Meals1,950 to 2,665
Technology Fee110
Books and Supplies1,300
Transportation2,100
Others3,400

Scholarships and Financial aid

The institute does not offer scholarships for international students to study in the USA but it does provide 1,500 USD as financial aid to applicants residing outside of the US and Canada, which is renewable throughout the duration of the degree.

Work-study

While the institute does offer Federal work-study, international students, however, are not eligible for the same. International candidates can work on campus through the university’s Regular Wage employment program. They are paid bi-weekly at a minimum wage rate of 8.25 USD per hour for a maximum of 15 hours per week.

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Aurora University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population6782
FAFSA Code001634
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$24,000 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10409501130 14%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing525480570-
Mathematics515470560-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211923 86%
English211823-
Mathematics211724-

Aurora University Acceptance Rate

87.3%

Acceptance Rate

3061

Total Applicants

6782

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

30.5%

Male

69.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program87.3%
Total Applicants4865
Total Enrolled4248
Graduate
Graduate Programs87.3%
Total Applicants2902
Total Enrolled2534

Aurora University Enrollment

Enrollment
Aurora University Enrollment6782
Undergraduate Enrollment4248
Graduate Enrollment2534
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate50.8%

Attendance Cost

$24,000

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$24,000 / Year
Post Graduate Program$18,000 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,636 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,872 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$3,858 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,520 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$7,378 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$7,378 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
67661989477714
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    RANKED  #598

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    5.5/10

    7/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    4/10placements
    6/10faculty
    5/10extracurricular
    2/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Anna greenawalt, USA Criminal justice
    Aurora University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2018
    5.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    AURORA UNIVERSITY SUMMARY

    It was close to home and inexpensive, my parents also wanted me to stay close to home because they didn't want to pay for me to live in a dorm. It also had a good program for criminal justice and I enjoyed all of the extracurricular activities that it offered and the connections I gained.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I feel as though they should have left us to focus on our major and only made us take a few classes because it was a waste of my time and I had to take summer classes to catch up on credits I actually needed.

    7 /10
    academic
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
    5 /10
    extracurricular
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    347 South Gladstone Avenue, Aurora, Illinois 60506
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    Bus Station

    Gladstone Ave & Kenilworth Pl0.23 Km
    Gladstone Ave & Kenilworth Pl0.25 Km
    Gladstone Ave & Marseillaise Pl0.26 Km
    Gladstone Ave & Prairie St0.35 Km
    Prairie St & Gladstone Ave0.35 Km
    Gladstone Ave & Kensington Pl - West0.4 Km
    Prairie St & LeGrande Blvd0.48 Km
    Gladstone Ave & Kensington Pl - East0.52 Km
    Prairie St & Terry Ave53.46 Km
    Gladstone Ave & Marseillaise Pl697.52 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Easy Care Pharmacy1.26 Km
    Jewel-Osco Pharmacy1.62 Km
    Benivex Pharmacy3.81 Km
    Presence Mercy Pharmacy3.97 Km
    Dwight L. Varner III, PharmD4.11 Km
    Diana D. Bell, PharmD4.11 Km
    Elizabeth A. Kaspar, RPH4.53 Km
    Sam's Club Pharmacy6.42 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy6.89 Km
    Meijer Pharmacy6.94 Km
    Walgreens Pharmacy at Rush Copley Medical Center7.25 Km
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    Colonial Cafe1.7 Km
    La Quebrada2.25 Km
    Ballydoyle2.92 Km
    La Quinta de los Reyes3.12 Km
    Panchos4.09 Km
    Subway Restaurants4.14 Km
    East China Inn6.01 Km
    Harner's Bakery Restaurant6.04 Km
    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant6.67 Km
    Giordano's6.9 Km
    Subway7.49 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Beauty supply store2.53 Km
    Outlet mall2.54 Km
    Northgate Shopping Center3.66 Km
    Orchard grove3.91 Km
    Convenient Shopping Center4.03 Km
    Montgomery-Goodyear Plaza4.13 Km
    Townes Crossing4.85 Km
    majestic fashion5.65 Km
    Clock Tower Plaza5.76 Km
    Zapata Plaza5.98 Km
    Prairie Market6.75 Km
    Kirbys R US6.9 Km
    Gerry Contennial Plaza6.93 Km
    Oswego Junction7.17 Km
    Foxmoor Center7.66 Km
    Sunglass Hut7.99 Km
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    Sell Back Your Book3.39 Km
    Libreria San Nicolas3.95 Km
    Best Selling Books6.03 Km

    Airport

    Presence Mercy Medical Center Heliport4.05 Km
    Caterpillar Aurora Heliport4.54 Km
    Rush-Copley Medical Center Heliport7.14 Km

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