About Aurora University

Founded in 2000, Aurora University. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,796 full time undergraduate students, and 1,847 full time graduate students.

The Aurora University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 154 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Aurora University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate87%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range850-1050
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at AU are considered Less Selective, with ,54% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Aurora University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Aurora University REVIEWS

Write a review, Enter to win $1,000 Scholarship
  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    106 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    93 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    139 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    156 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    156 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    156 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    156 Students rated local services 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    157 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Aurora University?

34 Students rated Aurora University

Melina - 10/08/2023

Aurora University is a great a great place to take your career to another level. They are really helpful and its a really nice environment to be apart of. They have a really good nursing program that helps nurses go further into their career. It also another way to interact with others and learn about other people.

ana - 08/13/2023

Great school, they get to know the student. You can schedule 1on1 for extra help. Safe campus, surrounded by 24/7 safety patrol. You cannot drink on campus or outside of campus. You get free counseling and if you need any COVID testing it’s free! Total score on a school.

Marisol - 05/26/2022

Aurora University has a very tight-knit and diverse community. Several resources and activities are available throughout campus for all kinds of interests. The professors look for your best interest both in academics and your future success. Most professors have specific office hours availability but many respond to emails outise of those specific hours.

Tracy - 08/05/2021

I am a non traditional student that takes online classes. I love the professors and feel that they are really knowledgeable about their topics. They all respond quickly to emails and are willing to help when help is needed. Many of them also provide zoom meetings to checking in as an optional resource as well.

Aurora University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Aurora University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Aurora University is 87%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Advice to my former high school self, I want to tell you to be BRAVE. In college you will meet many new people, you will have many opportunities, and you will experience growth both personally and academically. Be brave and do not let your fear of the unknown dissuade you from trying new things and taking the leap of faith that may be necessary. I want to tell you to be CONFIDENT. Remember what you are good at, don't just focus on what you struggle with. We all have strengths and weaknesses, they are part of what makes us human. Take the time to puff out your chest and pat yourself on the back, you are good enough, you are smart enough, and you got this! I want to tell you to BREATHE. Take a moment and just breathe. Remember that it is okay to take a moment for yourself and just relax. Actually, do it... now... put the book down, walk away from that computer and take a deep breath. Your work will be better for it, just trust me on this one. Lastly, I want to remind you to ENJOY. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

    Read all  291 answers
  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Upon atttending Aurora University I wish I would have recieved more guidance when it came to the financial aid process. The school itself did not help me with the process and I was extremely lost and upset with my financial sitiuation. Once the school knew I was atttending and recieved my deposit I was all alone from there, they did not seem to care in the student account office about my situation and unfourtantetly did nothing to help.

    Read all  62 answers
  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    There are many local students, and everyone gets along pretty well.

    Read all  52 answers
  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Aurora University is its' size and tight knit enviornment. There are about 2,000 undergraduate students here. I liked this because I knew that when I began attending classes I would get much more one on one attention and really be able get the most out of my education. One of my favorite things about this campus is that everyone knows everyone and as a student you never feel left out or uncomfortable. The smaller atmosphere is really what attracted me to Aurora University.

    Read all  47 answers
  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who is looking to party every night and likes hiding in the back of the classroom. Our class sizes are no bigger than 30 people. Although, Students of Aurora University do have parties, if you are the kind of student who would rather party that study, Aurora University is not the best choice for you. Students do go out and party and have fun, but it is not likely to happen every night when a student is trying to keep up with their studies and class work.

    Read all  47 answers
  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I believe that the people that will attend this university should be friendly, because there are a lot of people that enjoy meeting new people. In this university there is a lot of diversity, so people attending the university should be willing to meet people from everywhere. Since the university is not so big, it is easy to meet many people and interact with them. Also individuals that want to attend Aurora University should like to participate, because there are a lot of clubs, and sports that students can enroll.

    Read all  45 answers
  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The small class sizes. You get to know your classmates and professors very well, and there is a great sense of community.

    Read all  39 answers
  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates here are able to focus in on our objectives for future careers which is just as important as building the knowledge needed for any of our education. Making our career a strong priority in our life has definitely become a must.

    Read all  36 answers
  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The way the teachers and facilitators treat students. Money hungary.

    Read all  36 answers
  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Aurora University has a close-knit community feel to it. As a small school, students are able to develop great relationships with their peers, professors, and others on campus. This is extremely beneficial, not only in terms of developing long-lasting relationships, but educationally as well. Because of the small size of AU, students are able to benefit from working closely with their professors. This helps with learning, but is also a great way to network and branch out for job possibilities in the future.

    Read all  35 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The size and the decrease on weekend activities to keep students on campus.

    Read all  29 answers
  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for the quality of education. Many students who go to Aurora University leave with a very valuable education. Many people know Aurora University for the extraordinary nursing, elementary education, and social work programs. Students who graduate from Aurora University have great opportunities in the job field because of the education recieved from AU.

    Read all  28 answers

Student Body







Total Undergrad Enrollment


Total Grad Students









Student Organizations







On-Campus Housing


of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
% Asian/Pacific Islander
% Black or African-American
% Hispanic/Latino
% White or Caucasian


All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Aurora University receive some sort of financial aid. 45% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State


Tuition and fees(Out of state)


Books and Supplies


Room and Board


Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.


Find your perfect match from over 3 million scholarships!


CAN YOU GET INTO Aurora University?

Complete your profile to see if this school is a fit for you, and what your chances of admitance are.