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Aurora University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Aurora University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Aurora University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Aurora University was awarded 157 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Aurora is ranked #393 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Aurora held the #535 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Aurora is also ranked #18 out of 87 schools in Illinois.

See all of the rankings for Aurora University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Aurora?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Aurora University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 84%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 82% of students accepted to Aurora submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 570. Math scores were between 490 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Aurora University  ( 490 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Aurora University  ( 490 to 570 )
Aurora received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Aurora University  ( 19 to 23 )

Learn more about Aurora University admissions.

Aurora University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Aurora University, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Aurora University is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Aurora University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Aurora University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Aurora have a four-year graduation rate of 37%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Aurora University.

Aurora University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,158 undergraduates at Aurora with 3,822 being full-time and 336 being part-time.

How Much Does Aurora University Cost?

The overall average net price of Aurora is $16,994. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Aurora

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,571 $13,273 $15,645 $19,828 $21,803

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Aurora, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Aurora, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,194 a year. That adds up to $24,776 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Aurora is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Aurora Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Aurora make around $49,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Aurora graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Aurora University make the most money.

Location of Aurora University

Aurora University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Aurora, Illinois. The suburban atmosphere of Aurora makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Aurora are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, IL 60506-4892
Phone: 630-892-6431

Aurora University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Aurora University. Of these students, 1,256 received undergraduate degrees and 942 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 207 $63,536
Social Work 167 $30,727
Business Administration & Management 163 $43,547
Teacher Education Grade Specific 85 $39,052
General Psychology 70 $32,096
Criminal Justice & Corrections 66 $33,959
Health & Physical Education 65 $27,066
Marketing 54 $43,164
Health/Medical Prep Programs 46 $28,843
Finance & Financial Management 41 $47,678

Learn more about the majors offered at Aurora University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Aurora

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 5,828 students took at least one online class at Aurora University. This is an increase from the 1,252 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,828 5,585
2018-2019 1,252 1,123
2017-2018 1,074 882
2016-2017 1,008 696
2015-2016 753 542

Learn more about online learning at Aurora University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.