Overview

Applicants
3,296
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.39

GPA Breakdown

26%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
447
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Wallace (Mickey) Johnson
NBA basketball player

Dr. Lyle Gramley
Former Federal Reserve Governor

Scott Palmer
Chief of Staff for the former Speaker of the House

Ronald Kinnamon
Retd Asst National Executive Director of the YMCA

Nora Campbell
Coach rhythmic gymnastics team for the Olympics, P

Stephen Gebhard
A highly respected scientist in his field

Jimmy Alford
Founder and Chair of the Alford Group, Inc.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Nov 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,640

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,624

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,360

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,373

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,048

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$24,800
Required Fees
$260
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,442
Transportation for Commuters
$1,934

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,700
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

alumni affiliation and religious affiliation scholarships/grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,020
Foreign Countries Represented
2

Demographics

2.36%
Asian
7.33%
African-American
31.90%
Hispanic
48.25%
Caucasian
6.36%
Unknown

65% female
35% male
11% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
16%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
43%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
1

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Spartans)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Spartans)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wheaton College

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lynn McKeen
Enrollment Assistant

Address
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506

Phone
630-844-5533

Email
admission@aurora.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Spartan Spot
Fitness Center
Center for Teaching and Learning
Institute for Collaboration
Vago Stadium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Chicago
Fox Valley / Geneva Commons Malls
Movie theaters
Funway skate center
Premium Outlets

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday by appointment
8:00am to 6:00pm; Saturdays by appointment
630-844-5533

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Evenings and Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@aurora.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Train - Metra Bus- Pace O'Hare Airport Midway Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Interstate 88 - Orchard Road exit heading south. Head east on Galena to Randall Road. Head south on Randall Road, this road dead-ends at campus.

Local Accommodations
Comfort Suites, Aurora IL 630-896-2800 Hampton Inn, Aurora IL 630-907-2600 Holiday Inn Express, Aurora 630-896-0898


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