Aurora University

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world rank  2918

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University Overview

Established in 1893, Aurora University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Aurora (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Illinois. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Williams Bay. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Aurora University is a medium-sized (EduListing enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Aurora University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 127 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1893
Motto Sapientes abscondunt scientiam
Wise persons will carry away knowledge
Colours Royal blue and white

University Location

Address 347 S Gladstone Avenue
Aurora (population range: 50,000-249,999)
60506-4892 Illinois
United States
T +1 (630) 892 6431
F +1 (630) 844 5463
Other locations Williams Bay

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 347 South Gladstone Avenue
Aurora 60506-4892
+1 (630) 844 5533
800 742 5281

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Aurora University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation AALR-Council on Accreditation
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • Council on Social Work Education CSWE

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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