347 S. Gladstone Avenue Aurora, IL 60506-4892 630-844-5533
http://www.aurora.edu admission@aurora.edu
About Aurora University
  • Year of Foundation 1893
  • Size of Campus 30 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's,Post-Master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,907
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 68%, 32%, 7%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $19,250
  • Room and Board $9,100
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 2,181
Aurora University is a private, not-for-profit, co-educational liberal arts college located in Aurora, Illinois, United States, 40 miles west of Chicago. Additional university locations include the George Williams College campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Approximately 4,400 students enroll in bachelor, master's and doctoral degree programs at Aurora University. The institution describes itself as "an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning."Aurora University traces its origins to the 1893 founding of a seminary in the small town of Mendota, Illinois. Though established initially to prepare graduates for ministry, the institution soon adopted a broader mission and moved to a new campus on the western edge of the nearby community of Aurora. With this change came a different name, Aurora College, and a growing enrollment. When World War II ended, the campus population swelled again as veterans enrolled in the college’s innovative evening degree program. The 1970s and 1980s saw an expansion of curricular offerings in a number of professional fields and the awarding of advanced degrees in selected disciplines.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 1
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 1
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • Number of honor societies Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society, ETA Delta Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta English Association, Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society, Alp
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 7
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Other on-campus organizations 2%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 3%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Latin American Student Association, Black Student Association, Native American Club
  • Alcohol Policies No
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest train Aurora (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Aurora (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Chicago (25), Chicago (25)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 8%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 6%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (100%), special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 2%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 5
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 84%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 31%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Library Facilities Jenks Memorial Adventural Collection, Schingoethe Center reference library
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 716
  • Number Of Subscriptions 210
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Museums Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures; Downstairs Dunham Gallery; Aurora University Center for Faith and Action; Perry Theatre in The Aurora Foundation Center for Community Enrichment; Institute for Collaboration.
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Microforms 218,116
  • Computer Courses No
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Books in Library 92,025
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,497
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 51
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 4,160
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Wheaton College)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 18%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City