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Aurora University

Aurora, IL

At A Glance

Main Address

347 S Gladstone Ave

Aurora, IL 60506-4877

www.aurora.edu

Admission Office

347 South Gladstone Avenue

Aurora, IL 60506-4892

(630) 844-5533

Fax : (630) 844-6191

admission@aurora.edu

Contact : James Lancaster

Vice President for Enrollment

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 1027

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 54.0%

Total undergraduates : 4,104

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 814

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 82.0%

Average financial aid package : $24,485.00

In-State Tuition : $25,960.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $25,960.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large City (250-500k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

George Williams College of Aurora University is branch campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, Online and in Woodstock, IL.

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Sep 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : --

College will notify student of early action admission by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Oct 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Aug 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

International Students

Fall application due : Jun 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 17 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 54.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 74.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 23.0%
Health Professions : 22.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 16.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Security and Protective Services : 7.0%
Education : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Disability Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Finance, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia M
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education M
Curriculum and Instruction D M
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs B
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Reading Teacher Education M
Secondary Education and Teaching B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Animal-Assisted Therapy B
Athletic Training/Trainer M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis M
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Community Organization and Advocacy B
Public Administration M
Social Work B D M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B M

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Graphic Design B
Music, General B
Musical Theatre B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

199 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : Schingoethe Center of Aurora University, museum of Native American artifacts; collection of Jenks Memorial Collection of Adventual Materials

Geographic Location : 40 miles from Chicago.

Large City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 4,104

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 814

Degree-seeking undergrads : 4,003

Graduate enrollment : 2,142

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 89.0%

Out of state students : 11.0%

Part Time students : 8.0%

Percentage of males : 35.0%

Percentage of females : 65.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 34.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 6.0%

White : 46.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Alcohol and smoke-free campus

1.0% Men who Join Fraternities

1.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : AU Spartan Media

Student Newspaper URL : https://www.auspartanmedia.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 41.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 17.0%

Housing Options

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $100.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Spartans

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division III

Intramural

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Chaplain/spiritual director

Minority students services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Financial aid counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Bowling

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Tennis

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 2,902

Admitted : 2,517

Enrolled : 814

Less selective 87.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Interview

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

High school achievement record most important, followed by test scores. Recommendations considered.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 17.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 18.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 16.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 15.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 3.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 14.0%

500 - 599 : 55.0%

400 - 499 : 29.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 14.0%

500 - 599 : 53.0%

400 - 499 : 29.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 57.0%

12 - 17 : 18.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 1.0%

24 - 29 : 24.0%

18 - 23 : 42.0%

12 - 17 : 32.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 17.0%

18 - 23 : 49.0%

12 - 17 : 28.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Advanced Placement Program (APP) is granted by Aurora University as outlined in this catalog, to provide a means of measuring the academic achievement of those students who, through extensive reading and experience, may be able to meet the standards set as a basis for granting college credit.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

3

0

Social Studies

3

0

Academic Electives

3

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 81.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 32.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

480 - 570

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

485 - 560

ACT Composite

18 - 23


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

4

ART-1210

All

3-D Art and Design

3

4

ART-1310

All

Art History

3

4

ART-2500

All

Biology

3

4

BIO-1210/Z

All

4

8

BIO-1210/Z

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MTH-2210

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MTH-2220

All

4

8

MTH-2210 & MTH-2220

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHM-1200/Z

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

Computer Science A

3

4

CSC-1010

All

Computer Science Principles

3

4

--

All

Drawing

3

4

ART-2100

All

English Language and Composition

3

4

ENG-1000

All

English Literature and Composition

3

4

ENG-1999

All

Environmental Science

3

4

BIO-2200

All

European History

3

4

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

FRN-1120

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

--

All

Human Geography

3

4

SBS-1999

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

4

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

--

All

Latin

3

4

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

4

--

All

Microeconomics

3

4

--

All

Music Theory

3

4

MUS-2600

All

Physics 1

3

4

--

All

Physics 2

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

Psychology

3

4

PSY-1100

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

SPN-1120

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

4

--

All

Statistics

3

4

MTH-2320

All

United States Government and Politics

3

4

PSC-1300

All

United States History

3

4

HIS-1200

All

World History: Modern

3

4

HIS-1300

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

6

French II

52

6

German I

50

6

German II

63

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

54

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 70.0%

% of loans / jobs : 30.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 88.0%

% Judged to have need : 91.0%

% that were offered aid : 91.0%

% that had need fully met : 11.0%

% of need met : 82.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $24,485.00

Avg non need-based aid : $14,332.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $18,860.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,251.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $27,851.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Oct 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Heather Granart

Financial aid office phone : (630) 844-6190

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $735.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Board of Trustees scholarships: $15,000. Crimi Scholarships: $14,000. Dean's Scholarships: $12,000. Opportunity Grants: $9,000. Promise Grant: $3,000.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$25,960.00

$25,960.00

$25,960.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$25,960.00

$25,960.00

$25,960.00

Room and board:

$12,020.00

$3,960.00

$1,476.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,638.00

$1,638.00

$1,638.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,386.00

$1,602.00

$1,602.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$42,004.00

$34,160.00

$31,676.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$42,004.00

$34,160.00

$31,676.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 15

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 68

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,020

Transfers admitted percentage: 96.0%

Transfers admitted: 989

Transfers enrolled percentage: 55.0%

Transfers enrolled: 561

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jun 1

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $25,960.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $12,020.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $3,960.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $735.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $272,232.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 19

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser