Aurora University

Private, Four-years School Located in Aurora, IL

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How much is the Aurora tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Aurora's tuition & fees is $28,220.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $44,822 when a student lives on-campus.

Aurora Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$28,220
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$12,360
On-campus Expenses$3,042
Off-campus Room & Board$4,014
Off-campus Expenses$3,258
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$27,200

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Aurora for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $121,357 at Aurora. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $204,275. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $134,742.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$29,043$46,331$29,690
Sophomore (2024-25)$29,891$49,295$32,169
Junior (2025-26)$30,763$52,543$34,917
Senior (2026-27)$31,660$56,107$37,967
4 Years Total$121,357$204,275$134,742
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$29,891$49,295$32,169
Sophomore (2025-26)$30,763$52,543$34,917
Junior (2026-27)$31,660$56,107$37,967
Senior (2027-28)$32,584$60,023$41,354
4 Years Total$124,898$217,968$146,406
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$30,763$52,543$34,917
Sophomore (2026-27)$31,660$56,107$37,967
Junior (2027-28)$32,584$60,023$41,354
Senior (2028-29)$33,535$64,334$45,119
4 Years Total$128,542$233,007$159,357
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$31,660$56,107$37,967
Sophomore (2027-28)$32,584$60,023$41,354
Junior (2028-29)$33,535$64,334$45,119
Senior (2029-30)$34,513$69,083$49,308
4 Years Total$132,292$249,547$173,748
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$32,584$60,023$41,354
Sophomore (2028-29)$33,535$64,334$45,119
Junior (2029-30)$34,513$69,083$49,308
Senior (2030-31)$35,520$74,322$53,970
4 Years Total$136,152$267,762$189,752

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Aurora' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
Aurora University$28,220
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Aurora and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Aurora UniversityAurora, IL$28,220$15,363
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWhitewater, WI$17,916$20,673
Louisiana State University-ShreveportShreveport, LA$20,481$19,846
Stetson UniversityDeLand, FL$55,220$17,586
Norwich UniversityNorthfield, VT$49,600$24,916
Southwest Baptist UniversityBolivar, MO$28,320$6,133
Concordia University TexasAustin, TX$36,690$13,750
Rutgers University-CamdenCamden, NJ$35,841$35,368
Louisiana Christian UniversityPineville, LA$19,740$8,524
Utah Valley UniversityOrem, UT$17,830$22,943
Mount Saint Mary CollegeNewburgh, NY$41,370$19,400

Financial Aid and COA

At Aurora University, 4,114 students (100%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $16,169.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Aurora is $28,653 for students living on-campus and $20,523 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 822 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $19,830 and the average amount of student loans is $5,788.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$44,822
COA (off-campus)$36,692
Tuition & Fees$28,220
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,602
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$8,472
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,653
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,523
Average Financial Aid$16,169
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,114100%$16,169
Pell Grants1,81444%$4,681
Federal Student Loan2,38358%$6,747
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid822100%-
Grants or Scholarships822100%$19,830
Federal Grants822100%$3,850
Pell Grants39949%$4,825
Other Federal Grants822100%$1,508
State/Local Grants39348%$5,281
Institutional Grants81599%$13,571
Student Loan Aid46757%$5,788
Federal Student Loans46456%$4,800
Other Student Loans354%$13,584

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Aurora's acceptance rate is 86.42%. A total of 3,101 applicants applied to and 2,680 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 822 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 30.67%.
To apply to Aurora, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate86.42%86.97%86.05%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)30.67%29.04%31.78%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Aurora. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,045 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 22.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0459601,130
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW525480570
SAT Math520480560
ACT Composite221924
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math211725
ACT English211724

Student Population

Aurora University has a total of 5,918 students including 4,048 undergraduate and 1,870 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,807 male students and 4,358 female students attending Aurora. The school offers online degree programs and 1,615 students enrolled online exclusively (27.29% of all students).
Total6,165 1,8074,358
Undergraduate4,114 1,3832,731
Graduate2,051 4241,627

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered68 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered21 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate81.90%
Student Population5,918
Graduation Rate59%
Retention Rate73%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties132 (Full-time), 399 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs411 (Full-time), 455 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$74,198
Average Staff Salary$75,441