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Aurora University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1893
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,974
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $31,983,622
Admissions Address

347 S. Gladstone Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506-4892

Website

http://www.aurora.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@aurora.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: May 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Carol Dunn
Admissions office telephone: (800) 742-5281
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: May 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: N/A
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.aurora.edu/prospective/apply.htm  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 16 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: June 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 1,508
Total acceptances: 1,068
Total freshman enrollment: 374
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 0%
Male applicants: 586
Male acceptances: 418
Male freshman enrollment: 149
 
Female applicants: 922
Female acceptances: 650
Female freshman enrollment: 225
Out-of-state freshmen: 1%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 28
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 21
Students enrolled from waiting list: 7


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 40%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 75%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 95%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 4%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 - 570
Math: 460 - 560
Combined: 930 - 1130


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 7.0% 0.0%
600-699 7.0% 0.0%
500-599 36.0% 64.0%
400-499 43.0% 36.0%
300-399 7.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 96%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 24
Math: 18 - 24
Composite: 20 - 23


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%
24-29 21.0% 23.0% 25.0%
18-23 78.0% 61.0% 55.0%
12-17 0.0% 13.0% 19.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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