Aurora University (AU)

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Aurora University can be found in Aurora, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around six thousand students enrolled each year at Aurora University.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to AU. A score between 965 to 1130 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Aurora University (AU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. 87% of all those students that apply are accepted to AU, from which 32% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Aurora University (AU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Aurora University was reported as 86.7% in Fall 2020 with over 2,900 college applications submitted to Aurora University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • AU ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • AU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Aurora University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Aurora University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for AU has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.7%
  • 2017-2018: 87.3%
  • 2018-2019: 81.2%
  • 2019-2020: 86.7%
  • Projected AU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 79.4%

How Does Aurora University (AU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Aurora University is fifty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
North Central College53.6%
Benedictine University41.7%
Wheaton College84.8%
Lewis University63.9%
University of St Francis45.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Aurora University (AU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading485 - 560
Math480 - 570
Total Score965 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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