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Aurora is a private graduate school in Aurora, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,985 graduate students. Of the 19 graduate programs offered at Aurora University, 6 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Aurora University are Social Work, Business, and Educational Administration. 58% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,985
Part-Time Grad Students
1,155
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    66.8%
  • Hispanic
    12.5%
  • African American
    11.5%
  • Unknown
    5%
  • Multiracial
    2.1%
  • Asian
    1.8%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
  • Native American
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Driven
    33%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Warm and welcoming
    33%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 3 responses
  • Prepared me for the real world
    33%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    33%
  • Accelerated and eye opening
    33%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.3 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 3 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    33%
  • $25K-$50K
    67%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 3 responses
  • $50-$75K
    33%
  • Did not graduate yet
    67%
33%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.3 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    B
Median Household Income
$69,730
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,300
National
$184,700
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While I was completing my undergraduate coursework, I took many courses related to Marketing and Communication and Media, which were my majors. I learned the basics of graphic design, the fundamentals of different types of marketing, sales, data research, and the behavior consumers have when making buying decisions. Beyond my major coursework, I took various courses that follow the liberal arts guidelines such as Animal Science, Acting, and Leadership. I received a very well-rounded education while earning my Bachelors Degree. Even when I was taking courses that did not directly relate to my majors, the faculty always found ways to relate it back to how the skills learned in their course could translate into our careers.
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Aurora University is the best decision I ever made, both for my undergraduate education and graduate education. The faculty and staff are truly invested in their students and that is something you do not see everywhere. Whether you need advice for an internship, networking, help in a class, or you just want to chat, the faculty and staff are always there for you. As a student-athlete, I feel cared about and supported every single day whether I'm on the field or in the classroom. This institution genuinely lives by its mission because students come in as teenagers and leave completely transformed into young professionals.
I am in the EdD program. The program is very welcoming and supportive. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable. The way they have structured the doctoral program works very well for practitioners working full-time jobs "in the field". I would have given 5 stars, but two of my emails went unanswered when I really could have used advice/support. However, once you connect with anyone from the University - you have their full attention and support.