Aurora College, Inuvik, Northwest Territory

100 Distributor Street, P.O. Box 1008, Inuvik, NT
Estd 1981

Updated on - May 24th, 2022 | 03:28 AM By Venushree Agarwal

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Established with a mission of supporting the development of Northern society through improvement in education, training, and research, Aurora College is the only post-secondary institution in the northwest territories. Aurora College's acceptance rate, ranking, courses, and fees are discussed. 

When was Aurora College Established?

Aurora college was established in the year 1995.

Where is Aurora College?

Formerly known as Arctic College, Aurora College is located in the Northwest Territories, Canada, and has campuses in Inuvik, Fort Smith, and Yellowknife

Aurora College Accreditation

The education programs of Aurora College are accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Education at Aurora College

Aurora College Library provides students with online access to full-text journals, articles, textbooks, and e-books. These resources are provided to licensed students, staff, and are available from any system that is within the college network. My Aurora College is used to purchase Microsoft software and hardware at discounted rates. Aurora College moodle is used as a tool for e-learning. Students can access course materials on Moodle for studies.

Why Choose Aurora College?

For both domestic as well as international students, Aurora college has been one of the top choices for every student who wants to achieve quality education and proper training. Some of the reasons why Aurora college is preferred by the students are listed below:

  • All of the three Aurora College campuses provide an on-campus residence facility to the students with all the necessary facilities.
  • The 139 dedicated faculty members ensure that every student’s issue is being considered and solved.
  • The college has community learning centers so that the students are provided with community-based Aurora College courses.
  • The Aurora Research Institute has 3 research centers dedicated to ensuring science is made accessible to people.
  • The college provides necessary logistical support in the form of a laboratory, office space, storage, etc. 

Faculties and Departments at Aurora College

From preparing students for jobs in top NWT's industries to providing hands-on experience in labs and classrooms, the college along with its 3 campuses, has successfully been able to impart quality education and create passionate, innovative talents. Several programs are made available under various departments provided by the college. The major departments and faculties in the college are listed:

  • School of Developmental Studies
  • School of Business & Leadership
  • School of Education
  • School of Health & Human Services
  • School of Trades, Apprenticeship, & Industrial Training
  • Arts & Science Programs

Financial Aid and Scholarships at Aurora College

The students of Aurora College are awarded many scholarships and bursaries. The college provides them in a way to encourage the students in learning and also in other volunteering and athletic events. Some awards and scholarships that international students can avail of are listed below:

  • Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. (DDMI) Scholarship
  • Enbridge Pipelines (NW) Inc. Bursaries
  • The Royal Canadian Legion Alberta – NWT Command Bursary
  • ATCO Developmental Studies Scholarships
  • Aurora Cup Award
  • ConocoPhillips Scholarships
  • Spirit of Learning Award

Student Services

From accommodation facilities to well-equipped laboratories, Aurora college provides every facility that is required for well being and growth of its students and Aurora College staff. The list of facilities provided by the college are as follows:

Residence Facilities

Aurora College provides accommodation facilities for single students as well as for those with family members. The students are provided with all the necessary facilities in the residence.

  1. Traditional Style Residence-.
  2. Bryant halls

Other Facilities

  • Aurora College Library
  • Well-equipped computer labs
  • Student Success Center
  • Training Divisions
  • Research Centers

Sports Activities

Aurora College provides sports activities such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, badminton and hockey, and other recreational programs because it believes extracurricular activities will help in the growth and betterment of the students.

University Stats

Student Population at Aurora College

Aurora College Campus located in Inuvik houses over more than 150 full-time students who make the campus a community of rich diversity with a variety of people and cultures. Thebacha Campus located in Forth Smith is the largest of the three Aurora College Campuses and is home to almost 300 full-time students. The yellow knife or the North slave campus located on the shores of Great Slave Lake is home to more than 200 full-time students. Whether it be an apprenticeship program or certificate programs or diploma, degree programs, the college makes sure that there is something for everyone at Aurora College.

Aurora College Rankings

The college has been recognized for its continuous effort in imparting quality education and training facilities to the students. Some of the Aurora college rankings are listed below:

  1. Ranked 21st in Canada by Webometrics Ranking 2018-2021
  2. Ranked 99th in Canada by UniRanks in category Top University in Canada
  3. Ranked 9192nd in the world by UniRanks in category Top University of world

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Admission Details

How can I get into Aurora College?

The Aurora College acceptance rate is 83%. The admission requirements differ depending upon the types of Aurora College programs one wants to enroll in and also the campus one chooses to study in. The students have to fulfill all admission requirements set by the university as well as the individual criteria set by the college programs. Only successfully submitted online applications along with the required application fee and other necessary documents shall be processed for Aurora College admissions.

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Average Tuition Fees

The Aurora College tuition fees for various Aurora College courses differ from one another and also the tuition and other ancillary fees charged are different for domestic students and international students. The basic Aurora College tuition fees range from CAD 5,400 to CAD 7,200 depending upon the courses or programs one chooses to enroll. However, the average cost of attending college may be approximately $8,100 per year.

Degree Type Tuition Fees
Diploma $9,000
Undergraduate $21,674
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Application Details

All three campuses accept online application forms from students who are willing to enroll in any of the programs offered by them. The students are required to pay an application fee of CAD150 which is non-refundable and the international applicants are required to submit necessary documents like transcripts, English proficiency test results, copy of passports, and others as specified by the college.

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What is the Annual Average Cost to attend Aurora College?

Along with Aurora College tuition fees, the students might have to pay for other fees that depend upon the program one has enrolled in and also on the facilities that one has availed. The students might have to pay for stationery, books, membership fees, residence or accommodation services, and so on. The application fee for International Students is $200 and is not refundable.

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The students can make payment for tuition and other ancillary fees through various online banking methods like demand draft, online bank transfer, and authorized cheque whichever is convenient and easy for them. However, it does not accept Aurora College fees paid in cash and the payments are to be done within the deadline or else extra charges might be levied by Aurora College.

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Certificate Courses:

Diploma in Business Administration

Course Fees: $8100

Certificate in Traditional Arts

Course Fees: $8100

Certificate in Business Administration

Course Fees: $8100

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Contact Information

For any queries regarding Aurora College admissions or other necessary details, one can visit the campus during working hours or can call at +1-867-872-7009 or send a mail at

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