At Aurora University, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
We combine the wide range of programs expected at a university with the personal attention of a small college. Our award-winning faculty members are accessible; our partnerships with the community provide hands-on opportunities and internships; and our academic and support programs are designed to help you succeed.
Main Campus: Aurora, Illinois – the second-largest city in Illinois – just 40 miles from downtown Chicago
Orchard Center: Aurora, Illinois
George Williams College: Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Woodstock Center: Woodstock, Illinois
Type of institution: AU is a four-year, non-profit, independent, liberal arts, co-educational university. AU offers residential, commuter, full-time and part-time programs.
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission accredits Aurora University at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
Academic year: Two semesters, late August to mid-December and mid-January to early May. AU also offers a three-week May Term and summer courses.
Enrollment: Approximately 4,900 degree-seeking students on the Illinois and Wisconsin campuses
Student-faculty ratio: 15 to 1
Housing: Six residence halls accommodate more than 700 on-campus students
Undergraduate majors: AU offers more than 40 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, criminal justice, education, nursing and social work.
Graduate programs: AU offers a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees as well as certificates and endorsements in applied behavior analysis, business, marketing, mathematics, education, nursing, science and social work.
Scholarships and Financial Aid: Need-based and merit-based scholarships and financial aid packages are available. Ninety-six percent of undergraduate students receive aid.
Tuition for 2014-2015: $10,560 per semester (full-time)
Room and board for 2012-13: $4,645 per semester (average)
Athletics: 21 NCAA Division III teams compete in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association