Transform yourself at Aurora University.
Centered on students like you
Lead organizations to be strategic, smart, and cutting-edge.
Teach, coach, and guide minds and bodies to be the best they can be.
Explore culture, language, history, and more.
Nurture lives of health and well-being.
Work at the forefront of biology, chemistry, engineering, and more.
Help people become the best they can be.
When students get here, they realize what it is about being a Spartan. Everybody’s involved, everybody’s invested.
Attending AU is allowing me to fulfill my passion to serve others and providing the foundation to help me achieve my goals.
AU has allowed me to combine my two loves, English and music. I knew I wanted to major in English when I enrolled, yet I couldn’t help but be pulled into the music major because of the supportive arts environment.
AU provided me with the right skill sets — collaboration, delegation, problem solving, and networking — to excel in the ‘real world.’ With the addition of connecting me to professionals in my field for internship positions and the amazing guidance of faculty mentors, I felt that my career opportunities were endless.
As a member of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), I helped plan more than 60 events for students — in just one year. Our smaller campus makes it easier to be involved. That’s how I met so many of my friends and discovered new interests. I also grew more confident in my skills and have impressive experiences that I can share with potential employers.
The AU Experience
AU’s 40+ majors and minors allow you to customize a degree around your interests.Learn More
residence halls housing 700+ students
NCAA Division III teams
Student Organizations and Clubs
of Students Participate in Internships, Study Abroad, Research and Service Projects
free Celebrating Arts and Ideas events a year
states represented by the student body
NCAA tournament appearances
students work on campus
6,000-square-foot museum and art gallery
of first-year students commute
free concerts, lectures, comedy shows, films, and theatre productions each year
major and finish in four years
major theatre productions annually
Average Class Size
of campus to explore
alternative spring break trips every year
members of the University Chorale
We value the visual and performing arts.Learn More
The Arts at AU
Broaden your horizons through entertaining and informative presentations, ranging from concerts and films to dance programs and theatre productions — all for free and all on campus.
Take advantage of our Smithsonian collaboration by exploring art and cultural artifacts in our award-winning campus gallery and museum.
Since the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School opened on the Aurora University campus in 2014, its third- through eighth-grade students have consistently demonstrated outstanding growth in science skills. To strengthen undergraduate science offerings at AU in a similar way, Chetna Patel, professor of chemistry and chair of Physical Sciences, and her colleagues, including assistant professors of chemistry Ami Johanson and Kyle McElhoney, initiated a chemistry major using the same model: working with external partners to develop the curriculum. The classes, which kicked off in fall 2018, are part of a hands-on program that is better preparing AU students for careers in the chemical industry.
Aurora University is saddened to announce the death of John Curran. He was a valued member of the Theatre Department as an associate professor and technical director and also a great friend to the many students with whom he came in contact. He died Thursday, July 11, 2019.
Recent graduate and AU women’s basketball player Adriana Ramirez would never want to be called for traveling, but off the court, it’s a different story. She has been intrigued with travel since she was a child, so attending college 2,000 miles from her California home was almost to be expected.
Internships, choir tours, study abroad experiences, and mission trips — all adventures beyond the classroom — give students the opportunity to help others, think on their feet, meet remarkable people, and learn vital skills. All of which will help them in their careers. Political science and business administration double major Christine Emma-Ann Williams ’19, recently shared her experience participating in an exciting off-campus learning opportunity.
Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,100 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2019 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors have earned a perfect 4.0. Students included on the Dean’s List completed a minimum of 12 semester hours for [...]
In an unprecedented accomplishment, Alexis Hodges ’21, Shea Demonteverde ’20, Kristy Britton ’19, and Kirsten Mueller ’19 were elected to the Student Nurses Association of Illinois board of directors.
Earning a college degree — whether undergraduate or graduate — is to be celebrated. Earning a new type of degree is truly special. For 32 Aurora University students, that moment of pride happened earlier this spring.
Jodi Moore and Erin Sester were thrilled to watch each other cross the Commencement stage at Aurora University. Moore graduated with a Doctor of Education degree. Sester had just earned a Master of Arts in Special Education. Nothing more special than a couple of AU buddies supporting each other, right? The occasion was, in fact, exceedingly special — because Moore is Sester’s mother.
Rita B. Garman, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Aurora University during its spring Commencement ceremony. The degree was presented by Tom Cross, JD, Executive Director of the Institute for Collaboration at Aurora University, on behalf of the institution’s board of trustees.
Spring blossomed early for three AU students this year. Last month, they won a year of free tuition at AU’s Egg-stra Special 125th Birthday Party and Egg Hunt.
Date: Wednesday - July 17, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Crimi Auditorium Lobby in the Institute for Collaboration
Date: Friday - July 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 am
Location: On-campus or by Phone
Date: Thursday - August 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 am