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Aurora University

Bryce Despain
Rebecca Einhaus
Alyssa
Hajar
Hernan
When students get here, they realize what it is about being a Spartan. Everybody’s involved, everybody’s invested.
Bryce ’18
Sport Management
Attending AU is allowing me to fulfill my passion to serve others and providing the foundation to help me achieve my goals.
Rebecca BA '18
Master of Public Administration candidate
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.
Alyssa '19
English and Music Double Major
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.
Hajar '15
Marketing Graduate
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.
Hernan '19
History/Secondary Education Major

The AU Experience

Find a place to call home.

AU student-athletes represent the best of sportsmanship and success.

Discover endless opportunities to get involved.

AU’s 40+ majors and minors allow you to customize a degree around your interests.

AU’s 40+ majors and minors allow you to customize a degree around your interests.

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Our students are passionate about creative expression.

6

residence halls housing 700+ students

24

NCAA Division III teams

60+

Student Organizations and Clubs

70%

of Students Participate in Internships, Study Abroad, Research and Service Projects

30+

free Celebrating Arts and Ideas events a year

31

states represented by the student body

125+

NCAA tournament appearances

22

Intramural Sports

650+

students work on campus

6,000-square-foot museum and art gallery

45%

of first-year students commute

145+

conference championships

100+

free concerts, lectures, comedy shows, films, and theatre productions each year

Double

major and finish in four years

3

major theatre productions annually

24

Average Class Size

26

Academic All-Americans

40 acres

of campus to explore

4

alternative spring break trips every year

50+

members of the University Chorale

Thrive on our campus located in a tree-lined residential neighborhood.

Twenty-four varsity sports. One team.

Something at AU is going to create a spark in you.

There are no boundaries in the pursuit of educational excellence.

We value the visual and performing arts.

We value the visual and performing arts.

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The Arts at AU

Celebrating Art and Ideas
Celebrating Arts and Ideas

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.

Schingoethe Center
Schingoethe Center

Take advantage of our Smithsonian collaboration by exploring art and cultural artifacts in our award-winning campus gallery and museum.

From Classroom to Stage
From Classroom to Stage

Pursue your passion for creativity with exceptional academic programs in music, theatre, and art.

Test of AU alert system

As we continue reviewing our emergency response procedures, we plan to send an “AU Alert” test message through the AU Alert emergency notification system on Wednesday, March 20, at 10 a.m. This test message will be broadcast via text message, email, Twitter, and Facebook. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member and do [...]

Nursing rated top profession in honesty, ethical standards in 2018

Nursing was rated highest for honesty and ethics for the 17th consecutive year in an annual Gallup poll.

AU Emergency Response Update

In the aftermath of the workplace shooting tragedy that occurred at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora on 15 February 2019, we are conducting a thorough review of the university’s response to the incident.

Aurora University announces fall 2018 Dean’s List

Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,200 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 2018 semester.

Get social with Aurora University in 2019

Have you considered a new way to connect with Aurora University and George Williams College? More than 51,000 social media followers receive regular updates about the happenings at all AU locations.

AU offers a variety of support as students prepare for finals

Whether it’s helping you study or giving you a place to take a break, the AU community is ready to assist as you prepare for Finals Week (December 10–15).

The boons and benefits of an AU MBA

Jackie Speciale, MBA '14, applies knowledge and skills learned while pursing her master's degree in the field, in the community and in her volunteer efforts with the American Red Cross.

AU introduces first and only graduate education program in state focused on students with different academic, language needs

In response to the need for special education and English as a second language educators in Illinois, AU is offering the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Diverse Learners degree.

Commitment to service continues

Perhaps more rewarding than a Spartan win is the feeling AU student-athletes have when they serve the community.

Numbers add up to success for softball player

While impressive statistics highlight her efforts on the field, Elaine Walker is also focusing on numbers as an aspiring accountant.

3.28

Date: Thursday - March 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Crimi Auditorium

4.04

Date: Thursday - April 04, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Welcome Center

4.06

Date: Saturday - April 06, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Crimi Atrium in the Institute for Collaboration

Spartan Athletic Park
Spartan Athletic Park

Our 80-acre multisport complex features high-quality practice and competition facilities, demonstrating AU’s commitment to your overall educational experience.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth

Located at the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action, the Labyrinth is where you can meditate, reflect, and explore your life’s calling.

State-of-the-Art Nursing Labs
State-of-the-Art Nursing Labs

AU brings the hospital into the classroom with high-tech labs that enhance your learning and understanding of health care.

Exercise Science Labs
Exercise Science Labs

Students and athletes take advantage of the latest technology to practice clinical skills and improve performance.