Transform yourself at Aurora University.
Centered on students like you
Be at the forefront of changing the world.
Lead organizations to be strategic, smart, and cutting-edge.
Teach young people to be the best they can be.
Guide minds and bodies to health and athleticism.
Nurture lives of health and well-being.
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 50+ 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
of campus to explore
alternative spring break trips every year
members of the University Chorale
We value the visual and performing arts.Learn More
Life 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.
It is National Book Lovers Day on August 9, so what better day to ditch your smartphone and linger over a good book? We reached back into the spring issue of Aurora University Magazine to see what award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shared with AU students about the art of...
To me, the strongest argument for choosing an English major is the same argument that enticed me to the field when I was an undergraduate — the way in which it opens up the world. Studying English cultivates your curiosity and gives you the critical reading skills, research expertise, and...
An occasional series on Aurora University alumni, students, faculty, and staff serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was March when the COVID-19 pandemic first felt real to Katie Johns MSW ’09. She had seen news about the pandemic, but during a conversation with her sister,...
Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,500 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2020 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...
Today and again on Monday evening, the university has scheduled listening sessions, an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators to hear the voices of our black students. We plan similar sessions for our Latinx students in a few weeks. We know that many are nervous about the...
Today I am pleased to announce the establishment of a new emergency fund, intended to help members of the AU community. I know that so many are deeply grieved right now. The murder of George Floyd was a stark reminder that America is battling two plagues — racism and the virus. In a time...
An occasional series on Aurora University alumni, students, faculty, and staff serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sarah O'Donnell ’05 could not have imagined that her bachelor's degree in recreation administration from Aurora University would lead to her becoming a hero in...
Richard “Dick” Hamlin, PhD, 94, the president of George Williams College from 1961-1982, died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at his home in Naples, Florida. Dick was a prominent leader in the YMCA movement when the call came from his alma mater, George Williams College, to assume its...
This is an unprecedented time in our country. As individuals and companies adapt to the coronavirus, so too does the job hiring process. Companies are still hiring, but the interview process has changed. The hiring process has gone virtual. From school districts to hospitals to businesses large...
Aurora University is addressing the growing need for educational leaders — those who mentor their teacher colleagues to help improve teaching and learning — through its innovative Doctor of Education (EdD) Instructional Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring program strand. Students of...
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