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Impact of COVID-19 on Admissions
Impact of COVID-19 on Admissions

View information about every step of the college decision process - from virtual visits to the application to financial aid - all in one place.

Aerial View of Campus
Experience campus virtually

Take our virtual tour to see all AU has to offer.

Job Search
12 tips to navigate your job search during COVID-19

Companies are still hiring. This isn’t the time to stop your search or your networking.

In Our Own Words
Bryce Despain
Rebecca Einhaus
Alyssa
Hajar
Hernan
In Our Own Words: Faculty and staff share their thoughts on what makes us Authentically AU.
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 50+ majors and minors allow you to customize a degree around your interests.

AU’s 50+ 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

150+

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

165+

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

19:1

Student-Faculty Ratio

32

Academic All-Americans

40 acres

of campus to explore

multiple

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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Life at AU

Dr. Sherrick and Sammy Spartan
Authentically AU

News and views from the president.

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.

Remembering Richard "Dick" Hamlin: Former GWC president, 1961-82

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...

12 tips to navigate your job search during COVID-19

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...

AU introduces Illinois' first Doctor of Education Instructional Leadership program

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...

Top 10 habits for studying online

As the world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, everything about daily life has been radically changed for the time being. And that includes education. Traditional college classes have moved online, and the hustle and bustle of campus life is on hiatus. Learning remotely and completing your...

Nursing school dean Jan Strom elected to AACN board

Jan Strom, dean of Aurora University’s School of Nursing, has been elected to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Board of Directors. Strom will serve a two-year term as a board member at large. She begins her term on March 23. The votes for board members were cast by more than...

How do you write a cover letter?

A good cover letter is difficult to write. That is why many job applicants skip it or turn it into a vague, cookie-cutter form letter. This is a bad idea. You can make your job application leap to the front of the line if you master the art of writing the cover letter. The cover letter is one of...

Schingoethe Center opens new exhibition on figurative art with Illinois State Museum

The Schingoethe Center of Aurora University opens its newest exhibition focusing on how Illinois artists have represented the human body with an eye to the narrative and fantastic. Curated by Douglas Stapleton, “Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Art from the Illinois State Museum...

How AU empowered nursing student to find her leadership skills

Ever since high school, Alexis Hodges has been passionate about becoming a nurse. But the Aurora University senior nursing student never dreamed she would be leading a statewide association of 1,576 student nurses. That changed last fall when Hodges was named president of the Student Nurses...

Aurora University announces fall 2019 Dean’s List

Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,300 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 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...

AU's 20 places to visit in 2020

It’s the start of a new decade. And we love lists! So what better time to take a look at all the places to visit at Aurora University. Whether you’re new to campus or looking to discover more, there are plenty of sights to see. Here are 20 that we recommend checking out this...

6.13

Date: Saturday - June 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 am

6.17

Date: Wednesday - June 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 am

7.08

Date: Wednesday - July 08, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm

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.