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Discover Your Future.

Are you ready to join 5,800 commuter and residential students who call AU their home away from home? Want to learn from professors who will know you by name? Want to be connected to over 32,000 graduates who are now proud AU alumni? Take the next step and explore Aurora University.

Discover value.

You can join more than 98 percent of AU undergraduates who receive some form of financial aid, including scholarships and grants.

Discover opportunities.

Take advantage of convenient summer classes, study abroad experiences, and online offerings.

Remembering Joe Dunham: teacher, minister, and friend

Beloved Aurora University professor emeritus Joe Dunham, 80, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born March 17, 1939, Dunham was born and raised in Missouri. He attended Southwest Baptist College, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma University, and Northwestern University. Dunham began his career at Aurora College in 1964, instantly standing out [...]

AU Campus Tornado Drill

We will be conducting a tornado drill at the Aurora main campus, Orchard Center, and STEM School on Thursday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m. to help prepare students, faculty, and staff for how to respond in the event of severe weather/tornado emergencies. Please take time to review the Emergency Response Guides found in each building [...]

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.


Date: Saturday - May 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Institute for Collaboration - Crimi Auditorium


Date: Saturday - June 01, 2019
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Hill Welcome Center


Date: Saturday - June 08, 2019
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Hill Welcome Center

Aurora University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2016-2017 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. AU was also recognized with three Fields of Study honors for our business, education and nursing programs.

College of Distinction 2016-2017
College of Distinction Business 2017-2018
College of Distinction Education 2017-2018
College of Distinction Nursing 2017-2018
College of Distinction Safest School 2016

Aurora University has been named one of the Safest Colleges in Illinois for 2016. Top ranked colleges offer a safe and healthy environment for students with little or no campus crime.