George Williams College

The GWC Difference

About GWC

At George Williams College, our singular purpose is to help students achieve their educational goals. Together, GWC students, faculty and staff comprise a distinctive community, dedicated to a century-old mission of “serving those who serve others.”

George Williams is one of several campuses that comprise Aurora University. We draw upon the extensive resources of a large private university system to offer undergraduate students a blend of “high tech” and “high touch” learning experiences. George Williams College shares the same mission and values as Aurora University.

Nestled on the shores of Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake, the GWC campus offers distinctive student life experiences. Our students kayak, tend gardens, sail, hike, and tap maple trees for syrup.

GWC academic programs prepare graduates to lead in fields where society’s needs are the greatest. And so our curriculum is focused on educating students in a handful of majors, including business management, environmental studies and sustainability, nursing, psychology, and social work.

Students immerse themselves in these majors, while examining through our broader curriculum a series of enduring questions about subjects ranging from the preservation of human dignity to the impact of science on society and global justice.

Fast Facts

Type of college:

Program types: Residential, commuter, full- and part-time

Academic year: Two regular semesters: late August to mid-December and mid-January to early May, plus summer semester

Overall student body: 175 undergraduate students

Founded in: 1884

Campus of: Aurora University

Located in: Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Size of campus: 137 wooded acres along the shores of Geneva Lake

Nearest urban cities: Chicago (two hours), Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (one hour each)

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Housing: Four spacious, on-campus residence halls (with private bathrooms!)

Financial aid: Need- and merit-based scholarships and financial aid packages