Transform yourself at Aurora University.
Centered on students like you
Lead organizations to be strategic, smart, and cutting-edge.
Teach, coach, and guide minds and bodies to be the best they can be.
Explore culture, language, history, and more.
Nurture lives of health and well-being.
Work at the forefront of biology, chemistry, engineering, and more.
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 40+ 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
Average Class Size
of campus to explore
alternative spring break trips every year
members of the University Chorale
We value the visual and performing arts.Learn More
The Arts 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.
Take advantage of our Smithsonian collaboration by exploring art and cultural artifacts in our award-winning campus gallery and museum.
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 [...]
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 was rated highest for honesty and ethics for the 17th consecutive year in an annual Gallup poll.
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 congratulates the more than 1,200 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 2018 semester.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Perhaps more rewarding than a Spartan win is the feeling AU student-athletes have when they serve the community.
Date: Wednesday - April 24, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Crimi Auditorium
Date: Saturday - April 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Crimi Auditorium
Date: Saturday - May 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Institute for Collaboration - Crimi Auditorium