Aurora University traces its origin to the 1893 founding of a seminary in the small town of Mendota, Illinois.
Aurora University offers 40 undergraduate majors, numerous minors, a wide variety of master's degrees, several graduate certificates in education, nursing and business, and online doctoral degrees in education and social work.
The Office of Institutional Research provides data, information and analysis to the AU community to support university planning and decision making. We also provide the university’s annual responses to the Common Data Set, a collaborative effort of The College Board, Peterson's and U.S. News & World Report to publish standard information about colleges and universities.
Residence halls are more than just places to sleep. They are communities where students get involved, become a part of the vibrant Aurora University student life and develop meaningful friendships. As a resident, you will have easy access to classes, study groups, the library and campus activities. Living on campus is the best way to learn to balance academic and social aspects of college life at AU.
Library resources and services are available as you continue your academic journey remotely.
The AU Wellness Center provides college-specific nursing care and promotes health, wellness and preventive care for the Aurora University community. Care received in the Wellness Center is nurse-directed and based on physician-approved clinical protocols.
Officially recognized student groups at Aurora University include:
The Higher Learning Commission accredits Aurora University at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
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