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Aurora University

Aurora, Illinois, United States
Your journey at AU begins with choices. Maybe you already know what you want to study. Or perhaps you’re unsure. Either way, you’ll be introduced to a world of options.

Bachelor's programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Housing services

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 services

Library resources and services are available as you continue your academic journey remotely.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Student clubs

Officially recognized student groups at Aurora University include:

  • Alpha Phi Sigma criminal justice honor society
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • AU Flow Art Club
  • AU History Club
  • Aurora Criminal Justice Association (ACJA)
  • Aurora University Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Aurora University Finance Association (AUFA)
  • Aurora University Pride Alliance (AUPA)


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Aurora University at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

Student Reviews

Excellence is my watch word
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

It wasn’t that good but I still succeeded in the university with all my efforts

A comfortable college experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Aurora University is an excellent private institution with a small enough student base to receive personal attention and individual instruction from experienced professors. Generally, staff seems to go out of their way to help ensure student success during their stay and even after graduation. As for drawbacks, the university can be quite expensive, but there are...

Aurora, Illinois, United States

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