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Aurora University, also referred to as AU, is a private liberal arts college located in Aurora, Illinois, United States. It was founded as Mendota Seminary in Mendota, Illinois in 1893. It was used for training ministers and lay workers of the Advent Christian Church. Aurora College legally separated from the Advent Christian Church in 1971 and, in 1985, it was renamed Aurora University. The main campus spreads across an area of more than 250 acres. Aurora University is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies
Aurora University sponsors more than 15 sports teams which are nicknamed the Spartans. It also hosts several student clubs and organizations including Fashion Loves You (FLY), Future Leaders of The World (FLOW), and The Actors and Playwrights Society (TAPS).

Profile of Aurora UniversityAurora, IL is home to Aurora. Aurora is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Aurora go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching and family and social work.

Aurora Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 600.

Student Enrolment

Aurora has 3, 946 enrolled students . A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Aurora. The school offers students meal plans. Aurora values student athletics, and belongs to the Illini-Badger Intercollegiate Football Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Aurora University - an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. "

Aurora Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching573teacher education, educational administration, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, curriculum and instruction
Business and Management150business management, marketing, accounting, MIS, management science, finance
Family and Social Work142social work, youth services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43parks and recreation management, parks and recreation studies
Liberal Arts42history, English, political science, sociology, liberal arts and sciences
Therapy and Counselling30psychology
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and safety
Media22communication studies
Medicine14medical preparatory
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Contact: AuroraAurora University

347 S Gladstone Ave

Aurora, IL 60506-4892

General Phone: (630) 892-6431


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