Aurora University

About Aurora University

At Aurora University, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

We combine the wide range of programs expected at a university with the personal attention of a small college. Our award-winning faculty members are accessible; our partnerships with the community provide hands-on opportunities and internships; and our academic and support programs are designed to help you succeed.

Today, Aurora University operates two primary campuses: a campus of 37 acres in Aurora, Illinois; and the 137.5-acre George Williams College on Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. The institution enrolls approximately 5,500 degree-seeking students a year on its campuses. Classes are also offered at the Orchard Center in Aurora, Illinois and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois.

On the Aurora campus, AU offers academic programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Dunham School of Business and Public Policy, the School of Education and Human Performance, the School of Nursing and Allied Health, and the School of Social Work. Undergraduate students participate in a wide range of on- and off-campus learning experiences. Students participate in more than 50 musical, literary, religious, social and service organizations and play active roles in campus governance.

The university also fields 24 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic teams.

At AU, we believe that the educational needs of our students are served best through the formation of strategic partnerships with institutions of like vision, mission and values. For example, our innovative collaborations with area corporate, civic, nonprofit, business and education partners fostered the launch of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, which serves elementary and middle school students from area school districts and is staffed via a unique professional model.

Aurora University draws upon the rich legacies and distinctive traditions of Aurora College and George Williams College. This history has helped shape Aurora University, which will continue to build upon its important past to help shape the future.


Orientation leader

May 2023 - June 2023 Aurora, IL
“I loved meeting new freshman who are interested in my major. I was able to tell them advice on classes, guide them through electronic resources & other resources we have on campus, help guide the parents with financial aid or any type of questions they have to support their students. I was able to tell them about the organizations we have on campus and most definitely scholarships. I loved every aspect of getting to know my peer orientation leaders as well, and being provided free meals and free housing whenever we'd work. We always have breaks and go to arcades, mini golf, or even go out to eat together to bond as a group before we help introduce freshman to the whole idea of college. ”

Administrative Assistant Intern

June 2023 Aurora, IL
“I love the atmosphere and the people who work here.”
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