Originally founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, Aurora University has undergone a variety of transformations over the years. The school was initially known as the Mendota Seminary with the mission of training ministers for the Advent Christian Church, but soon expanded its academic parameters to include a broader range of education as Mendota College. After moving to the town of Aurora in 1912, the school's name was changed to Aurora College - achieving university status in 1985. In 2000, Aurora University and George Williams College merged, though the two remain distinct institutions of higher education.
In addition to the George Williams College, Aurora University is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Studies and the College of Education. Aurora has two main campuses in Aurora, Illinois and at the George Williams College campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin along with an educational center in Woodstock, Illinois. Students living in student housing or an off campus apartment near the school have access to Aurora's excellent academic programs in more than 40 undergraduate majors, 34 minors and nine master's degrees. With an average class size of 23 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1, students can expect a learning environment gear towards cooperative and personalized education needs.
Student living and university living at Aurora University revolve around a variety of student organizations and athletic programs. Student clubs include the Actor's and Playwright's Society, the Psychology Club and the proactive Colleges Against Cancer. Aurora's athletics programs include 18 NCAA Division III men's and women's teams known as the Spartans.
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