College Senior 2011-08-18T02:49:40Z
My Program – I am currently enrolled at Aurora University's Bachelors program. My advising counselor was great and very helpful with getting me enrolled yet my financial advisor did not give me any help with how to pay for school.
College Senior 2011-08-18T02:43:55Z
Aurora University feels like walking into the city, it's very easy to get lost. Yet the scenery makes the effort to find a building worth it. With their colorful gardens, and lovely homes the school is located in between. Aurora University's atmosphere is calming and makes learning at their facilty enjoyable.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-10T23:20:15Z
Guys & Girls:
Aurora University's student population is very traditional. Aurora consists of a 3 to 2 ratio of female to male. Many students often sport a sweatpants and t-shirt look while upper classmen who may have internships will sport a more business casual look. Aurora University students are comfortable in their skin and dress how they please.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-10T23:17:37Z
Intimate Atmosphere – Aurora University is a small campus that hosts about 4000 students both undergrad and graduate. This provides for small class sizes and a chance for students to get to know their professors. Aurora University operates with an excellent staff always available to help students with any of their needs. Aurora University is well known for its social work, nursing, and education program.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-10T23:15:41Z
Fun Area – Located just outside the heart of downtown Aurora, next door to the city of Naperville, and just a short trip from Chicago, Aurora University is an ideal place to attend school. Students can enjoy unique restaurants and a pretty rive walk right in downtown Aurora just minutes from campus. Aurora University is also just minutes away from Chicago Premium Outlets and Fox Valley Shopping Mall. Students may also want to venture to downtown Naperville to enjoy another river walk as well as some unique shops and a fun night life. Aurora University is also just minutes from Hollywood Palms Theater, a unique dinner theater that also hosts many special events with well known Hollywood Celebrities. Finally, students are also just minutes from the Aurora transportation center in which they can hop on the metra train and take a short ride down to the City of Chicago to enjoy museums, Navy Peir, unique restaurants, shopping and much more!
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-09T20:11:32Z
Could Be Much Better – They don't care about your problems, they just want your money. The workers in fa are very nice, however.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-09T20:07:05Z
If they weren't so money-hungry, I probably would do it again.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-09T19:58:31Z
If you choose to be an athletic training major, be prepared for a major workload and no social life. However, the satisfaction of completion is amazing.
College Senior 2011-08-01T23:12:34Z
Twenty Five Dollars? At Aurora there is really no need for a car if you decide that you want to live on campus because of the proximity of classes are as well as your dorms. If you decide that you would like to have a car the school charges only twenty five dollars per year for parking on campus. On top of that great deal, there are many side streets that you can park on that is walking distance to any of your many destinations.
College Senior 2011-08-01T23:10:03Z
Living Life on Campus – The strictness is put into the hands of the individual. On campus you will not be able to abuse any type of substances. There are quite a bit of rules that you need to follow but if they are not followed it is once again all on you personally. You live your life with the intention of becoming a adult and the people of Aurora help with that. The consequences whether they are good or bad will be enforced.
College Senior 2011-08-01T22:56:29Z
Health & Safety:
The safety felt when walking into the campus is like when you walk into your own home. Aurora is a small campus that is protected well by security and filled with students, teachers, and advisers to make sure that you will never feel threatened. The feeling of security is one that seems to be valued and it is a comfort to students who are leaving home for the first time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-29T00:48:30Z
I received a good amount of financial aid the first few semesters I was at Aurora University; however, due to the fact that I am still considered a dependent, my father made more money this year and as a result I got almost no aid from my school this year. I also work full time while out of school and only 1 day a week when school is in session, so it is VERY hard for me to come up with just about any money to pay for school. I would definitely consider outside sources for aid when applying here because it is costly each semester, especially once you get into your chosen program.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-29T00:40:48Z
There is a diverse population of students and faculty on Aurora's campus. They are also very accepting of all backgrounds. I never hear or see people be discriminatory of other students because of their beliefs, attitudes, or physical appearance.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-29T00:37:49Z
Registration Process – The registration process at Aurora University is quite painstaking. They do not allow you to sign up for courses via the internet as most colleges/universities allow you to do. You must register in person and with an advisor that follows your area of study and sorted by last name. You must make an appointment with your advisor; the advisors are VERY hard to get in to see. They are always booked with appointments by the time you call, no matter when you call. Then, the classes or professors you wanted are gone by the time you get in to register. This definitely is a downside to Aurora University that I did not expect to encounter.
College Senior 2011-07-25T18:11:10Z
Its Average – needs improving in the gym, and needs a little more advertising
College Junior 2011-07-19T06:38:34Z
Aurora University is a small campus that is surrounded by neighborhoods.So there are housing and apartments students can search for if planning to be a commuter.
College Junior 2011-07-19T06:36:29Z
Campus food is much like fast food. But there are many places to go eat on campus. Students can choose to go to the cafeteria which is almost like a buffet.Most students choose to go to the Spartan Spot to eat more like fast food and hang out. There is also the Cart to get snacks.
College Junior 2011-07-19T06:31:44Z
Aurora University have many resources that all students can take advantage of on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T19:41:15Z
I Love It – Aurora university is a great school and place to be. You make wonderful friends and the small class sizes and the one on one respect from the teachers make it so much easier to stay on top of your course work. I love just hanging out on the Quad with my friends and there is always something to do! I would choose my school again because I love the small class sizes and how close you get with everyone in your major. You become one big family
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T19:34:52Z
Campus Living – The dorms are very nice at Aurora university. However we are a growing school and many people want to live on campus which makes the living situation slightly more difficult. They have extended rooms that involve 3-4 people living in one room. However they are building a brand new Dorm so the problem shouldn't last much longer. Upperclassman however can live off campus and their are plenty of houses and apartment complexes around campus to provide the close distance to campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-29T19:31:17Z
Aurora University has wonderful academics offered. We are known for our College of Education, Nursing and Social Work. The professors are wonderful and willing to help you when ever it is needed. The work load is about right but some times can become stressful as at any university. The curriculum and registration process are very smooth and there are always people to help. I came to Aurora because of the small campus and class sizes. I love the atmoshpere that is here and the people are great to be around!
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-25T18:52:33Z
Greek life on campus is very important. Recently, Greek organizations were not allowed on campus because they did not give back to the campus enough. However, that has all changed this year. All of the Greek sororities and fraternities have come together. Greek Council monitors all the sororities and fraternities to make sure that they adequately contributing to the campus. Greeks are recognized at almost all campus events, and Greeks play a huge role in community service events. These events are usually open to Greeks and non Greeks alike. Even if you are not part of a sorority or fraternity, you will likely interact with one of these groups at some point. I would recommend to everyone that Greek life is fun and rewarding. It really helps you to get connected on campus. The Greeks do not have housing at Aurora University, the city of Aurora prohibits it. This means that you will not find frat parties at Aurora University. However, Greeks are still very connected to each other and the campus. Greeks are well liked by non-Greeks, and Greeks are constantly working to make sure that Greek life is respectable.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-25T18:40:34Z
A Bit of a Drive – Aurora University is located in the middle of a suburban area. This is NOT a college town. However, the positive side to this is that there are plenty of places to eat within ten miles. The negative side to this is that there are very few places that are within walking distance. To the east of Aurora University you can find great authentic Mexican food. To the west and north there are many chain restaurants and you can always find something you will like.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-25T18:34:30Z
Social Work – The Social Work program at Aurora University is selective. You must apply to the program at the end of your sophomore year and have met the prerequisite classes and GPA requirements. You must also pass a background check. Once accepted into the program you will have to take two years of social work classes and complete an internship during your senior year. The curriculum is rigorous. Most faculty will tell you that Social Work curriculum is the second most demanding workload, right after the nursing student curriculum. In the Chicago area, Aurora University is very well known, and respected for it's social work program. It continues to grow and excel.
College Senior 2011-04-26T00:20:09Z
Not Much – There are very few drug users at Aurora University, although drinking is heavy. Even though we are a dry campus, there is a normal college obsession with drinking parties. If people are doing drugs, it's usually just pot.
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