College Senior 2011-04-26T00:18:26Z
Guys & Girls:
Lots of Jocks – Because of AU's small size, a large majority of the student population are jocks. If you enjoy lots of football players and soccer girls, this school is for you.
College Senior 2011-04-26T00:12:04Z
Little to Do – Aurora is a town with very poor, but also very rich. Aurora University is located in a middle to well-off neighborhood. We are about 50 miles west of Chicago, so a trip to the city is not far off. The school is literally in the middle of a neighborhood, which makes it hard for expansion, parking, and off campus living. Students who do choose to rent near campus get frequent complaints from neighbors.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-26T03:03:33Z
Great Teachers – If there is one thing that you want to go to Aurora University for: it is for the professors that teach there. They are some of the most inspirational people to be around. Esspecially if you are apart of the nursing program!
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-26T03:01:59Z
I Don't Apply – I have seen people run around going to parties, but I am in college for classes, not for fun, so I wouldn't know. Sorry
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-26T02:56:35Z
Crowded, Usually Broken, Wireless Down – It always seems that the labs at Aurora University are crowded during times from around 10 am - till about 7 pm. There are two computer labs on campus, Dunham Hall labs and The Library labs. The labs at Dunham are used for classes and the Library are almost always full. It always seems that when you need to use a computer or printer or copier or scanner, there is always something broken. Also the Wireless internet around campus seems to go down every other weekend or so.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T16:15:47Z
Fitness as Au – We have a new turf field that is great for athletic, but we lack the on campus fitness. We have a small weight room and fitness center which both are in two different locations. This is inconvenient because you have to do one workout and then get your stuff to go to the other building which most of the time the football team is in the weight room taking it up and most girls dont want to work out with tons of boys. If only we would build a recreation center that includes weights, cardio, and an indoor track. I feel more people would be willing to increase their fitness levels.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T15:55:28Z
The weather at AU is the typical Chicago weather including the cold winters. This effects students when having to walk to class in the below zero wind chill. Classes typically never get canceled even though most of our students are commuters. Otherwise the weather is typical weather for school/Illinois
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T15:53:35Z
Strictness at AU Sucks – AU has dumb campus rules. It all starts with the parking because everyone whether you are an on-campus student or computer, you pay the same for a parking permit. They do not monitor how many permits they give out so most of the time you pay to park where non parking permit people do (streets around campus). They also restrict what lots you can park in. The commuters get to park wherever they want where on-campus students have to park in the two most inconvenient lots.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T15:50:59Z
Drinking Over Drugs – I do not here a lot about drugs compared to what I hear about drinking and the house parties that occurred over the weekend. Drinking at AU is more popular.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T15:49:43Z
Greeks at AU – Aurora does not have a Greek Life. We have two sorority/fraternities that people can join but the campus as a whole does not really know about them. Aurora mainly has groups/clubs in which do most of what Greeks would do at a larger campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T15:47:34Z
Health & Safety:
Campus Safety – I feel pretty safe on campus with campus safety just being across the campus. I see campus safety making rounds, driving around the campus to monitor crime, and over all just keeping this campus safe. We have had some unusual crime but as a campus we have overcome it. Like usual campuses you want to keep you doors locked at all time because campus safety cant prevent everything. Of course campus safety does not like drinking in the rooms or people being loud so minimize this in order to not get caught.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T15:45:08Z
Most students came to Aurora University for the size and atmosphere. The professors here at Aurora get to know you on a personal level which helps you in times of need. You can turn to them for support or advise or typical school help. Professors go out of their way sometimes to get you the help you need. Any other school you are just a number, but here at Aurora University you are (insert name,class) etc
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T15:40:14Z
Nightlife at Aurora University happens for any aged student whether they be 21 or not. There are very few clubs around unless you go into downtown Chicago. Most people enjoy going to typical house parties because its free, you can hang with your friends, be social, and usually are not far off campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T15:37:33Z
Fan Support – Aurora University has many different sports going on at one time and we always have fans to support us. Parents, alumni, neighbors, and students all come to support the Spartans every chance they get. Most times in the fall soccer games occur before or after a football game which allows fans to see more than one sport play. With the unbelievable support from the fans, the spartans go out and have great games.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T15:33:45Z
Aurora University has many different shopping area around which makes it easy for student. Not only are there strip malls with local stores in them and a mall, but we also has a huge outlet mall that is only about 15 minutes away. It lets students get off campus, shop, and have a good time!
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-18T16:15:43Z
Small Classes, Accessable Staff, Tutoring – The class size is small, 30-35 students. No 100+ lecture hall classes here. Getting access to the staff for clarifications on the material is not a problem, and the school offers tutoring for those that need additional help.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-18T16:06:19Z
I'm a commuter, but the current campus housing is a crowded situation. They are in the process of building additional housing as of 3/2011.
College Senior 2011-03-05T20:30:53Z
Guys & Girls:
Battle of the Sexes – i=In high school i saw alot of guys hanging out with guys and girls with girl. here i barley see a group of with out the sexes together. thers not sexist jokes. everyone is easy to be aroiund. there is also no serious sexissm. the guys are respectful just as well as the girls. everyone is alowwed the freedom to express themselves through clothing and things of that sort, but no one takes it to an extreme. there are activities offered around campus to get you off campus and have fun. as well as things like game night or casino night to get you to meet new people. that is especially helpful for freshmen such as myself.
College Senior 2011-03-05T20:27:32Z
there is such a variety of ethnic groups on campus and they are all understanding and respectful of each other. from a personal stand point im african american and my boyfriend is white, we have been together 6 months and have yet to have or hear of people having a problem with us. everyone is very understanding. the races intermingle. its a good place to be no matter your race
College Senior 2011-03-05T20:23:21Z
School Dining – our school offers three different places to eat. the good thing is that 2 out of the 3 offer meal plans all day. the other dining area starts meal plans at a certain point. there is a fairly good variety of food to eat in the cafateria and you can eat all you want. they offer soups,salads,homestyle, and innovation foods. as well as vegitarian. the other dining option is the carte. it is a quick stop for students on the go to get some food in between classes.lastly the spartan spot. thats where you can et burgers and things like that. its good because you can see then make your food.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-22T18:20:11Z
You definitly have to stay on top of things and follow up to make sure you actually get your money. You also have to try for alot of different scholarships, there's monehy out there you just have to work for it and try for it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-22T18:16:36Z
Dining Close to Campus – Well it's pretty close to Randall Rd so theres stuff there in auruoa like fast food stuff. Little Ceasers, Taylor Street Pizza and Colonial Cafe. Taylor Street Pizza is my favorite!
College Senior 2011-02-16T18:49:47Z
Small Is Better – Since its a smaller campus and with fewer student it is much easier to get to classes or from building to building especially in cold weather. Small classes are great because the professors actually know who you are and remember you and that makes lecture so much easier.
College Senior 2011-02-16T18:43:57Z
there is a bus stop right in front of the campus, the bus passes many times during the day.
College Senior 2011-02-16T18:41:28Z
Chilling on Campus – The library is a great place to study and do homework, there's plenty of computers or laptops for everyone. I never thought i would need and enjoy the library this much. we also have the Spartan spot which has great food and it is a great place to meet people and hang out with friends.
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