Aurora UniversityAurora, ILMichelle Rich2ndPeriodwww.aurora.edu
Aurora, IL Aurora is the 2nd largest city in Illinois. Aurora is located about 40 miles west of Chicago. Aurora has a “downtown” area located along the Fox River. Points of Interest: Paramount Theater SciTech Interactive Science Museum Hollywood Casino Prime Outlet Mall
Aurora University Campus Map and Basic Stats 4 Year, non-profit independent university Approximately 4,400 students Student-Faculty ratio 15 to 1 Average class size - 20
Ranking/Awards • US News ranks AU as a Tier 2 Regional University (2011). • The Schingoethe Center recently received an Award of Excellence in Exhibitions from the Illinois Association of Museum • Aurora University awarded Military Friendly Schools Title from Victory Media Inc
Admission Requirements • Graduation from an accredited high school (In a college-preparatory curriculum) or completion of a G.E.D. certificate. • High school class rank of at least 60th percentile. • ACT composite score of at least 19 on the first or second attempt (with no subscore below 17) • or combined SAT scores of at least 910 (with an English subscore of at least 410).
Tuition/Room & Board • 2012-2013 Tuition • Full-time (12 - 17 semester hours per term): $9,950 per semester Part-time (1 - 11 semester hours): $590 per semester hour • 2012-2013 Room and Board • Average Room and Board (based on an average double room and Block Meal Plan): $4,357 per semester
Majors and Minors Majors Minors Philosophy Religion Sports Management French Museum Studies Gender Studies Film Studies Art History Physiology • Accounting • Actuarial Science • Athletic Training • Biology • Business Administration • Coaching and Youth Sport Development Communication • Computer Science • Criminal Justice • Education
Athletics NCAA Division 3 Northern Athletic Conference Men’s Baseball Basketball Football Hockey Track and Field Lacrosse Soccer Golf Tennis Cross Country Women’s Basketball Soccer Cross Country Lacrosse Golf Softball Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Cheer and Dance
Campus Life • Fraternities and Sororities • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity • Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity • Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority • Sigma Delta Gamma Sorority • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority • Intermural Basketball, Volleyball, etc. • Various clubs including: Fashion, Philosophy, and gaming.
Fr. Retention, Graduation and Job Placement • Freshmen Retention rate 73% • Graduation Rate 51% • Job Placement – not found • Career services offered at university
Distinguished Alumni • Mickey Johnson • Ex-Bulls Player (70’s) • John Grotberg • U.S. Representative • Herbert Murerwa • Zimbabwean politician • GWC alumni
Fun Facts • Watkins Hall has reported being haunted by a student who hung themselves. • Some people who live in Aurora don’t even know the university exists