|Motto:||Sapientes abscondunt scientiam|
|President:||Dr. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1893 ( MDCCCXCIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Rebecca L. Sherrick|
|Provost:||Dr. Provost is the title of a senior Academic administrator at many institutions of Higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent Andrew P. Manion|
|Undergraduates:||Aprx. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. 4,000|
|Postgraduates:||Aprx. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described 2,000|
|Location:||Aurora, IL, USA|
|Athletics:||18 NCAA Division III teams|
|Colors:||royal blue and white|
Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, USA is a private liberal arts college that admits both male and female students to four-year undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. Aurora is the second-largest City in the US state of Illinois, with a population of 175952 (2007 est The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification White is a Color, the perception which is evoked by Light that stimulates all three types of color sensitive Cone cells in the Human eye The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Aurora is the second-largest City in the US state of Illinois, with a population of 175952 (2007 est Liberal arts colleges are primarily colleges with an emphasis upon Undergraduate study in the Liberal arts. Aurora University has two campuses: the main campus in Aurora, Illinois and the George Williams campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Williams Bay is a village in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States.
Aurora University is organized into three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, and the College of Professional Studies. The College of Professional Studies is itself organized into four schools: the Dunham School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Health and Physical Education, and the School of Social Work. Aurora University is on a semester academic year with additional May term and either an additional full summer semester or two half-summer terms, depending on the course. Aurora University is a writing intensive school, requiring multiple writing assignments in almost every class. A grade of "C" or better is required to pass mandatory interdisciplinary studies classes such as "Culture, Diversity, and Expression" that are also writing intensive and required for graduation from this university.
Aurora University was founded as Mendota Seminary in Mendota, Illinois in 1893 for the training of ministers and lay workers of the Advent Christian Church. Mendota is a city located in north-central Illinois in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. In its first few years, the seminary changed its name to Mendota College and open its enrollment to the public as a liberal-arts college. In 1911, citizens of Aurora donated land for the construction of a new college. Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Also that same year, Charles Eckhart, who founded the predecessor of the Auburn Automobile Company, donated money to build the first buildings of what was to become in 1912 Aurora College, the relocated former Mendota College. Auburn was a Brand name of American Automobiles produced from 1900 through 1936 Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting In 1971 Aurora College legally separated from the Advent Christian Church. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University and organized its degree-granting programs into three colleges. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar)
In 1992, George Williams College, a college established in 1890 by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) merged into Aurora University. The Young Men's Christian Association (" YMCA " or " the Y " was founded on June 6, 1844 in London England by a young man Founded as the YMCA Training School in Chicago, Illinois, it became the YMCA College in 1913 and George Williams College in 1933 before moving near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Aurora University athletics are an affiliate of the NCAA Division III. The school sponsors 19 teams, which are named the Spartans. The Spartan football team participates in the Illini-Badger Conference and all other Spartans teams participate, as of the 2006-2007 season, in the Northern Athletics Conference, which comprises teams from the former Northern Illinois—Iowa Conference and the Lake Michigan Conference. 40% percent of all campus residents and a number of commuters partake in intercollegiate sports.
The Spartans men's baseball team has earned 17 NCAA tournament bids since 1987. Throughout their playoff success the club has appeared in a school record six national championships (World Series), taking runner up in 1990'. The men are lead by Shaun Neitzel, an area native of the Fox Valley region. Neitzel has captured such titles as ABCA and conference coach of the year . The program has produced 22 All-Americans and multiple draft picks including Aurora's most recent Brady Salter of Plainfield, Il. to the New York Yankees. Present pitching coach and alumnus Alex Chapple hurled back to back no-hitters in 2006 on the programs trip to Appleton, WI. for the its most recent World Series appearance. Such a feat has occurred once before by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Vandermmeer in 1938. The Spartans have posted an impressive winning percentage of over . 750 over the past decade, ranking among the nations top five NCAA III programs.