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Reviews 477 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school has been a great option for me, as I am an adult student returning to complete my bachelors. The classes are in a challenging 8 week format, and tutor/support is provided by appointment. Some support services have inconvenient hours and not readily available for adult students that may need after work hours. The traditional undergrads can be immature. Campus safety is compromised by the number of students with cars - there is little parking, poorly lit walkways, and of lots of speeding teenagers. I would recommend this school to adults and traditional undergrads. It's a nice, small campus with a family feel.

College Junior

Athletics: The athletic building is nice and open to all students. As an adult student, I don't go in there much.

College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I am a commuter student - I don't live or work in this community.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Students speed through the parking lots and through pedestrian walkways. I have filed a complaint, but have not seen any improvement. I am concerned about my safety in the parking lots and walkways at night.

2 College Junior

Parking: Cost of a permit is cheap, but finding parking is a joke. Even the residential areas fill up bumper to bumper. Sometimes parking is 5+ blocks away, and poorly lit.

College Junior

Transportation: I am a commuter and have no idea what transportation options are available to on campus students.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I get coffee and sandwiches sometimes from a kiosk. Nothing great, but not bad either

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I am a junior and my employer just cancelled tuition reimbursement. I am just now filing for financial aid and making my way through the maze of applying for scholarships and grants. This is a confusing process, and one that is probably more confusing to me because I am an adult returning to school and I work full time.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: We are located in the middle of a neighborhood, so there is not much to do.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It can be really hot or really cold.

College Freshman

Majors: I have only has one class related to my major so far so I do not think I know enough to rate it.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Some teachers are great, but others can make your life difficult because they do not know what they are talking about, nor are they research-based.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Parking: If you dont get there early it's very hard to find a parking spot.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Majors: Chosing a major was easy, though I already knew i wanted Psychology. But even if undecided it is very easy to talk to the advisors about certain majors.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Transportation: They have a bus stop near the library. But everywhere you would like to go, you first must have car.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a fair amount of financial aid, but it was a long process. At one point, I thought everything was taken care of, but I was told forms were missing. So, I had to re-do a few forms that I had already submitted. I suggest checking your financial aid status regularly to ensure that all paperwork gets accepted.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Majors: MSW students are required to complete two internships. The first internship is about 450 hours or 15 hours per week. The second internship is 600 hours or 20 hours per week. These are unpaid internships. AU assists students in finding internships by providing an agency list, but students need to actually contact the agencies to set up interviews and arrange the internship. The internship experience I have had so far has been extremely helpful. The only issue is that with it being unpaid and taking up 20 hours a week, it is difficult to work part time.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Computers: Sometimes it can be difficult to find a computer to use on campus, especially between classes. However, there are many different computer labs throughout campus that are available for use. It seems to just be a matter of checking out different labs around campus. Although a lot of people either bring their own computers or tablets to do work, so they mainly just use the campus computers for printing material.

3 College Senior

Parking: It depends on the time of day you are getting to classes. There is very limited parking. If you get to AU in the morning, you should not have much difficulty finding a parking space, but you want to make sure you get to campus early. Also, if you get there in the evening, parking does not seem to be an issue. The most problematic time is late morning/afternoon. I decided to not take classes starting in the afternoon because of the difficulty I have had finding a parking space. It is best to take a morning class, not move your car, and stay on campus for classes for the rest of the day.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol and drug use are basically nonexsistant on campus.

4 College Junior

Diversity: I come from a predominately white town and was surprised at the number of minorities that attend Aurora considering it's also in the suburbs. Every one is very accepting though, and it's interesting to get point of views from people with different backgrounds.

3 College Junior

Academics: There is a separate counselor for each major, which is nice. The counselor is very helpful when it comes down to picking classes. They are very knowledgeable.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is plenty of different off-campus housing available. I'm not sure what the quality is like.

3 College Junior

Athletics: From what I've heard Aurora University enjoys their sports. I haven't personally been to any sport events but I am just starting at the school.

1 person found this useful Report

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