Aurora University, also referred to as AU, is a private liberal arts college located in Aurora, Illinois, United States. It was founded as Mendota Seminary in Mendota, Illinois in 1893. It was used for training ministers and lay workers of the Advent Christian Church. Aurora College legally separated from the Advent Christian Church in 1971 and, in 1985, it was renamed Aurora University. The main campus spreads across an area of more than 250 acres. Aurora University is organized into the following academic divisions:
Aurora University sponsors more than 15 sports teams which are nicknamed the Spartans. It also hosts several student clubs and organizations including Fashion Loves You (FLY), Future Leaders of The World (FLOW), and The Actors and Playwrights Society (TAPS).
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