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| I transferred in from a Junior College and was attracted because of the essentially free ride I received as I was a straight A student. I wish I would have looked beyond the "free education"; often you get what you paid for. Essentially this schools rep is built on two things. One the city of Aurora is in partnership with the college so the city pays a whole lot of money to send its staff there to get degrees, as a result you have a lot of classes filled with dimwitted municipal employees, who in general are a large cut below average. So the city spends a lot of money to prop up the University and cuts it a lot of slack, a fact that the residents around the University really resent. AU students are really looked down on n the surrounding community and it is not a friendly place to be. |
The other is factor is that that minority inner city churches pool money together to ship inner city minorities (often gang members) to AU - so the church community raves about AU because of its diversity. Unfortunately that translates to a lot of students who are not college material attending. There is a lot of racial tension and a lot of girls are constantly sexually harassed by certain groups of people. Aurora also has a large indigenous population of illegal aliens and Latinos who attend the college and often are ill prepared for a real collegiate life.
Lastly several of the programs are simply jokes. Their Computer Science program is not competitive and of marginal value in the market place. Graduates of Northern Illinois University Computer Science program are strongly favored over AU grads for a reason, AU program is 4th rate in computer science. I took some classes at NIU and I could not believe how much harder they were and yet how competent I felt in the subject matter when the semester ended. AU pampers it Com Sci students, NIU does not.
My advice is to avoid Aurora University. Aurora University is a school you fall down to not aspire to. It is for townies, municipal workers and minority outreach students not for people with talent or ability.
|Jan 31 2014|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| If you are from out of state, you will be bored to death. AU is a suitcase college, pretty much everyone goes home on the weekends. Very little to no activities on the weekends. I coud not wait for the year to be over so that I could transfer!!! |
|Jul 26 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |