About Aurora, IL


Aurora is the second biggest city in the entire state of Illinois, and a top 115 city in the entire county in terms of sheer population. In 2000, the city was listed as having 142,990 residents. Aurora’s metro area is the third biggest in the entire country, with 9.5 million people. Aurora is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and the U.S. Census Bureau ranked it as the 46th fastest growing city in the ten years between 2000 and 2009. Aurora is commonly known as the “City of Lights”, as it was one of the first cities in the country to adopt electric street lights.


  • Aurora University

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus AU apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Aurora University housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the AU campus. If so, you can search for off campus Aurora University apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Aurora University student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    AU apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Aurora, Illinois. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the AU Spartans games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus AU apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Aurora University apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through www.aurora.edu.