About George Williams College of Aurora University

At George Williams College, our singular purpose is to help students achieve their educational goals. Together, GWC students, faculty and staff comprise a distinctive community, dedicated to a century-old mission of “serving those who serve others.”

George Williams is one of several campuses that comprise Aurora University. We draw upon the extensive resources of a large private university system to offer undergraduate and graduate students a blend of “high tech” and “high touch” learning experiences.

The GWC campus is nestled on the shores of Wisconsin’s picturesque Geneva Lake. Our students don’t compete for athletic titles or stage blockbuster musicals. Instead they kayak, tend a garden, keep bees, sail and hike, and tap maples trees for syrup.

GWC academic programs prepare graduates to lead in fields where society’s needs are the greatest. And so our curriculum is focused on educating students in a handful of majors, including nursing, social work, environmental science, parks and recreation and applied psychology.  

Students immerse themselves in these majors, while examining through our broader curriculum a series of enduring questions about subjects ranging from the preservation of human dignity to the impact of science on society and global justice.

Fast Facts

Type of college:

Program types: Residential, commuter, full and part-time

Academic year: Two regular semesters: late August to mid-December and mid-January to early May, plus summer semester

Overall student body: 300 undergraduate and graduate students

Founded in: 1884

Campus of: Aurora University

Located in: Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Size of campus: 137 wooded acres along the shores of Geneva Lake

Nearest urban cities: Chicago (two hours), Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (one hour each)

Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Housing: Spacious, on-campus residence halls (with private bathrooms!)

Financial aid: Need- and merit-based scholarships and financial aid packages