Rockford University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Rockford, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois. Ben Jacobson / Wikimedia Commons

Rockford University Admissions Overview:

Rockford University has an acceptance rate of 54%; students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted to the school. Along with an application (which can be completed online), applicants will need to submit official high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. Check out the school's website for more information.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Rockford University Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Rockford University Description:

Rockford University is a private liberal arts university with a practical, hands-on approach to learning. The attractive 130-acre campus is located in Rockford, Illinois; Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison are all within 90 minutes of campus. A little less than 90% of students come from Illinois. Students can choose from over 70 academic programs, and majors in business and elementary education are among the most popular. The university was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Academics are supported by an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and classes are small. Rockford has 22 registered student clubs and organizations, and about 25% of students participate in intercollegiate athletics. Many of the school's teams compete in the NCAA Division III Northern Athletics Conference. The university fields nine men's and eight women's varsity teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,287 (1,075 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,180
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,180
  • Other Expenses: $3,460
  • Total Cost: $42,020

Rockford University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,965
    • Loans: $7,103

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Cross Country, Football, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Rockford University Mission Statement:

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"Our mission is to educate men and women to lead responsible lives by means of a curriculum grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experience. Through the total academic and co-curricular experience, Rockford University strives to prepare students for fulfilling lives, careers, and participation in a modern and changing global society."

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