Resources › For Students and Parents Rockford University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Rockford, Illinois. Ben Jacobson / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 06, 2017 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 PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 490 / 640SAT Math: 460 / 570SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 19 / 24ACT English: 18 / 24ACT Math: 18 / 24What these ACT numbers mean 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% Female88% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $29,180Books: $1,200 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,180Other Expenses: $3,460Total Cost: $42,020 Rockford University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 83%Average Amount of AidGrants: $15,965Loans: $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 FieldWomen's Sports: Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Rockford University, You May Also Like These Schools: Monmouth College: Profile Illinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphElmhurst College: Profile Loyola University Chicago: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorth Park University: Profile Chicago State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIllinois College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Illinois - Chicago: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMillikin University: Profile Bradley University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorth Central College: Profile Concordia University - Chicago: Profile Rockford University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.rockford.edu/?page=MissionVisionState "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."