Rockhurst University Admissions

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

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Rockhurst University Admissions Overview:

Rockhurst University is a largely accessible school, admitting around three-quarters of applicants each year. Those with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and scores from the SAT or ACT. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact a member of the admissions team.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Rockhurst University Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
  • SAT Critical Reading: 518 / 593
  • SAT Math: 468 / 573
  • SAT Writing: - / -

What these SAT numbers mean

  • ACT Composite: 23 / 28
  • ACT English: 20 / 27
  • ACT Math: 23 / 29

What these ACT numbers mean

Top Missouri colleges ACT score comparison

Rockhurst University Description:

Founded in 1910, Rockhurst University is a comprehensive private Jesuit university located in Kansas City, Missouri. UMKC, the University of Missouri Kansas City, sits on the western edge of campus. Rockhurst values the interactions between faculty and students, an emphasis that is supported by the school's 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 24. Rockhurst also values community service, and upon graduation students receive a transcript for service activities as well as a more traditional academic transcript. The university offers over 50 degree programs with professional fields in business and nursing being the most popular among undergraduates. Rockhurst often does well in rankings of master's universities in the Midwest. In athletics, the Rockhurst Hawks compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,854 (2,042 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 69% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,670
  • Books: $1,485 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,080
  • Other Expenses: $4,216
  • Total Cost: $50,451

Rockhurst University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,476
    • Loans: $7,595

Academic Programs:

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

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Rockhurst University Mission Statement:

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"Rockhurst University exists to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal education and graduate education. Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world."

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