Tuition & Fees

$30,050

$30,050

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
9%
24-29
23%
18-23
47%
12-17
21%
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
49%
12-17
19%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
59%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,640
Declined + 1,373
Total Received 3,013
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Private (nonprofit)

1,086

undergraduate students

212

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1665
ACT 1122

School Facts

Rockford University (formerly Rockford College) is a four-year, independent, liberal arts institution founded in 1847. Our 150-acre park-like campus is located in Rockford, Ill.; just 90 miles from Chicago, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., and 70 miles from Madison, Wis.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,298
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Rockford, IL

150-acre campus in Rockford (population: 147,651), 90 miles from Chicago. Served by air and bus; train serves Elgin (45 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Rockford University
5050 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
72%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
9%
24-29
23%
18-23
47%
12-17
21%
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
49%
12-17
19%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
59%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,640
Declined + 1,373
Total Received 3,013

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jennifer Nordstrom
Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admission
P: 800 892-2984
F: 815 226-2822
admissions@rockford.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,920
Room $4,570
Board $3,850
Additional fees $130
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $39,670
Average Financial Aid - $18,757
Total with Avg. Aid $20,913

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,757

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,273,423
State $1,620,366
Institutional $7,538,262
Other external $214,010
Total $11,646,061

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $3,916
Institutional $1,445,867
Other external $180,161
Total $1,629,944

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Athletics Conference
Mascot
Regents
School colors
purple, black, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology/Sociology
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classics
Computer Science
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
French
History
Human Development
Humanities
International Studies
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Romance Languages
Science/Mathematics
Social Sciences
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
Teaching
Theatre
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

84%

1,086
students

Female
57%
624

Male
43%
462

Graduate

16%

212
students

Female
52%
110

Male
48%
102

undergraduateFull-time

87%

945
students

Female
58%
541

Male
42%
404

undergraduatePart-time

13%

141
students

Female
59%
83

Male
41%
58

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Kyrgyzstan
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sam Bandy
Director of Global Affairs
815-226-4138
sbandy@rockford.edu

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