Rockford University

Rockford, IL

Rockford University

Rockford, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$30,930

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
19%
18-23
67%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,315
Declined 1,367
Total Received 2,682
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Private

1,002

undergraduate students

209

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,211
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Chicago Rockford International

Rockford University
5050 East State Street
Rockford
61108

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Multicultural Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Nursing Student Organization
  • Alpha Helix

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • April Weekend
  • Casino Night
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
19%
18-23
67%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.25

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,315
Declined 1,367
Total Received 2,682

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Considered

class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $30,800
Room & board $8,660
Additional fees $130
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $2,460
Total $43,250
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Economics
International/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin Language and Literature
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,211

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

1,002
students

Female
55%
554

Male
45%
448

17%

209
students

Female
56%
117

Male
44%
92

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

888
students

Female
55%
485

Male
45%
403

12%

114
students

Female
61%
69

Male
39%
45

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 66%
Student 4 year graduation rate 23%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

146

Transfer students enrolled

12%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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