Tuition & Fees

$30,930

$30,930

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
50%
400-499
50%
600-699
12%
500-599
38%
400-499
50%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
70%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
19%
18-23
46%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
51%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,118
Declined + 1,283
Total Received 2,401
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Private (nonprofit)

1,061

undergraduate students

200

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

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Location

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 1,261
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
58%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
50%
400-499
50%
600-699
12%
500-599
38%
400-499
50%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
70%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
19%
18-23
46%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
51%
12-17
21%

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

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,118
Declined + 1,283
Total Received 2,401

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

Financial Aid

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,212

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,800
Room $4,700
Board $3,960
Additional fees $130
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $40,790
Average Financial Aid - $20,212
Total with Avg. Aid $20,578

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,182,863
State $1,875,183
Institutional $8,307,170
Other external $210,867
Total $12,576,083

Non-need-based

Federal
State $944
Institutional $1,552,651
Other external $1,701,368
Total $3,254,963
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 815 226-4062
F: 815 394-5174
sas@rockford.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Todd Fischer-Free
Assistant Vice President of Student Administrative Services
tfischer-free@rockford.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Dodgeball, Frisbee Golf

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Athletic Directors

Jason Mulligan (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
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
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
Teaching
Theatre
Theatre Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,261

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

1,061
students

Female
55%
584

Male
45%
477

16%

200
students

Female
57%
115

Male
43%
85

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

917
students

Female
55%
497

Male
45%
420

14%

144
students

Female
61%
87

Male
39%
57

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

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

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
The Republic Of Kyrgyzstan
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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