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Rochester University
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  • 4 Year
  • ROCHESTER HILLS, MI

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A+

About

800 WEST AVON ROAD
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI 48307
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
From Rochester University

Choose Rochester University and you’ll choose to learn, lead, and succeed by expanding your knowledge and your faith. Then, you’ll put those qualities to work by building a better career, a better family, a better life, and a better world. Our educational programs will prepare you for a career while also emphasizing Christian values and integrity. Throughout your journey at RU, you will continually engage with the world around you and create a plan to use your experiences, knowledge and skills to discover and develop pathways to purpose and meaning. The result of all this work and learning? You will be a well-educated and compassionate person who can change your life and the world for the better.

RU is a place where every individual is heard, welcomed and respected. Our campus is just steps away from a city that has been described as the perfect mix of historic and hip with unique small businesses, trendy restaurants, coffee shops, and acres of natural beauty, green space, and trails.

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Rochester University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
99%
SAT Range
840-1060
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,649 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,608 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 26 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 28 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 28 responses

Majors

Rochester University expands graduate offerings with new master’s degrees in sport leadership and clinical psychology

academic spotlight

Rochester University is adding two new Master of Arts degrees to its graduate program — one in sport leadership and another in clinical psychology — after receiving approval from its accrediting body in November 2022. The two new degrees will launch in fall 2023, joining RU’s existing master’s degree in missional leadership.

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    65%
  • On Campus
    15%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
745 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
453
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
42%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Hard Working Christian
    67%
  • Typical college student who is working full time
    17%
  • Typical college student works part time
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
Poll
36%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 14 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Community
    86%
  • Challenging and fun
    14%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 12 responses

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