- 4 Year
- ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
- Academicsgrade C+
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade C+
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade B minus
- Campus Foodgrade B minus
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade A+
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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Most Popular Majors
- Early Childhood Education49 Graduates
- Business33 Graduates
- Psychology21 Graduates
- Communications17 Graduates
- Sport and Fitness Management13 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities10 Graduates
- Divinity, Ministry, and Pre-Theology8 Graduates
- Elementary Education8 Graduates
- Nursing8 Graduates
- Behavioral Sciences7 Graduates
Rochester University expands graduate offerings with new master’s degrees in sport leadership and clinical psychology
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.
- Mix of Online and on Campus65%
- On Campus15%
- Hard Working Christian67%
- Typical college student who is working full time17%
- Typical college student works part time17%
- Challenging and fun14%
Rochester University Reviews
The friends I made at RU are still my closest friends today. Plus, I really grew in my faith during my time as a student at Rochester. I discovered a lot about what my faith meant to me and how it would impact the choices I made in my work, family, and other areas of my life. I credit RU for giving me a solid foundation to move through God's world and follow the example set by the person of Jesus.
I encourage anybody looking for a small school environment to consider RU- it makes such a difference to be viewed as a whole person, and not just a number!