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

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
100%
SAT Range
860-1080
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,948/ 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
$13,696/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

School of Nursing at Rochester University

The mission of the Rochester University School of Nursing is to develop socially conscious professional nurses who are empowered to address inequalities in healthcare through civic engagement, interprofessional collaboration, and servant leadership. Students will utilize clinical reasoning in the context of an inclusive Christian environment to provide holistic care for diverse populations.

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
    57%
  • On Campus
    22%
  • Online
    22%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
697Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
368
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Hard Working Christian
    60%
  • Typical college student who is working full time
    20%
  • Typical college student works part time
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
54%
Poll
38%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.13 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Community
    83%
  • Challenging and fun
    17%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    52%
    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

    Rochester University Reviews

    282 reviews
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    I attended RU and graduated in 2010. The small class sizes were so important for my success, and I am still closely connected to my former professors now that I've moved into my career- those relationships have been so helpful for mentoring and guidance.
    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!
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    I have absolutely loved my time at RU. It is really easy to get involved and the location is great! You are so close to everything: downtown rochester, shopping malls, etc. I love the small campus feel and the fact that I know everyone on campus. It has such a home-y feel and that's my favorite part.
    Academics are great. Professors give you plenty of help. On campus is absolutely terrible. Just finished my first year in the dorms. They are absolutely terrible. Rooms are falling apart, walls are paper thin and can hear EVERYTHING. The wifi cuts in and out all the time. I would like them to fix up the dorms and make campus life a lot nicer. The cafeteria is god awful. The food makes you sick sometimes, so the safest food to eat is either pizza or salad. Not many options are put out there. The other thing is that they aren’t open all day. Lunch is from 11-1:30. I barely made it to lunch because of classes. Ramen for me! Another thing is there is nothing to do on campus. The campus in the back is beautiful to walk through, but that’s it. You can either workout in a super small workout facility, play basketball on a super small court, sit in the student center, or play video games in your dorm. 3 stars for academics