Skip to Main Content
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
About Rockford University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108
Work Here? Claim Your College

Rockford University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1210
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,289/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,962/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,037/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,847/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,002/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,403/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Rates starting at 3.97% APR + 1% Cash Back
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
91%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
Do You Work at Rockford University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
943Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    71%
  • Passionate
    29%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Community
    63%
  • Home away from home
    13%
  • Rock solid
    13%
  • Small, but effective
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
Colleges like Rockford University
More

Rockford University Reviews

185 reviews
All Categories
I love the teacher-student ratio: the department that aligns with your major is like a second family! You can develop great relationships with professors and peers, it's a wonderful atmosphere.
Start Your Review of Rockford University
Rate It!
Everyone on campus is very friendly and you can't help but feel welcomed by everyone here. This school opens up opportunities for anyone willing to get out of their comfort zone and that's what the college experience is all about, that and making new friends!
The emphasis on student success is what I love the most about Rockford University. It truly is all about the student! I particularly appreciate how hands-on the business program is.