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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Rockford is a private university located in Rockford, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 918 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Rockford acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 41% of students, Rockford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,600.
About Rockford University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108

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
47%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1060
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,985/ 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
$19,377/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
918Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
144
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Passionate
    25%
  • Unmotivated
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Community
    56%
  • Home away from home
    11%
  • Interesting/ stressful
    11%
  • Rock solid
    11%
  • Small, but effective
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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
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I love Rockford. It is such a great school. The student life is so diverse and involved. They have a culture fest where everyone gets celebrated. The academics are great too. The support they give us students is phenomenal. A person would have to try hard if they wanted to fail. The teacher, academic advisor and our tutoring program all brought to involvement if a student is failing and they hound the student to get help. There is no excuse for a person to fail. The classes are small, which means the professor can get to know each student during the semester on a personal basis and be more willing to help them if they are struggling. Rockford University is also great about including commuter students in activities on campus. This college is all about inclusion in all aspects and offers so many great things for students.
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This will be my second semester here and already I have had such a different experience from my community college. You have an advisor who works with you every step of the way for all of the years that you are a student. They work with you on things such as registering, advice, withdrawing, degrees/degree changes, planning ahead, and more. The campus itself is a bit older but still very nice, though some classrooms can get pretty cold, and almost everything is within a 5-minute walking distance from each other. The campus grounds are beautiful, the staff are very helpful and friendly, the students are nice, and the college itself is great. Loving it and would recommend it to others.
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.