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Rockford University
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  • 4 Year
  • ROCKFORD, IL

Report Card

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

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Rockford is a private university located in Rockford, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 899 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rockford acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Computer Science. Graduating 32% of students, Rockford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,600.

About

5050 E STATE ST
ROCKFORD, IL 61108
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Rockford University Rankings

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

Rockford Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1120
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
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Cost

Net Price
$23,305 / 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
$20,566 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 9 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 17 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
899 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
88
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Friendly
    62%
  • Passionate
    23%
  • Unmotivated
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
54%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 17 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Community
    36%
  • Home away from home
    14%
  • Small, but effective
    14%
  • Underrated
    14%
  • Interesting/ stressful
    7%
  • Mediocre
    7%
  • Rock solid
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 9 responses

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