- 4 Year
- ROCKFORD, IL
grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B minus
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade C+
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade C+
- Locationgrade B minus
- Dormsgrade C
- Campus Foodgrade B minus
- Student Lifegrade C+
- Safetygrade B+
Rockford is a private university located in Rockford, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 912 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Rockford acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 41% of students, Rockford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,600.
Rockford University Rankings
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$22,166 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,461 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
100%of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 8 responses
85%of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 13 responses
77%of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 13 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Nursing64 Graduates
- Business52 Graduates
- Psychology19 Graduates
- Computer Science15 Graduates
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14 Graduates
- Elementary Education12 Graduates
- Drama and Theatre Production10 Graduates
- Accounting9 Graduates
- Biology7 Graduates
- Arts6 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%of students say they don't have Greek life. 13 responses
47%of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 19 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
- Home away from home20%
- Interesting/ stressful10%
- Rock solid10%
- Small, but effective10%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 8 responses
Colleges like Rockford University
- grade B minusRock Valley College
- 2 Year
- ROCKFORD, IL
- Rating 3.86 out of 5 655 reviews
- grade C+Aurora University
- 4 Year
- AURORA, IL
- Rating 3.61 out of 5 752 reviews
- grade B minusEureka College
- 4 Year
- EUREKA, IL
- Rating 3.54 out of 5 156 reviews
- grade B minusHighland Community College - Illinois
- 2 Year
- FREEPORT, IL
- Rating 3.48 out of 5 161 reviews
Rockford University Reviews
Rating 3.42 out of 5 206 reviews
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I am very pleased with my experience at Rockford University. I am receiving a high quality education, close to home. I have completed one semester of classes at Rockford University after transferring with my associates degree last semester. Every professor/advisor I have met so far has been very helpful and they want nothing more than for their students to succeed.
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.
I took 2 classes online my first semester at Rockford University and the teachers were fantastic with the online community. Mid-way through the semester, all classes were forced to go online. While it was a challenge for some, my professors tried their best to ensure their students still felt heard and understood the material they were learning.