Rockford is a private university located in Rockford, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 943 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Rockford acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 49% of students, Rockford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,900.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Rockford University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.18 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
Rockford University Reviews
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.
My first day that I went into Rockford University I had signs saying "welcome Kelsey" in my parking spot as well as on the marquee as soon as I walked in the door. Everyone was very helpful in getting me accepted and ready for classes in a very short amount of time due to the fact that the other school I was planning on attending could not help me and sent me away. My professors are amazing and always willing to help. Every since starting RU, my grades have gone tremendously from my previous school. I would like to see some opportunities for online classes so that it is easier to work around school and work.