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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Rockford University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1080
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Rockford University

Cost

Net Price
$21,294/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,836/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,341/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,462/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,480/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,304/ year

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
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
90%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
925Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    83%
  • Passionate
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
70%
of students say they don't have Greek life.10 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.16 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Community
    71%
  • Rock solid
    14%
  • Small, but effective
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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Rockford University Reviews

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My main issue with Rockford University is how expensive the tuition is yet you don't see upgrades across campus like you would at other schools. They really try to sell you on the idea of Rockford being an up and coming school, which they are right. But you won't really notice the difference until you graduate. They are taking in way too much money for the quality of it all. The international students seem to come here for free or very, very cheap because most of them can somehow afford to own an apartment, and eat out at the nicest restaurants daily. The international kids also seem to be given A's and B's because many of them barely do work in class, if they even show up to class, but somehow they have impeccable grades.
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It's a great school, small classes and very friendly professors who genuinely want you to succeed. The only reason I took of a star is because of the forums we are forced to attend and the cost of the college itself. It's very expensive, hence the reason I am applying to this scholarship.
Since I do not live on campus, I feel like I am not getting the whole college life experience. But I enjoy being on campus at my university. The staff and professors are very approachable and helpful. They are genuinely concerned about your success as a student. If i could do it all over, I would have applied to schools more far away from home, so I could live on campus and feel more apart of the school community. I live about an hour from campus so it is difficult for me to do much extracurricular activities at school.