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  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  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 888 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Rockford acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 38% of students, Rockford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,600.
5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108
About Rockford...
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
49%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
990-1190
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,419/ 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
$19,009/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
888Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
106
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Passionate
    33%
  • Unmotivated
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
55%
Poll
69%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Community
    50%
  • Home away from home
    20%
  • Interesting/ stressful
    10%
  • Rock solid
    10%
  • Small, but effective
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
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 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.
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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.
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.