175 reviews
  1. Rockford, IL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Scores Range
830-1140
ACT Scores Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Rockford University

Cost

Net Price
$20,861/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,364/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,362/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,614/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,374/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,792/ 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
901Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
57%
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
66%
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 Rockford University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
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

Rockford University Reviews

175 reviews
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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.
Rockford University is a small Private liberal arts university in Rockford, Illinois. I found out about Rockford University because they recruited me to play basketball there. Before this I have never heard of this school. I've been going here for almost 2 years now and what I like about it is that it is small and you can get a lot of 1 on 1 time with professors and create a good relationship with them. Also with it being small its feels more like home because I come from a small town and school. The first thing I would say that I don't like about this school is the high cost of tuition and for how high it is I feel like the school should be a lot nicer.