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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Rockhurst is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Kansas City, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,445 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rockhurst acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 75% of students, Rockhurst alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,000.
About Rockhurst University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Rockhurst 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
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,291/ 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
$26,031/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,445Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
763
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Easy going
    46%
  • Hardworking
    31%
  • Serious
    15%
  • Lazy
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.28 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Service-oriented
    56%
  • Jesuit
    19%
  • Classy
    13%
  • Average
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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I have had an incredible experience with Rockhurst University so far. I attended in the fall of 2018 to the spring of 2019 and I plan to continue attending there till I graduate in 2022. I appreciate how all the teachers are so helpful and they all go out of their way to make sure every single student recieves the help they need. When I decided to attend Rockhurst University, I was a little apprehensive about my decision due to the fact that I am not part of the Catholic religion however, this did not get in the way of my education and feeling at home. I am currently part of the Rockhurst University Nursing program which has taught me so many great things, overall Rockhurst is an amazing school!
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I transferred from a school in Chicago, I chose to go here mainly for the education. The Physical Therapy school here is great, and I really enjoy how every class that I take is applied to what I want to do in the future, which is to go to PT school. As well as having certain clubs and opportunities to get involved around campus and possible interact with your professors (if you decide to attend PT school at Rockhurst). Rockhurst University is great because from your freshman year to your senior year, you will gain a lot of connections with people who either work in the field that you want to enter or can help you be meet someone who is in that field. Service is also a huge part of Rockhurst, rather it be cleaning up the Kansas City area, or working with children and helping them stay active.
I loved the friends I made at Rockhurst University. I liked how small the campus was, it was about a five minute walk to all my classes. Watching our athletic program was always a joy. I was able to talk to my professors one-on-one when I needed to and get help at our student learning center with the helpful tutors that they provided. My roommate became my best friend because of Rockhurst and I couldn't be more thankful.