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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Rockhurst is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Kansas City, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,409 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rockhurst acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 72% of students, Rockhurst alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
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
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
986-1166
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$23,753/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,532/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,443/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,646/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,627/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,521/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,409Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Easy going
    50%
  • Hardworking
    25%
  • Serious
    17%
  • Lazy
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.27 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Service-oriented
    60%
  • Jesuit
    20%
  • Classy
    13%
  • Average
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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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.
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I have loved RockU thus far. I find my campus extremely welcoming to everyone. Located in the amazing downtown area of Kansas City, you get the best of college life and city life in one. Rockhurst is small, making classes more intimate and professors are always concerned with the whole student. Faith based, Rockhurst offers lots of outlets when it comes to student life. Greeks, fine arts, athletics, student government. Anything you would want is here on campus.
At first I was unsure what to expect when I accepted a scholarship to a small school of only 2,000 people. Looking back now, I would not change my decision of choosing Rockhurst for so many reasons, especially the fact that it is a smaller university. My teachers know my name and class load and are more than willing to help me when I need it. The university gives out great scholarships to their students. Each staff member you meet cares about you as an individual and wants to do their part in helping you succeed.