Rockford University

5050 E State St, Rockford, United States
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Overview of Rockford University

About this school

Rockford is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1847, it adopted coeducation in 1958. Its 130-acre campus is located in Rockford, 90 miles from Chicago.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,061
    • Men:477 (45.0%)
    • Women:584 (55.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rockford University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5050 East State Street
City, State, Zip
Rockford, IL  61108-2393
Phone
(815) 226-4050
Fax
(815) 226-4119
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
47% of 2,401 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 1,297 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 1,104 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
250 (22%) of 1,118 admitted students enrolled
Women
95 (15%) of 632 admitted students enrolled
Men
155 (32%) of 486 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.17
375 And Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
440-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
50%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
400-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
50%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
70%
• Score 12 - 17
7%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,930 (69.89830508474576%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,660 (19.570621468926554%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.711864406779661%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,460 (7.8192090395480225%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Rockford University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001748
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
154 (97.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
145 (94.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
145 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
12 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$23,142
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 143 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,735
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 132 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,041
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 11 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
12 (7.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,992

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
837 (95.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
789 (94.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
789 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
80 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$20,212
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 776 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,734
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 729 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,126
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 76 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
89 (10.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,202

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,951
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Parents of Current Students, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$630

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 38% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
298,155

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
94
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Rockford University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Economics
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


150,251

Nearest Metropolitan Area


150 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
9.8 average low in January, 80.2 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
9 mile(s) from campus in Rockford
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Rockford
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Elgin

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


68%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
regents
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Rockford University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, campus activities board, multicultural club, student government association, nursing student organization, alpha helix

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


917

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,061
Women
584
Men
477

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 10.3% Black/African-American
  • 15.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 65.1% White
  • 3.5% Unknown

International Students


4.1%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


200

Student Resources

Study resources