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Rockford University

Rockford, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate49%
Acceptance Rate49%

About Rockford University

Rockford University Overview

Rockford University is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Rockford, Illinois. Rockford University was founded in 1847 and enrolls 1,019 undergrads and no graduate students. Rockford University offers housing for up to 396 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Rockford University!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Rockford University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Rockford University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Rockford University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Rockford University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Rockford University on the Student Life page.

2022 Rockford University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 49%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 5%
Tuition $34,750
Percent of Need Met 63.38%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $22,027

Is Rockford University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Rockford University offers and if the college could be a good fit for you.

Rockford University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Rockford University. Around 49% of applicants get into Rockford University each year. Last year, 2,682 students applied to Rockford University and 1,315 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rockford University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 66% of students who start at Rockford University return the next year. 38% of Rockford University undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Rockford University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Rockford University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Rockford University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Rockford University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Rockford University meets 63.38% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Rockford University full-time are awarded $22,027 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $32,732 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Rockford University.

Based on this information, how does Rockford University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Rockford University a good school for you?

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Where is Rockford University?

Rockford University is located in the suburban setting of Rockford, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago.

If you want to see Rockford University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Rockford, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Chicago Rockford International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Rockford University and Rockford are like without leaving home.

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College Info

5050 East State Street Rockford, IL 61108-2393

Campus Setting: Suburban

Rockford University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Rockford University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Rockford University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Rockford University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Rockford University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Rockford University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Rockford University is like? There are approximately 1,019 students enrolled at Rockford University. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from IL and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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