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Rockford University

Rockford, IL 4-Year Private

About Rockford University

Rockford University is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Rockford, IL, less than an hour from Chicago.

Founded in 1847, the institution currently enrolls around 1,211 students a year, including 1,002 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Rockford University

Acceptance rate: 49%

Average GPA: 3.25

Mean ACT score: 22

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Rockford University Acceptance Rate

Rockford University is a minimally difficult school to get accepted to. Rockford University accepts around 49 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Rockford University is 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Rockford University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 66 percent of students who start at Rockford University come back the next year. Out of the 105 students who started at Rockford University as first-time freshman, 24 graduate within four years.

Around 41 percent of students who started at Rockford University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $32,732 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Rockford University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Rockford University a good school for YOU?

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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

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ACT Range

19 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

19 to 23

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

490 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Rockford University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$40,790

In State

$40,790

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$30,800
$30,800
Fees
$130
$130
Housing
$8,660
$8,660
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at Rockford University is like? There are approximately 1,211 students enrolled at Rockford University, including 1,002 undergraduate students and 209 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from IL and 15% percent of students are from other states.

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

85%

In State

15%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,211

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

49%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,930

Out-of-State

$30,930

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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