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Rockford University

Rockford, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate49%

Rockford University Admissions

Rockford University is not difficult to get into. Around 49% of applicants get into Rockford University each year. Out of 2,682 applications received in 2023, 1,315 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Rockford University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Rockford University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Rockford University's admissions stats.

Rockford University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 93%
Waitlist No

Rockford University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Rockford University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes

Applying Early to Rockford University?

Rockford University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Some students apply early because they hope it will boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Rockford University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Rockford University

Rockford University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Rockford University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Rockford University

Wondering what factors are considered by Rockford University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Important
Class Rank Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Rockford University for more information on admission factors.

Rockford University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Rockford University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Rockford University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rockford University?

Students admitted to Rockford University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Rockford University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 5% of Rockford University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 93% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rockford University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rockford University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Rockford University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rockford University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rockford University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Rockford University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Rockford University.

Transfer students can enroll in Rockford University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Rockford University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Rockford University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Rockford University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Rockford University accept transfer credits?

✅ Rockford University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Rockford University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Rockford University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Rockford University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rockford University?

❌ No, Rockford University is test optional, so you can make the call whether to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Rockford University's acceptance rate?

✅ Rockford University's acceptance rate is 49%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rockford University?

❌ Rockford University does not offer early decision.

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Rockford University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Rockford University? Rockford University is a less selective institution. The Rockford University acceptance rate is 49%. This means that the institution accepts 49 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Rockford University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Rockford University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.25. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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