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Rockford University Student Life

Rockford University is on a 150-acre campus in a suburban setting in Rockford, Illinois, not far from Chicago. Rockford University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Rockford University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Rockford University has a thriving Campus Activities Board. In fact, more students participate in Campus Activities Board than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Rockford University include Multicultural Club, Student Government Association, Nursing Student Organization and Alpha Helix.

Rockford University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, April Weekend and Casino Night.

Rockford University Housing

Rockford University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Rockford University students live off campus. In 2021, 35% of undergrads at Rockford University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 65% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Rockford University. There are 396 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,002 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 286 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Rockford University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Rockford University Athletics

At Rockford University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Rockford University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is Rockford University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Rockford University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Rockford University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Rockford University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Rockford University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Rockford University, take Interstate 90 to Rockford, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Rockford International airport.

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Rockford University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

85%

In State

15%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

60%

17%

10%

7%

3%

2%

1%

0.21%

Undergraduate Students

1,002

Graduate Students

209

Non-Resident / International Students

66

Rockford University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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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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