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Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%
Acceptance Rate72%

About Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University Overview

Rockhurst University is a private, religious school in the urban setting of Kansas City, Missouri. Rockhurst University was founded in 1910 and enrolls 2,746 undergrads and no graduate students. Rockhurst University ensures housing for up to 909 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 60% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is June 30.

Student Activities at Rockhurst University

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

Interested in journalism or communications? Rockhurst University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Rockhurst University has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Rockhurst University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
Tuition $40,700
Percent of Need Met 84%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,058

Is Rockhurst University a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. 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 look at these areas to get a better sense of what Rockhurst University offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

Rockhurst University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Rockhurst University. The university admitted 72% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,115 applications received in 2022, 2,257 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rockhurst University

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Rockhurst University, around 86% come back their sophomore year. Rockhurst Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 75 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Rockhurst University Graduates

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

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

Rockhurst University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Rockhurst University's endowment was valued at $35.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Rockhurst University

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

Rockhurst University meets 84% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,058 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $26,198 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 aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 Rockhurst University.

Based on this information, does Rockhurst University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Rockhurst University a good school for you?

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Where is Rockhurst University Located?

Rockhurst University is located in the urban setting of Kansas City, Missouri.

If you want to see Rockhurst University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Kansas City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

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

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College Info

1100 Rockhurst Road Kansas City, MO 64110-2561

Campus Setting: Urban

Rockhurst University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rockhurst University is Jun 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rockhurst University is Continuous processing.

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

Rockhurst University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

22 to 27

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Rockhurst University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Rockhurst University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Rockhurst University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Rockhurst University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$52,711

In State

$52,711

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$40,700
$40,700
Fees
$1,001
$1,001
Housing
$11,010
$11,010
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Rockhurst University is like? There are approximately 2,746 students enrolled at Rockhurst University. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from MO and 33% percent of students are from other states.

67%

Full Time

8%

Part Time

67%

In State

33%

Out-of-State

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,746

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

72%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$41,701

Out-of-State

$41,701

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 30
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