If you are considering submitting an application to Rockhurst University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is June 30 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here's an overiew of some of Rockhurst University's admissions stats.
|Rockhurst University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||25%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||4%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||98%|
These are the application deadlines for Rockhurst University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Rockhurst University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Rockhurst University is moderately difficult. Rockhurst University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Rockhurst University accepted 72% of students, around 2,257 of the 3,115 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Rockhurst University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Rockhurst University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Rockhurst University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Rockhurst University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Rockhurst University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Rockhurst 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||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Rockhurst University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 51% submitted a class rank. At Rockhurst University 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.
At Rockhurst University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Rockhurst University directly.
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.
Rockhurst University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Rockhurst 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 2022, 4% of Rockhurst University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 98% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be most competitive at Rockhurst University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Rockhurst University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rockhurst University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Rockhurst University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Rockhurst University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Rockhurst University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Rockhurst University.
Does Rockhurst University accept transfer credits?
✅ Rockhurst University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Rockhurst University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Rockhurst University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Rockhurst University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Rockhurst University?
❌ No, Rockhurst University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Rockhurst University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Rockhurst University is 72%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rockhurst University?
❌ Rockhurst University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Rockhurst University? Rockhurst University is a somewhat selective institution. The Rockhurst University acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
27 and Above
22 to 27
22 and Less
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.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Rockhurst University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.62. 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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