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Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate66%

Rockhurst University Admissions

Rockhurst University is not difficult to get into. Around 66% of applicants get into Rockhurst University each year. Out of 3,154 applications received in 2023, 2,096 students were offered admission.

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

Rockhurst University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Rockhurst University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27.6%
Mean SAT Score 1079
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 5.3%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 64.4%
Waitlist No

Rockhurst University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Rockhurst University.

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

Want to Apply Early to Rockhurst University?

Rockhurst University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Rockhurst University Admissions

Is Rockhurst University Hard To Get Into?

It is not difficult to get into Rockhurst University. Rockhurst University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Rockhurst University accepted 66% of all applicants, approximately 2,096 of the 3,154 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Rockhurst University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Rockhurst University is not difficult.

Transferring to Rockhurst University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Rockhurst University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Rockhurst University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Rockhurst University

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.

Admissions Factor Level
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Academic GPA Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Rockhurst University Application Requirements

To apply to Rockhurst University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check 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
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Rockhurst University?

Students admitted to Rockhurst University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50.9% submitted a class rank. At Rockhurst University 27.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58.6% were in the top 25% and 84.8% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Rockhurst University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 40%
3.75 and 3.99 16.84%
3.50 and 3.74 16.14%
3.25 and 3.49 12.63%
3.00 and 3.24 6.67%
2.50 and 2.9 7.02%
2.00 and 2.49 0.7%

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.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

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 2021, 5.3% of Rockhurst University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 64.4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Rockhurst University?

To be competitive with other Rockhurst University applicants, you should aim to earn between 920 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Rockhurst University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 920, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Rockhurst University student is 1079.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Rockhurst University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Rockhurst University students scored 605 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

To be most competitive at Rockhurst University, you should strive to earn between 19 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 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Rockhurst University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Rockhurst University

For transfer students, it is not 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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Rockhurst University Admissions FAQs

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.

Do I have to submit test scores to Rockhurst University?

❌ No, Rockhurst University is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Rockhurst University's acceptance rate?

✅ Rockhurst University's acceptance rate is 66%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Rockhurst University?

❌ Rockhurst University does not offer early decision.

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Rockhurst University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Rockhurst University? Rockhurst University is a less selective institution. The Rockhurst University acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.


Rockhurst University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rockhurst University is Continuous processing.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

920 - 1160


Math SAT Range

540 - 620


Reading SAT Range

510 - 605

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


920 to 1160


920 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Rockhurst University students is 1079. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Rockhurst University, while applicants with SAT scores between 920 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 920 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Rockhurst University.

Rockhurst University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Rockhurst University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.69. 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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