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Rockford College is a private institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 997, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 130 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rockford College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 107. Its tuition and fees are $26,310 (2012-13).
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Rockford College's mission is to educate men and women to lead responsible productive lives by means of a curriculum grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experiences. Through the total academic and co-curricular experience, Rockford College strives to prepare students for fulfilling lives, careers, and participation in a modern and changing global society.
At Rockford College we have a vision to be Jane Addams' college in the 21st century. By that, we signal an aspiration to live, learn and work in a contemporary way that honors the principles of Jane Addams, the distinguished 1881 graduate of the college who founded Hull House in Chicago and became the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Long before Miss Addams won the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, she was a Rockford College student. Today, we are still educating students like Jane, activists, intellectuals, humanitarians, and peacemakers. Our liberal arts program is designed for those rare individuals who have a vision for changing the world, who care about social action and public service. We are looking for students who share our passion for social justice and civic engagement. At Rockford, our students are not preparing to make a difference in the world. They are making a difference now. Rockford College offers: accredited university-level courses, fewer than 20 students per class, state-of-the-art wireless Internet, more than 70 majors, minors and concentrations, easy access to Chicago, on-campus housing and food service.
Rockford College has a rich history of encouraging students to become engaged and active citizens in our community. Students who join Rockford College become part of a 162 year tradition and they use their time here to take part in the myriad opportunities that will come their way, on campus and off. Whether it is in a classroom, on an athletic team, in our theater, as a volunteer for a community service project or through experiences studying abroad, we hope that our students' time at Rockford College is memorable and meaningful.
Students at Rockford College today, like Jane Addams before them, think critically, act compassionately, and embrace the ideals of citizenship. If you share our commitment to critical thinking and compassionate action, we invite you to join us.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Rockford College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 44.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||44.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Rockford College is 8:1, and the school has 79.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rockford College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Psychology; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.0 percent.
Rockford College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 997, with a gender distribution of 37.7 percent male students and 62.3 percent female students. At this school, 31.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69.0 percent of students live off campus. Rockford College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Rockford College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Rockford College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Rockford College.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Rockford College, 89.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,420.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$26,310 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,320 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data