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Rockhurst University is a private institution that was founded in 1910. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,130, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rockhurst University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 21. Its tuition and fees are $29,840 (2012-13).
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Rockhurst University is a comprehensive, four-year Catholic Jesuit university of 3,000 students in the business and cultural heart of Kansas City. Rockhurst educates undergraduate and graduate students, emphasizing "Learning, Leadership and Service in the Jesuit tradition." In the classroom, students are encouraged to engage in the rigorous intellectual inquiry for which Jesuit institutions are known. Faculty and staff work personally with students to help them identify their gifts and talents, and to develop those gifts through leadership and service to others. More than 90 percent of undergraduates volunteer in the community; Rockhurst has a Center for Service Learning to coordinate and promote these efforts.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
When applying to Rockhurst University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Rockhurst University is $25. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Rockhurst University is 12:1, and the school has 36.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||65|
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Rockhurst University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,130, with a gender distribution of 39.2 percent male students and 60.8 percent female students. At this school, 53.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 47.0 percent of students live off campus. Rockhurst University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Rockhurst University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Rockhurst University 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Rockhurst University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Rockhurst University.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Rockhurst University, 83.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,127.
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||$29,840 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,060 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data