Rockhurst University

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1100 Rockhurst Road

Kansas City, MO 64110-2561

Phone: (816) 501-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#20 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Rockhurst University is a private institution that was founded in 1910. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,160, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rockhurst University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 20. Its tuition and fees are $31,290 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1910
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $31,162,844


When applying to Rockhurst University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Rockhurst University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 78.5 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 78.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Rockhurst University is 13:1, and the school has 40.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rockhurst University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 59%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 28%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Psychology 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10%
Social Sciences 7%

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Student Life

Rockhurst University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,160, with a gender distribution of 39.6 percent male students and 60.4 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. Rockhurst University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,808
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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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

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Paying for School

At Rockhurst University, 88.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,077.

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Tuition and fees $31,290 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,420 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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