Rockford University

country rank  1584
world rank  5320

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University Overview

Established in 1847, Rockford University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Rockford (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Illinois. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Belvidere, Freeport, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Rockton, Roscoe. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Rockford University (RU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Rockford University (RU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 173 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. RU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym RU
Founded 1847
Motto Decus et Veritas
Honor and Truth
Colours Purple and white

University Location

Address 5050 E State Street
Rockford
61108-2311 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (815) 226 4000
Fax +1 (815) 226 2822
Other locations Belvidere, Freeport, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Rockton, Roscoe

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 5050 East State Street
Rockford 61108-2393
(815) 226 4050
800 892 2984

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Rockford University's Library
Rockford University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 120,204 physical volumes, 1,762 physical media, 21,007 digital/electronic medium and 68 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Rockford University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 439 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of American Colleges
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • American Council on Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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