Overview

Applicants
3,115
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.62

GPA Breakdown

49%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 640
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
239
with Terminal Degree
142

126
Women
113
Men
19
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years
75%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Corporate Communications.
  • Management Science.
  • Organizational Leadership.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Sly James, '80
Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri

George Wendt, ’71
Actor; Norm on “Cheers”

Wendy Doyle, '94
President and CEO, Women's Foundation for MO and KS

Terry Dunn, ’71
President and CEO, J.E. Dunn Construction Group, Inc

Mark Lamping, '80
President, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jane Chu, '05
Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Joseph Reardon, '90
President and CEO, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years
75%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,449

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,241

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,021

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,157

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,191

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,800
Required Fees
$790
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,530

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,266

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,360
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,208
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

3.02%
Asian
5.48%
African-American
9.00%
Hispanic
72.03%
Caucasian
5.91%
Unknown
1.29%
International

61% female
39% male
33% are out of state
65% are full time
35% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
49%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Access Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Sandy Waddell

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
4

37% join a fraternity
47% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

17% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hawks)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Lady Hawks)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services


Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
AT&T, Microsoft, Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Luke Beckett
Admissions Counselor

Address
Office of Admissions
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2561

Phone
816-501-4100

Email
ambassador@rockhurst.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Rockhurst Bell Tower and Fountains
The Rock Room
Kinerk Commons
Learning Center
Einstein Brothers & Subway

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Country Club Plaza
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Modern Art
Historic Westport
Truman Sports Complex
Power & Light District

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mondays thru Fridays
Monday and Friday - 9, 9:30, 11 AM, 1 and 3 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10 AM and 2 PM
816-501-4100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: 9, 9:30 and 11 am, 1 and 3 pm, Mondays thru Fridays; 10 am and 2 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Periodic dates throughout the year.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
ambassador@rockhurst.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Exam periods, no Friday or Saturday overnights

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Nearest airport is Kansas City International (MCI). Buses, taxis and The Super Shuttle are available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the East - Take I-70 to I-35 South (to Wichita). Exit left on 27th. The exit turns into Broadway. Follow Broadway to 47th Street and make a left. Take 47th Street to Troost Avenue. Make a right turn and follow to 54th Street. Turn left at 54th Street and onto campus. From the North - Take I-29 to I-35 South (to Wichita). Exit left on 27th. The exit turns into Broadway. Follow Broadway to 47th Street and make a left. Take 47th Street to Troost Avenue. Make a right turn and follow to 54th Street. Turn left at 54th Street and onto campus. From the West - Take I-70 to I-35 South (to Wichita). Exit left on 27th. The exit turns into Broadway. Follow Broadway to 47th Street and make a left. Take 47th Street to Troost Avenue. Make a right turn and follow to 54th Street. Turn left at 54th Street and onto campus. From the South - Take Highway 71 North (Bruce Watkins Drive) to 55th Street. Turn left onto 55th. Follow 55th and make a right turn onto Troost Avenue. Follow Troost north to 54th Street. Turn right on 54th Street and onto campus. From the Southwest - Take I-35 to I-435 East. Follow I-435 across the state line. Exit Holmes Street. Turn left and follow Holmes until it turns into Rockhill Road near 65th Street. Take Rockhill to 55th Street and make a right. Take 55th to Troost. Turn left on Troost to 54th street.

Local Accommodations
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