Rockford University

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world rank  4112

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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 large town of Rockford (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Illinois. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Belvidere, Freeport, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Rockton, Roscoe. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Rockford University (RU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 173 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address 5050 E State Street
Rockford (population range: 50,000-249,999)
61108-2393 Illinois
United States
T +1 (815) 226 4000
F +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
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 5050 East State Street
Rockford 61108-2393
+1 (815) 226 4050
800 892 2984

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Rockford University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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