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Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University is a Jesuit liberal arts university with a small campus in Kansas City. Like other universities with religious affiliations, volunteering and service learning are emphasized. The university offers multiple volunteer opportunities, including service trips like the Missouri River Relief, where outdoorsy students help clean debris from the nation's longest river. The school offers a Service Transcript program in which students can receive two transcripts when they graduate, one for their academic work and one for their volunteer work. The university offers more than 50 majors within its three colleges; the most popular programs are within the health professions. With an average class size of 25, there is usually a 14:1 ratio between students and professors. For spiritual work, the university offers week-long mission trips to both domestic and international locations; recent destinations include Belize, Los Angeles, the Dominican Republic, and Denver. Plus, it hosts a weekly campus ministry. Students can join one of the three fraternities or five sororities on campus. While sports aren't a huge campus draw, the university's Division II men's and women's soccer programs are strong.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: Everyone is required to wear a face covering inside buildings (except dorm rooms and offices). Rockhurst has adjusted its fall calendar so that after Thanksgiving, most students will finish classes and complete their finals online.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$54,600
% of students who get any grants
67%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$23,900
Average price for low-income students
$17,700
admissions
Acceptance rate
66%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1180/25
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
1,580
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
84%
% of students who get merit* grants
16%
Average merit grant
$20,680
student success
Graduation rate
75%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$23,000
Average salary within 5 years
$50,400
% earning more than $28,000
80%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
June 30

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: Everyone is required to wear a face covering inside buildings (except dorm rooms and offices). Rockhurst has adjusted its fall calendar so that after Thanksgiving, most students will finish classes and complete their finals online.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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