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College quiz:


Learning Style



Financial Aid

Flip Through These pages to take our quiz Let us show you how Rockford University is a fit for you.

At Rockford University, you get both. RU is a small, private university located in Rockford, Illinois, a city of nearly 150,000 people. Yet, it’s tucked away on 150+ acres of rolling hills and abundant trees, wildlife galore. Spotting a few deer and turkeys is not unusual, either.

Shop at restaurants, coffee shops, big box stores, unique local shops

Go to art museums, theatre events, and concerts



Get Outside Explore Nature

More than 10,000 acres of natural areas, recreational areas, lakes, and forests

Relax and Restore

Numerous trails, one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America, and the 3rd largest conservatory in No. Illinois


Paddle boarding, canoeing, zip lines, horseback riding, and more

sporting events: baseball, hockey, and roller derby

and career opportunities

Inviting campus, Urban Opportunities.

It’s the best of both worlds. Learn in small classes where professors know you and truly want you to succeed. These same faculty are published authors, recognized experts, researchers, business owners, and performers— and they teach first. Interested in researching the spread of disease or the effect of music on learning, we’ve got you covered. Learn from our faculty members, 1:1, as they pursue their own research, or propose your own. Either way, a hands-on education is in store. And because our faculty and staff are entwined in the community, you’ll have access to a multitude of internship and career connections.


student-tofaculty ratio

Endless opportunities to get involved on campus and beyond

Mentors and confidants in our Rockford University faculty and staff

knowledge, values & skills


Rock Solid Relationships.

Through athletics, clubs, and organizations, you’ll develop essential teamwork and leadership skills. The energy and drive coursing through RU athletics is palpable, and the opportunities, unmatched. You may be a leader on the court and across campus. And, like no other time in your life, you’ll have the chance to enjoy free (or reduced cost) activities like on-campus concerts, comedians, outdoor movie nights, karaoke, service opportunities, trips to Chicago, and more.

Clubs & Organizations ORGANIZATIONS

Campus Activities Board (CAB) Student Government CLUBS (just to name a few!) • • • • • • • • • •

Alpha Helix Archery Club Art Society Black Student Union Disc Golf Club InterVarsity Literati Math Club Multicultural Club Muslim Student Association

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Nursing Student Organization Psych Society Regent Players Spirit Squad Senior Club Spanish Club T.E.A.C.H. Tennis Club Or start your own club or organization!

Rockford Regents compete in the NCAA Division III and Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) in 14 men’s and women’s sports. Studentathletes join our rosters because they’re committed to the playing field and the classroom. Our student athletes prepare for a life of leadership and service through the pursuit of both academics and athletics.

Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Soccer Track & Field

Women’s Sports Basketball Cross Country Soccer Softball Track & Field Volleyball

At RU, you can share meaningful experiences rooted in an understanding of global perspectives and a commitment to create change in your own community. The ability to grow and prosper in a global setting has never been more important. That’s why we focus on global perspectives. More than 100 students from countries around the globe choose to study at RU. Through events, forums, and the annual International Food Festival hosted by the Multicultural Club, RU strives to educate about a variety of cultures and perspectives. Now, how about community service? When alumna and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jane Addams, founded the Hull-House in Chicago, she established a lasting legacy of service to the public. From traditional service work to community-based learning, RU students have plenty of opportunities to participate in meaningful experiences and create sustainable change.



countries are represented

Alumna Nobel Peace Prize Winner


Serve as a volunteer in our local community

countries to study abroad

Thinking Beyond Ourselves.

Apply for admission for free: rockford.edu/apply

Request transcripts: Send to 5050 E. State St. Rockford, IL 61108

Request ACT/SAT scores (First-year students only)

File for financial aid: fafsa.gov, Title IV code: 001748

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Through RU’s Student Opportunity Fund, I traveled to Rome during an incredible short-term abroad trip. I saw and experienced what we had learned in the classroom, and it helped me appreciate a different culture. I also learned about myself and what it means to be a better citizen of our world.

I chose to play men’s basketball because it was clear that the coaches genuinely care about each of the players and want us to succeed both athletically and academically. My experiences as a studentathlete at Rockford University will stay with me forever.

I chose Rockford University because I wanted to go to a school where the professors could spend more one-onone time in the classroom helping students, and I wanted to be in a place that builds community.

I chose Rockford University because I felt that this would be the best opportunity for me to gain leadership skills, and get a great education. The professors here help you understand everything that is taught in a small classroom setting. I felt that this was the best choice for me.

For more student testimonials, check us out on YouTube: youtube.com/user/RockfordUniversity

99% of full-time Rockford University students receive scholarships

Scholarship opportunities ranging up to full tuition

$10 Million invested in scholarships & institutional aid each year

Work Study Jobs where you can earn money at an on campus work-study job

Veteran Assistance could provide you with additional savings or assistance with school

Sign me up for Scholarships, Grants, & Other Financial aid There is no choice here. Of course you’d like to take advantage of as much financial aid as possible. Rockford University is affordable— we invest $10+ million in scholarships and institutional aid. That means we invest in you. We work individually with you to determine the best financial aid package for you and your family.

Schedule a visit.

When you make your personal visit to campus, you’ll enjoy many options:


• A campus tour

Office of Admission 5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108 815.226.4050 • 800.892.2984

• A lunch on us

• Staying overnight in a residence hall

• Attending a class

• Chatting with a coach

• Meeting with a faculty member

• Attending a performing arts or athletic event


• Speaking with a financial aid representative

See us To believe us.



Accounting* (concentrations in CPA, Non-CPA) Art* (concentrations in 2-Dimensional Art, 3-Dimensional Art, Graphic Design) Art History* Biochemistry Biology* (concentrations in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology, Organismal Biology) Business Administration* (concentrations in Finance, Financial Planning, Management, Marketing) Chemistry* Classics* Computer Science* (concentrations in Management Information Systems, Web Development) Dance* Early Childhood Education Economics* (concentrations in Finance, International Economics, Public Policy) Elementary Education (1–6) English* French* History* Human Development* (concentrations in Research, Child/Adolescent Development, Life Span, Gerontology) Humanities International Studies (concentrations in Area Studies, Arts & Peoples, Environment & Development, Ideas & Religions, Politics & Economy, Security & Peace Studies) Latin* Mathematics* (concentration in Computational) Music* Nursing (Basic BSN) Philosophy Physical Education* (concentrations in Exercise Science, Sport Management, Teaching) Political Science* (concentrations in American Studies, Constitutional Studies, Legal Studies, Political Ideas, Politics & Culture, War & Peace) Psychology* Romance Languages Science and Mathematics Social Sciences Sociology* (concentration in Criminal Justice) Spanish* Special Education* Theatre (concentrations in Acting/Directing, Design/Tech, Musical Theatre Performance, Theatre Management*) Theatre Arts*

Ancient and Medieval Studies Bilingual Education Child/Adolescent Development Classical Civilization Coaching English as a Second Language Entrepreneurship Ethics Gender Studies Gerontology Greek Health Education K–12 Education Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Peace and Conflict Studies Philosophy Physics Religious Studies Secondary Education (9–12)

*Indicates a minor can also be achieved in this program.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Law Pre-Social Work Pre-Dentistry Pre-Medicine Pre-Pharmacy (We also offer a dual acceptance program with Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy.) Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine

ACCELERATED PROGRAM Management Studies (concentration in Human Resources)

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Business Administration (MBA) Education (MEd) Teaching (MAT)

CONTACT US! • APPLY FOR FREE ONLINE Office of Admission, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108 815.226.4050 • 800.892.2984 • rockford.edu facebook.com/RockfordUniversityAdmissions youtube.com/user/RockfordUniversity twitter.com/AdmissionsRU instagram.com/AdmissionsRU

Rockford University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, or veteran status, nor will it discriminate on the basis of disability unrelated to job or course of study requirements. 18-0173

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