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Rockford, Illinois

Rockford College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Rockford College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
46.6%
Admission Difficulty for Rockford College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Rockford College and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,118 out of 2,401 applicants were admitted making Rockford College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent. Rockford College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Rockford College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
5%
SAT Scores for Rockford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Rockford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1030

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rockford College?

Rockford College typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rockford College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >60%
1025 to 1130 Avg + 47%-60%
920 to 1025 Avg - 34%-47%
815 to 920 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 815 Low <23%
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Rockford College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Rockford College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Rockford College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Rockford College?

Admission data indicates that Rockford College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #38 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rockford College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rockford College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >60%
21 to 23 Avg + 47%-60%
19 to 21 Avg - 34%-47%
17 to 19 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 17 Low <23%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Rockford College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rockford College was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #46 in Illinois for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Rockford College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Rockford College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 16% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 2% Reach

Admission Statistics

Rockford College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,297 1,104 2,401
Accepted 632 486 1,118
Acceptance Rate 49% 44% 47%
Enrolled 60 92 152
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 19% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rockford College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Rockford College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Rockford College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148405 IPEDS survey data for Rockford College.

Frequently Asked Questions

5% of students submit their SAT scores to Rockford College. 93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

47% of those who apply are granted admission to Rockford College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1130. 5% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 23. 93% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.