#3 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri

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Rockhurst University overview
Location Kansas City, Missouri
Online rockhurst.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Rockhurst University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Rockhurst University, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is a private, Jesuit institution established in 1910. Its urban campus, notable for its scenic blend of collegiate gothic architecture, spans a 55-acre tract within a large metropolitan area, fostering opportunities for students to engage with the city's cultural and professional resources. Rockhurst's academic offerings are rooted in the liberal arts tradition, featuring prominent programs in business, nursing, and education among its undergraduate and graduate curricula. The university employs a holistic admissions process that can be characterized as moderately selective. On-campus living is available, with a range of housing options for students to integrate into campus life. While athletics are a component of the campus experience, they are not the primary focus of the institution's identity.

In the most recent statistical year 3,154 prospective students applied, and 2,096 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 287 enrolled in the school.  2,013 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,392 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $40,700 plus fees of $1,001. Rockhurst is ranked 285 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Rockhurst is rated within the top 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Rockhurst University overview
SAT 1083/1288
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.62

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jun 30, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Rockhurst University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,001
Room and Board $10,280
Budget for Other Expenses$5,463
Total One Year Cost$59,444

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$53,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rockhurst University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 31%
Business 20%
Psychology 8%
Social Sciences 8%
Biology 7%

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