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Kansas City, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Rockhurst University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Rockhurst University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Rockhurst and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,645 out of 3,629 applicants were admitted making Rockhurst a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Rockhurst University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Rockhurst University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 4% of students submitted SAT scores and 97% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Rockhurst SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Rockhurst University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 525
SAT Composite 25th 1035
SAT Scores for Rockhurst University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 615
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1225
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rockhurst University?

Rockhurst University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1035 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rockhurst University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1225 and Above Good >82%
1130 to 1225 Avg + 73%-82%
1035 to 1130 Avg - 61%-73%
940 to 1035 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 940 Low <48%
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Rockhurst ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Rockhurst University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Rockhurst University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Rockhurst regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rockhurst University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rockhurst University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >83%
23 to 27 Avg + 73%-83%
20 to 23 Avg - 63%-73%
17 to 20 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 17 Low <52%
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Rockhurst GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Rockhurst University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Rockhurst. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rockhurst University was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Rockhurst accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

56% of Rockhurst University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Rockhurst University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 56%
Top 50% of class 84%
Lower 50% of class 16%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Rockhurst University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,396 1,233 3,629
Accepted 1,753 892 2,645
Acceptance Rate 73% 72% 73%
Enrolled 251 180 431
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 20% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Rockhurst University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rockhurst University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Rockhurst University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Rockhurst University
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=179043 IPEDS survey data for Rockhurst University.


Does Rockhurst University prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to Rockhurst. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Rockhurst University?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Rockhurst. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Rockhurst University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1035 and 1225. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Rockhurst University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.