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Your chances of getting into Rockhurst University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

66.5%
Admission Difficulty for Rockhurst University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Rockhurst is 66.5%.  Its admission rate is the 16th lowest in Missouri.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Rockhurst and can you get accepted?

Rockhurst is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 2,096 out of the 3,154 who applied were admitted.

Rockhurst University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.62. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Rockhurst?

66% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Rockhurst University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.62 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1190 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Rockhurst GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.62

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Rockhurst University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Rockhurst are to have around a 3.62 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Rockhurst accepts 66% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Rockhurst is 3.62 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #11 in Missouri for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Rockhurst is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Rockhurst SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Rockhurst University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 45% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1083-1288

Applicants Submitting SAT 

-
SAT Scores for Rockhurst University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 540
Math 25th Percentile 543
Composite 25th Percentile 1083
SAT Scores for Rockhurst University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 638
Math 75th Percentile 650
Composite 75th Percentile 1288
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Rockhurst is 1190 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1083-1288. Students who get into Rockhurst University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Rockhurst ranks #11 in the state of Missouri for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1190 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Rockhurst regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1083 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1083, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 980, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Rockhurst University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1190 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1185, you have around a 66% chance of being admitted. A 1288 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 79% chance of getting in.

Rockhurst University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1288 and Above Good >79%
1185 to 1288 Avg + 66%-79%
1083 to 1185 Avg - 51%-66%
981 to 1083 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 981 Low <35%
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Rockhurst ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

45%
ACT Scores for Rockhurst University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Rockhurst University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 27
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Rockhurst is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 26.  The school ranks #20 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rockhurst University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Rockhurst University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Rockhurst for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 66% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 80% with a 26 ACT score.

Rockhurst University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >80%
22 to 26 Avg + 66%-80%
19 to 22 Avg - 53%-66%
16 to 19 Reach 39%-53%
Less than 16 Low <39%
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High School Class Rank

56% of Rockhurst University freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 25% are in the top ten percent.

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%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Rockhurst University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,056 1,098 3,154
Accepted 1,376 720 2,096
Acceptance Rate 67% 66% 66%
Enrolled 184 103 287
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 14% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 30, 2024

Days left to Apply

10

Applicants have 10 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Rockhurst University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Rockhurst University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Rockhurst is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.62 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1190 on the SAT and 22 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179043 IPEDS survey data for Rockhurst University.

FAQs

Does Rockhurst University prefer SAT or ACT?

45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Rockhurst University?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Rockhurst. Admission competition is low and the college has average 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 1083 and 1288. The average SAT score is 1185. 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 19 and 26. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.