Rockhurst University (Rockhurst)

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Rockhurst can be found in Kansas City, MO, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over three thousand students are enrolled at Rockhurst.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1078 (25th percentile) to 1260 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Rockhurst. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Rockhurst average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. Rockhurst University accepts roughly 60 percent of those that apply. Of those that are admitted, nearly 19 percent attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Rockhurst Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Rockhurst University was reported as 63.7% in Fall 2020 with over 3,280 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Rockhurst ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • Rockhurst Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Rockhurst University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Rockhurst University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rockhurst University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.1%
  • 2017-2018: 72.5%
  • 2018-2019: 66.1%
  • 2019-2020: 63.7%
  • Projected Rockhurst Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 62.6%

How Does Rockhurst Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rockhurst University is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Avila University41.0%
MidAmerica Nazarene University54.6%
William Jewell College46.1%
University of Saint Mary84.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Rockhurst (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading538 - 620
Math540 - 640
Total Score1078 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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