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Rockford College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1847
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 880
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $2,937,010
Admissions Address

5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108-2393

Website

http://www.rockford.edu

Admissions E-mail

rcadmissions@rockford.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jennifer Nordstrom
Admissions office telephone: (815) 226-4050
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.rockford.edu/undergrad/applyonline.asp  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 3 3
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 15 17


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 6
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 6
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Considered
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 47%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 47%
Total applicants: 711
Total acceptances: 336
Total freshman enrollment: 100
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 306
Male acceptances: 123
Male freshman enrollment: 41
 
Female applicants: 405
Female acceptances: 213
Female freshman enrollment: 59
Out-of-state freshmen: 24%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 6%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 56%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 79%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 11%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 - 570
Math: 365 - 530
Combined: 805 - 1100


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% 0.0%
600-699 0.0% 0.0%
500-599 46.0% 46.0%
400-499 45.0% 18.0%
300-399 0.0% 27.0%
200-299 0.0% 9.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 87%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 - 23
Math: 17 - 23
Composite: 19 - 24


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 25.0% 20.0% 21.0%
18-23 65.0% 63.0% 50.0%
12-17 10.0% 17.0% 29.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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