Rockhurst Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Rockhurst? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,041 out of 2,774 applicants or 74% were admitted making Rockhurst a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Rockhurst University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,832 942 2,774
Accepted 1,326 715 2,041
Acceptance Rate 72% 76% 74%
Enrolled 193 127 320
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 18% 16%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Rockhurst University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Rockhurst regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rockhurst University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 995. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1185 out of 1600. 5 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1090 1280
SAT Reading 540 650
SAT Math 550 630
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 22 27
ACT Math 23 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >84%
25 to 28 Avg + 74%-84%
23 to 25 Avg - 65%-74%
21 to 23 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 21 Low <55%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >83%
1185 to 1280 Avg + 74%-83%
1090 to 1185 Avg - 63%-74%
995 to 1090 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 995 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Rockhurst University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rockhurst University was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Rockhurst accepts 74% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 46% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rockhurst University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores 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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.

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