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Rockhurst University



Thee spirit behind Rockhurst University was born in 1521, when a Spanish soldier took a cannonball in the leg at Pomplona. That soldier, later to be known as St. Ignatius of Loyola, used his recovery period to develop his spirituality and approach to life. That new spirituality led to the formation of the Society of Jesus.


Our curriculum is based on the seven liberal arts classical modes of inquiry: artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, theological, scientific relational and scientific causal.


Rockhurst University partners with Research College of Nursing to provide a comprehensive nursing education that equips students to be ethical leaders in the health care community. Caring and committed faculty provide world-class expertise through evidence-based teaching strategies.


Leadership in a major corporation. Continued learning at a premier graduate institution. Serving others throughout the world. For the Rockhurst graduate, the possibilities are limitless.

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Student services

When you apply for admission to Rockhurst, you’re taking the first step toward a lifetime of opportunities. Here you will find everything you need to get started – from scholarship and financial aid information to our admission process.

Housing services

We believe that housing is more than just a place to put your stuff. It's where you can spread out and get comfy; where you learn, play, grow and connect with the community around you. Which is why we offer several on-campus living spaces to fit your needs.

On-Campus Options: Residence Halls, The Townhouse Village,The Townhouse Village, Rock Row.

Library services

Greenlease Library has five ways to assist you with answering your questions. Don't let distance or time of day get in the way of getting your question answered. We are open late and chat is available 24/7!

ICT services

  • Computers: the library has five desktop computers available for use on the main floor. Additional laptops may be checked out for library use only from the Circulation Desk for four hours.
  • Earbuds and Chargers: earbuds and phone chargers are available for check-out for library use only at the Circulation Desk.

Medical services

Rockhurst has established a collaborative relationship with Neighborhood Walk-In and Family Care located in the North Parking Garage on the Rockhurst campus and Goppert Trinity Family Care (Goppert), located south of the University at 6675 Holmes St., third floor to provide for students’ acute and preventative health care needs.

Student Life

Campus life

The Rockhurst University campus life office is a central resource for the student experience, coordinating everything from campus involvement to residential living.

Sports facilities

Rockhurst University features outstanding athletic facilities on campus. Basketball and volleyball is played in Mason-Halpin Field House. Soccer and lacrosse play on Bourke Field, which features an all-weather turf field. Baseball, softball and tennis is part of the Loyola Park facilities. The men's and women's golf teams practice off-campus at the Swope Memorial Golf Course.

Student clubs

Choose from eight Greek organizations – four fraternities and four sororities – where you’ll find a network of individuals with similar values built on a strong brotherhood and sisterhood. It’s about friendships that span a lifetime. It’s about a built-in academic support system. A lifestyle of community service and leadership. And so much more.


Rockhurst University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

RU and the Helzberg School of Management are also accredited by AACSB International – the gold standard in business accreditation given to only the top five percent of the top business schools in the nation.

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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