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Rockford University

Rockford University is a private, independent, coeducational university providing courses of study leading to baccalaureate and master’s degrees. The academic programs of students are based on a foundation of learning in the liberal arts and sciences. The University emphasizes excellence in teaching, and has a strong commitment to scholarly activity, creative expression and community service.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (2)
Business & Management (1)

About

History

In 1847, during one of the great college-building eras in American history, Rockford Female Seminary was chartered by the Illinois legislature. The citizens of Rockford (population 2,500) pledged $3,500 to erect a building for the ambitious enterprise. The first classes were held in the old downtown courthouse. In the 1960s the College moved to its present location at the eastern edge of the city.

Education

Our academic programming includes undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and a bachelor’s degree completion program in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. Whether you come to Rockford University with no previous college credits or some college credits, we can help you determine the appropriate educational journey that’s right for you.

Career

Career Development is not just a department or one-stop center, but a process that starts when you first arrive to RU. While you are on campus, you develop and learn more of who you are and what you aspire to be—and Career Development can help with that.

Rockford University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Rockford University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
20 Apr 2024
Robert Wilkos Scholarship
Merit-based

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Robert Wilkos
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
18 Aug 2024
Jennifer Dunn Thomson Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Washington Policy Center
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
Obama Foundation Scholars Program
Merit-based

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Obama Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Apr 2024
BeArt-Presets Academic Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

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BeArt-Presets
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
Merit-based

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2500 USD
Deadline
15 Jun 2024
Dixie Belle Paint Company Scholarship
Merit-based

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Dixie Belle Paint Company
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Orlow Firm Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Orlow Firm
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Jul 2024
Elite Lawyer Scholarship
Merit-based

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Elite Lawyer
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Eric Dalius MuzicSwipe Giving
Merit-based Need-based

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Eric Dalius Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Mar 2024
Diasporans Africa Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Diasporans 
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
Innovation in Education
Merit-based

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LA Tutors
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
Need-based

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Japan Gov’t/World Bank
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
20 Apr 2024
Robert Wilkos Scholarship
Merit-based

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Robert Wilkos
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
18 Aug 2024
Jennifer Dunn Thomson Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Washington Policy Center
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
Obama Foundation Scholars Program
Merit-based

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Obama Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Apr 2024
BeArt-Presets Academic Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

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BeArt-Presets
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
Merit-based

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2500 USD
Deadline
15 Jun 2024
Dixie Belle Paint Company Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Dixie Belle Paint Company
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Orlow Firm Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Orlow Firm
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Jul 2024
Elite Lawyer Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Elite Lawyer
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Eric Dalius MuzicSwipe Giving
Merit-based Need-based

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Eric Dalius Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Mar 2024
Diasporans Africa Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Diasporans 
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
Innovation in Education
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

LA Tutors
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Japan Gov’t/World Bank
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
20 Apr 2024
Robert Wilkos Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Robert Wilkos
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
18 Aug 2024
Jennifer Dunn Thomson Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Washington Policy Center
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
Obama Foundation Scholars Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Obama Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Apr 2024
BeArt-Presets Academic Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

BeArt-Presets
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2500 USD
Deadline
15 Jun 2024
Dixie Belle Paint Company Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Dixie Belle Paint Company
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Orlow Firm Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Orlow Firm
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Jul 2024
Elite Lawyer Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Elite Lawyer
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Eric Dalius MuzicSwipe Giving
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Eric Dalius Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Mar 2024
Diasporans Africa Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Diasporans 
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
Innovation in Education
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

LA Tutors
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Japan Gov’t/World Bank
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Rockford University, visit our scholarship search.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2023

GSSA 2023

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2023. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Housing services

  • Cummings Complex

In the center of Cummings Complex is an upper and lower lounge that proves to be a great space for people to get together with amenities that include: 2 fireplaces, pool table, a flat screen television, ping pong, shuffle board, and comfortable furniture.  Specific room dimensions can be obtained by clicking on the building names below.

  • Small Houses

The small houses consist of 6 residence halls, all of which are self-contained and co-ed by floor. The small houses each have a  common area lounge and a kitchenette.

Library services

Search across (almost) all of the content that the library owns, from books in the library to article databases, online encyclopedias, and streaming video. 

ICT services

Rockford University Information Technology provides our campus community with:

  • Network and Internet Connectivity
  • Computer Classrooms and Labs
  • Electronic resources such as E-mail, our Course Scheduling System, and our Emergency Notification System
  • The support of the IT Staff

Medical services

At Lang Wellness Center, we believe it is a sign of strength and courage when a member of the Rockford University community decides to seek help. With an open mind and a will to better your life, counseling can result in healthier choices and personal growth for those who go through the process. Many individuals come to us during times of crisis, high stress or emotional confusion.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Rockford, Ill., just 90 miles northwest of Chicago, the campus spans 150 acres and includes several academic buildings, an athletic complex, 10 residence hall spaces, and several newly remodeled residence hall and gathering spaces for students.

Student clubs

An important part of your student experience here at Rockford University happens outside of the classroom as you build meaningful relationships with your peers during one of the many activities that are provided to you. 

Accreditation

Accreditation is periodically reviewed and is renewed annually. Other memberships include:

  • Association of American Colleges, the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • College Scholarship Service
  • American Council on Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges

Student Reviews

My university experience
Nora Oscoz Mendia rated 3 out of 5 stars

When I first got here in 2019, I started as a Biology major. Even though I did not get good grades I though I like what I was studying, but with the years I started to realize that I was not getting good grades because I did not like what I was studying. On April 2022 I changed my major to International Studies because I always had an interest about politics, and on August...

My experience in the university
Nora Oscoz Mendia rated 4 out of 5 stars

The experience of studying here is good and not good at the same time. Is a small university and if you are an international student without a car is not fun because there is nothing to do in the university or around the city. But at the same time is peaceful living in the dorm.

Rockford, Illinois, United States

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