Rockhurst University: Narrative Description

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1100 Rockhurst Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2561
Tel: (816)501-4000
Free: 800-842-6776
Admissions: (816)501-4100
Fax: (816)501-4241
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1910. Setting: 35-acre urban campus. Endowment: $41.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3100 per student. Total enrollment: 2,764. Faculty: 203 (128 full-time, 75 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,389 applied, 72% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 84% from top half. 6 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,135 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 827 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 16 other countries, 38% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 14% 25 or older, 49% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Kansas City Area Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,060 includes full-time tuition ($17,950), mandatory fees ($610), and college room and board ($5500). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $600 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 54 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 45% of eligible men and 55% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Organization of Collegiate Women, Black Student Union, Student Organization of Latinos, College Players. Major annual events: homecoming, Greek Week, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, closed-circuit TV monitors. 700 college housing spaces available; 627 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Greenlease Library with 597,800 books, 223,100 microform titles, 750 serials, 3,494 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $699,000. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Missouri Kansas City.

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