Rock Solid Quiz Step 1 of 4 25% Take our ROCK SOLID Quiz!Take our quiz and let us show you how Rockford University is a fit for you.Do you like:*A park like campusThe city lifeAt Rockford University, you get both. RU is a small, private university located in Rockford, Illinois, a city of nearly 150,000 people. Yet, it is tucked away on 150+ acres of rolling hill and abundant tress. Spotting a few deer and turkeys is not unusual, either. I learn best from:*Accomplished faculty & staffFaculty & staff who know meIt’s the best of both worlds. Learn in small classes where professors know you and truly want you to succeed.These same faculty are published authors, recognized experts, researchers, business owners, and performers - and they teach first. Interested in researching the spread of disease or the effect of music on learning, we’ve got you covered. Learn from our faculty members, 1:1, as they pursue their own research, or propose your own. Either way, a hands-on education is in store. And because our faculty and staff are entwined in the community, you’ll have access to a multitude of internship and career connections. My focus outside the classroom:*SportsClubs & OrgsThrough athletics, clubs, and organizations, you’ll develop essential teamwork and leadership skills. The energy and drive coursing through RU athletics is palpable, and the opportunities, unmatched. You may be a leader on the court and across campus. And, like no other time in your life, you’ll have the chance to enjoy free (or reduced cost) activities like on-campus concerts, comedians, outdoor movie nights, karaoke, service opportunities, trips to Chicago, and more. I am interested in:*Global PerspectivesCommunity ServiceAt RU, you can share meaningful experiences rooted in an understanding of global perspectives and a commitment to create change in your own community. The ability to grow and prosper in a global setting has never been more important. That’s why we focus on global perspectives. More than 100 students from countries around the globe choose to study at RU. Through events, forums, and the annual International Food Festival hosted by the Multicultural Club, RU strives to educate about a variety of cultures and perspectives. Now, how about community service? When alumna and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jane Addams, founded the Hull-House in Chicago, she established a lasting legacy of service to the public. From traditional service work to community-based learning, RU students have plenty of opportunities to participate in meaningful experiences and create sustainable change.