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Authentic, Curious, Resourceful. A Regent.


Waiting for you is truly a place where you belong. Where friendships abound and faculty is ready to help you find your way. You, and the whole student body, are what make Rockford University a special place. With over 1,200 current students, you will find a diverse set of experiences and perspectives that open new doors and opportunities for you. You are RU.

Find your way with a personalized tour. Schedule a visit and meet with an admission counselor to discuss enrolling at Rockford University.

You are powerful. You are ready. You are RU. Regents roars!

Office of Admission
Johnson Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-226-4050

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please call to reserve an appointment on Saturdays.

Dr. Jacob Hardesty

Dean of the College of Social Science, Commerce, and Education; Associate Professor of Education


Psychology, 2025

Dr. Deborah Breiter

Bergmann Professor of Chemistry

Key Dates to Remember

Application Deadline: Rolling Application

Fall 2024 Registration Opens: April 15th

Virtual Advising/Registration Appointments: April 15th – August 27th

First Day of Fall 2024 Semester: Wednesday, August 21s

Last Day to Register: August 27th

Welcome Picnics:

Who’s Invited Fall 2024 Admitted, Deposited, and Enrolled students

What In-person registration option, guest speakers, lunch, new student paperwork, receive student ID, meet new classmates, student life activity

When Saturday, May 4th; Friday, June 21st; Friday, July 19th


NEW! Locked-in Tuition Rate

Our commitment to helping students includes affordability. New full-time students will have their tuition rate locked-in for four years. In addition to a locked-in tuition rate, all full-time undergraduate students receive a merit scholarship ranging from $10,000 – $19,000. You can also earn a $1,000 scholarship for visiting campus, and we have a variety of additional merit and financial need-based programs to help make your education affordable.

Schedule a visit to campus for a $1,000 campus visit scholarship. Schedule your visit today!

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Test Optional Admissions

Worried about those SAT or ACT scores? Don’t be! We’re test-optional, which means you can choose whether or not to submit those scores. It’s all about giving you flexibility in the application process.

We accept students from across the board. If you don’t love your GPA, don’t worry. We take other factors into consideration like extra curriculars, student circumstances, and much more. Contact an Admissions counselor to review your transcripts and discuss your options. We don’t want your grades to get between you and your dream school!