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ADMISSIONS

Success starts here.
A Rockhurst University education is an education for life.

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Admission to Rockhurst ignites a lifelong love of learning.

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Take the next steps and submit your application, visit our beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, campus or simply learn more about Rockhurst life after acceptance, enrollment and beyond!

Rockhurst has a sense of community, of inclusion, and finding a home away from home, while you're growing to be your best self.

– Sydney Shindler | Pre-Med ‘23

SUCCESS AHEAD

At Rockhurst University, we strive for excellence in and outside the classroom through learning, leadership and service.

98 % of alumni report being employed or accepted into grad school within 6 months of graduation.

70 + academic programs offer breadth and depth to feed your interests!

23 % RU graduates earn 23% higher median salaries than their peers.

We offer financial support to all of our students, making a Rockhurst education accessible and affordable.

Tuition & Financial Aid

$ 30 Million Awarded

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Rockhurst University awards more than $30 million in scholarships and financial aid each year. Let's see what your costs might look like. Enter your ACT or SAT score, then your GPA, and hit 'CALCULATE.'

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Commitment to Service

At Rockhurst, we consider it our mission to empower students to use their unique gifts and talents for the promotion of equality, inclusivity and social justice.

Get involved in a Rockhurst service-immersion trip to U.S. or international locations

As one of 27 Jesuit colleges or universities in the U.S., RU emphasizes education of the whole person

Rockhurst students spend 30,000+ hours in service each year in our community and beyond

Upcoming Undergraduate Events

January 28, 2022 - 10:00am
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
Interview to win 1 of 20 full tuition scholarships at Competitive Scholar's Day. This day is about us getting to know YOU! Just for participating in this event, you will also receive a renewable $1,000...
February 4, 2022 - 10:00am
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
Interview to win 1 of 20 full tuition scholarships at Competitive Scholar's Day. This day is about us getting to know YOU! Just for participating in this event, you will also receive a renewable $1,000...
Students walking on Campus
February 12, 2022 - 1:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
SIGN UP HERE. We are offering a weekend campus tour and admissions meeting where we show you around campus and review the admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships, and sit in on a student panel.
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February 16, 2022 - 3:00pm
Rockhurst, Magis ActivityCenter
This is an in-person, one-on-one financial aid appointment. Find a timeslot that works best for you and meet with an admissions counselor to review your personalized financial aid letter. Our financial aid department will be...
February 18, 2022 - 1:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
Join us for a day dedicated to learning more about Rockhurst's Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Communication Sciences Disorder (Speech Pathology) programs. Connect with professors, take a campus tour, learn more about scholarship opportunities and...
February 22, 2022 - 3:00pm
DoubleTree in Chesterfield
RU is coming to you! Join us for individual, one-on-one financial aid meetings with admissions and financial aid. This is a great opportunity to review your personal award letter and get your questions answered. Sign...
FAFSA paperwork on wood table
February 23, 2022 - 3:00pm
DoubleTree in Chesterfield, MO
Day 2 of our STL Rock Talk - RU is coming to you! Join us for individual, one-on-one financial aid meetings with admissions and financial aid. This is a great opportunity to review your personal...
Student participating in live webinar
March 2, 2022 - 3:00pm
This is a virtual , one-on-one financial aid appointment where you can find a timeslot that works best for you and meet with an admissions counselor to review your personalized financial aid letter. Our financial...
Nursing student with stethoscope and clipboard
March 4, 2022 - 9:00am
Rockhurst Troost and Westport Campus
Join us for this immersive experience as you get to be a Nurse for a Day! Rockhurst University's Saint Luke's College of Nursing and Health Sciences will take you on a tour of our simulation...
Graduation cap on stacked coins
March 8, 2022 - 3:00pm
Rockhurst, Magis Activity Center
This is an in-person, one-on-one financial aid appointment where you can find a timeslot that works best for you and meet with an admissions counselor to review your personalized financial aid letter. Our financial aid...
Test tube and student
March 11, 2022 - 1:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
Welcome to our Discover RU Open House event for students interested in health-based fields. We will take you on a tour of campus, host an admissions, financial aid, and scholarship presentation, and hold academic sessions...
March 18, 2022 - 1:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
Sign up here! We are excited to host you for Discover RU: All Majors. Here's what to expect: Campus Tour Admissions, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Presentation Meeting with Faculty Member Current Student Panel
Students on the quad
March 20, 2022 - 3:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
Join us for this in-person, overnight visit just for admitted students. We'll take you to an off-campus social at Top Golf so you can bond with your future classmates! You'll also meet current RU students...
Female Rockhurst student watching a virtual event on her laptop
March 22, 2022 - 3:00pm, March 23, 2022 - 3:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
This is a virtual, one-on-one financial aid appointment where you can find a timeslot that works best for you and meet with an admissions counselor to review your personalized financial aid letter. Our financial aid...
Female Rockhurst student watching a virtual event on her laptop
March 22, 2022 - 3:00pm, March 23, 2022 - 3:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
This is a virtual, one-on-one financial aid appointment where you can find a timeslot that works best for you and meet with an admissions counselor to review your personalized financial aid letter. Our financial aid...
Kansas City
March 27, 2022 - 3:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
Join us for an overnight visit to learn more about all RU has to offer! See Kansas City, stay overnight with a current student, take part in academic sessions, learn about scholarships and more! Sign...
April 3, 2022 - 5:45pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
Join us for this in-person, overnight visit just for admitted students. We'll take you to an off-campus social at Top Golf so you can bond with your future classmates! You'll also meet current RU students...
Ed.D. in K-12 Leadership
April 9, 2022 - 1:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
SIGN UP HERE. We are offering a weekend campus tour and admissions meeting where we show you around campus and review the admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships, and sit in on a current student...

Upcoming Graduate Events

Two graduate business students
January 27, 2022 - 12:00pm
Live Webinar via Zoom
Learn more about Rockhurst University's Helzberg MBA and Master of Arts in Management programs. This virtual information is hosted by the Director of Graduate Business Admission, and will cover program structure, curriculum requirements, admission requirements,...
Students learning about analytics
February 1, 2022 - 12:00pm
Live Webinar via Zoom
Learn more about Rockhurst University's business intelligence and analytics master's degree and certificate programs offered on campus AND online. This virtual information is hosted by the Director of Graduate Business Admission, and will cover program...
Two graduate business students
February 22, 2022 - 12:00pm
Live Webinar via Zoom
Learn more about Rockhurst University's Helzberg MBA and Master of Arts in Management programs. This virtual information is hosted by the Director of Graduate Business Admission, and will cover program structure, curriculum requirements, admission requirements,...