About Rockhurst University


In the heart of Kansas City since 1910, Rockhurst University is dedicated to learning, leadership and service in the Jesuit tradition.


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Get a quick snapshot of the Rockhurst University experience.

Rockhurst University President Sandra Cassady, Ph.D.

Rockhurst University is led by our President, Sandra Cassady, Ph.D.

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The Office of Mission and Ministry incorporates our Jesuit mission and values into every aspect of the University.

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From Iggy to the Internet, where Rockhurst University has been and where we’re going.

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Learn about the Society of Jesus, whose 500-year history is synonymous with quality education and values-driven leadership.

Downtown Kansas City

The world's best BBQ (this is not up for debate), championship sports, spacious parks, more than 200 fountains... and Rockhurst University.  We've called Kansas City home since 1910 and we're in the city for good. 

Why Study at Rockhurst?


Located in the cultural heart of Kansas City, RU’s beautiful 55-acre campus is where more than 3,000 students call home.

Consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.

More than 97% of students receive financial assistance and scholarship opportunities.

With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention and support they need to grow in knowledge and in character.

Important University Information

Campus Culture & Community

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The center presents a rich calendar of programming in the visual and performing arts each year.

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Rockhurst University seeks to be a welcoming and inclusive learning community.

Student serving community

Rockhurst University is bigger than just our 55-acre campus; we also strive to be a good partner with our neighbors and our city.

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Keeping our campus and our planet green

Rockhurst has several programs, initiatives and services in place that celebrate and support all members of our unique and diverse community.

Latest News

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Rockhurst University earned a number of accolades for individual programs and for the University as a whole — including a best-in-area ranking — in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report Colleges list, released today...

Upcoming Event

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October 12, 2023 - 11:30am
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
Rockhurst University welcomes Hall of Fame Coach Dick Vermeil. Coach Vermeil was chosen to guide the fortunes of the downtrodden Philadelphia Eagles franchise in 1976, a team that hadn’t been in the NFL playoffs in...