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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

Student in class
September 24, 2021 - 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, hold academic sessions, and...
RU students on her computer
September 30, 2021 - 1:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
SIGN UP HERE! If you can't join us for an in-person visit, hop into one of our virtual campus visit experiences. Participate in a virtual tour of campus from a current student, learn about the...
Students in downtown Kansas City
September 30, 2021 - 6:00pm
191 Westport Plaza, Saint Louis MO
SIGN UP HERE! Join Rockhurst at an Information Night in Saint Louis! We will review the admissions process and timeline, cover financial aid and scholarships, and share highlights in our academic and student life departments...
Students walking on Campus
October 5, 2021 - 11:30am
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
If you’re looking for a new school to call home, we know Rockhurst would be the perfect fit for you. Join us for a information session to find out why! SIGN UP HERE!
Pre-Nursing Students Lab
October 8, 2021 - 1:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
Welcome to Discover RU: Nursing! Learn all about our Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences and Nursing at Rockhurst University. We will take you on a tour of campus, show you our plans for our...
Ed.D. in K-12 Leadership
October 9, 2021 - 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.
Students collaborating
October 12, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
SIGN UP HERE! If you are interested in learning more about the Rockhurst community but aren't ready to join us in-person, join us for this virtual information session. Learn about academics, student life, the admissions...
Student conducting science experiment
October 14, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
SIGN UP HERE! Picture yourself at Rockhurst - join us for a virtual information session to learn about academic programs, scholarships, and the admissions process. This event is for traditional transfer, RN-BSN, and BSN students.
Students walking on Rockhurst University campus in front of Conway Hall
October 15, 2021 - 1:00pm
Rockhurst University, Conway Hall
Join us for our Discover RU: Business and learn from our current faculty from your field of interest. You'll take a campus tour, hear an admissions, financial aid, and scholarship presentation, and meet with business...
Ed.D. in Athletic Training
October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
SIGN UP HERE! If you can't join us for an in-person visit, hop into one of our virtual campus visit experiences. Participate in a virtual tour of campus from a current student, learn about the...
Students on the quad
October 28, 2021 - 6:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
A special event just for KC Scholars recipients and their guests, join us for an opportunity to connect with current Rockhurst KC Scholars, faculty and staff and learn about all that awaits you at RU!...
October 29, 2021 - 1:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
Welcome to our virtual Discover RU Open House event for students interested in health-based fields. We will take you on a virtual tour of campus, host an admissions, financial aid, and scholarship presentation, hold academic...
engineering class
November 5, 2021 - 1:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
SIGN UP HERE! Welcome to a special visit day geared for students interested in Rockhurst's STEM programs! Get to know professors, take a tour of campus and connect with future and current Hawks. Breakout sessions...
Students in downtown Kansas City
November 12, 2021 - 2:30pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
SIGN UP HERE! If you’re looking for a new school to call home, we know Rockhurst would be the perfect fit for you. Join us for a information session to find out why! We’ll give...
November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
Rockhurst University
SIGN UP HERE and join us for an overnight visit just for seniors in high school to learn more about all RU has to offer! See Kansas City, stay overnight with a current student, take...
Campus and Pergola
November 20, 2021 - 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.
Test tube and student
November 22, 2021 - 9:00am
Westport and Troost Campuses
Have you ever wondered what being a Nurse for a day was like? Join Rockhurst University's Saint Luke College of Health Sciences and Nursing for this immersive experience. We'll begin at our Westport campus, where...
students working on the computer
November 23, 2021 - 1:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
SIGN UP HERE! If you can't join us for an in-person visit, hop into one of our virtual campus visit experiences. Participate in a virtual tour of campus from a current student, learn about the...
Student in classroom
December 3, 2021 - 1:00pm
Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall
SIGN UP HERE! We are excited to host you for Discover RU: All Majors. We'll take you on a tour of campus, host an admissions, financial aid, and scholarship presentation and have you meet with...
Student writing on whiteboard
December 8, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
SIGN UP HERE! Picture yourself at Rockhurst - join us for a virtual information session to learn about academic programs, scholarships, and the admissions process. This event is for traditional transfer, RN-BSN, and BSN students.
Student smiling
December 9, 2021 - 1:00pm
Virtual - Join us on Zoom
SIGN UP HERE! If you can't join us for an in-person visit, hop into one of our virtual campus visit experiences. Participate in a virtual tour of campus from a current student, learn about the...
Students walking on campus
December 11, 2021 - 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.

Upcoming Graduate Events

Students discussing data analytics assignment
September 22, 2021 - 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...
Outdoor perspective of Conway Hall
October 7, 2021 - 7:30pm
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...
Students working on laptops
October 12, 2021 - 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,...
Student using laptop
October 19, 2021 - 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...
Student in class
October 28, 2021 - 7:30pm
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,...
Student Analyzing Data
November 3, 2021 - 7:30pm
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...