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Rockhurst University Joins Growing List of American Colleges and Universities Going ‘Test Optional’

July 15, 2019
This week Rockhurst University joins a growing number of its peers in higher education by moving away from an emphasis on standardized test scores and instead adopting a “test optional” standard for applicants. In the past, ACT and SAT test scores have been looked at as one of the major factors in determining college readiness. As a result, success on those tests has taken on increased significance for prospective college students and spawned a host of test preparation services and study aides. But heavy emphasis on standardized tests doesn’t always fully take into account a student’s ability to afford resources...
Maggie Schuh, '07
June 20, 2019
Maggie Schuh, ’07, didn’t come to Rockhurst knowing she wanted to be a teacher. In fact, she didn’t know what her major would be at all. And upon graduating with an English degree, she entered the corporate world, not education. But, the recent English Educator of the Year and Teacher of the Year for the St. Louis Public Schools said,...
Rockhurst Bell Tower
May 31, 2019
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. Rockhurst University is one of 27 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States. It challenges students to become leaders while providing a supportive environment for intellectual and personal growth. U.S. News & World Report...
Meaghan Fanning and two others with awards
May 28, 2019
A story about how her college search led her to Rockhurst says a lot about who Meaghan Fanning, ’12, is as a person. She was undecided — interested in a number of different institutions but not sure about any of...
Irish Ambassador to the U.S. Dan Mulhall during a visit to campus
May 24, 2019
The students might be gone for the summer, and the campus looks a lot different, but for Daniel Mulhall, every step across campus is a reminder of his bustling summer in 1974. That was the year Mulhall, now Ireland’s ambassador...
Students at the 2019 Commencement ceremony
May 21, 2019
The years spent in college are ones of change, of learning new things, of taking new chances, and of earning new perspectives on life as well as new skills for the resume. Saturday’s commencement ceremony was a chance to showcase...
A graduate following the commencement ceremony
May 13, 2019
No matter the disciplines, the destination, or the route they took to get here, close to 700 students will end this week as alumni of...
Mariana Valles
May 8, 2019
Mariana Valles doesn’t remember much about the time before she lived in Belton, Missouri. That makes sense — she was 4 years old when her...
Peter Vermes speaks at a Young Alumni Council event
May 1, 2019
In 2011, the organization now known as Sporting Kansas City went through a series of transformations, from where the MLS franchise played to its underlying...
David Walter and his cast and crew during a film shoot
April 25, 2019
Right before the start of the fall 2018 semester, junior David Walter crammed somewhere around a hundred people into his Kansas City home, all crowded...