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Rockhurst University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit university situated in Kansas City, United States. Rockhurst was chartered by the state as Rockhurst College in the year 1910. The campus spreads across an area of 25 acres of lush landscape. The university offers certificates and programs in diverse Course Topics.

Rockhurst University's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The sports teams are nicknamed the Hawks. The men's sports teams participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, and soccer. The women's sports teams compete in baseball, volleyball, soccer, golf, and tennis. The university is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations.

Profile of Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University is found in Kansas City, MO. Kansas City is a large city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Roman Catholic identity. Rockhurst University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.

Course Topics

Rockhurst University is known for its programs in business and management and nursing and emergency medicine.

Rockhurst University Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 630.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 3, 124 in 2007 at Rockhurst University.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Rockhurst University values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Rockhurst University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management251business management, business communications, marketing, business, accounting, MIS, finance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine120registered nursing
Education and Teaching71education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Liberal Arts54English, history, political science, Spanish language, economics, French language, social studies, international studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling49psychology, physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology35speech pathology
Science27biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Media6communication studies, organizational communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6occupational therapy
Law4legal assistant
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion
Family and Social Work4human services
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science

Contact: Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University

1100 Rockhurst Rd

Kansas City, MO 64110-2561

General Phone: (816) 501-4000


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