Kansas City, MO
Rockhurst University


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What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Seek a liberal education, especially if you have yet to decide what you want to do with the rest of your life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Seek a liberal education, especially if you have yet to decide what you want to do with the rest of your life.

What's unique about your campus?

The people. Our teachers are brilliant and helpful. The student body is fun and responsible.

Joni
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A good educational opportunity, but not the ideal college experience.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A good educational opportunity, but not the ideal college experience.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The small class sizes, and the location is strange.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that suits your academic goals, and will help you succeed in your future.

Alexis
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is small and the teachers actually know their students by name and remember who they are even when they are finished takin...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is small and the teachers actually know their students by name and remember who they are even when they are finished taking their class. There is a real family oriented feeling about the campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Narrow down your choices and then visit your top three or four school and make sure you talk to teachers, students, administrators, and financial aid people. Also, dont rule out private universities because they are expensive- they give out more financial aid and scholarships than state schools.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't mind a small campus where he/she will pretty much come to know or recognize everyone on campus. Someone who likes to be invovled in campus activities. Also someone who doesn't mind that we are located in a bad neighborhood- we are a jesuit school afterall.

Christina
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In finding the right place for yourself it is important to visit the college and feel comfortable with not only the surroundi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In finding the right place for yourself it is important to visit the college and feel comfortable with not only the surroundings and the classes, but also to notice things about the students already attending. When visiting my school I found most comfort when every student I passed during my tour said hi or exchanged a friendly smile. Spend more than a few hours at the college if you are interested. Dont just talk to the student taking you around, speak with those in the cafe or study hall if they seem available. The ones who are not part of the admitting process will tell you the most. Facts about the school are important but its also important to know about the social life. The way students behave away from class and away from the party scene is most important. Its also important to look at the city life around the college. For some, the busy and interesting community around the college is a good way to get away from the college scene. Its not all within the walls of the college that sparks the students eye.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about this school is that because we are such a small school that some things are out of reach. The school spirit is not as strong as it should be, mostly because we do not have a lot of people. I feel this would be greater if we had a football field or a really popular and excelerated sport. A major rival or more important games may help as well.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I like how because we have a lower student population, when I go places, the people there are people I know. I like knowing everyone in my school and seeing familiar faces. Its easy to meet people and make friends. People are very welcoming and interested.

Bryan
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Rockhurst is a small, private, liberal arts focused school in an urban environment.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Rockhurst is a small, private, liberal arts focused school in an urban environment.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and students to have a good idea of what the student wants to gain out of college. Know how important grades, a social life, the size of the college, the price of a college, and the college's reputation are to the student. Then find a college that meets these criteria as much as possible, and is the college the student has found to be most comfortable at during college visits.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Mostly, the type of person who should attend this school is someone looking for a solid education and is interested in service. If you want moderately easy to moderately hard academics, Rockhurst is for you.

Connor
Describe the students at your school.

50% from Saint Louis 30% from Nebraska 5% from Kansas City other from all over

Describe the students at your school.

50% from Saint Louis 30% from Nebraska 5% from Kansas City other from all over

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I believe that parents should consider a Jesuit education highly, because it is in general, a higher education than public schools.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Everyone who needs financial help for school. People who want a well rounded education and enjoy a full spectrum of learning. Hot girls should attend in higher numbers.

corey
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would urge the individuals prospectively attending college to actually visit the college upon decision of their interest in...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would urge the individuals prospectively attending college to actually visit the college upon decision of their interest in a particular school. During the campus tour, keep in mind that collegiate officials only show you areas of the campus generally considered "good" and that their tour might not necessarily reflect the overall portrait of the campus living conditions and facilities of the school. Furthermore, I would ask actual students who attend the school what they like, dislike and are otherwise concerned about regarding the schools. To ensure that the sample of students is representative, you should strive to inquire multiple students, from differing economic, social and political backgrounds. Your level of comfortability at a school should be holistic, in others words your political inclinations, religious affiliation and economic status should either be accommodated or at least respected by the school you select. Important, too, is that you compare the various financial aid packages offerred by the schools of your choice. While private universities are generally pricier, they often disburse bigger financial aid packages; as a result, public schools can actually be more expensive than a comparable private school because many of their funding programs are loan based.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Catholic, overly conservative, close minded, sheltered lifestyle.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Liberal, progressive, multi-ethnic, non-Catholic.

Danielle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to parents and students look for the right college is to start early. It is always better to have more time than no...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to parents and students look for the right college is to start early. It is always better to have more time than not enough time and by starting early, you will have more options as well as more time to consider each option. Parents I suggest to encourage but not push your child to make a decision. Ultimately, they have to decide what will be best for them and all you can do is give your perspective. Do not push your ideas on your child let them be free to make this decision. For students who are looking for a school; make sure to ask questions about the school whenever you get a chance. You can learn so much by asking current student how the school really is. Keep an open mind in the beginning of your search and in the end, the right school will be obvious to you. To make the most of the college experience get involved right off the bat. Ask about different organizations and clubs that interests you. Find different activities that you enjoyed in high school that can help you feel comfortable and still meet new people.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Some one who is academically focused and want a good solid education with a Catholic philosophy throughout the curriculum. Also, someone who wants smaller classes with professors that are extremely available and willing to help. This school is for someone who wants a quaint campus in the middle of a big city.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing how small the school feels sometimes. And also the cost of the school is frustrating.

Joseph
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Rockhurst is awesome- I really enjoy and appreciate what it has done/given to me.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Rockhurst is awesome- I really enjoy and appreciate what it has done/given to me.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find what the school that suits your personality and learning habits - smaller school for greater personal attention and a more friendly environment.

What's unique about your campus?

The life lessons/ideas that we gain - learning, leadership, service

Katie
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Rockhurst is unique in its reputation. It is a well-known school for producing well-educated students with a liberal educati...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Rockhurst is unique in its reputation. It is a well-known school for producing well-educated students with a liberal education. Its size is remarkably small and it is an unexpected landmark in a bad part of Kansas City.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply to a wide variety of schools. Take tours of the campuses and try to talk to as many students and members of the faculty as possible before you decide. Don't be afraid to leave your hometown, new people and new possibilities await in places unknown to you. To make your college experience the best you can, don't be shy, but be yourself. Your opinions and ideals may change, so be open to new ideas. Be real with your professors, they want to help you succeed, not the contrary.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is the close-mindedness of the student body. Students are very sheltered and conservative in their approach to life and other people they encounter.

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  • 2,042
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $35,670
  • Acceptance rate
  • 74%

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