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  • 11/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is good for students that like to work in a friendly environment. If you like to work in class rooms that are not huge and one on one teacher student class sessions.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a four year school that is not big and is worth studing at you hould choose Rockford College. It is friendly and education oriented, it is not hard to get accepted you just need to have good grades and a average ACT score.

    Bang for the buck

    The money issue isnt too bad, you can get enough money from scholarships to make the budget.

    Am enjoying being here

    You will enjoy being here because you will feel in family. Everyone in campus will make you feel like you have known them for a long time and like you belong. Everyone is friendly so you will enjoy being here and that will make your school work easier to do.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are really interested in your learning. So if you ask questions they will give you the best and detailed answer. They will be available to you at every hour so you could ask them questions about the homework or any problem you might have.

  • 12/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 2 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The money will also be a problem everywhere you apply but Rockford College wants you and they will do whatever they can do with helping with that. They hand out scholarships, grants and loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    The place is small and private which can lead to classmates making close relationships.

    Am learning a lot

    All the faculty is so helpful and interests me in their fields. They have this enthusiasm for their for students which becomes infectous.

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It can be a bit expensive for an out-of-state student, but the college has plenty of grants and loans available.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus looks beautiful and the administration is very helpful and friendly.

    Will learn a lot

    The administration does their best to sign you up for classes that will benefit you the most.

  • 11/01/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 4 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    it is great so that u can get what u need.

    Tips for prospective students

    try your best

    Bang for the buck

    the bucks will also helpto.

    Will enjoy being here

    i will enjoy being here because it would be good for me.

    Will learn a lot

    i will learn alot about beaning a pediatrician.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are no emergency call boxes on campus, and campus police are not very helpful when it comes to non-emergencies.

    Bang for the buck

    rockford college is extremely expensive, and you don't get much for that. old furniture and buildings provide current students with questions on where their money is going. commuter students are left walking a half mile from the parking area to any of the classroom buildings.

    What to do for fun

    there are several clubs and organizations on campus that provide students with plenty of fun activities on campus, but these organizations usually meet during the day, so students may have conflicting classes or work.

    Food and Dining

    food on campus is dull and there is not a large variety. you are better off driving ten minutes into rockford to get a decent meal.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are out of date.

    Academic Rigor

    academic rigor has nothing to do with what level of classes you are in. some of the 100 level classes are exceptionally hard and some of the 300 level courses you could take in your sleep.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    cs is in place but litterally may be used once or twice a year according to the tour guide(he said usually when they are needed its because a freshman got lost(: )

    Clubs and Activities

    they have so many clubs and extras! from yoga to the alternative spring break, you'll never run out of stuff to do! plus they are advocates of students starting and running their own new clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    small class learners and small school lovers.

    Bang for the buck

    totally worth every cent.

    What to do for fun

    rockford is huge!!! and if the city around it wasn't enough, rc has a lot of clubs and even just hanging out with the awesome students is entertaining.

    Food and Dining

    being a vegetarian, i'd have hoped a liberal arts college would have catered to my kind more but overall there menus are decent sized and the food cards give you (i think) 3 meals a day.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms where a tad bit small but it's also a small school with few students actually living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes here are perfect for the small class size learner. personally i have a harder time learning in a big group setting. the classes themselves are designed to help you succeed while also challenging your abilities

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to the teachers!! take the tour! and ask lots of questions!!! the admissions staff is extremely friendly and are willing to answer your every question-no matter how trivial it seems!

    In three sentences

    awesome atmosphere. exceptional staff. perfect for small town kids like myself!

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent -- the campus is by itself and not in the middle of town so the campus security patrols 24/7 - makes you feel very safe!!

    Greek Life

    We do need to start a fraternity

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to mention -- you have a lot to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    All types - athletics -- football program is GREAT!! The theatre group looks like it has a lot to offer -- great for students who do not like the big crowd -- it is laid back and it is for students who do not want to be just a student number -- here you walk through campus and the people that work there actually know your name!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a haunted building!!! It's cool.

    Bang for the buck

    I think they were a little more expensive than some others I looked at but I was sold when I met the football coach and my admissions counselor. The nicest people ever!! One of the reasons I chose this campus is because it is set back - it is not in the middle of a town where you are fighting traffic or crossing across city streets to get to your buildings - when you pull into Rockford it is because you are there for the college -- there isn't any other reason to be there!!

    What to do for fun

    We hang out - play video games -- walk around sometimes, play frisbee golf, play football, basketball, etc.. it is a nice small campus so you will get to know everyone very fast.

    Food and Dining

    Very close - very good. Not Mom and Dad's cooking but it is very good and you never go hungry!!!

    Dorm Life

    I love it! I suggest looking at all the types of rooms available -- the campus is nice and small so that you are not lost in the shuffle. Everything is within walking distance from my dorm. I really like these dorms when compared to the other campuses I was looking at!!!

    Academic Rigor

    I signed up for my classes early - I have an excellent class schedule - I am taking all core classes at this time, but my schedule allows me enough time to get my homework done, study, and play football. The classrooms are perfect size - instructor to student ratio is like 11 - 1.

    Tips for prospective students

    Contact your admissions counselor early - they are awesome and will help you every step of the way. If you are going to be involved in any type of extra curricular activity contact the coach or person responsible for the club early and get yourself prepared. Keep your grade point average up!!! Retake your ACT's as many times as you need to so you can get a high grade!! Very important.

    In three sentences

    Rockford is a very clean, respectful, and comfortable campus. The transition to college life was very easy because of the friendly campus personnel. The athletic programs are awesome here at Rockford.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Great for these types of students

    volunteer-oriented self-motivated

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Addams Arch, from the original campus that Jane Addams attended.

    What to do for fun

    Student Activities Ice Hogs Games Lazer Tag AMC movies Bowling

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved to get the full experience of this college. Don't become disillusioned. Do more than your schoolwork and don't expect excuses from professors.

    In three sentences

    Rockford College is a great institution that values civic engagement, one-on-one student interaction, and becoming a life-long learner. It truly values its students as demonstrated by the Dean's first-name basis with most of them. Additionally, it prepares one to become a life-long student through civic engagement.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great campus patrol and security!

    Greek Life

    I do not have any info on this.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons and tons of opportunitys to join clubs, organizations, and other activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, nursing majors, education majors, arts majors, theater majors.

    Bang for the buck

    Great financial aid opportunities. Great staff to give an effective education.

    What to do for fun

    The campus feature many events weekly, but the city of Rockford has many parks, recreational areas, restaurants, shopping, and night life all located with in miles.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a new menu every day. the campus is located on one of the main streets of Rockford and has many great restaurants and fast food establishments are located with in minutes.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are improving yearly, air conditioning was just added to many dorms. Co-ed and single sex dorms are both available with single, double, or suite rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Class sizes are small and offer great one on one time for the students and teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions, Rockford College offers a lot of interesting items that are not necessarily found on the website.

    In three sentences

    Rockford college has small class sizes to enhance the student teacher connection. The college offers many different programs of study and course selections. Many clubs, sports programs, and other organizations create an upbeat campus with a close community of students.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    10 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is Great

    Academic Rigor

    Ranking top in the Midwest by the Princeton Review

    In three sentences

    Rockford is a great choice if you are looking for a small learning environment. The help of the Admission Counselor was great. I felt so welcomed when i went to Rockford for a visit

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Well worth it.

    Food and Dining

    Lion's Den is the campus cafe. It's pretty cool.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I have worked pretty hard to get a 4.0 and I'm proud of it. Classes are challenging and intellectually interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    The admissions counselors are amazing, but just in case, apply for lots of scholarships before hand. The college is pricey, but well worth it for the quality of education you receive. Just try and cover costs. The college also offers scholarships, which are fantastic.

    In three sentences

    Rockford College has drastically changed my life. It's opened up a world of new ideas, new career paths, and options. I think Rockford College is a spectacular school.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security is very good at patrolling the school, and keeping it safe. If you ever call to get into a building, or feel the need to be escorted across campus. Although the campus is small, it is always nice to have the extra comfort of the security walking or driving you where you need to go.

    Greek Life

    Sadly, there is not a greek chapter on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do on the Rockford College campus! The Student Activities is always working hard with trips and events on campus to make it more fun for the residents as well as commuter students. Every month there is a calendar put up in the Burpee Center that has an activity for every day of the month, from free movie nights at the local AMC, to free Red Mango frozen yogurt days, to even bringing famous comedians on campus. There a tons of clubs on campus to join as well, but if one doesn't suit your fancy get a group of friends together and create your own club.

    What to do for fun

    Rockford is a large city to find something to do. Surrounding cities include Madison, Milwaukee, and a little further east, Chicago is an hour and a half away. In Rockford, there are nice clubs to dance at, movie theaters, and restaurants just to name a few things to do in this busy city.

    Food and Dining

    There is not that much of a choice with what there is to eat in Burpee dining hall. There is more of an option at this hall, as it is the only hall on campus. Even though the food is not ideal, there is always something to eat. Most people choose to eat at the Lion's Den (which is like the cam pus lounge area). The food there is so much better, but it is more expensive.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you live if you are happy. There are two different styles of living on this campus: small houses (sort of like suites) and dormitory style rooms. The Cummings complex is made up of four different dorms, so you can get that traditional sense of college. They are bugs sometimes, but that is only if you do not keep your room clean. That does make sense though because the complex is right in front of a wooded area. The small houses are great and living there, in my opinion, you get a better connection with the people you live with because they are so much smaller.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very challenging, and that is such a great thing because we are truly learning from the greatest of teachers. Most of the teachers that teach at this school are still working professionals in their fields of profession. So You always know that you will be getting a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you want to go to a small school before applying. It is a very small school, and at times felt like I was still in high school, but do not let that stop you from coming. If you just get involved with all of the other activities around the school will help you stay busy and active, and will also help you meet so many new people.

    In three sentences

    Rockford College is a good school. The school itself is very small, but is worth it to help you stay focused on your education. The teachers are there for you and want to make sure you succeed.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    13 of 13

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a security officer on campus 24/7. They are able to provide you with a security escort, if you are in need of that service. All you need to do is call their office, tell them your current campus location and desired campus destination, and a security staff will pick you up and take you to where you want to go. Your safety is their top priority.

    Greek Life

    There are no Greek life opportunities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The campus is filled with opportunities to make new and lasting friendships. During the beginning of each fall semester, the campus holds an event on behalf of all campus clubs and organizations to display these opportunities. There is an organization to accommodate just about every one of a students' interests and needs. Also, there are several leadership opportunities within these clubs and organizations. For example, if a student is looking to be the founder of an organization, this is welcome.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is small. The highest number of students I had in a classroom was 15. So, it well suited for students who do not want to be at a large school. In fact, you could run into the same student more than once on any given day. A small school fosters close friendships and it gives the faculty and staff an opportunity to get to know you more on a personality and habitual level.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During the fall semester, carved out and decorated pumpkins are placed on top of campus buildings. Some of the students pull pranks during their senior year upon staff and/or faculty. There is a senior skip day every spring semester. April weekend is held every year during the third week of April in order to celebrate the end of the school year and the start of the spring season. During this weekend there are volleyball tournaments, pie-eating contests, casino night, and a foam party.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying the required tuition, books, campus living fees, etc. is well worth the education and experience.

    What to do for fun

    If you want to have fun on campus, there are several different clubs and organizations to be a part of. The campus has several volunteer opportunities throughout the year as well. Art shows, plays, and movies are available on campus. There is a recreational building where students can play pool, foosball, darts, and sing karaoke.

    Food and Dining

    The name of the dining hall is Blanche Walker Burpee Center. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. The days of the week that breakfast is not provided are Saturdays and Sundays. Breakfast is served at 7a.m. to 9a.m. Lunch is served at 11a.m. to 1p.m. Dinner is served at 4:30p.m. to 7p.m. Examples of the choice of breakfast foods are cereal, eggs, bacon, biscuits, and more. Examples of the choice of lunch foods are green salads, deli sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and more. Examples of the choice of dinner foods are soups, pasta dishes, pizza, lasagna, and more. The dining hall also offers vegan and vegetarian foods.

    Dorm Life

    There are various resident halls to choose from. They tailor to graduate students, health and science majors, quite halls, and more. You may choose to live with one to three roommates. You also have the option of not having a roommate. Each resident hall is designated with a live-in resident assistant. Resident Assistants are put in place to help you get acclimated to dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the teachers at Rockford College are academically challenging. This holds true regardless of your major. They miraculously have the skills to do this with a compassionate attitude. And, it is quite liberating because you get pushed to excel academically and socially. Even though they set the bar high, they help do it. They help you achieve beyond what you think of as your greatest potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a lot of staff members on campus, but the wonderful thing about them is that they are all welcoming and kind hearted. I recommend meeting with them. Start with meeting with an admissions counselor. The other individuals to meet would be the financial advisor, resident advisor, librarian, and an academic advisor. If you cannot meet them in person, call and talk to them on the phone.

    In three sentences

    Rockford College is located in Rockford, IL. It is the alma mater of the first women to win a Nobel Peace Prize, Jane Addams (class of 1881). The college's mission is, Think, Act, Change the World.