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Rockhurst University has been a great experience forBrightEducation
Rockhurst University has been a great experience for me. If you are wanting to play sports in college, or major in something medical, you should really consider Rockhurst. The professors (in science especially) really know how to challenge you, and the smaller classes are usually a great fit for people who learn well in small groups. Most people socialize through the sports that they play, and others through sororities or fraternities. Keep in mind that there aren't as many options for greek life here at Rockhurst, as we are a small Jesuit University. If you are looking to go to a bigger school, the Rockhurst is probably not the school for you. It can be very conservative in certain ways, and it is pretty small-- you get to know everyone pretty well. If you are like me, however, and like a smaller atmosphere, then Rockhurst should definitely be on your list of schools to check out! Rockhurst is a private school, so tuition isn't cheap. However, They do give GREAT financial aid to students, and offer lots of opportunities to work on campus. Kansas City is such a great place to live, and though the social experience at Rockhurst may not be what it's like at other schools, the location certainly makes up for it. There are things going on within a 5 mile radius of RU nearly every weekend-- sometimes you just have to get creative. As for service and volunteer opportunities, if you are someone who likes to get involved with the community, Rockhurst does a fantastic job of helping you with that, and there are tons of different ways to give back to the community in KCMO. Rockhurst is not for everyone, so keep that in mind if you decide to check it out. It is small, conservative, and predominantly Christian, so it certainly isn't everyone's cup of tea. However, if any of those things appeal to you, I strongly urge you to think about it!
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: C
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I'm going to be neutral on this becauseBrightBiology
I'm going to be neutral on this because it depends on who you are.
edit: i started this off as neutral but realized my cons are a lot more than my pros.
pros: If your majoring in any science program like me, the faculty is the best of the best. I really got to know my professors on a personal level and they are always available and extremely helpful. small classes make it easier to ask questions and learn. You'll actually feel like you're learning something. Rockhurst is the school of connections to rich white people. So if your going there make sure you do just that!!! I dont see any other reason to go there honestly. OH AND THEY HAVE A REALLY WELL KEPT CAMPUS (hint: thats where all your tuition goes (no joke)).cons:In my case I am THE ONLY person of my ethnicity in my year. 95% of the school is white/christian. Almost every one over there comes from a pretty well off family. I, for example, am extremely poor with a really nice scholarship (which is proving less meaningful as tuition increases EVERY YEAR). Social life is embarrasing, you have to either be in a fraternity/sororeity or on the soccer team to have any human interaction. parties are lame and way too business like or just plain pathetic cause its so small. It was a plus that 70% of the school were girls but they are all the same. I'm pretty sure 90% of the girls there all had boyfriends and were all virgins. As for the guys...well 3/4 of them are nerds the others are dopey jocks on a sports team. There is no/very very few in-between laid back kids (strange). It's going to feel like high school except your living with your classmates...
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: F
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I WANTED TO SAY THAT YOU GUYS SUCK.AverageBusiness - Management and Administration
I WANTED TO SAY THAT YOU GUYS SUCK. rockhurst is greedy bastards who issue fines no matter what. they just want more and more money. Overcharge for food, excessive fees for students such as a technology fee. most students dont ever use a quarter of the money paid for printing yet we dont get it back. rockhurst then does whatever they can not to give back the dorm deposit even if a student gave fair warning he would be not returning to the on campus living but filled out a form for next year since originally planning to get townhouse. Also excessive cleaning fees when the ra checked it out with us. Also make up shit like a broken chair or some shit when they are fine. XL is a shitty dorm and yet somehow we damaged it. Bullshit. It mine as well have been landfill dump because thats what the dorms in XL are. FUCK YOU rockhurstParties are weak too. Bunch of virgins little prissy girls and weak lame ass parties.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Surrounding City: A, Individual Value: F
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