Rochester College

249 reviews
  1. Rochester Hills, MI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Rochester College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Restorationist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Independent Great Lakes Region
Address
800 West Avon Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
SAT Range
958-1096
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$15,807/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,119/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,361/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,107/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,117/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,665/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
735Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Hard Working Christian
    60%
  • Typical college student who is working full time
    20%
  • Typical college student works part time
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
58%
Poll
38%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.13 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Community
    83%
  • Challenging and fun
    17%

After Rochester College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

249 reviews
  • Excellent
    51
  • Very Good
    93
  • Average
    76
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    8
This school is great. I applied and was accepted and just completed my orientation with Rochester College. I love the class size, campus, accessibility and great staff. The class sizes are very small in comparison to universities and other colleges. These small class sizes are fantastic in that students have the ability to have more one on one time with professors to go over difficult concepts. This aspect I feel is essential to success in the classroom.

In addition to this, the campus both the main campus and the satellite campuses are stunning. Rochester College's main campus is beautiful. There are brand new dormitories made of beautiful brick, perfectly maintained landscaping, and attractive architectural buildings all over the campus. Not only this but they are expanding and building an athletic center which only add to the many awesome buildings there. The satellite campuses are equally beautiful. The campus I will be attending is located on Macomb Community College's campus (where I graduated Most Distinguished Graduate). The University Center where the satellite campus is located is a beautiful building surrounded in part by the serene nature trail and forest. It is so relaxing after a hard day in the classroom to be able to walk outside take a deep breath and take in the beautiful surroundings.

This last aspect, the satellite campuses, are more reasons why I love Rochester College. These campuses make getting a degree from Rochester College much more accessible and attainable. For example, if I had to travel to Rochester College's main campus for the entirety of my time at this school I would not be able to do it. This is because it is just too far of a drive to commute and paying for room and board is not an option as I could not afford it. With the satellite campus I am able to avoid that huge cost as I am able to commute to school. The satellite campuses make earning this degree much more accessible for students like me.
  • College Senior
  • 5 months ago
As a student in the CEL accelerated program at Rochester College, my experience with the school has been limited as I do not have any on campus classes, only online and some at a community college. The experiences I have had have been mostly positive especially in the classes where we meet face to face, however the online instructors don't seem to care about student success very much if at all.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago
Being a smaller private school the athletics are not the most important attention getter but are held with much respect. The teams are part of the higher level placing teams in all athletics areas. Fans are encouraged to support and school spirit is emphasized with the entire campus. The facilities are very good and currently growing. The baseball field just had new dugouts build and current ground breaking began for the new Gymnasium for basketball. Many students involvement made these ceremonial projects successful.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago