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Rochester College

United States
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Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
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Institution type Private

About Rochester College

Rochester College is committed to academic excellence. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission. Undergraduate concentrations in its Integrated Learning Model emphasize the importance of a liberal arts curriculum that models and teaches scholarly research, critical thinking, and effective communication skills in all fields of study.

Specialized programs in education, nursing, business, psychology, and religious studies prepare our graduates both for productive careers in the marketplace and for advanced studies at graduate and professional schools. Rochester College offers a Master’s Degree in religious education (MRE). The use of cutting-edge educational technology allows the delivery of courses in a variety of on-site and distance settings.

Campus information

Rochester College is situated in Rochester Hills, Michigan, on a beautiful 80-acre campus that overlooks the scenic Clinton River.

A city with a population of about 70,000 residents, Rochester offers the closeness of a small community, but the suburban setting is anything but boring. In fact, CNN’s Money Magazine says Rochester is one of America’s top places to live. In our vibrant downtown district, you’ll find countless restaurants, shops, hangouts and hot spots.

When you want to get off campus, the area’s extensive trail system provides unlimited routes for biking, running, hiking or catching up with a friend during a peaceful walk along the Clinton River. For the winter months, the athletic mega-plex that is Lifetime Fitness is just two doors down. On the weekends, hit up a local festival or grab some fresh cider and donuts at Yates Cider Mill, a community tradition since 1863. And when Christmas comes around, the place really lights up! You’ll find Main Street aglow in over 1.5 million points of glimmering holiday light during the annual Big, Bright Light show.

And once you get beyond Rochester, you’ll find numerous museums, markets, shopping malls no more than 30 miles out in any direction. Sports fans are well taken care of here with the competitive Detroit sports scene: the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons. Car enthusiasts, music lovers, foodies and coffee sippers, it is all close to home in Rochester.

No matter which way you turn, you’ll find an incredibly diverse, always inspiring setting for you to broaden your horizons.


Campus living at Rochester College can be a great experience. All single traditional students 22 years and younger are required to live in campus housing unless they are living with a relative over the age of 25. The residence halls are generally for traditional students. Rochester College houses up to 288 residential students in two residence halls. View room layout and descriptions of each dorm by clicking the Residence Halls tab above.

Alma Gatewood Hall
Alma Gatewood Hall is a three-story structure near the center of campus that can house up to 132 residents, primarily freshmen. There is a laundry room/kitchenette equipped with two washers and dryers, a sink, a stove and a microwave for both the male and female areas. Rooms are arranged in suites with two double occupant rooms connected by a shared bath. Furnishings on first and second floors include a bed with loft and bunk capabilities, a walk in closet or wardrobe, a desk, a hutch, a chest of drawers, and a chair for each resident. Third floor furnishings include a bed with loft and bunk capabilities, built-in desk, shelves, closet and a chair for each resident. First and second floor rooms are tiled and third floor rooms are carpeted. Telephone, cable and network Internet services are included in the cost of room and residential support fees.

The lobby of Alma Gatewood Hall is a popular meeting place for residents. There is a lounge to watch TV and movies or play video games and study tables to work on homework or play cards. A computer and a printer is also provided in the lobby. Like all of our residence halls, Alma Gatewood lobby is wireless.

Ferndale / Hoggatt Hall
Ferndale/Hoggatt Residence Hall was built in 1997. This hall has two wings, Hoggatt Hall for male students and Ferndale Hall for female students. Each floor houses approximately 35 students with a total capacity for both of 138 students. These are preferred halls for students who have completed 30 hours or two semesters at Rochester College. It also houses some transfer students who have completed 30 or more hours at other academic institutions. Ferndale and Hoggatt Halls also offer additional privileges like no curfew for those that qualify, so get your reservation in early!

Rooms are arranged in suites with two double occupant rooms connected by a shared bath. Furnishings include a bed with loft and bunk capabilities, a wardrobe, a desk, a chest of drawers, and a chair for each resident. Floors are tiled and residents may bring in carpet remnants if they wish. Telephone, cable and network or wireless Internet services are included in the cost of room and residential support fees. Each wing has a kitchen on the first floor supplied with a table, chairs, stove, sink and counter space.

Dearborn Commons is a shared lobby connecting the two halls. Residents of Ferndale and Hoggatt share laundry facilities that have five washing machines and six dryers that are also used by the residents of Palmer Hall. The mail area is also located in Dearborn Commons. The lobby is ideal for everyone to relax, play cards, watch television, and do homework in. Dearborn Commons is open 24 hours a day for residents and their guests and a Security Officer monitors the lobby each night and signs residents and their guests in and out. Dearborn Commons has a computer and printer for student use.

Palmer Hall
Palmer Hall, found to the north of Ferndale Hall, is currently designated as married student housing. If there are units available after accommodating all married housing requests, occupancy may be granted to non-traditional students 25 years and older who are enrolled in the Traditional Program. The units are carpeted studio apartments with a walk in closet and small bathroom. Each unit has a door opening to the outside and one assigned parking space directly in front of Palmer Hall. Students interested in living in Palmer Hall must apply in advance and are granted housing on a first come first serve basis with priority given to married couples. The residence hall has 8 units and each is prepared for phone, cable and network Internet connections. Five units offer kitchenettes that include a refrigerator, stove, and kitchen cabinets. Palmer Hall is intended as an intermediate housing option for students adjusting to living on their own and housing is only guaranteed for one academic year at a time allowing for new residents to receive its transitional benefits.

Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Business and Management 2 Education and Teaching 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 4


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