B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Roosevelt University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Roosevelt University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
905-1145
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$27,418/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,590/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,081/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,982/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,201/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,204/ 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.62 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,569Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Students are motivated
    38%
  • We care about social justice
    38%
  • Students keep to themselves, but get involved also
    16%
  • Students are free to do what they want
    6%
  • Independent, but want to be social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.76 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • A wonderful social justice institution
    52%
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Challenging but a community
    9%
  • Boring
    5%
  • Hypocritical
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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A major thing that needs to be changed is what they put online when it comes to dorming/housing. There is an application you fill out that helps resident assistants figure out who to room you with. I have nothing in common with my roommates, which is upsetting because why else did i fill out the application. They also need to do a better job at picking out who should be resident assistants. My RA(resident assistant) has done nothing to solve the issues I am having with the living conditions or my roommates. The residence assistants need to be more accurate with what they post on their website because a majority of what they post about dorming/housing is not true.
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Roosevelt University prides itself on being a diverse school with a deeply rooted social justice mission, however that mission and sense of community is somewhat lost in translation. Most students keep to themselves, student life is small and often the only participants are dormitory residents and freshmen. Additionally, the counselors and staff in financial aid are less than helpful. During the Fall 2015 semester, multiple students noticed their scholarships and grants were suddenly taken out of their accounts without explanation, and even more were told if they could not pay the rest of their tuition they would be dropped from classes. The situation took months to fix and financial aid advisors had little to say to anyone about where their thousands of dollars went. The classes are great, the professors are highly educated and compassionate, but the administration does not have the student's best interest in mind.
The security system to get into the school is tight, which makes being in the building more comfortable. Students are also required to attend seminars on campus safety and Title Nine. I do feel safe inside the building, however as a woman, there is no such thing as being too prepared. I do not travel to the laundry facilities alone, especially at night, because a woman was sexually assaulted in the middle of the night in the laundry room during my first semester on campus. The perpetrator was swiftly expelled from campus. The school takes safety very seriously, handles situations very quickly, and there are multiple avenues a student can reach out to for help. Overall, I feel comfortable at Roosevelt University, knowing there are teams in place if something were to every happen to myself or anyone else.