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In light of Covid-19, the safety and well being of our community is our highest priority. The Office of Admission will be functioning virtually until further notice. Please review our Admission Contact page. All visits to Roosevelt University have been postponed until further notice. Once the campus is ready to welcome guests visit registration pages will be reactivated. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Roosevelt University is an above-average private university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,067 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Roosevelt University acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduating 39% of students, Roosevelt University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Roosevelt University Rankings

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

Roosevelt Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1180
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,707/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,550/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    40%
  • On Campus
    53%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,067Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
446
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Students are motivated
    43%
  • We care about social justice
    35%
  • Students keep to themselves, but get involved also
    14%
  • Students are free to do what they want
    5%
  • Independent, but want to be social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.84 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
  • A wonderful social justice institution
    44%
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Challenging but a community
    8%
  • Boring
    4%
  • Expensive
    4%
  • Hypocritical
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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Roosevelt University Reviews

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Due to Covid-19 turning every class to an online setting, I was scared I would not do well. I was never keen on online learning and there was also concern for lack of resources and tutoring. However, I was pleasantly surprised on how well the curriculum transitioned to an online format. The teachers were very understanding and lenient with assignments. They also offered extra help through zoom. I passed the semester with better grades than I anticipated!
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Roosevelt University is in the center of the city of Chicago. You have a beautiful view no matter where you go and you don't have to leave the building for anything. Security is everywhere and it's extremely diverse. Since it's in the city, there are lots of opportunities, fun events and celebrity guest that come right in the front door of Roosevelt! It can be expensive but I believe it's worth the safety and the experience. It's definitely unique!
I attended Roosevelt University for my masters degree. I enjoyed the experience so much that I have made the decision attend again for a second bachelors in nursing. Their vision (social justice), location, student resources, professors and program reputation provide me with the confidence to know that I'm making the right decision to trust them with my future.