Roosevelt University is ...
NAIA Division II
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Roosevelt University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
Most Popular Majors
Hospitality and Tourism Management66 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies49 Graduates
Corporate Communications48 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems47 Graduates
Elementary Education28 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
After Roosevelt University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
Roosevelt University Reviews
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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.
(This review is for the Wabash Building dormitory and does not apply to Roosevelt University's other residence option, the University Center.) Living in the Wabash Building is beautiful. The view from the floor to ceiling windows in every room was beautiful, from every side of the building. The halls were kept clean and rules were enforced in a way that didn't feel overbearing by the residence advisors. However, the dorm food was nothing to write home about, which was disappointing. While there were four stations to choose from, only one regularly offered new options. Oftentimes, it was a struggle to eat healthy without eating the exact same salad or wrap every day. The junk food options were endless, but students who hope to eat healthy have much less options. Also, the weekend hours were less than favorable for students staying up late or who held jobs off campus, as the cafeteria closed at 7 pm.