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Roosevelt University
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  • 4 Year
  • CHICAGO, IL

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

In light of Covid-19, the safety and well being of our community is our highest priority. The University has to returned to predominately in-person courses and activities for the upcoming academic year. All students, staff and guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 in order access campus at this time. To stay on top of COVID-19 policies please visit our COVID webpage. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

430 S MICHIGAN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60605
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
From Roosevelt University

75 years ago, Roosevelt University was born when a visionary leader and 62 faculty members had the guts to go against the norms of exclusion in favor of inclusion. They went against the discriminatory practices of higher education in 1945. When asked to limit access because of race, religion and gender, they simply said, “We don’t count that way.”

Our history is grounded in courage, acceptance and a commitment to social justice.

Principles. Courage. Grit. A willingness to be the first. Whatever your background, wherever you’re from, we’ll help you unleash your potential.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
900-1130
ACT Range
18-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$22,856 / 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
$21,796 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 62 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 80 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 80 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The BSN program at RU trains students in the skills required for nursing and develops students’ abilities to think critically, analyze complex situations, make sound clinical decisions and deliver safe nursing care. The BSN is a three-year direct entry bachelor's program designed to teach students the required skills and knowledge to become Registered Nurses [RNs] and is accredited by the CCNE.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    61%
  • On Campus
    29%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,614 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
454
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Students are motivated
    45%
  • We care about social justice
    33%
  • Students keep to themselves, but get involved also
    15%
  • Students are free to do what they want
    5%
  • Independent, but want to be social
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
44%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 87 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
  • A wonderful social justice institution
    42%
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Challenging but a community
    7%
  • Boring
    4%
  • Expensive
    4%
  • Hypocritical
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
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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