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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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Roosevelt is an above-average private university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,117 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Roosevelt acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduating 40% of students, Roosevelt alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
About Roosevelt University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
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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

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1020
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$26,098/ 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
$17,520/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,117Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
461
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Students are motivated
    41%
  • We care about social justice
    32%
  • Students keep to themselves, but get involved also
    14%
  • Students are free to do what they want
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Independent, but want to be social
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
40%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.81 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • A wonderful social justice institution
    47%
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Challenging but a community
    8%
  • Boring
    4%
  • Hypocritical
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
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 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!
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Roosevelt has been pretty great thus far. The campus is breathtaking and the dorms are similar to pent houses on the 31st floor! A beautiful building with great amenities makes for a great Residence Hall. The classes are small (30-40 students max) which I really enjoy because you can get to know your professors better and have an overall better learning environment in my opinion.
The school is very diverse. You see many students of not only different backgrounds but you have students of different religions, cultures, states, countries, languages, and experiences. There are many opportunities to find teachers to connect with you if you wished to have that connection. The environment that Roosevelt gives off allows students to thrive and succeed towards their goals through their efforts.