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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 is an above-average private university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,268 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Roosevelt acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduating 40% of students, Roosevelt alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,500.
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
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

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
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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.72 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,268Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Students are motivated
    40%
  • We care about social justice
    34%
  • Students keep to themselves, but get involved also
    14%
  • Students are free to do what they want
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Independent, but want to be social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
39%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.79 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • A wonderful social justice institution
    49%
  • Diverse
    34%
  • Challenging but a community
    9%
  • Boring
    4%
  • Hypocritical
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ 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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If you're going for performing arts, go! I loved the music school but be prepared for music majors and MT's that you'll be in class for too long (8AM-6PM some days). Any other major I heard is trash from non music students. A lot of people transfer. Living in the city is dope but its cold, so be ok with that and people are crazy and homeless everywhere. ALSO- they want your money. Be careful, the advisors do NOT know what they're talking about. I transferred.
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I believe that CCPA serves as a perfect environment to model standards of excellence in ensemble performance. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, specifically, is a great role model. The opportunity to attend concerts will serve as beau idéal for me in my vision for the Caribbean and enhance my appreciation and knowledge of the art form. The availability of guest artists, the opportunity to study with the faculty at CCPA and gain their insight in the area of performance and education serves as a powerful incentive in my choice of study.
Roosevelt University is full of determined individuals that are driven towards success. There is always positive energy in the air that makes people motivated to learn!