About Roosevelt University

Founded in 1945, Roosevelt University. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,805 full time undergraduate students, and 1,895 full time graduate students.

The Roosevelt University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 236 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Roosevelt University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate73%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range905-1145
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,17% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 6 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

35% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 10% were in the top quarter, and 2% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Roosevelt University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
37%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
32%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
26%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
47%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
21%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
37%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
53%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
58%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
32%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
58%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
37%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
32%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
26%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
47%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
21%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
37%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
53%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
58%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
32%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
58%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Roosevelt University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    47 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    40 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    55 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    62 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    62 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    61 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    61 Students rated local services 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    62 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Roosevelt University?

19 Students rated Roosevelt University

hailey - 08/06/2021

I really love it! The environment makes you feel as if it is another home! My roommate and team are always encouraging one another and you truly can be yourself here! I am happy that I chose Roosevelt university for my home for the next four years, I can not wait for more memories with everyone!

Cassandra - 07/28/2020

I think the Roosevelt University is a beautiful school located in the middle of down town Chicago. I am a recent merged student from the merge of Robert Morris University with Roosevelt University. I love how beautiful the campus is, as well as the architecture of the building.

Corina

I like the unique and open-mindedness of the students and faculty here at Roosevelt. The dedication to social justice is what brought me to this school and they do a pretty good job at committing to it. I've made many great friends while living in the Wabash building and the view is to die for! However, this school is really expensive.

McKayla

Roosevelt University is a very inclusive school that encourages students to get out there. There are many opportunities to meet new people from multiple clubs to athletics there is always something to do. The staff is very friendly and the building itself feels extremely safe and homey, which is hard to come by in a big city. Overall Roosevelt is a very good option for students who want to be engaged in a smaller setting. Yet there have been issues when it comes to housing and food. The cafe is very small and has few options that are only available during certain times. Housing is very strict and hard to come by especially with the inclusion of Robert Morris students. The facilities such as financial aid, academic advising, and residence life are very prickly and at times seem incompetent. This may be why Roosevelt has such a low retention percentage. Overall the school is not bad, but some of the way they go about things can seem inhibitory rather than letting students flourish.

Roosevelt University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Roosevelt University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Roosevelt University is 73%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Make sure that the college fits the criteria of the field that they are interested in, as well as the social and interacting aspect of the campus.

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  3. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Just based on what I have seen so far with Roosevelt starting from the time I applied, they are very hands-on and accommodating to the students. They consistently check up on you and follow up regarding your enrollment, registration, and other school needs or inquiries. They make themselves available to you based on your own comfort and convenience and they constantly send you reminders and any additional information that you might need in order to have a good experience in this school.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Roosevelt is love: supported, nurtured, fulfilled, and passionate.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    They tightes bunch of motly crewed misfits and I adore them!

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Roosevelt is best known for its College of Performing Arts. The music and theatre programs have developed outstanding reputations and have been able to produce wonderful and talented students.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider the best about Roosevelt University is that the classes are small and each student is able to form a relationship with the professors. Many students prefer to know about their professors and be able to go to the professor when an issue arises. With one-to-one help, the students are most likely to form relationships with the professors.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    i cant really say, i will just say the school is perfect.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who don't care about academics should avoid Roosevelt. It is a very academically focused school. Also, if you do not like community service then this is not the school for you. Anyone who does not like to commute should not attend Roosevelt University. And if you don't like attending school in a major metropolition area, then this is definatly not the school for you as it is in the heart of the Chicago loop.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Many students that attend Roosevelt University (Schaumburg Campus) are adults going back to school to get their degree. There are a lot of required group projects, in which make it difficult to complete when placed in groups with adults who have schedules that do not only revolve around them but also their families.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This school is very diverse. Everyone here is completely different. Many different ethnicities, backgrounds. etc. Everyone has their own little world and level of inteligence.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I like that all the classes are located in just 2 buildings instead of a large campus

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known how much it was going to cost me.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It's a great school with great options for anyone not interested din the sciences. It's a school with a social justice mission, so there is that sense of humanity in it.

    Read all  9 answers
  15. What are the academics like at your school?

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Roosevelt is a pretty social place, there are many lectures for example recently they had a series of lectures on wrongful convictions. The main sports team we have is basketball although sports are not super popular at Roosevelt. There are many organizations such as LGTBQ and Occupy. There is a huge performing arts part of school and so there are many concerts, musicals, and plays offered. I am personally involved in the Criminal Justice Society because Criminal Justice is my major. The dating scene is interesting because there are so many LGTBQ students. If you are not part of that group then many students either date other Roosevelt students or from other colleges that are close by like Columbia, Depaul and Robert Morris. Many Roosevelt Students are friends with other students from other colleges. My closest friends I met last year just through my classes, but I have a lot of friends that go to nearby schools. Often times you meet people through off campus parties which are a blast. As far as fraternities/ sororities are different here they are often directed towards bettering the community and are not as popular as the college town ones would be. Most kids such as myself go to the museums, shop, and travel to different parts of the city. Roosevelt is a great experience.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    We are all commuters and older non traditional students but that is absolutely not the case.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    The passing percentage of actuary exams at Roosevelt university is pretty high.

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  19. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Roosevelt just started having sports on campus. Last year was the first year for the boys and girls basketball teams, the track team, the tennis team and the baseball team. We now have those sports. School spirit has increased so much since the sports have come on campus.

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Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

2,805

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,895

Total Grad Students

31%

Out-Of-State

66%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

50

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

15%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
18%
% Hispanic/Latino
23%
% White or Caucasian
45%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending Roosevelt University receive some sort of financial aid. 44% were awarded federal grants. While 60% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,119

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$12,927

Room and Board

42,246

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$21,590
$30 - $48K
$22,081
$48 - $75K
$22,982
$75 - $110K
$24,201
$110K & UP
$30,204

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