Chicago, IL
Roosevelt University


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Recent Reviews

marie-lesly
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Caring, attentive, wanting their students to succeed

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

Caring, attentive, wanting their students to succeed

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

Please don't think you know everything in life right now. Going away to college is not necessarily the best thing to do for a young student and your only doing it because you want to get away. It's better to take time and figure out what you want to do with your life before just jumping into college. Sit down and relax don't think about your parents, think about where you want to be in the next five years. Take the time to research a school, you need to go to a small school that will give you attention and where you can perform your optimum.

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

Small classes, attentive professors, get to know and talk to professors

Allison
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There are a few things that are unique to my school. It is in the middle of a large city surrounded by other school. so it wa...

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

There are a few things that are unique to my school. It is in the middle of a large city surrounded by other school. so it was very diverse

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

I would tell the students to really look into the school they want to attend. See what kind of classes are offered. Also look into the social life of the school. Im not talking about partying, but more into the events that are planned and clubs. And realy find out if other students actually attend those. Make sure if you want a small college or a large college that you know you will be happy with that. But also know that it is ok to transfer if you find out that the college you chose is not right for you. Don't get your hopes up, you will find the right place to further your education.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person that shouldnt attend this school is someone who is looking for the ultimate college experience. Meaning they are looking for other students to be really involved and for there to be plenty of activities going on.

Chelsea
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My school is very open-minded and has alot of different and diverse people who come from different bachgrounds and races but ...

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

My school is very open-minded and has alot of different and diverse people who come from different bachgrounds and races but also the people i met have different opinions and ideas and views on things. I find it very interesting and it helps open you mind hearing these different ideas from people who are your peers.

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

One of the most important things in picking a colleges are tours. Go to different types of colleges and campuses to get an idea of the different atmospheres. What you thought you wanted might change once you get there so know your options. See what kind of people attend the school and talk to students and get their opinions on the school. Compare schools and decide what works best for you. Interact with the Financial Aid and Student Accounts Offices to see how comfortable you are with the assistance they provide because they can be really helpful or really stressful. One of the best things about orientaion is meeting and making friends; you'll be happy you did the first few nights when you don't know anyone yet. Get to know people in your classes. It's so helpful to know someone in your classes and you'll meet more people. Remember this isn't high school so don't slack off, you're paying alot of money for this. And don't avoid homework for stupid reasons, it will make you very stressed later and you'll regret it when you're missing out on alot of fun.

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

Mostly I brag about the location. I go to school in downtown Chicago and I get to meet alot of very interesting and cool people. I get to see and do alot of cool things and I like that. I don't think I could get the same sort of experience if I didn't go to school in Chicago.

Cameron
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Roosevelt is best known for its College of Performing Arts. The music and theatre programs have developed outstanding reputa...

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.

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

Roosevelt is a diverse and accepting community with a possitive learning enviornment where students can succeed.

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

Make sure that you visit the campus! See the school with your own eyes and get a feel for what it will be like before you make your decision. Going and sitting in on a class is a great idea! By doing so you will be able to see just what the school has to offer. Also, try getting in touch with a guidance councilor from the college. They will be able to share a great deal of information with you about the school when it comes to costs, fees, classes and structure. But make sure you talk to some of the students too! They are going to be able to give you the best advice because they are living the experience. Student will be able to tell you about everyday college life, what the coursework is like and so much more!

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

It is one of the most culturely diverse schools in the nation; anyone can turn the corner and see 20 different nationalities ...

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

It is one of the most culturely diverse schools in the nation; anyone can turn the corner and see 20 different nationalities in the same hallway.

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

Pick the school that best goes with your personality. Don't just attend a school because it was rated as the best academic school or the best partying school. Make sure that the school can provide you with the best chance at job placement in the future. But most importantly, find a school that you feel the most at home at. The worst thing for a new freshman to face is going to a school and feeling isolated or like they don't fit in with the type of other people at the school. Just have fun with it.

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.

Timothy
Describe the students at your school.

Very out going and not affraid to express who they are.

Describe the students at your school.

Very out going and not affraid to express who they are.

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

To find the "right fit college" for me was simple. I knew what I wanted to major in and I googled Theatre Arts Colleges. I began my sreach from there. Also qasking round for peoples ideas about Theatre Arts Colleges and going to the guidance counselor at my highschool was also a big help. When finiding various of differnt colleges I asked for information about the campuses. I appied to ten different colleges so I had options to choose from. To apply for my major was easy for me becasue I had to go to adutions in chicago where all of the colleges held one big audtion in the city for student to attend to. The one problem I had was my test scores taking the SAT's. One biggest advice to a new student is always have more than two colleges to apply to. That way if the student had trouble with the other two, he or she had the thrid one to pick from. It dosen't matter what college someone ends up going to. It matters how much work the student puts in the education and from there the doors will open.

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

The worst thing about my school the raising of tuition and no finacal aid to help the students.

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

I would advise students to make a list of their priorities, both academic and social. For instance, if Greek Life is importan...

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

I would advise students to make a list of their priorities, both academic and social. For instance, if Greek Life is important to you, make sure the universities to which you are applying have acccess to fraternities and sororities. I've also noticed that often students end up transferring because they weren't certain what specific major they wanted to pursue. Even if you do not declare a major initially, prioritize your interests to be sure that the university you select offers courses in related fields. Finally, although it is important to consider your parents' wishes, don't let them hold you back from following your dream.

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

I tell my friends that my school is located in downtown Chicago! Need I say more?

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There is very little student life, particularly sports. For example, there are only intramural sports and no sports arena or university-owned playing fields.

Erik
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Roosevelt University is best known for there music conservatory and liberal background.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Roosevelt University is best known for there music conservatory and liberal background.

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.

Tiffany
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I love the faculty in the Performing Arts college- they are personable and they really care about you and where you are going...

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

I love the faculty in the Performing Arts college- they are personable and they really care about you and where you are going. You feel liked you are a part of a community of friends that you will work with for the rest of your life. Roosevelt really builds an ensemble and emphesizes the individual and not what they'll get out of you later--they really try to let you be yourself and they try to help you be the best YOU you can be. Other threatre programs really try to make you who they want you to be.

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

In looking for the right college, you want to look for an education which will not only give you what you need to advance in a certain career field, but you want a program that will help create you into a well-rounded, responsible, focused adult. It's not always what school you went to that will get you the job or the career advancement you want, it's the person who gives off the vibe that they know who they are and they know how to do what's needed--that's the person that will be hired. Students, look for a school that not only gives you a good education, but which will challenge you to be all you can be and which will give you opportunities to grow and discover more about yourself than your study habits. Parents, don't be so focused on a school's reputation or price that you discard an opportunity which may allow your child to learn more than how to be an accountant, but which will help them live as a responsible adult, who knows who they are, in a country where a college education is another step to being hired.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The money situation is what is most frustrating about Roosevelt. It's hard to get scholarships once you are in the Performing Arts programs and push for money as much as you can when you sign on, because the fact is you may not get an increase in later years because they're giving it all to the freshmen. Always be insistant and consistant in what you want and stay on top of what you've paid and have not paid so that there are no questions or unwanted fees later.

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

Roosevelt University mostly focuses on its theatre and music majors, so if that is not the major of your choice, chances are ...

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

Roosevelt University mostly focuses on its theatre and music majors, so if that is not the major of your choice, chances are you might want to consider another university.

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.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the bureaucratic system, if you are looking for help in the wrong department then you are not assisted very well.

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