Chicago, IL
Roosevelt University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

You will never have any idea whether a college will be a perfect fit for you or not. As terrifying as that sounds, until you...

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

You will never have any idea whether a college will be a perfect fit for you or not. As terrifying as that sounds, until you've had your own college experience, you won't really know what you want or what to expect. Taking tours, talking to students and professors, and trying to get a feel for a school is extremely valuable, and it will absolutely help you in your decision making process. Still, there is always risk. Be aware of the risk, but don't let it hold you back. Going to college is like jumping off of a cliff into a pool of water. You can stand at the edge of the cliff and evaluate everything that could go wrong, or you can dive in with reckless abandon. Going to college is the most exciting time of your life. Don't wait on the edge, dive in! Find yourself! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Hard working, talented people.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

First impressions are EVERYTHING.

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

Roosevelt University is a smaller school in the middle of a huge active city, with a strong emphasis on diversity, environmen...

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

Roosevelt University is a smaller school in the middle of a huge active city, with a strong emphasis on diversity, environmentalism, and social justice.

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

Make sure you pick a college based on the student's individual needs, not just on the school's reputation. Make sure you visit the campus so you'll know if you can really see yourself there. If you can, talk to students who attend that university and try to shadow a class or two. Make sure as a student you get involved early! Go to as many club/student group meetings as you can early on. I highly recommend living on campus at least your first year. You'll meet people much easier and it's much easier to get your questions answered when you need it! Also if you can, get a job on campus; it's easier to work around your schedule. If you spend a semester at the college and it's not a right fit, don't be afraid to transfer - it's much better to find a college where you'll be happy than the convenience of staying at a school where you are miserable. Finally, enjoy yourself wherever you end up - these are the best years of your life!

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

The city! The campus is in downtown Chicago so there's a lot of culture and opportunity that you don't get at other schools. Although there is not much of a campus (it's literally one building) you have all of the city instead including the beautiful parks, beaches, shopping, museums, libraries, etc. There's great public transportation to everywhere you want or need to go. The school itself is great - small classes, lots of individual attention.

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

Take your time when deciding which school you want to go to. There is no rush to get to college. The most important thing i...

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

Take your time when deciding which school you want to go to. There is no rush to get to college. The most important thing is to find a school where you feel comfortable, and where you believe you can get the best education possible. Try not to focus too much on the money; but rather look at the faculty and more importantly the students. Get to know the people who will be your fellow students. If you can't feel comfortable around them, it makes the entire learning environment more difficult. While you are at school, do your best to succeed, but don't stress too much if you struggle. If you're starting to fall behind, talk to your instructors. Find out where you need the help and ask any questions you need to. It's important to succeed, but it's more important that you enjoy the work you're doing. There will be classes you don't enjoy as much as others, but don't slack off in them. Just do your best, and eventually it will be over. Most importantly, have fun!

What's unique about your campus?

Almost everyone at the school is friendly, and honestly want to help you succeed. It makes it a lot easier to get through a difficult semester when the instructors care about you as a person, instead of the grades you get. If something happens in your personal life, the faculty will do everything they can to help you through it.

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

There are two things about the school that bother me: the incredible amount of work, and the cost. I have to pay for my schooling entirely by myself, so the high tuition really bothers me. As far as the work load is concerned, we are blessed to have such a strong program, but it's a bit tough at times to balance an 18+ credit work load, and maintain a job to pay for the schooling.

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

Dedicated to the Enlightenment of the Human Spirit, and a nack for social justice.

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

Dedicated to the Enlightenment of the Human Spirit, and a nack for social justice.

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

Well, I would start with highschool preparation, and allowing the student to really explore possible career choices versees their interests and skills. It seems that higher education in America could be a little better planned out, and that many end up switching majors throughout their calloge career. In addition, I would tell parents to start saving for college when their children are born. Also, I would tell students to not be afraid of reaching out to people who work in the field thay are looking to go in. For instance, if one is majoring in journalism then I would suggest that early on students are given opportunities to hear from real people in the field, and to know about the future of journaiism. Moreover, just more serious planning should start sooner, and college should be looked at as an investment.

Rachel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It has a very good preforming arts program. Also, the Auditorium theatre often times has big concerts there.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It has a very good preforming arts program. Also, the Auditorium theatre often times has big concerts there.

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

Make sure that the student really knows what they want to do before they go to a big school. If I could change one thing, it would have been to stay at a community college until I knew what I wanted to do. Instead I wasted time and money on classes that didn't go towards my major, since i switched so many times. Make sure the student has enough structure to go to a big school. If not, the smaller schools work out a lot better. I went to a state university with 200 people in lecture halls and never had the structure to go to class, since the teachers never took attendance. Once i went to a smaller university, my grades have dramatically improved, and so has my effort.

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

The worst thing is the price. It is a private university therefore it is very expensive, about $9600 a semester.

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

It has a very urban feel, liberal, socially and culturally diverse and very persistant on promoting social justice.

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

It has a very urban feel, liberal, socially and culturally diverse and very persistant on promoting social justice.

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

Take the time out to find the college that suits your personality the best. This helps the student strive academically and socially. I think diversity is key in preparing the student for the real world, so don't be afraid to choose something different from where you were raised. Remember time management is a key skill in college and will help you academically. Try to maintain as low a level of stress as possible. Although school can be stressful and tough, keeping a level headed attitude will make things much easier. Look for ways to release stress in a positive and healthy way. Have fun and enjoy the best 4 years of your life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person looking for a traditional college experience typically found at a university. It is a small private college that seems to attract more older non-traditional students. Someone who wants to be involved with sports, very few sports programs are available at the school.

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

I like that it's in the heart of Chicago! It's a great school with great teachers.

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

I like that it's in the heart of Chicago! It's a great school with great teachers.

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

Visit every college you are considering!!!

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  • 2,805
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $28,119
  • Acceptance rate
  • 73%

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