Roosevelt University in Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Roosevelt University offers 336-degree programs and 24 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 78%. The most popular test is SAT - 12% of students submitted it in comparison to 84% of students who submitted ACT. 34.5% are women, and 65.5% are men. 6% percents of international students. Roosevelt University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Roosevelt University is 23817$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $33600 and $45032 per year. 34% of full-time Roosevelt University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $44,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Roosevelt University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Roosevelt University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$22,560
$30,001 - $48,000$21,165
$48,001 - $75,000$21,824
$75,001 - $110,000$25,207

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores


  • Secondary school rank
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8980

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3164 of Roosevelt University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 83 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Roosevelt University number 21 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Roosevelt University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Roosevelt University.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Roosevelt University graduation rate is below the national average.

34% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Roosevelt University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores


  • Secondary school rank
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Roosevelt University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 68%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 10%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Roosevelt University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 7%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Roosevelt University full-time retention rate is 65% and part-time retention rate is 43%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Roosevelt University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1400 - 1845

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 470 - 635
Math: 470 - 610
Writing: 460 - 600

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Roosevelt University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 26
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Roosevelt University is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Roosevelt University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Roosevelt University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Chicago Campus

The campus located by 430 S Michigan Ave address in Chicago, Illinois.


Chicago Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Roosevelt University with 0.22% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Chicago Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Roosevelt University offers 336 programs in total: 183 are for Bachelor's degree, 132 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 134 universities in Cook county. Roosevelt University is one of the few institutions in Cook that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 24 distance education programs that are provided in the Roosevelt University: 18 are for Bachelor's degree and 6 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.


Roosevelt University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3206 students with 96170 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1456 with 34949 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 204 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Roosevelt University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I am a working adult that decided to go back so it took me a longer amount of time than the norm. When I first started, you could not find a parking spot at the Schaumburg campus for evening classes and had to get there rather early. But as time went out its turned into a ghost town of a place by the time I graduated. Ive seen the highs and lows of the school and they are definitely on the farthest low I have ever seen. Competition between funding for both campuses was always going on the Chicago campus always had the upper hand even though Schaumburg was able to keep the higher enrollment. Instr. That worked at the Chicago campus would reg. talk bad about the Schaumburg campus. Which I found unprofessional of instructors to do. I use to recommend this school but since graduation, I would not recommend this school for anyone. Go to DePaul or Loyola if you’re interested in a private school. I hope this place gets organized one day. they have no identity or image of who they are or what they want to be about.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Amazing professors and you meet some great people here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

10/6 The book store: The hours on Friday to pick up textbooks and other items is just nonsense. I mean what successful business is open only 5 hours on a Friday? Of course there are no hours on the weekend, the University is keeping this (book store) schedule on a traditional academic route, where other Universities are making changes to reach a wider audience of students.Although I can get emails about them pushing pens, textbooks, jerseys with the school name to cock fights and liver transplants but nothing about the hours of the store in these emails. I only see this level of distinction at academic institutions of higher learning and freakin clown shows. I am not sure if they are trying to make sure that the University is keeping that "cool" kid -like vibe for the students and their families from small po dunk towns from God know where, or these kids need to have enough time to get high (they smoke right outside the store! IKR?).However for the working professionals and those who are serious about an education, this is just another impediment to getting that degree and actually recommending the University to other people. The bookstore is just a reflection of the mismanagement of the institution, who should just go "full party school" than trying to "sell" that they are a serious academic institution.The bookstore is a small but great when you order online to pick up your items (textbooks) and the customer service from Machelle was fantastic. Note: I gave 4 stars to only the bookstore portion of Roosevelt University.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I began my graduate program May '16. No issues with graduate advisors, professors. 4 stars because of my two issues, library and financial aid. My constant issue is people talking loudly at the library. Is it necessary to post signs to "be quiet"? Students tend to walk around talking loudly or on their phones as if they were outside or lounging in their living room. I guess people have lost the concept of a library. I encourage staff/management to visit the library and sit for 5 minutes and you will immediately realize the noise level. My second issue is financial aid. I never had any problems until recently. Since we were recently "assigned" a financial aid advisor, it only created issues and many sleepless nights. My financial aid advisor was useless. She never helped, hardly ever replied to any emails within a reasonable timeframe (I typically give a 36 hour reply period), and when she did, it was days if not weeks later and or she replied with a question that was not relevant to my question. Fortunately, I had personally met with a financial aid advisor Fall '16 and he was beyond helpful. I felt the need to apologize every time I sought his assistance because we are "assigned" to a financial aid advisor. He had no problem answering my questions almost immediately or within 24 hours. If it weren't for him, I would not have been able to keep my remaining two classes. Can you imagine, two classes away from graduating and my loan is nowhere to be found?! If you encounter any financial aid issues, I strongly recommend calling the financial office or meet with someone in person. Aside from these two issues, I like Roosevelt University.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Wonderful Professor Encountered while completing my MA degree. Would highly recommend their education program!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 430 S Michigan Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3123413500

Institution is active in current year: 1

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