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Roosevelt University Overview

Roosevelt University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Roosevelt University Known For?

645 Undergraduate Awards
$36,457 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Roosevelt.
  • In 2017-2018, 35% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Roosevelt bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,600 a year. That's about 7% more than their peers at other schools.

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Roosevelt University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Roosevelt.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Legal Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Business/Corporate Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Multilingual Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Roosevelt has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Highest Paid Legal Support Services Graduates College Factual
#94 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#105 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual
#113 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Roosevelt University?

Location of Roosevelt University

Contact details for Roosevelt are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1394
Phone: 312-341-3500
Website: www.roosevelt.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RooseveltUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RooseveltU

How Do I Get Into Roosevelt?

You can apply to Roosevelt online at: www.roosevelt.edu/Admission/Apply.aspx

Admission Requirements for Roosevelt

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Roosevelt?

70% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
Roosevelt has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to Roosevelt submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 508. Math scores were between 410 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Roosevelt University  ( 450 to 508 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Roosevelt University  ( 410 to 510 )
200
800
Roosevelt received ACT scores from 81% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Roosevelt University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Roosevelt University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Roosevelt University  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Roosevelt University?

$36,457 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
6.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Roosevelt is $36,457. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Roosevelt, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,875 a year. That adds up to $31,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Roosevelt is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Roosevelt University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,965 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,381 undergraduate students at Roosevelt, with 1,965 being full-time and 416 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Roosevelt

There are also 1,690 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,965 full-time undergraduates at Roosevelt, 33% are male and 67% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Roosevelt

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Roosevelt University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Roosevelt Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 105
Black or African American 255
Hispanic or Latino 526
White 863
International Students 100
Other Races/Ethnicities 116

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Roosevelt University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 72 countries are represented at Roosevelt. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at Roosevelt University

426 Took All Classes Online
1,751 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Roosevelt. In 2017-2018, 1,751 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Roosevelt has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 36th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Roosevelt

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Roosevelt University was -1.9%. This is the #2,323 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Roosevelt regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Roosevelt majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 27%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 47%
Psychology 2%
Special Education 29%
Sustainability Science 29%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Roosevelt ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Roosevelt.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Dispute Resolution #5
Arts & Media Management #14
Sustainability Science #16
Hospitality Management #58
Communication & Media Studies #105
Visual & Performing Arts #112
Human Resource Management #149
General Psychology #157
Communication & Journalism #158
Special Education #193
Teacher Education Subject Specific #206
Psychology #214
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #227
Teacher Education Grade Specific #290
Criminal Justice & Corrections #427
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #484

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Roosevelt University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Biology 52 0 67 0 119
Business Administration & Management 13 0 105 0 118
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 88 21 109
General Psychology 102 0 0 0 102
Music 18 8 47 0 73
Human Resource Management 16 0 53 0 69
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 64 64
Accounting 28 0 32 0 60
Drama & Theater Arts 46 0 12 0 58
Business/Corporate Communications 30 0 22 0 52
Hospitality Management 40 0 10 0 50
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 46 0 1 0 47
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 0 26 0 39
Computer Science 12 0 20 0 32
Educational Administration 0 0 20 6 26
Marketing 24 0 0 0 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 0 0 0 22
Finance & Financial Management 21 0 0 0 21
Multilingual Education 0 0 21 0 21
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 21 0 21
Public Administration 10 0 10 0 20
Real Estate 0 0 17 0 17
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 0 16 0 17
Sociology 14 0 3 0 17
Legal Support Services 15 0 0 0 15
Political Science & Government 15 0 0 0 15
Sustainability Science 14 0 0 0 14
Economics 8 0 5 0 13
History 7 0 5 0 12
General Education 11 0 0 0 11
General English Literature 10 0 0 0 10
Mathematics 4 0 6 0 10
International Relations & National Security 9 0 0 0 9
Biotechnology 0 0 7 0 7
Special Education 4 0 3 0 7
Student Counseling 0 0 7 0 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 7 0 0 0 7
Journalism 5 0 1 0 6
Dispute Resolution 0 0 5 0 5
Philosophy 5 0 0 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 4 0 0 0 4
Allied Health Professions 4 0 0 0 4
Communication & Journalism (Other) 3 0 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 0 0 0 3
General Social Sciences 3 0 0 0 3
Arts & Media Management 0 0 3 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 0 2
General Business/Commerce 2 0 0 0 2
Writing Studies 0 0 2 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 1 0 0 0 1
Chemistry 1 0 0 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 645 8 635 91 1,379

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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