Roosevelt University

430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

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Main telephone 312-341-3500
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Date founded 1945
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 110
Number of full time, freshmen women 192
Total number of full time freshmen 302
Number of part time, freshmen men 1
Number of part time, freshmen women 2
Total number of part time freshmen 3
Total number of freshmen men 111
Total number of freshmen women 194
Total number of freshmen 305
Number of full time, undergraduate men 650
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,313
Total number of full time undergraduates 1,963
Number of part time, undergraduate men 140
Number of part time, undergraduate women 218
Total number of part time undergraduates 358
Total number of undergraduate males 790
Total number of undergraduate females 1,531
Total number of undergraduate students 2,321
Number of male graduate students 637
Number of female graduate students 1,220
Total number of graduate students 1,857
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,427
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 2,751
Total enrollment 4,178
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 5%
Black 14%
Hispanic 26%
White 43%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 19%
Number of states and territories represented 42
Percentage of students from outside the US 4%
Number of countries represented 45
Percentage of students 25 or older 23%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $31,493
Out-of-state tuition $31,493
Fees $500
Books and supplies $1,200
Room and board (live on campus)* $12,000
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Michelle Stipp
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 312-341-3868
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), school's financial aid form
Application deadline (for fall term) March 1
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $31,000
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 75%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $7,400
Scholarship or grant $8,000
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $28,000
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 75%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $7,200
Scholarship or grant $7,000
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 284
Number of freshmen who received aid 272
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 1,805
Number of undergraduates who received aid 1,698
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Nursing loans Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Nursing Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Jazmine Ross
Admissions contact title Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 877-APPLYRU
Electronic application website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Chicago College of Performing Arts
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Very difficult (about 60% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 1,568
Number of male applicants accepted 1,104
Number of male applicants who enrolled 111
Number of female applicants 3,398
Number of female applicants accepted 2,238
Number of female applicants who enrolled 194
Total number of applicants 4,966
Total number of applicants accepted 3,342
Total number of applicants who enrolled 305
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available
Application fee $25
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.5
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for some students
Written essay or personal statement Recommended, but not required
Other application materials Audition for music and theater programs
Other application materials Required for some students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Considered
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Considered
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Considered
First generation college student Considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
Under 400 1%
400 - 499 18%
500 - 599 45%
600 - 699 28%
700 - 800 8%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 462
SAT math
Under 400 2%
400 - 499 19%
500 - 599 53%
600 - 699 22%
700 - 800 4%
Average SAT math score 462
ACT score
12 - 17 3%
18 - 23 42%
24 - 29 40%
30 - 36 15%
Average ACT score 23
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.5
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 62%
Percentage in top 25% 46%
Percentage in top 10% 8%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 73%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 28%
Between four and five years 10%
Between five and six years 1%
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 578
Student faculty ratio 10:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Naval ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (646)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Murray-Green Library
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National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Yes
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Marching band Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 48
Largest clubs and organizations on campus SPEED Programming Board, Student Government Association, Roosevelt Black Student Union, Association of Latin American Students, Psi Chi
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Percentage of students who live on campus 22%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Sophomore
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing application deadline July 1
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 46%
Was counseled by the career services office 18%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Career counseling, cooperative education employment services
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Grad admissions contact person Catherine Campbell
Grad admissions contact title Associate Dean
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 877-APPLYRU
Number of full time, male graduate students 349
Number of full time, female graduate students 647
Total number of full time graduate students 996
Number of part time, male graduate students 288
Number of part time, female graduate students 573
Total number of part time graduate students 861
Total number of male graduate students 637
Total number of female graduate students 1,220
Total number of graduate students 1,857
Number of undergraduate men 790
Number of undergraduate women 1,531
Total number of undergraduate students 2,321
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,427
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 2,751
Total enrollment 4,178
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