Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois

#402 National Colleges

67.3% Admission Rate
Not Very Selective

2,293 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Doctoral/Professional Universities
  • Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution
Roosevelt University is a private university with campuses in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois. Founded in 1945, the university is named in honor of both the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

The university enrolls around 6,000 students between its undergraduate and graduate programs. Roosevelt is also home to the Chicago College of Performing Arts. The university's newest academic building, Wabash, is located in The Loop of Downtown Chicago. It is the tallest educational building in Chicago, the second tallest educational building in the United States, and the fourth-largest academic complex in the world.

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Chicago, Illinois

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City: Large (population of 250,000 or more)

Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 34.3%
Psychology 15.7%
Visual And Performing Arts 10.0%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 8.9%
Social Sciences 7.2%
Education 4.6%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3.5%
Legal Professions And Studies 2.4%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2.1%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1.9%
Health Professions And Related Programs 1.8%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1.6%
English Language And Literature/Letters 1.6%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1.4%
History 1.1%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.6%
Mathematics And Statistics 0.6%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0.5%
Physical Sciences 0.2%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1143 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 600 550 500
Verbal 630 570 510

ACT Scores

24 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 26 23 19
English 30 26 21