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#1987 of 14,131 In the World
#564 of 2,597 In North America
#514 of 2,496 In the United States
#19 of 100 In Illinois
#6 of 38 In Chicago
#758 of 1,017 For Early Childhood Education
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Acceptance rate
92%
Average SAT
990
Average ACT
24
Avg. cost to attend
$23,964 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
2,656
Graduates
1,471
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Roosevelt University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Roosevelt University has an acceptance rate of 92% and is among the 33% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 92% 95% 90%
Applicants 3,541 1,436 2,105
Admissions 3,268 1,371 1,897
Freshmen enrolled full time 506 241 265
Freshmen enrolled part time 1 1

1,651 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

615 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
223 or 44%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 860
or below

75% of them
had 1120
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Roosevelt University are 860-1120 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
56 or 11%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Roosevelt University are 21-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 1516 (37%)
Hispanic 1148 (28%)
Black or African American 730 (18%)
Asian 256 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 174 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 162 (4%)
Two or more races 125 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Roosevelt University is $23,964 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$23,964/year
Average aid awarded
$21,733
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $22,879
$30-48K $22,005
$48-75K $24,526
$75-110K $25,286
$110K+ $27,192

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $31,493$21,275
Tuition in-state $31,493$21,275
Tuition out-of-state $31,493$21,275
Fee in-district $330
Fee in-state $330
Fee out-of-state $330

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 630
Combined charge for room and board $14,675
Room charge $9,975
Meal charge $4,700

Roosevelt University majors

Roosevelt University has granted 799 bachelor's degrees across 62 programs, 665 master's across 50 programs, and 95 doctorate degrees across 4 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Roosevelt University.

Major Associate Bachelor Master Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 118
Business & Commerce, General 9 95 4
Psychology, General 94 1
Pharmacy 77
Accounting 42 21
Biomedical Sciences, General 58
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 33 12
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 43
Clinical Psychology 26 16
Counseling Psychology 39
Business & Corporate Communications, General 19 19
Musical Theatre 38
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 32 4
Clinical & Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 30 3
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 31 1
Computer Science 21 5
Finance, General 26
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 13 13
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 26
Voice and Opera 6 20
Elementary Education and Teaching 14 11
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 10 14
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 23
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 22
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 14 6
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 19
Human Resources Development 18
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 16
Secondary Education and Teaching 16
Special Education and Teaching, General 11 5
Economics, General 9 6
Music Management 15
Political Science and Government, General 15
Stringed Instruments 5 10
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 13 1
Woodwind Instruments 5 9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 13
Management Science 13
Culinary Arts & Chef Training 7 5
English Language and Literature, General 12
Actuarial Science 8 3
Biotechnology 11
History, General 7 4
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 10
Percussion Instruments 1 9
Reading Teacher Education 10
Surgical Technology & Technologist 10
Graphic Design 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 8 1
Sociology, General 9
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 9
Acting 8
Creative Writing 8
Information Technology 7
International Relations and Affairs 7
Keyboard Instruments 2 5
Public Administration 7
Real Estate 1 6
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 6
Biochemistry 5
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 5
Directing and Theatrical Production 5
Information Science & Studies 5
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 3 2
Music, General 5
Special Education and Teaching, Other 5
Sustainability Studies 5
Dispute Resolution 4
Education, General 4
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 4
Jazz & Jazz Studies 4
Music Teacher Education 4
Music Theory and Composition 2 2
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 4
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 3
Histologic Technology & Histotechnologist 3
Human Services, General 3
Mass Communication & Media Studies 3
Organizational Leadership 3
Urban Studies & Affairs 3
Women's Studies 3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Health and Wellness, General 2
Mathematics, General 2
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 2
Social Sciences, General 2
African-American & Black Studies 1
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration 1
Drafting and Design Technology & Technician, General 1
Education, Other 1
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Music Performance, General 1
Grand Total 45 799 665 95

Roosevelt University has a graduation rate of 40%, which is among the 25% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 40% 38% 41%
  • Full-time retention rate - 52%
  • Part-time retention rate - 11%

Publications & Citations

Roosevelt University has published 2,547 scientific papers with 49,508 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Political Science, Medicine, Biology, Sociology, Law, Psychology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Philosophy.

Publications
2,547
Citations
49,508

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,729 / 22,830
Political Science
1,100 / 12,453
Medicine
1,068 / 21,723
Biology
1,067 / 34,550
Sociology
972 / 12,930
Law
964 / 11,560
Psychology
947 / 17,503
Computer Science
891 / 15,794
Environmental Science
840 / 15,911
Philosophy
773 / 9,634
Engineering
651 / 10,664
Physics
627 / 10,784
Chemistry
620 / 26,343
Business
614 / 9,172
History
592 / 7,300
Mathematics
557 / 9,158
Economics
554 / 7,387
Geography and Cartography
510 / 8,773
Psychiatry
456 / 9,249
Quantum and Particle physics
410 / 7,759
Archaeology
381 / 6,482
Social Psychology
379 / 8,809
Pathology
377 / 8,276
Biochemistry
376 / 22,044
Geology
368 / 8,196
Genetics
344 / 20,553
Statistics
341 / 7,565
Linguistics
339 / 4,472
Ecology
331 / 7,295
Paleontology
321 / 7,742
Art & Design
317 / 2,362
Development Studies
304 / 3,738
Neuroscience
299 / 6,078
Organic Chemistry
294 / 20,236
Clinical Psychology
257 / 5,770
Public Health
252 / 6,583
Child Psychology
240 / 4,861
Education Majors
240 / 2,673
Management
236 / 4,514
Nursing
236 / 4,337

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 5 64
1991 9 70
1992 18 48
1993 18 48
1994 30 57
1995 29 77
1996 18 95
1997 30 110
1998 26 149
1999 39 156
2000 33 183
2001 30 210
2002 26 204
2003 44 279
2004 62 386
2005 48 430
2006 60 671
2007 59 748
2008 84 1013
2009 100 1343
2010 80 1766
2011 89 1954
2012 114 2355
2013 89 2621
2014 101 2929
2015 113 2974
2016 106 2950
2017 114 3122
2018 87 2903
2019 107 3348
2020 108 3840
2021 107 4676
2022 89 4205
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Roosevelt University alumni

  1. Amy Madigan

    Amy Madigan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actoractorsinger
    Biography

    Amy Marie Madigan is an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1985 film Twice in a Lifetime. Her other film credits include Love Child (1982), Places in the Heart (1984), Field of Dreams (1989), Uncle Buck (1989), The Dark Half (1993), Pollock (2000), and Gone Baby Gone (2007).

  2. Merle Dandridge

    Merle Dandridge
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1975-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    television actorvoice actorfilm actorsingerstage actor
    Biography

    Merle Dandridge is an American actress and singer. She is best known for performing in Broadway musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Spamalot, Rent, and Once on This Island, as well as her video game roles as Alyx Vance in Half-Life 2 and Marlene in the The Last of Us franchise. She played the leading role of Grace Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf (2016-2020). She’s had recurring roles on television series such as Sons of Anarchy and The Night Shift and starred as Kim Hammond in the first season of HBO Max comedy-drama series, The Flight Attendant in 2020. In 2022, Dandridge began starring as Natasha Seo-Yeon Ross in the ABC action series Station 19. She reprised her role as Marlene in the 2023 television adaptation of The Last of Us.

  3. Robert Lamm

    Robert Lamm
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    guitaristpianistsingerkeyboardistsinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Robert William Lamm is an American keyboardist, guitarist, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago. He wrote many of the band's biggest hits, including "Questions 67 & 68", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Beginnings", "25 or 6 to 4", "Saturday in the Park", "Dialogue (Part I & II)" and "Harry Truman". Lamm is one of the four founding members (alongside Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, and Walter Parazaider - retired member as of 2017) still performing with the group.

  4. Bobby Rush

    Bobby Rush
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Roosevelt University
    In 1974 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    insurance brokerpoliticianpriest
    Biography

    Bobby Lee Rush is an American politician, activist and pastor who served as the U.S. representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district for three decades. A civil rights activist during the 1960s, Rush co-founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party.

All 37 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names RU
Founded 1945
Motto Just Watch Me
Colors green, white, gold
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session
Total FTE staff 644
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60605-1394
United States
City population 2,746,000
Phone 3123413500

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