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About Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois. Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 and now enrolls around 4,680 students a year, including 2,997 undergrads.

Roosevelt University offers housing for up to 460 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Roosevelt University's endowment was $119.983 million The institution spends around $10,227 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 11 undergraduates enrolled at Roosevelt University.

2021 Roosevelt University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 3.1
Mean ACT score 22
Mean SAT score 1013
Tuition $31,493

Roosevelt University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

All regular decision applicants will be notified by October 2.

Roosevelt University Early Admission

Roosevelt University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Roosevelt University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Roosevelt University. Around 77% of applicants get into Roosevelt University each year. Out of 5,379 applications received in 2021, 4,116 students were offered admission.

Roosevelt University Waitlist

Roosevelt University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Roosevelt University?

Roosevelt University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Roosevelt University, applicants must submit the following items.

Roosevelt University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Other Requirements audition for music and theater programs
Transcript of High School Record

Roosevelt University Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1013. The mean ACT score for Roosevelt University students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Roosevelt University.

Does Roosevelt University Require Test Scores?

Roosevelt University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 61% submitted the SAT. 24% submitted the ACT.

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Does Roosevelt University Have Student Housing?

Yes! Roosevelt University provides on-campus housing for up to 460 students.

Roosevelt University students are active in the school's SPEED Programming Board, Student Government Association and Roosevelt Black Student Union. SPEED-Homecoming Week events, SPEED-Homecoming Dance, and and SPEED-Social Justice Week are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Roosevelt University.

Financial Aid at Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Roosevelt University full-time are awarded $31,000 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Roosevelt University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Roosevelt University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Roosevelt University, around 69% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 429 students who started at Roosevelt University as first-time freshman, 123 graduate within four years.

Roosevelt University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 41%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Roosevelt University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 46% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $45,000 a year.

Based on this information, how does Roosevelt University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Roosevelt University a good school for you?

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Where is Roosevelt University?

Roosevelt University is located in the urban setting of Chicago, Illinois, less than an hour from Chicago.

If you want to see Roosevelt University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 290 to Chicago, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Chicago Midway.

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College Info

430 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605

Campus Setting: Urban

Roosevelt University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Roosevelt University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Roosevelt University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Roosevelt University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Roosevelt University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Roosevelt University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Roosevelt University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

890 - 1140


Math SAT Range

445 - 550


Reading SAT Range

445 - 580

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1140 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Roosevelt University students is 1013. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Roosevelt University, while applicants with SAT scores between 890 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 890 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Roosevelt University.

Roosevelt University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Roosevelt University is like? There are approximately 4,680 students enrolled at Roosevelt University, including 2,997 undergraduate students and 1,683 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from IL and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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