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Roosevelt University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Roosevelt University, the fee for the application is $25.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Roosevelt University by October 2.

Roosevelt University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Roosevelt University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8%
Mean SAT Score 1013
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 24%

Considering Applying Early to Roosevelt University?

Roosevelt University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Roosevelt University

Getting into Roosevelt University is moderately difficult. Roosevelt University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Roosevelt University accepted 77% of all applicants, around 4,116 of the 5,379 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Roosevelt University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Chicago College of Performing Arts is program very difficult.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What Does Roosevelt University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Roosevelt University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Roosevelt University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Roosevelt University must submit the following items. Double check with Roosevelt University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Other Requirements audition for music and theater programs
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Roosevelt University?

Students admitted to Roosevelt University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 2% submitted a class rank. At Roosevelt University 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 62% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Roosevelt University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 2%
3.75 and 3.99 8.6%
3.50 and 3.74 13.7%
3.25 and 3.49 12.1%
3.00 and 3.24 16.6%
2.50 and 2.9 20.4%
2.00 and 2.49 16.4%

Roosevelt University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 61% of Roosevelt University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Roosevelt University?

To be competitive with other Roosevelt University applicants, you should strive to earn between 890 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Roosevelt University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 890, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Roosevelt University student is 1013.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Roosevelt University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 445 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Roosevelt University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 445 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Roosevelt University?

To be most competitive at Roosevelt University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Roosevelt University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Roosevelt University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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Transferring to Roosevelt University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Roosevelt University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Roosevelt University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Roosevelt University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Roosevelt University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Roosevelt University.

Does Roosevelt University accept transfer credits?

Roosevelt University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Roosevelt University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Roosevelt University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Roosevelt University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Roosevelt University?

No, Roosevelt University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Roosevelt University's acceptance rate?

Roosevelt University's acceptance rate is 77%.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Roosevelt University? Roosevelt University is a somewhat selective institution. The Roosevelt University acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

Roosevelt University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


18 to 27


18 and Less


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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1140 and Above


890 to 1140


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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Roosevelt University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.14. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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