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Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

Roosevelt University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Roosevelt University, the fee for the application costs $25.

Students who submit their applications to Roosevelt University for fall semester should hear back from Roosevelt University by October 2.

Roosevelt University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Roosevelt University's admissions stats.

Roosevelt University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Mean SAT Score 982
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 44%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist No

Roosevelt University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Roosevelt University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Roosevelt University?

Roosevelt University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Roosevelt University Admissions

Is Roosevelt University Difficult To Get Into?

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

In 2021, Roosevelt University accepted 92% of students, about 3,268 of the 3,541 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.

Transferring to Roosevelt University

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 determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Roosevelt University

What does Roosevelt University consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Roosevelt University for more information on admission factors.

Roosevelt University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Roosevelt University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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
Other Requirements audition for music and theater programs
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Roosevelt University?

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

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Roosevelt University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 44% of Roosevelt University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% 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 870 and 1080 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Roosevelt University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1080 and 25% of scored lower than 870, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Roosevelt University student is 982.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Roosevelt University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Roosevelt University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 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 21 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 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Roosevelt University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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More Information on 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 • DSST/DANTES

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 make the call whether to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Roosevelt University's acceptance rate?

✅ Roosevelt University has an acceptance rate of 92%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Roosevelt University?

❌ Roosevelt University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Roosevelt University?

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Roosevelt University Admissions Requirements

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 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


Roosevelt University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


21 to 27


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Roosevelt University is 24. 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 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Roosevelt University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

870 - 1080


Math SAT Range

420 - 550


Reading SAT Range

440 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1080 and Above


870 to 1080


870 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Roosevelt University students is 982. Applicants with SAT scores of 1080 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Roosevelt University, while applicants with SAT scores between 870 to 1080 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 870 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 3.13. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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