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Roosevelt University Student Life

Roosevelt University is in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois. There are many activities and organizations for Roosevelt University students to participate in – band, chorus,, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Roosevelt University also has fraternities and sororities.

Roosevelt University has a thriving SPEED Programming Board. In fact, more students participate in SPEED Programming Board than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Roosevelt University include Student Government Association, Roosevelt Black Student Union, Association of Latin American Students and RU Proud.

The Roosevelt University community comes together each year for SPEED-Homecoming Week events, SPEED-Homecoming Dance and SPEED-Social Justice Week.

Roosevelt University Housing

Roosevelt University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Roosevelt University students live off campus. In 2021, 18% of undergrads at Roosevelt University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 82% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Roosevelt University. There are 460 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,997 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 448 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Roosevelt University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Roosevelt University Athletics

At Roosevelt University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Roosevelt University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Bowling Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Volleyball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at Roosevelt University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Roosevelt University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Roosevelt University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Roosevelt University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Roosevelt University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Roosevelt University, take Interstate 290 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Midway airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Roosevelt University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About Roosevelt University

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Roosevelt University Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

87%

Full Time

13%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

36%

30%

20%

4%

4%

3%

2%

0.34%

0.13%

Undergraduate Students

2,997

Graduate Students

1,683

Non-Resident / International Students

75

Roosevelt University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,680

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,493

Out-of-State

$31,493

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Application Deadline

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