Roosevelt University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Roosevelt University
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Roosevelt University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Roosevelt University are fairly open; in 2016, around three-quarters of applicants were admitted. Students interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. Letters of recommendation and a personal may be requested of applicants during the admissions process. If you have any questions about applying, or about the school in general, be sure to visit Roosevelt's website, or contact the admissions office there.

Admissions Data (2016):

Roosevelt University Description:

Roosevelt University is a comprehensive private university with a main campus in Chicago's South Loop adjacent to Grant Park. The university also has a relatively new branch campus 30 miles northwest of the city in Schaumburg, Illinois. The university's rich history began in 1945 when the president and numerous faculty and staff members left the YMCA College in Chicago to create an institution that embodied their beliefs in peace and social justice. Today the university has grown to offer 116 degree programs supported by an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Business fields are particularly popular among undergraduates.

Roosevelt's new Wabash Building (completed in 2012) is one of the more impressive urban campus buildings in the country (it's the blue skyscraper pictured above). The top 17 floors are home to more than 600 students, and the building also has extensive classroom, dining, and recreation facilities. Roosevelt students have the city of Chicago at their fingertips, but the university also sponsors many student clubs and organizations including the student newspaper, The Torch, and WRBC The Blaze, the school's radio station.

On the athletic front, the Roosevelt University Lakers compete in the NAIA Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Converence (CCAC). The school fields seven men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,700 (2,805 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,119
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,927
  • Other Expenses: $4,400
  • Total Cost: $46,646

Roosevelt University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,829
    • Loans: $6,776

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 57%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 47%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Cross Country, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Track, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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