Named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor, Roosevelt University is a private institution in Chicago with a dedication to social justice. Roosevelt offers over 70 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and doctoral programs at its downtown and suburban campuses. Roosevelt’s residence halls occupy the top 17 floors of the University’s Wabash Building, with panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. The Roosevelt Lakers compete on 35 athletic teams, spanning varsity, varsity reserve, intramural, and club sports. In March 2020, the Higher Learning Commission approved the integration of Roosevelt University and Robert Morris University Illinois.
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I absolutely love attending Roosevelt University. I am a CCPA student majoring in music performance. It is a smaller school and good for people who don't require a major social scene. The classes are small in size and the administration is always helpful.
Michelle from Plainfield, IL
Roosevelt is full of friendly and open-minded professors. I am more than confident that I am receiving my money's worth in education. I have made many friends and networked thanks to Roosevelt University's vast and seemingly never ending array of helpful staff and students
Patrick from Rolling Meadows, IL
Roosevelt University has a diverse student body, experienced and knowledgeable professors that are dedicated to promoting higher education, and quality resources readily available to students. The staff works hard to provide students with timely and accurate information, ranging from Student Account information to financial aid. Lastly, the academic advisers are friendly and helpful in aiding students to select the right classes for their major which makes for an interesting and challenging personal curriculum.
Kerri from Chicago, IL
Its a nice,friendly and clean campus. And living in the city is a plus! The staff in Roosevelt help a lot in answering questions!
Dulce from Glendale Heights, IL
A wide variety of students from all different backgrounds, the school is was started as a social justice establishment and (almost) keeps this up. Plenty of political science and political justice majors, while also offering a great Psychology program, and an extremely reputable Hospitality program.
Jessica from Naperville, IL
It's one of the coolest campus I've ever seen! There's a plus to it -- it's in downtown Chicago! I love the atmosphere and the people are nice.