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Roosevelt University Chicago

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Description of Roosevelt University Chicago

  • Year of foundation: 1945
  • Location: Chicago, USA
  • Age of students: from 18 people
  • Number of students: 1100
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: private university.

Roosevelt University is an independent non-profit university, which today is one of the most diverse higher educational institutions in the country. Distinctive features of Roosevelt University are close cooperation of students and teachers, interaction with the metropolis of Chicago as a laboratory for learning. Students gain positive experiences through the efforts of a strong teaching staff committed to excellence in teaching, research, and creative activities, and staff focused on helping students grow and achieve educational and life goals.

Educational process

CORE is a set of compulsory courses and practical exercises for all undergraduate students, which contributes to learning in five key areas of competence:

  1. Civic and social activity
  2. Request, analyze and make decisions
  3. Literacy and communication
  4. Personal and social awareness
  5. Integrated learning.

Roosevelt offers additional support for first-generation and low-income students who want to develop in the STEM field.

Take advantage of communication with Roosevelt's mentors, advisors, and state-of-the-art labs: the quality of services offered is backed by more than $10 million in grants.

The International Study Centre Roosevelt University Chicago, the International Study Center at Roosevelt University in Chicago, specializes in programs to prepare students for admission to the bachelor's and master's programs of Roosevelt University.

Faculties and colleges

The structure of the university includes 5 colleges:

  1. Arts and Sciences
  2. Heller College of Business
  3. Educational
  4. Chicago College of Performing Arts
  5. natural sciences, health and pharmacy.

At Roosevelt, learning opportunities go beyond the classroom, research centers and institutes provide students with the opportunity to work side by side with experienced faculty on important questions and cutting-edge research in a multitude of fields.

Institutes and centers within Roosevelt University:

  • St. Clair Drake Center For African And African-American Studies
  • Gage Gallery
  • Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project
  • Mansfield Institute For Social Justice And Transformation
  • Center For Cyber Security
  • Center For New Deal Studies
  • Policy Research Collaborative
  • The Montesquieu Forum
  • Marshall Bennett Institute Of Real Estate
  • Institute For Politics
  • Institute For Tourism. 

Scientific achievements

Roosevelt University ranks fourth among colleges in Illinois (Ranking of Niche Colleges, 2019)

Things to know about

  • The Chicago campus is the second tallest university building in the United States (Collegefinder, 2014).
  • The residence of the university ranks sixth among the dormitories in Illinois (Ranking of niche colleges, 2018)

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Roosevelt University Chicago

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All year round
from 33068.00 $ / year
from 33068.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 22764.00 $ / year
from 22764.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 28889.00 $ / year
from 28889.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 14898.00 $ / year
from 14898.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 33860.00 $ / year
from 33860.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 19494.00 $ / year
from 19494.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Roosevelt University's student residences occupy the top 17 floors of the Wabash Building, offering unparalleled panoramic views of chicago's skyline and lakefront from downtown.

All first- and second-year full-time students must live on campus.

Meal and accommodation costs:

  • Dormitory – from 3897,43$
  • WB Standard Meal Plan – $4,350 (All-you-care-to-eat includes 14 meals per week and flexible $500 per year) 
  • WB Deluxe Meal Plan – $5050 (All-you-care-to-eat plan includes 19 meals per week).
  • The deposit for housing in the amount of $ 250, paid together with the application for housing, is not refundable 10 calendar days after the signing of the contract.

Activities Roosevelt University Chicago

The university offers students the PODSS program, whose mission is to create a transformative learning environment that will allow participants to focus on personal growth and development, introspection, relationship building and teamwork. Through working with Office of Residence Life staff and faculty, participating in charity work, traveling, guest speakers, and regularly communicating with each other, students gain broad connections.

Directions of the program:

  • Arts & Adventure – Explore the world of photography, music, painting, film and more with Arts Adventure POD. This direction is designed for students who are passionate about creativity and want to improve their skills, discover hidden talents in themselves.
  • LEAD (Leadership Through Interaction, Advocacy and Dedication) – increasing the level of learning and involvement of students through participation in charitable work. This direction focuses on the topic of social justice: students learn to be civic, participate in charitable initiatives inside and outside the Roosevelt campus.
  • ROOT is a direction for those who are interested in studying biological, physical and health sciences, a community for novice scientists.
  • Green Life – residents of this community will become environmental leaders on campus, will participate in excursions, events and volunteer activities that contribute to the achievement of the University's goals in the field of sustainable development, remain faithful to its mission of social justice.


  • Roosevelt University is located in the heart of Chicago. The Windy City is a huge campus for Roosevelt students to do more than you could in a lifetime! And the campus in Schaumburg gives students access to the suburban economic zone.
  • Students find themselves in the company of new friends and ideas, immersed in the atmosphere of a big city.
  • The university offers extensive access to work and internships during and after graduation.
  • Roosevelt's 11:1 student-faculty ratio means smaller classes and closer ties to faculty.

Facilities and equipment at Roosevelt University Chicago

Educational buildings of Roosevelt University:

  • Chicago is a 32-story campus and historic Auditorium Building in downtown Chicago, in the South Loop neighborhood.
  • Schaumburg is a 225,000-square-foot facility on 27 acres of land 30 miles from downtown Chicago, in the northwestern suburb of Schaumburg.

Admission dates and extra charges


  • Fee for applying to the magistracy – 40$
  • Performing Arts Programs – $100
  • Semester fee, total undergraduate fee – 140$
  • The total fee for undergraduates is $ 165
  • Student fee – $25
  • Fee for medical services – 27$
  • CTA Ventra U-Pass (non-refundable fee applies to all full-time students on the Chicago campus) – $ 123
  • Orientation fee for new students – 165$
  • Orientation fee for transferable students is $90.

Entrance fee for students:

  • Roosevelt University – 200$
  • Chicago College of Performing Arts – $500
  • College of Pharmacy – $1000.

Enrolment process

  • Step 1 – fill in the online application form
  • Step 2 – Provide a combined secondary school GPA for at least 3 years of study and SAT/ACT test results (the test is not mandatory for most majors for the 2021-2022 academic year). Self-report information is accepted for most programs, but an official statement may be required for admission.

Foreign diplomas will need to be confirmed by a certified assessment agency.


Roosevelt University students apply what they have learned outside the classroom in one of 150 hands-on courses. Thanks to this, they gain a wealth of experience that helps them when applying for a job.

Apprentices turn to career counsellors to prepare applications for a master's degree or at the interview stage with a potential employer. The university conducts career seminars on a wide range of topics, from workplace culture to salary negotiations.

Graduates seek employment and internships with Roosevelt's extensive search tools, attend job fairs with more than 80 employers.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Knowledge of English:

  • TOEFL – Official exam results must be submitted to the admissions office. The minimum score required for direct admission to the bachelor's degree preparation program = 80.
  • IELTS – the minimum score required for direct admission to the degree program = 6.5.

Roosevelt University accepts foreign certificates from the following agencies:

  • Educational Document Evaluators (ECE),
  • World Education Services (WES),
  • International Foundation for Research in Education (IERF).

The university accepts grades of foreign diplomas from other active NACES member agencies, but only from those that require official transcripts, grades for each course.

Scholarships Roosevelt University Chicago

Foreign applicants may seek assistance from external resources. Students receiving outside assistance should report to the University's Financial Aid Service.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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