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Study at Roosevelt University

Founded in 1945, Roosevelt University, or RU, is a private institution of higher education with campuses in Chicago's Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg. It also offers classes in various communities, schools, and corporations. RU provides more than 120 doctor's, master's, bachelor's degrees and certificate programs in the fields of arts, sciences, business, and education. The departments and programs are organized into the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Evelyn T. Stone University College
Some of the graduates of RU have gone on to become famous personalities. Among them are Tony Alcantar, an American actor; Shel Silverstein, an American author; Merle Dandridge, Broadway and Television actress; and Jim Skinner, CEO, McDonald's Corporation.

Profile of Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University is in Chicago, IL. Chicago is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Roosevelt University issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at Roosevelt University include music, business and management, and therapy and Counselling.

Roosevelt University Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. Just 49% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at Roosevelt University. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 663 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 480 to 620 in 2007.


The most successful professors at Roosevelt University are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 7, 163 students study at Roosevelt University .

Student Life

Part-time study is common at the school.

Roosevelt University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management753business management, human resources development, business communications, accounting, business, human resources, finance, management science, . . .
Education and Teaching447elementary school teaching, educational administration, secondary teaching, special ed, early childhood education, school Counselling, teacher education, reading teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling243psychology, clinical psychology, mental and social health services, organizational psychology, mental health Counselling
Liberal Arts227liberal arts and sciences, history, political science, English, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, economics, women's studies, . . .
Music100voice, music performance, violin, guitar, and strings, various music studies, jazz, piano, music theory and composition, music pedagogy, . . .
Media84journalism, communication studies, journalism courses, organizational communications, public relations, radio and television
Computer Science and Engineering59computer science, computer networking, information science
Hospitality58hospitality management
office and Administration40office management, business support services
Science40biology, biotechnology, chemistry
Family and Social Work37public administration, human services, social service professions
Drama and Performing Arts31acting, directing, various performing arts, drama
Law29legal assistant
Mathematics16mathematics, statistics
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Medical Support and Technology5nuclear medical tech, clinical lab tech, radiation therapist, clinical and medical lab science
Engineering Technician4electronics tech
Fine Arts3art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing

Contact: Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University

430 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605-1394

General Phone: (312) 341-3500


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