Roosevelt University

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.

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Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL 60605-1394
General Phone: (312) 341-3500

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Roosevelt University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management711business, business management, non-profit management, accounting, accounting and related services, business communications, managerial economics, finance, financial planning, ...
Education and Teaching354educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, music teaching, reading teaching ...
Therapy and Counseling275psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, mental health counseling, mental and social health services
Liberal Arts239African-American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Music114music performance, music theory and composition, musicology, piano, voice, jazz, violin, guitar, and strings, music pedagogy, various music studies ...
Media74communication studies, journalism, journalism courses, radio and television, organizational communications, public relations
Hospitality65hospitality management
Computer Science and Engineering60information science, computer science, computer networking
Family and Social Work54human services, public administration, social service professions
Science52biology, biotechnology, chemistry
Office and Administration39office management, business support services
Law39legal assistant
Drama and Performing Arts36drama, acting, directing, various performing arts
Mathematics19mathematics, statistics
Real Estate and Construction Management9real estate
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Engineering Technician1electronics tech
Medical Administration1health care administration
Fine Arts1art history and criticism
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology0nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, clinical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing

Number of programs and degrees for Roosevelt University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree95870
Award of less than 1 academic year18013
Master's degree99049
Doctor's degree112
Post-master's certificate72

Roosevelt University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Roosevelt University had a total enrollment of 7,163 students (5,103 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 55%
Graduate 45%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 22%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 6%
20-21 10%
22-24 21%
25-29 25%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New Hampshire1%

Roosevelt University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 40 %

Roosevelt University Room and Board (2007)

Roosevelt University offers campus housing for 720 of its 5,103 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Roosevelt University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal512628
SAT Math455610
SAT Writing510610
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT18%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT74%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Roosevelt University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,000
Room and board $ 10,806
Room charge $ 7,692
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,114
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,900

Financial Aid:
Roosevelt University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 174900)

Roosevelt University Faculty

Roosevelt University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3537
Non-tenured and not on tenure track810

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year34$97,1359$94,155
Associate professoracademic year48$73,38735$67,124
Assistant professoracademic year35$62,58635$57,586
Instructoracademic year3$52,3677$45,211
Lectureracademic year3$55,3080*
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year124$76,31586$64,287

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Roosevelt University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Science, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism, Other
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist


Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Piano and Organ
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Office Management and Supervision

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General

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What Sets Roosevelt University Apart:

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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 19%Roosevelt University Female % of student body
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