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A Community of Individuals

Roosevelt University is a private, four-year, non-profit university with two distinct campuses located in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Illinois, along with fully online programs.  Our award-winning faculty and dedicated staff take pride in pushing Roosevelt’s remarkably diverse students to the limits of achievement, inspiring the transformation of lives and communities through the principles of social justice.  

Over 6100 students are enrolled at the undergraduate and graduate levels in over 100 majors and programs.  Roosevelt classes are focused on the student: the average undergraduate class size is 20 students at the average graduate class size is 18 students.  Faculty across the university are committed to teaching and helping students reach their goals.

The core of a Roosevelt undergraduate education is our general education curriculum.  Through a carefully selected sequence of classes, you will:

  • gain knowledge that connects you to larger conversations on campus and in the world around you
  • learn how to think critically and creatively about complex problems
  • become a confident communicator
  • identify how you can use your education to make a difference in your community.

You might learn about your constitutional rights and racial profiling in your psychology class, you might blog about social inequities in your writing class, or you might uncover new solutions to public health issues by analyzing statistics in your math class. Whatever your path, you’ll learn to apply your knowledge and skills so that, from your very first semester, your Roosevelt education will help you make the world a better place.
Roosevelt students are diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, background, interest and point of view - yet they're linked together by the university's historic commitment of inclusion.  Roosevelt is one of the most diverse private universities in the Midwest. 

Students get involved in campus organizations, research opportunities, leadership development, and community service.  Suite-style and apartment-style residence halls at the Chicago Campus, all newly constructed within the past 10 years, house students in the heart of the city.  Student-athletes compete on Roosevelt Lakers athletic teams in the new Lillian and Larry Goodman Center at the Chicago Campus.
Roosevelt's faculty, staff and students invite you to learn more:

Welcome to our community of individuals.