Roosevelt University: one of the top affordable private colleges in Chicago

Celebrating Juneteenth Freedom Day

In observation of the Juneteenth holiday, Roosevelt University campuses will be closed, Wednesday, June 19.

Yes. You can afford Roosevelt.

Roosevelt offers the benefits of a unique, transformational, private education experience in a world class city. Our $21,000 tuition makes us one of the top choices for private schools in the Midwest. We are committed to Roosevelt’s founding mission, expanding inclusivity, diversity and access. It is the bedrock of our culture—and it is the right thing to do.

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With more than 40 master's degree programs, Roosevelt has the program to take you where you want to go in your career. Join an upcoming information session to connect with our admission staff and learn more.

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Plan Your Visit

Take advantage of summer in Chicago and explore our amazing downtown campus and all our world-class city has to offer.


Roosevelt can help you find your passion. Seeking an undergraduate degree? Your doctorate? Something in between? Explore our comprehensive academic choices, outstanding faculty and nearly limitless degree program options.

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One Illinois college. Two vibrant campuses.

Whether in the heart of downtown Chicago’s dynamic commercial and cultural district, or nestled within the city’s northwest suburban economic center, Roosevelt University’s Chicago and Schaumburg campuses are actively connected to their communities.

Lakers Cheer at the Goodman Center

Home to Chicago's ONLY NCAA Division II program!

With 35 men’s and women’s athletic teams, programs and clubs to cheer for, you’ll be a Laker in no time.

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Student Organizations

So, you want to be a participant, not just a spectator? We’ve got you covered. Get involved, serve others and meet people who share your passions.

Here you can be you. And Belong.

In the classroom, it’s diverse, tolerant, and academically rigorous. Outside the classroom, there’s so much to do. Whether you’re into sports, the arts, or student organizations, you can be a spectator, participant, or both. Or explore one of the best cities in the world.

Check out the campus communities that make the big city small.

The Support You Need to Succeed.

When universities take your tuition, they should take responsibility for helping you succeed. We do.

We’ll help you choose the right classes. Navigate financial aid and housing questions. Connect you to tutoring and mentors so you can grow academically. With confidence.

See how we support student safety, growth and success.

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Roosevelt in the News

Filmmaker and playwright A.J. Ciccotelli's short film MUSIC IN THE AIR has been selected to screen at the Opening Night Gala at the Jersey Shore Film Festival on June 28, 2024. Ciccotelli received his M.A. in directing from Roosevelt University in 2016.

"Democrat and Republican lawmakers mostly had opposing views of the fiscal year 2025 budget that Gov. Pritzker just signed. Meanwhile, the real problem with state finances is a structural deficit caused by tax policy that doesn’t fit a modern economy."

Associate professor of political science David Faris analyzes the potential impact of presidential debates in an Op-Ed for Newsweek.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

Roosevelt University has been committed in its programs and activities from its inception to a policy on nondiscrimination. No person shall be discriminated against because of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sexual orientation, source of income, unfavorable discharge from military service, veteran status, or as a result of being the victim of domestic or sexual violence in its programs and activities.