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Roosevelt University has embraced diversity, academic excellence and social justice from the very beginning. We celebrate and support individuals like you — who want to learn, teach and live in one of America’s most vibrant university communities. We’re each doing great things, and we’re doing them together.

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students at American Dream Service Day

American Dream Service Day

The 2nd annual American Dream Reconsidered service day drew over 400 student, faculty and staff volunteers.  Teams in Chicago and Schaumburg prepared meal packages, packaged hygiene kits, wrote advocacy letters and spent time working on Roosevelt’s rooftop gardens.

11 to 1 student/faculty ratio
116 degree programs
45% of students of color
45% students are first generation
60+ student organizations
16 athletic teams
100% considered for merit-based scholarships
53% of classes have less than 20 students

Remembering Roosevelt’s Longest-Serving President

Read the Sun-Times Article

Rolf Weil, president of Roosevelt University from 1964-88, died Sept. 17, 2017. One of the University’s first faculty members and former dean of the College of Business, Weil helped bring Roosevelt into the modern day with numerous contributions. His life and legacy are remembered in an article in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Featured Upcoming Events

Tue, Oct 3, 2017
425 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60605
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sat, Oct 21, 2017
425 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60605
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Auditorium Building, AUD 232 (Congress Lounge)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Junior & Senior Visit Day, Oct. 21

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Come visit Roosevelt University and get a taste of Laker life. You'll get to tour our beautiful campus in downtown Chicago, meet with faculty, discuss scholarships & financial aid, and explore your next chapter.

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Experience first-hand the pulse of our urban campus, located in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities. Visit us and get a feel for what makes being a Roosevelt student so unique.

Fall 2018 Application Now Open

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