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We Welcome You

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.

We RU"I feel like I belong. The students are pretty close and everybody knows everybody. Even when people graduate, we will still stay in touch because RU creates that kind of environment."

Jesse — BA Sustainability Studies, ’19

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

53% of classes have less than 20 students

Undergraduate Preview Day


Get to know our campus and discover a supportive community of artists, activists and leaders. You can speak with an admission counselor, meet with our faculty and tour our downtown Chicago campus.

Featured Upcoming Events

Tue, Jun 6, 2017
425 S Wabash Ave Chicago, Il 60605
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Tue, Jun 6, 2017
WB 427, WB 418
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Sat, Jul 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

RU Ready to Transfer?

Learn how to transfer to Roosevelt
Our generous transfer policies and helpful admission staff will get you one step closer to our premier academics and faculty with real-world experience.

Visit Campus

Plan your visit

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.

Summer at Roosevelt

Learn more about summer at Roosevelt

Whether you’re a current Roosevelt student or you attend another university, take advantage of Roosevelt’s flexible summer session and get one step closer to achieving your academic goals.

Graduating Student Spotlight

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As graduates of our Class of 2017 begin the next chapter of their lives, we celebrate the accomplishments of five students who left a lasting legacy at Roosevelt.