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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.

Who Are We? We RU

We are a community of educators, scholars and learners committed to academic, creative and service excellence. Here, we value differences in personal experiences and perspectives, and promote mutual understanding, inclusion, consciousness and action toward social justice.

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

Roosevelt Responds to Executive Order on Refugees

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Read Roosevelt President Ali Malekzadeh’s statement on the University’s historic policy of non-discrimination, in response to the U.S. executive order on immigration.

Featured Upcoming Events

Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Schaumburg Campus
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tue, Mar 14, 2017
425 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Auditorium Theatre
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Roosevelt Celebrates Black History Month

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As a pioneering higher education institution in diversity, inclusion and social justice, Roosevelt University has a celebrated history of renowned African American students, faculty and alumni. As we acknowledge Black History Month, we take pride in the impact that our African American alumni have made in their professional fields, as well as their local and global communities. Representing each day of this inspiring month of black history, the following alumni are only 28 of the many respected and accomplished African American Roosevelt alumni.

Discover Our Schaumburg Campus


Located in one of Illinois’ most dynamic areas of economic development, the Schaumburg Campus is ideal for transfer, adult and graduate students.

Roosevelt’s Online MA Education Programs Earn Top Ranking

The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges Ranking selected Roosevelt University’s online graduate education programs as one of the region’s top online graduate programs. The College of Education at Roosevelt provides licensed and aspiring instructors the convenience to pursue a master’s degree entirely online. Online graduate education programs include: Master of Arts in Second Language Special Education, Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning, and Master of Arts in Training and Development.

“The education system that Roosevelt has here just fuels me with energy, it just keeps me going. I want my name, Samawi Al Helli, to be marked on something good in this country.”

Samawi Al Helli - MBA '14, Computer Science MS '17
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