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

Make your admission deposit by June 1.

Deposit Deadline Extended

Roosevelt has extended the deadline for admitted first year-students to accept their offer of admission and make their deposit to June 1st. We want to ensure that you have as much time as you need to review your financial aid offer before you make your final decision. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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Attend A Graduate Info Session

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.

Experience Life at One of the Best Chicago Colleges

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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.

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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.

Meet our Lakers

Roosevelt in the News

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

In his article "Illinois Better Have Bigger Priorities Than New Stadiums," Ralph Martire analyzes the proposed new Chicago sports stadiums and their impact on the local economy. 

Watch Coach Dee Brown discuss his career highlights and journey to head coach on Fox32.