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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.

We RU"I have had incredibly invested professors that have inspired and motivated me in ways that will benefit me for the rest of my life. It is without a doubt... classes here are unmatched anywhere because of my professors."

Asmah — BA Political Science, ’16

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

Admitted Student Day

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Are you a newly admitted freshman or transfer student for fall 2017?

Don't miss Admitted Student Day on April 29th.

Featured Upcoming Events

Sat, Apr 29, 2017
425 S Wabash Ave Chicago, Il 60605
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Fri, May 5, 2017
Auditorium Building
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fri, May 5, 2017
Auditorium Theatre
2:00 PM - 3:30 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.

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.

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.

Piano Alum Outperforms Autism

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Charles Joseph Smith (BM, '94) always knew he wanted to be a musician — and Roosevelt made his passion for piano performance a reality. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, read how Roosevelt’s support system helped Smith fight autism on his journey toward becoming a world-class pianist.