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430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-1394
p. 312-341-3500
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Roosevelt University

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Academics

Roosevelt University was established as Thomas Jefferson College in 1945, when Edward Sparling, the YMCA College president in Chicago, vowed to create an independent, coeducational institute of higher learning. The famous Auditorium Building at Chicago was sold to the university for $1 in 1947.

Established at a time when minorities were denied higher education benefits, Roosevelt University believes in providing education that is fair and honest. It is home to a wide mix of students who come from all ethnicities seeking great education.

Roosevelt University currently six colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Apart from traditional undergraduate and graduate programs, students can also enroll in fast track degrees and certificate programs.

    The university is renowned for its music and performing arts programs such as Bachelor of Music in jazz and contemporary music and Master of Arts in Theater and Theater Directing.

    Roosevelt offers several online degree and certificate programs in criminal justice, psychology, human resources, and liberal studies.

    Most Popular Fields of Study

    Unique Programs

    The Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is among the best in the country for music and theater programs. Since the inception of the CCPA Music Conservatory, students have received orchestra positions in leading symphonies across the globe.

    Students also benefit from the rich cultural scene that Chicago is famous for. They are encouraged to attend music and theater events that are held often in the city and also in the Auditorium Building.

    At the CCPA Theater Conservatory, students get a chance to intern at the multitude of theaters that make up Chicago’s famous theater scene.

    Admissions

    Prospective students can apply for spring or fall academic sessions. The admission process is fairly easy requiring the completion of an online application form after paying a nominal application fee. Admission requirements vary depending on the course you are applying to:

    Freshman/Undergraduate Applicants

    Official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores are required. Letters of recommendation and personal essays are recommended but not mandatory. Students can apply online or request a paper application from the admissions office.

    Transfer Applicants

    Undergraduate transfer applicants must submit official scores of all colleges or universities they have attended. Students with less than 15 credit hours are required to submit high school transcripts.

    Graduate Applicants

    Graduate admission requirements vary depending on the program being applied to. Most programs have a minimum GPA requirement of 2.8 while others require GRE scores and personal essays to determine writing proficiency. More details about specific admission requirements can be found here.

    International Applicants

    Freshman international applicants must submit high school transcripts, TOEFL or IELTS scores, and should have an F1 visa.

    Graduate applicants are also required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, in addition to completing graduate admission requirements for the program being applied to.

    Music and Theater Applicants

    Students applying to music and theater courses are required to schedule an audition after completing the application form. Letters of recommendation and ACT or SAT scores are required.

    Financial Aid

    Federal financial aid is available in the form of Supplemental Educational Opportunity grants, Pell grants, Stafford loans, Direct Plus loans, and work study programs. Eligible students must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at the FAFSA website.

    Additionally, students are encouraged to apply for the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program and LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate program of the National Science Foundation.

    State grants include the Illinois Monetary Award Program and Illinois Incentive Award. Both grants are available to students who are residents of Illinois and have no family financial support.

    Roosevelt University also has a unique ROOSTR plan which allows students to defer fee payment for upto three weeks after grades are available. This plan is available for students participating in work study programs.

    Student Financial Aid Details

    Ranks 2565th for the average student loan amount.
    Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Illinois.

    Students

    Students enrolled at the Chicago campus of Roosevelt have three housing options at the University Center, Roosevelt on Washington at Fornelli Hall, and the 2 East 8th Street. Coeducational student housing is available in the form of studio apartments at Fornelli Hall, which also houses married students. Internet services are payable but included in all rooms.

    The university has a mandatory campus housing policy for first year students enrolled at the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies, College of Education, and College of Business Administration.

    The University Center (UC) houses students from the neighboring DePaul University and Columbia College. Meal plans are mandatory for UC residents.

    There is 100% free wi-fi coverage across the campus and students can access the internet anywhere on campus using their university credentials.

    As of 2011, there are only two student organizations on campus – the student government association and the center for student involvement.

    Though the university does not have any recreational facilities of its own, students can use the Plymouth Court Fitness Center at Columbia College and the South Loop School Gym by showing their university ID.

    Student Enrollment Demographics

    Student Graduation Demographics

    Athletics

    Athletic teams at the university are known as Roosevelt Lakers. The Lakers are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and play at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

    Men’s sports include

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Women teams have the option of playing softball and volleyball in addition to the above-listed games.

    Athletic and recreational facilities are located at Plymouth Court Fitness Center and South Loop School Gym. The fitness center is equipped with a weight training room, treadmills, strength training equipment, and bicycles. The school gym includes basketball and volleyball courts.

    Students can also attend fitness classes which are held in different locations on campus. These include gentle yoga and zumba workouts.

    Bibliography

    • Roosevelt University. Roosevelt University. Web. 27 May 2011.
    • Roosevelt Lakers. Roosevelt Lakers. Web. 27 May 2011.

    Information Summary

    Ranks 58th in Illinois and 1455th overall
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    Campus Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 Students
    Aggravated assault 3 0.05
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
    Rape 5 0.08
    Robbery 3 0.05
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary 11 0.17
    Larceny N/A N/A
    Vehicle theft 2 0.03
    Arrest 10 0.15

    Local Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 People
    Aggravated assault 12,408 0.46
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 431 0.02
    Forcible Rape N/A N/A
    Robbery 13,975 0.52
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary 26,420 0.98
    Larceny 72,373 2.68
    Vehicle theft 19,446 0.72

    Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

    Reported area around or near Chicago, IL 60605-1394
    Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
    Total Population12,423 (12,423 urban / N/A rural)
    Households6,638 (1.59 people per house)
    Median Household Income$56,151
    Families2,072 (2.46 people per family)

    Carnegie Foundation Classification

    Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
    UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
    GraduateSingle doctoral (education)
    Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
    EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
    Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

    General Characteristics

    Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
    Highest offeringDoctoral degree
    Calendar SystemSemester
    Years of college work requiredN/A
    Variable Tuition
    Religious AffiliationN/A
    Congressional District1707

    Special Learning Opportunities

    Distance LearningN/A
    ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
    Study Abroad
    Weekend College
    Teacher Certification

    Student Tuition Costs and Fees


    Ranks 433rd for total cost of attendance
      In District In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    FT Undergraduate Tuition $26,500 $26,500 $26,500
    FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
    PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $715 $715 $715
    FT Graduate Tuition $17,850 $17,850 $17,850
    FT Graduate Required Fees $313 $313 $313
    PT Graduate per Credit Hour $810 $810 $810
    Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $44,632 $44,632 $44,632
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $44,000 $44,000 $44,000
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $33,200 $33,200 $33,200

    Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

      In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $45,250 $45,250
    Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $900 $900

    Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

    Prior year cost comparison
      In District In State Out of State
    Published Tuition & Fees $25,000 $25,950 $25,000 $25,950 $25,000 $25,950
      Cost (regardless of residency)
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
    On-Campus – Room & Board $11,500 $12,100
    On-Campus – Other Expenses $5,500 $4,400
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,900 $8,600
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,500 $7,700
    Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,500(N/C)

    Admission Details

    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Application Fee RequiredN/A
    Undergraduate Application Fee$25
    Graduate Application Fee$25
    First Professional Application FeeN/A
    Applicants 3,370 (1,140 male / 2,230 female)
    Admitted 2,655 (918 male / 1,737 female)
    Admission rate 79%
    First-time Enrollment 444 (173 male / 271 female)
    FT Enrollment 429 (168 male / 261 female)
    PT Enrollment 15 (5 male / 10 female)
    Total Enrollment6,130

    Admission Criteria

     = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
    Open Admissions
    Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
    College Prep. Completion
    RecommendationsN/A
    Formal competency demoN/A
    Admission test scores
    TOEFL
    Other testsN/A

    Admission Credits Accepted

    Dual Credit
    Life Experience
    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Athletics - Association Memberships

    Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NAIA
    NAIA Basketball Conference Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf
    NAIA Baseball Conference Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf
    NAIA Track & Field Conference Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf

    ACT Test Admission

    714th for 75pctl scores
    Applicants submitting ACT results 87%
    Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25
    Math scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 24
    Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25

    SAT Test Admission

    388th for 75pctl scores
    Applicants submitting SAT results 13%
    Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 630
    Math scores (25/75 %ile) 440 / 590
    Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 920 / 1220

    Student Services

    Remedial Services
    Academic / Career Counseling
    PT Cost-defraying Employment
    Career Placement
    On-Campus Day Care
    Library Facility

    Student Living

    First-time Room / Board Required
    Dorm Capacity950
    Meals per WeekN/A
    Room Fee$8,980
    Board Fee$3,552

    Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

     
    Total 119 356 196 108 2 915 43 1,805
    Accounting 11 13 13 14 48 2 104
    Acting 2 2 1 2 15 25
    Actuarial Science 2 1 1 5 9
    African-American/Black Studies
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 7 7 8 26 1 54
    Biotechnology 7 1 2 10 9 29
    Brass Instruments 1 1 2
    Business Administration and Management, General 16 52 14 20 62 4 168
    Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
    Business/Commerce, General 9 1 8 1 19
    Business/Corporate Communications 6 33 8 1 47 3 102
    Chemistry, General 2 3 5
    Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1
    Clinical Psychology 12 11 5 45 73
    Computer Science 6 4 1 3 14 2 32
    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 1
    Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 2 1 13 1 17
    Creative Writing 2 6 1 10
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 9 7 20 1 38
    Directing and Theatrical Production 7 1 8
    Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 2 1 13 20
    Economics, General 1 4 2 9 16
    Educational Leadership and Administration, General 4 2 13 1 20
    Elementary Education and Teaching 5 5 2 34 1 51
    English Language and Literature, General 5 3 2 10 22
    Finance, General 1 4 4 3 17 30
    Financial Planning and Services 1 1
    History, General 1 1 1 17 2 23
    Hospitality Administration/Management, General 9 4 5 2 25 1 49
    Human Resources Development 19 7 1 11 2 41
    Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 4 14 3 4 23 1 51
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 2 2 15 1 25
    Information Science/Studies 1 1
    International Relations and Affairs 1 4 4 2 11
    Jazz/Jazz Studies 5 5
    Journalism 17 2 11 2 33
    Journalism, Other 4 4
    Keyboard Instruments 6 2 8
    Legal Assistant/Paralegal 5 3 7 16
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 12 5 4 11 35
    Management Science 2 4 2 4 22 34
    Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 1 2 15 21
    Mathematics, General 2 4 4 9 2 23
    Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 2
    Meeting and Event Planning
    Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 1 3 2 7 13
    Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 1
    Music Performance, General 6 4 10
    Music Teacher Education 4 4
    Music Theory and Composition 1 1 6 8
    Musical Theatre 2 5 17 25
    Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1 1 1 4
    Office Management and Supervision 11 6 1 1 17 1 37
    Organizational Behavior Studies 1 7 2 1 15 28
    Organizational Communication, General 1 1 2
    Organizational Leadership
    Percussion Instruments 4 4
    Philosophy 5 1 7
    Political Science and Government, General 2 6 1 15 2 27
    Psychology, General 1 32 19 5 1 84 148
    Public Administration 18 11 4 2 7 1 44
    Reading Teacher Education 1 4 5
    Real Estate 6 2 2 11
    Secondary Education and Teaching 2 4 17 1 25
    Social Sciences, General 2 2 5
    Sociology 15 4 1 14 1 38
    Spanish Language and Literature
    Special Education and Teaching, General 3 4 18 25
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 7 9
    Stringed Instruments 2 1 1 7 11
    Sustainability Studies 5 6
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 3 2 1 7 1 15
    Voice and Opera 2 2 3 25 1 36
    Women's Studies 4 1 5
    Woodwind Instruments 3 1 9 13

    Faculty Compensation / Salaries

    Ranks 1063rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
    Effective as of 2014-09-20
    Tenure system N/A
    Average FT Salary $73,967 ($78,690 male / $67,037 female)
    Number of FT Faculty 247 (135 male / 112 female)
    Number of PT Faculty 700
    FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
    Total Benefits $4,730,035

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