Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University has a rich history and progressive curricula featuring 116 degree programs, and are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. This metropolitan University has two distinct campuses located in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Illinois. Their exceptional faculty and dedicated staff takes pride in pushing Roosevelt’s remarkably diverse students to the limits of achievement, inspiring the transformation of lives and communities through their principles.

Roosevelt University offers an education that fits your life, putting your career goals within reach. Their mix of applied study, leadership development, and professional outreach equips graduates with the practical skills needed in today’s competitive job market. Chicago is home to several Fortune 500 companies, and there are many internship and career opportunities available to Roosevelt students.

Why choose Roosevelt University?

Studying in Downtown Chicago

Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the USA after New York and Los Angeles and students receive their US Degree on Michigan Avenue – few blocks away from the famous Magnificent Mile. Forbes has ranked Chicago as one of the top 15 coolest cities in America due to its vibrant culture including abundant outlets for music, sports, museums, nightlife, shopping and food.

Campus Community

The Wabash building, the 2nd tallest University building in the country and the 6th tallest in the world is a 32-story academic building with classrooms, laboratories, offices, student residence rooms, a dining hall, fitness facilities, and student services all under one roof. The vertical campus means you can live, study, and explore the city from the same place.

Student to Faculty Ratio

12:1 student-faculty ratio, small classes – average undergraduate class size is 20; average graduate class size is 18. More than 50% of classes have fewer than 20 students. This provides students the freedom to have a one-on-one interaction with the professors.

Commitment to Social Justice & Equality

Named in honor of Franklin D. Roosevelt – the beloved 32nd president of the United States who championed human rights, equality and democracy, the Roosevelt University shapes diverse, well-rounded, community-minded degree graduates, driven to be socially conscious and progressive leaders.

Business Hub

Great opportunities to intern and network with leading businesses as Chicago is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation. Home to 7 and surrounded by 22 Fortune 500 Businesses in the Chicago metropolitan area including Boeing, Motorola, Abbott Laboratories, Exelon, Allstate, McDonalds, and Kraft Foods to name a few.

Some of the Programs Offered

College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Biotechnology and Chemical Science, MS
  • Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice), MA
  • Computer Science, MS
  • Economics, MA
  • Public Administration, MPA

Walter E. Heller College of Business

  • Accounting, MSA
  • Business Administration, MBA
  • Human Resource Management, MSHRM
  • Real Estate, MSRE

College of Education

  • Early Childhood Education, MA
  • School Counseling, MA
  • Special Education, MA with LBS1 Approval
  • Teacher Leadership, MA

Chicago College of Performing Arts

  • Music Performance – Classical Guitar, Piano, MM
  • Performing Arts Administration, MA
  • Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies
  • Theatre Directing, Fast Track MA

College of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy, PharmD

Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management, MSHTM
  • Training and Development, MATD
  • Organization Development, MAOD

Student Life

  • Get Out – Sometimes it’s time to put down your books, close your laptop and have fun in one of the world’s most vibrant and trendy cities. Get out. Make friends. Enjoy yourself. Whatever your passion is, you can pursue it here. There’s always something going on, off and on campus. Intramural sports. Cultural celebrations. Midnight Lake Michigan boat cruises. The Annual Leadership Summit. Or grab your comfy shoes and your (discounted!) transit pass to check out a museum or one of our beloved professional sports teams.
  • Get Involved – 60+ student groups on campus include: sororities, fraternities and honor society chapters, Student Government Association, Black Student Union, choral group, radio station, dance group, student newspaper, Asian Student Alliance, Association of Latin American Students, Roosevelt International Student Association, and many more.