Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 and named in honor of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. From its beginning, Roosevelt pioneered the concept of making higher education available to all students who could qualify academically regardless of their social or economic class, racial or ethnic origin, sex, or age. This ideal attracted Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marian Anderson, and Pearl Buck to the Universitys first advisory board. Today, Roosevelt remains dedicated to the enlightenment of the human spirit through educating socially conscious citizens for active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and their communities.In fall 2012, a new 32-story building, the second tallest academic structure in the U.S., opened on Roosevelts Chicago Campus. The top 19 floors of this building provides 600 students with on-campus housing facilities and stunning views of Lake Michigan and Chicagos architecturally acclaimed downtown. In addition to the residence hall, the building also includes state-of-the art labs and classrooms, a student union, and a fitness center.A new student recreational center and field house also opened during the 2012-13 academic year on the Chicago Campus.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1945 N/A Semester $82.9 million 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 341-3500
overall score total score state city online paying global
43 100.0 Illinois Chicago 957 1080

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
4,700 22% Roosevelt University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,758, with a gender distribution of 36 percent male students and 64 percent female students. At this school, 22 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 78 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Roosevelt University is part of the NAIA.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 4,700
Total undergraduate enrollment 2,758
Total graduate enrollment 1,942
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 5.4%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking women 63.5%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 22%
Students who live off-campus 78%

Types of campus housing available

coed dorms
apartments for married students (1%)
apartment for single students (97%)
special housing for disabled students (2%)
theme housing


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Collegiate athletic association NAIA

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (University of Illinois--Chicago)
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (University of Illinois--Chicago)
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (University of Illinois--Chicago)