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

Overall Score

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Score 43

Graduation and Retention Rates (22.5%)

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6-year graduation rate 40%
High school counselor score (out of 5) N/A

Faculty Resources (20%)

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Classes with fewer than 20 students 55.8%
Classes with 50 or more students 1%
Student-faculty ratio 10:1

Student Selectivity (12.5%)

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Fall 2016 acceptance rate 73%