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Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university with two distinct campuses located in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Illinois. With a rich history and progressive curricula featuring 116 degree programs, we are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. 

Top reasons to study here

  • At Roosevelt, they encourage you to challenge yourself, to discover and become who you most want to be, however difficult it may seem.
  • It’s all here: Roosevelt offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs, 40 master’s degree programs, and four doctoral programs.
  • Award-winning faculty and dedicated staff take pride in pushing Roosevelt’s remarkably diverse students to the limits of achievement

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



It’s been true since we opened our doors in 1945: Roosevelt’s students make us who we are. We attract a wide spectrum of scholars – diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, background, interest and point of view. Our vibrant living and learning community of individuals is united by Roosevelt’s inclusive, progressive academic environment.


Whether you’re an incoming freshman, continuing adult learner, transfer, online or graduate student, Roosevelt will challenge you to exceed expectations and own your future.With two campus locations, a flexible course schedule, online courses, and numerous degree options, Roosevelt University offers an education that fits your life, putting your career goals within reach. Our progressive mix of applied study, leadership development, and professional outreach equips graduates with the practical skills needed in today’s competitive job market.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

Students choose Roosevelt University not just to unearth their career paths but also to transform their mind, develop a fresh perspective and reshape their world. Roosevelt’s distinctive focus on social change spans both campuses, cultivating growth among the community of individuals while encouraging ethical and economic progress among all citizens. Fortunately for the mission of educating socially conscious leaders, the extensive and diverse Chicago area truly remains a “city of neighborhoods,” whose residents are full of local pride and community spirit.

Student Life

Campus life

Historic Chicago Campus makes up a part of the “South Loop Educational Corridor,” one of the largest college campus areas in the United States. Situated in the heart of the commercial and cultural district of the nation’s third-largest city, it’s just a short walk from world-class museums, theatres, libraries, parks, restaurants, sightseeing attractions, sports venues and more.

Likewise, the state-of-the-art suburban Schaumburg Campus, situated among a rapidly growing area of economic development, offers an excellent, accessible option for those located outside of the city. Both campuses provide numerous opportunities for academic and personal growth, as well as community outreach and development.


All degree programs at Roosevelt are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States

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