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Roosevelt University is a private institution based in the exciting city of Chicago, Illinois.

Studying in this incredible location will give you the American big city experience, as well as access to America’s second largest job market. Chicago is home to several Fortune 500 companies, and there are many internship and career opportunities available to Roosevelt students.

The curriculum offers well over 70 degree majors and over 40 Master’s programs. There is a strong focus on social justice programs, and graduates tend to be well-rounded, socially conscious leaders. Almost 60% of students who study for a degree at Roosevelt University find work within six months of graduating.

Roosevelt’s undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked #109 among regional Midwest universities in the US. It is also recognized as the 3rd most ethnically diverse university in the region, which means that you will make friends from all over the world.

Life on campus

The main campus is located in the 32-story Wabash Building, nestled among the skyscrapers of Chicago’s glittering skyline.

The vertical campus includes dormitories; which means you can live, study, and explore the city from the same place. The Wabash Building is just minutes away from several iconic Chicago landmarks, including Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, Monroe Harbor, South Michigan Avenue, the Shedd Aquarium, and the world famous Field Museum. Chicago’s elevated train system (known locally as the 'L') gives you easy access to the rest of the city and its 100+ neighborhoods.

The city is the perfect place for an international student to experience the excitement of urban American life. Chicago’s streets and neighborhoods will be as inspirational to your learning process as its classrooms and professors. At Roosevelt University, there is a whole new world to experience: inside your mind, and right outside your door.

Do you have big dreams of a big city adventure?

Start your journey with Roosevelt University

Undergraduate majors


Graduate programs


Academic entry requirements
  • GPA 2.3 for undergraduate
  • GPA 2.75 for graduate, but with additional entry requirements for applicants with a GPA below 3.0
English Language requirements
  • International Year: from equivalent of TOEFL iBT 45
  • Pre-Master's: TOEFL iBT 60 (no official score required)


Graduate admissions tests

No GMAT/GRE required for entry to the Pre-Master's program leading to MS or MPA degrees, or for MBA applicants with GPA 3.0+. GMAT or GRE score required on entry to the Pre-Master's for MBA applicants with a cumulative GPA below a 3.0.

Most popular majors

Business; Management; Marketing; Psychology; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts 

Institution type

Regional University (Private)

  • #88 regional university in Midwest USA (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
  • 2nd best college location in Illinois: Niche College Rankings 2018
Specialized accreditations

American Chemical Society, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE), National Association of Schools of Music

Average class size

Less 19

Student-to-faculty ratio


Student population


International student population


Countries represented


Number of alumni



Chicago, Illinois

Campus setting

Urban - large city

Campus size

City center campus of 5 buildings all within 15 minutes' walk

Nearest big city

Chicago, Illinois

Student clubs and organizations

60 clubs, plus 11 academic honor societies, a choral group, radio station, dance group, student government and student newspaper


Social life

Roosevelt University offers you a traditional American college life in the heart of a vibrant city. Most people choose to get involved in student groups whilst at university; and here you have a choice of over 60 groups that organize activities on and off campus. 

On campus you can join sororities or fraternities, student government, the honor society, choral groups, dance groups, the student newspaper or campus radio. Off campus there are intramural sports, boat cruises, leadership conferences, cultural celebrations and more. 

Taking part in activities helps you meet other students, network with professionals, and improve your leadership skills. When it's time to work on your health and wellbeing, Roosevelt University's new state-of-the-art recreation center is available to you, free of charge. The center includes aerobic and strength-training machines, circuit machines, free weights, and a fitness studio for group exercise classes. 

Home life

The Wabash Building provides modern and eco-friendly living in the heart of the city. You can study and socialize in the gardens and cafes, before heading to your private or shared room to relax and enjoy the exceptional views across the city. 


Chicago is the third largest city in the USA, and has the second largest business district. Roosevelt University is located in the heart of the culturally diverse business hub, surrounded by Fortune 500 companies. From here, you will be well positioned to find internships and career networking opportunities. 

When you need to relax, Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bean and the lakefront are directly across the street from the University. Chicago is a global city with more than 100 different neighborhoods for you to explore, including the must-see Ukrainian Village where you can find some amazing places to eat.

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Degree programs
Tuition & Fees
International Year One
  • 2 semester - $29,530
  • 3 semester - $44,295
  • 4 semester - $51,795
Pre-Master's Program
  • 1 semester - $13,500
  • 2 semester - $21,000
Room and board (per semester)
  • $6,611.50
Undergraduate Direct Entry (per year)
  • $44,748 - $45,616.50 depending on program
Graduate Direct Entry (per year)
  • $$28,069.50 - $43,812 per year, depending on program
  • US university fees are given in United States Dollars (USD). Canadian university fees are given in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
  • Prices are estimated and subject to change without notice.
  • For details on all University fees and approximate costs of getting a North American degree, please contact a Student Enrolment Advisor.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester 2019

All Applicants July 1, 2019

Next start dates

Fall semester 2019


Roosevelt student Jemima

“It's been my dream since I was a kid to study on the other side of the world and get another perspective. I decided to come to Roosevelt because it has the perfect program I was looking for - a combination of business and integrated marketing communications.”

Jemima from Indonesia
Integrated Marketing Communication, Roosevelt University

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