Roosevelt University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University is a comprehensive private institution in Schaumburg, Illinois. Students can choose from 116-degree programs backed by a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The Roosevelt University Lakers play in the NAIA Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).


  • Total Enrollment: 4,329 (2,419 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male/66% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,876
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $13,223
  • Other Expenses: $4,400
  • Total Cost: $49,699

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,579
    • Loans: $7,789

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Hospitality Administration/Management, General; Management Science; and Accounting

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 41%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Roosevelt University Admissions

Admissions at Roosevelt University are fairly open; in 2019, around two-thirds of applicants gained admission. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • Roosevelt University Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 510/600
    • SAT Math: 500/580
    • SAT Writing: -/-
      • ACT Cumulative: 21/26
    • ACT English: 20/26
    • ACT Math: 19/25

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Roosevelt University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Roosevelt University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Harris-Stowe State University, Edward Waters College, Pine Manor College, Paul Quinn College, Wiley College, Medgar Evers College (City University of New York), Livingstone College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Roosevelt University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Albertus Magnus College, Bloomfield College, College of St. Joseph, Barry University, Avila University, Alabama A&M University, Texas Southern University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Roosevelt University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Applying to Roosevelt University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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