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  • International student at Roosevelt University in Chicago

    "I love the program. I love the faculty. Every single one has such great qualifications, such hands-on work that they bring to the table. These teachers have been in the business, they've done the work, and they know what to teach us to get us ready for our careers."

    Batuhan Ozturk from Turkey, bachelor's degree (sophomore year)
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  • US News Best College rankings

    University Ranking

    University Ranking:

    • U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges", 2017
    • #115 Regional Universities Midwestt
    • Best Education Schools (Graduate)
    • #8 in Top 25 Highest Rated Universities in the USA

    Chicago Accolades:

    • America's 3rd largest city
    • America's 2nd largest business district (only after New York)
    • No. 2 Tourist Destination in the U.S,, 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards
    • No. 2 Best City in America for Cycling, Bicycling Magazine, 2014
    • No. 6 Fall Getaway & No. 12 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in the World, U.S. News & World Report, 2016
    • No. 6 Most Walk-able Cities in the U.S.,, 2016

Why Choose Roosevelt University?

Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university in downtown Chicago, founded in 1945.

The University is named in honor of and dedicated to preserving the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States, 1933-1945). Albert Einstein was on the first advisory board. Today, Roosevelt University is the 4th most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest USA - U.S. News and World Report, 2011


  • Get a US degree on Michigan Avenue - just blocks from the famous Magnificent Mile in Chicago
  • Study in Chicago - the 3rd largest city in the USA behind New York and Los Angeles
  • Learn in one of the top 15 coolest cities in America (ranked by
  • Live in a Midwest mecca of vibrant culture including abundant outlets for music, sports, museums, nightlife, shopping and food.
  • Explore the US on weekends and breaks: Chicago is a hub for major airlines offering endless opportunities to travel.

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  • The Wabash building, a 32-story academic building unveiled in 2012, is the 2nd tallest university building in the country and the 6th tallest in the world.
  • Classrooms, laboratories, offices, student residence rooms, a dining hall, fitness facilities, and student services all under one roof.
  • Breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the city, especially on floors 15-31 where students live.

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  • 12:1 student-faculty ratio.
  • Small classes - average undergraduate class size is 20; average graduate class size is 18.
  • More than 50% of classes have fewer than 20 students.

Your degree choices at Roosevelt University in Chicago


  • Named in honor of Franklin D. Roosevelt - the beloved 32nd president of the United States who championed human rights, equality and democracy.
  • The University shapes diverse, well-rounded, community-minded degree graduates, driven to be socially conscious and progressive leaders.
  • Inclusive and progressive principles guide award-winning faculty.

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  • Opportunities to intern and network with leading businesses.
  • An international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation. 
  • Home to 7 and surrounded by 22 Fortune 500 Businesses in the Chicago metropolitan area including Boeing, Motorola, Abbott Laboratories, Exelon, Allstate, McDonalds, and Kraft Foods to name a few.

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Roosevelt University students live and learn in downtown ChicagoRoosevelt University ensures all its students gain the practical skills and real-world knowledge needed for success. As a Roosevelt student, you are challenged on a daily basis so that when you graduate you will be prepared to make a mark in the world as a leader in your profession.

An outstanding location in downtown Chicago gives international students all the opportunities of one of the best student cities in the world. Apply now!

  • Roosevelt University in Chicago, USA

    Roosevelt University Quick Facts

    Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Institution type: private urban university
    Year founded: 1945

    Student population: 6,600 (3,900 undergraduate, 2,700 graduate, 285 international)
    Countries represented: 63
    Faculty: 700 (243 full-time)
    Faculty with highest degree in field: 88%
    Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
    6 colleges: Arts and Science; Business; Education; Performing Arts; Pharmacy; Professional Studies
    Degree programs offered: 60+ undergraduate majors, 40 master's programs, 4 doctoral programs
    Degrees awarded (2010-11): 950 bachelor's; 1,085 master's, 15 doctoral

  • Accreditation of Roosevelt University in Chicago

    University Accreditation

    Institutional accreditation:
    Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    The HLC is one of the six regional university accrediting associations recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

    Program accreditation

    • American Chemical Society (ACS)
    • American Psychological Association (PsyD program) 
    • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
    • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Illinois State Board of Education
    • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

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