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Roosevelt University is a rather moderately sized, private institution located in the city of Chicago, Illinois, and is home to over 2,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate and part-time professional students who are able to take classes in one of the university’s 5 undergraduate or 5 graduate schools. The schools offer academic programs in the liberal arts as well as in preprofessional studies, with a particular emphasis on communications and the fine arts. The school’s academic divisions offer broad majors in the areas of biological science, business, (which includes an interesting program in insurance and risk management) communications and the arts, (a large program with majors spanning from percussion to public relations) computer and physical science, education, engineering and environmental design, health professions, as well as the social sciences (which houses a popular women’s studies program). Roosevelt University offers its students a fairly wide range of majors in both the liberal arts and sciences, as well as preprofessional studies, however, some of the most popular with students includes majors in the areas of journalism, accounting, as well as psychology.
Admission to Roosevelt University is extremely competitive, and grows more so with each passing admissions cycle. Last year, over 2,200 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 1,000 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 600 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming Fall semester. The admitted students had an average combined SAT score ranging from 1110 to 1180, and an average comprehensive ACT score ranging from 22 to 28. Additionally, more than 78% of those admitted were ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class with an average high school GPA of about a 3.75.
Roosevelt University has a wonderful, very manageable student to faculty ratio of 10:1, and the school prides itself on having very small classes where all students get a chance to engage in discussions and participate in hands-on research. Students agree that the class sizes are ideal, and they also rave about their professors, saying that they really go out of the way to make sure their students are getting the most out of the class possible.
The Social Scene
The city of Chicago is obviously big, and it offers a bevy of social and cultural activities proportionate to its size. On the weekends, students frequent the many museums, concerts, theatrical performances, restaurants, clubs, and bars throughout the city. Students also say that it’s kind of pointless to own a car. You don’t need it to get around, and finding a place to park is far more of a hassle than a blessing. Roosevelt University only has 2 local fraternities and sororities, which basically have no bearing whatsoever on campus social life. Most Roosevelt students didn’t even know there were any Greek organizations at the school! Drinking happens, but this urban school is certainly not a “party school.”
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“The professors here are so incredible, it blows my mind. Not only are they really savvy and intelligent, but they actually care about their students.”
“I love being right in the middle of the city. Our campus is basically the city itself, which rocks.”
“There a so many internships available to us in very close proximity. The administration really makes sure that everyone gets a chance to experience at least one.”
“We don’t really have a centralized campus. Everything is pretty scattered around, which makes things kind of tricky sometimes.”
“They need to have more student housing. You’re often forced to look around for a place yourself, and Chicago is an expensive place to live.”
“There are a lot of cliques here, because you only can really meet the small number of people that are actually in your classes.”
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