Yes. You can afford Roosevelt.

Roosevelt offers the benefits of a unique, transformational, private education experience in a world class city. Our affordable tuition makes us one of the top choices for private schools in the Midwest. We are committed to Roosevelt’s founding mission, expanding inclusivity, diversity and access. It is the bedrock of our culture—and it is the right thing to do.


Roosevelt can help you find your passion. Seeking an undergraduate degree? Your doctorate? Something in between? Explore our comprehensive academic choices, outstanding faculty and nearly limitless degree program options.

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Chicago is our Campus

Join a vibrant community of learners in a world-class city.

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Home to Chicago's ONLY NCAA Division II program!

With 35 men’s and women’s athletic teams, programs and clubs to cheer for, you’ll be a Laker in no time.

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Student Organizations

So, you want to be a participant, not just a spectator? We’ve got you covered. Get involved, serve others and meet people who share your passions.

Here you can be you. And Belong.

In the classroom, it’s diverse, tolerant, and academically rigorous. Outside the classroom, there’s so much to do. Whether you’re into sports, the arts, or student organizations, you can be a spectator, participant, or both. Or explore one of the best cities in the world.

Check out the campus communities that make the big city small.

The Support You Need to Succeed.

When universities take your tuition, they should take responsibility for helping you succeed. We do.

We’ll help you choose the right classes. Navigate financial aid and housing questions. Connect you to tutoring and mentors so you can grow academically. With confidence.

See how we support student safety, growth and success.

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American Dream

Monday, October 16 - Wednesday, October 18

Join Roosevelt University as we host the latest iteration of theAmericanDreamReconsidered Conference from October 16 through 18. The theme this year is Mind, Body and theAmericanDreamwith topics addressing reproductive rights, curriculum in our schools, social activism and the politics of sports.

All events are free and open to the public.

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