Roosevelt University: one of the top affordable private colleges in Chicago

Private College Experience. Public School Price.

Build the foundations for your career. Roosevelt offers the benefits of a private education experience in a world class city. Our $21,000 tuition makes us a top choice for universities in the Midwest.

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Attend A Graduate Info Session

With more than 40 master's degree programs, Roosevelt has the program to take you where you want to go in your career. Join an upcoming information session to connect with our admission staff and learn more.

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Join Us For Admitted Student Day!

Experience Roosevelt firsthand! At Admitted Student Day, you’ll be able to explore majors and student activities, participate in interactive classes led by our award-winning faculty, hear from current Lakers, meet your new classmates, and learn why Roosevelt is the place for you.


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.

Experience Life at One of the Best Chicago Colleges

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One Illinois college. Two vibrant campuses.

Whether in the heart of downtown Chicago’s dynamic commercial and cultural district, or nestled within the city’s northwest suburban economic center, Roosevelt University’s Chicago and Schaumburg campuses are actively connected to their communities.

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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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