Established in 1945, named in honour of both former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Roosevelt University is based on the principle of social justice. Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university with two distinct campuses located in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Illinois.


Why Roosevelt University?

Roosevelt University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs, 40 master’s degree programs, and four doctoral programs.


Roosevelt University consists of 6 separate colleges:

1) College of Arts and Sciences

2) Walter E. Heller College of Business

3) College of Education

4) Chicago College of Performing Arts

5) Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies and

6) College of Pharmacy


Popular majors at Roosevelt University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Psychology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts and Social Sciences


Chicago Campus

Located in Chicago’s downtown Loop, the campus is within proximity from the grandeur of Lake Michigan as well as various world-class attractions, cultural centres, restaurants, recreation, and events.

The heart of Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus is the famous national historic landmark, the Auditorium Building. Accommodating the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Chicago College of the Performing Arts, it houses classrooms, performance spaces and academic program offerings. Within this building lies the University’s sensational Auditorium Theatre which is dedicated to hosting the best international, cultural and community programs and performances. The Auditorium Building is an architectural treasure and a paradigm of the Chicago School.


Approximately four blocks away is the historic Gage Building which accommodates the College of Education and the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies, as well as programs in communication, information technology, psychology and paralegal studies. The building also features computer labs, multimedia and film editing resources, and student lounges.


In addition is the recently erected Wabash Building, a 32-storey vertical campus that houses the offices of admission, registrar, financial aid, art academic classrooms, office, laboratories and residential space with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan. It also houses the Wabash Dance Studios, part of the Theatre Conservatory at Chicago College of Performing Arts.


Schaumburg Campus

Located 30 miles northwest of the city is the suburban Schaumburg Campus which offers an accessible option for students living or working outside of the city. The Colleges here includes the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Pharmacy, the Walter E. Heller College of Business, the College of Education and the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies


Through its committed staff and esteemed faculty, the University take pride in pushing students to the limits of achievement and influencing the transformation of individual lives and the society through the principles of social justice.


Roosevelt University International Study Centre (ISC)

The Roosevelt University ISC provides academic tuition and language support for international students who do not yet reach the requirements for entry to a Roosevelt University undergraduate degree.


Programs offer include International Year One and Pre-Master program. The programs are also available for Direct Admissions.


International Year One - Pathway into second year of undergraduate degree program

The IFY is delivered by StudyGroup and is taught on campus at the Roosevelt University ISC.


The International Year One is a comprehensive program (two or three semesters) containing both academic subject-specialist areas and English language study, designed to equip you for entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree. While studying at the ISC undergraduates also earn credit toward credit completion.


You can choose from the following pathways:

  • Business (7 Majors to choose from)
  • Arts and Sciences (23 Majors to choose from)
  • Professional Studies (2 Majors to choose from)
  • Education (2 Majors to choose from)
  • Pre-Professional Program (4 Majors to choose from)


Pre-Masters Program (PMP) - Pathway to the postgraduate degree

The PMP is a one or two semester program of academic subjects, study skills and English language training that is specifically designed to meet the needs of international students. The program is designed to help you gain the specialist skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your Masters degree.


You can choose from the following graduate degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (17 concentrations)
  • Master of Science (10 different fields)
  • Master of Public Administration (3 concentrations)
  • Master of Arts (4 different fields)


Intakes are usually in Spring (January), Summer (May) or Fall (August)


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