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Roosevelt University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1945
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,975
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

430 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: September 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gwen Kanelos
Admissions office telephone: (312) 341-3515
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: September 1
Decision sent by: N/A
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $500 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 2
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 15 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 49%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 49%
Total applicants: 1,875
Total acceptances: 922
Total freshman enrollment: 337
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 587
Male acceptances: 304
Male freshman enrollment: 130
Female applicants: 1,288
Female acceptances: 618
Female freshman enrollment: 207
Out-of-state freshmen: 34%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 3%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 7%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 36%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 55%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
First-year students submitting GPA: 72%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 22%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 - 663
Math: 480 - 620
Combined: 1030 - 1283


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 12.2% 6.4%
600-699 41.9% 24.4%
500-599 32.4% 41.0%
400-499 10.8% 23.1%
300-399 2.7% 5.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 72%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 26
Math: 17 - 24
Composite: 19 - 25


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.9% 12.5% 4.6%
24-29 32.1% 25.8% 22.9%
18-23 57.2% 44.2% 43.8%
12-17 5.8% 17.1% 28.8%
6-11 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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