Roosevelt University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (8)
Roosevelt University can be a university in which you leave with an experience or an easily commutable school, with a campus down town and in the suburbs. It has a large range of online classes as well and now has tied with Harper college making it even more accessable ad possibly affordable. The class sizes are small, teachers get to know you by name. This is again an opportunity to create relations or just have the conveniency of a more personalize education. You can get involved with the social justice atmosphere of the institution and its wide range of organizations and activities, or enjoy the offerings these organizations have and give. Be prepared to enter a liberal world, that is widely accepting and very diverse. You can learn a lot about your self. You may think you are liberal but wait until you enter Roosevelt, you get the ability to meet such a wide range of individuals. The schools comes with some down falls, if you don't get involved you really don't experience much. The school is small, and the student body isn't large. You tend to see many of the same faces, which could be great for some and not for others. The security is pretty tight around the school which makes you feel pretty safe. Even if its for a semester try dorming, the view is great, the community is comforting and the elevator ride to classes is beyond convenient. I would say if you are trying to get in contact with advisors, financial aid offices and such be prepared for waits, confusion, mess ups and a hard time. Review your charges constantly, and keep in touch with advisors as much as you can. If you find a teacher you like try having THEM be your mentor. Everyone at Roosevelt is very approachable, there are a lot of opportunities for student employment. Take advantage of the location. Roosevelt is in the heart of the South Loop, accessible by CTA and right on the mag mile. The views don't get better then this.
I selected Roosevelt for undergrad, because when I was looking at the faculty rosters for the other schools in Chicago, all the accounting professors had one thing in common, each one was a Roosevelt graduate. As someone who does aspire to teach at the University level, that was inspiring to me. Once I started my studies I quickly learned that Roosevelt is also a school for those that believe in Social Justice. The school was founded on the principals of Social Justice, as the school founders were students who due to race and religion, were not allowed to attend the other schools in Chicago. If you see yourself as a Change Agent, then Roosevelt if for you.
In May of 2016, I graduated from the College of Professional Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. I cannot fully describe to you how it felt walking across the historical Auditorium Theater stage to receive my diploma. I would be the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college. I graduated with a 3.9 GPA and I was also the student commencement speaker. I stood on that stage as a person from Belize. A person who was once illegal. A person who thought at times that a college degree was out of reach. But I made it with the assistance of Roosevelts faculty and staff. My time as a student at Roosevelt was not easy. I had to seriously organize myself in order to handle work, school, volunteering and networking; trying to lay the foundation for a bright future. From the time I walked through Roosevelts doors I felt like I was in the perfect educational institution. I knew that Roosevelt had strong roots in the social justice movement and I wanted a degree that could help me further my work with disenfranchised community members. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sit in classes where I was taught by top notch Professors that really cared about their work and students. They offered opportunities that would give students exposure in areas that they were interested in. Advisors were also assessable and ready to offer advice and solutions. They wanted you to succeed and they would push and challenge you in many ways so that you are constantly learning. Roosevelt also had an honors program that I joined while in the College of Professional Studies. I wanted to take honors courses but did not know how that would fit into my outlined curriculum. The director of the Honors Program at Roosevelt, collaborated with the Dean of my college in order for me to participate in a magnificent curriculum of honors courses, while completing the requirements of my college; exposing me to so many different avenues of academia and social justice minded opportunities. This collaboration afforded me the wonderful opportunity to work with homeless youths and families. I was also paired with a mentor in one of the leading organizations in Chicago that combats youth and family homelessness. I am still in that partnership and all I can say is, not everyone gets the chance to study under a community leader of that caliber. Roosevelt assisted me in building an extensive CV. I participated in several research projects, granted many scholarships and the networking opportunities were priceless. I thank Roosevelt for putting me in the position to be accepted into the University of Chicago School of Social Service masters program with a scholarship. My concentration in the masters program is focused on social administration. The reason why I chose social administration is because I wanted to continue in the vein of Roosevelts social justice mission. I want to be of service to my community. The social administration concentration will prepare me for advanced practice in community organizing, planning and development; human services management; and policy planning, and advocacy. These skills will allow me to advocate for client groups and communities, and to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and policies at various levels of intervention. Roosevelt was the place where it all began for me. I was able to graduate in 3 years with a strong enough academic background to where I was accepted into one of the most rigorous and competitive programs at one of the best universities in the world. Roosevelt can help you realize all of your possibilities. All you have to do it show up!
Roosevelt University Online B.A program took great discipline and I did well, but I needed to continue on to Boston University to complete me M.A in criminal justice with a concentration in Cyber-Security and still struggling to find a job. I'm an honors student with a B.A and will complete 3 more classes online to finish my Boston M.A and I'm looking to attend law school @ Mitchell & Hamline to continue my education until I find a steady job after leaving banking of 14 years.
After completing Community College, I was unsure what steps to take next to further my education. My Mom's concern was that she wanted me closer to home. After doing research at a few local colleges, I decided to give Roosevelt University Chicago an opportunity. The building was beautiful and inviting, it appeared to be like a real engaged university, and it didn't hurt that it was down the street from my place of employment. I had an opportunity to meet new friends, network, and grow as a professional student. I really enjoyed my experience there, and I have just been accepted to return to Roosevelt this fall to complete my Masters of Science Degree in Human Resources. I'm very nervous, as my life has changed drastically after the birth of my son, but I super excited for the possibilities and doors that may open for me returning back to school. I'm glad I've decided to to it.
I did not like the counseling services for Roosevelt. They were not very helpful, it was mostly hands off and it was difficult to get answers for questions. However, I went to NIU for my undergrad and the English department counseling services were amazing.
Roosevelt University's program of study in sustainability studies was very challenging/rewarding and so worth it. I am very happy with the program courses couple with purposeful field studies. The professors are very knowledgeable in the field and the Director of the program Michael Bryson, Ph.D. challenges students but he is very fair. His expectations are very high but this is the reason the program is successful. I earned a degree in this program and feel confident it was worth the time.
Being a Sociology major, I have taken some very interesting classes. The professors make one want to think outside the box and encourage dialog. This has been the most exciting part for me (especially attending college after thirty plus years of motherhood and homemaking).