Roosevelt University

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Introduction to Roosevelt University

Edward J. Sparling founded the school as Thomas Jefferson College in 1945. Shortly after the university received its charter, President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed away and the school changed its name. Notable members of Roosevelt University's first advisory board included Pearl Buck, Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann and Albert Schweitzer.

Roosevelt University offers over 125 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree and certificate programs.

Student Life at Roosevelt University

Around 46 percent of Roosevelt University students are full-time and 54 percent of students are part-time. Those studying undergraduate and bachelor's degrees comprise about 55 percent and 45 percent of students are studying master's and doctoral degrees.

The majority of the student body at Roosevelt University are women, at approximatey 68 percent. The student to faculty ratio is a comfortable 13-to-1.

FAQs on Roosevelt University

Is Roosevelt University Accredited?

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Roosevelt University. In addition, many of the schools housed within Roosevelt College have received program or subject-specific accreditation. Some of the area-specific accreditations have been bestowed by the American Psychological Association, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, the Illinois State Board of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

What Are Some Requirements for Roosevelt University?

Roosevelt University admits students to their school based on individual merit. Though standardized test scores and academic experience play a role in admission, they are only part of the process at this distance learning school. Many students who attend Roosevelt University are returning to school for the first time in many years and the college admissions department tries to work with every student interested in enrolling in the university.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From Roosevelt University?

Roosevelt University provides a variety of financial aid assistance options to students. The distance learning school participates in the federal direct lending program. Scholarships are available that are program-specific, rewarded based on academic excellence and available for students in financial need.

What Are the Career Possibilities From Roosevelt University?

Roosevelt University's most popular bachelor's degree majors are psychology, elementary education, accounting, business and biology. Careers for students who receive job skills training for these or any major might include psychologist, school teacher, accountant and research director.

The most popular master's or doctoral degree majors are business administration, training and development, elementary education, clinical professional psychology and integrated marketing communications. Students with a master's or doctoral degree in one of these fields might work in jobs including human resources, marketing or education administration.