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Belle Bryant
· January 24, 2018
Roosevelt University has really been a blessing to me because it required me to take classes I wouldn’t have took. I had to have an open mind in order to graduate. I am an integrated marketing major a...nd in order to graduate I had to go into my community and do a “grounds for change.” Which brought out the giving side of me which I already had, but I was able to apply it more. I had to take an ethics class, where I thought I wouldn’t apply much of it, but that class made me be more mindful on the information I put on the internet and if the information that is already available, will affect my future? Currently I am taking a liberal class, writing in social justice. Where now I have to speak on behalf of my culture, because I am not a statistic and I am not the stereotype that some ethnicities are used to hearing about. All in all, I am just happy I was accepted and given the privilege to attend this university and get so much out of it as I have. We talked about rights and privileges in class yesterday and though everyone has a right to an education, it is a privilege to graduate and apply that education to your career. I think sometimes we take for granted the things that we have and focus on the negative obstacles that may come along with our privileges and opportunities, but it’s a blessing to do most of the things that we are doing today in the state that it’s in. There’s always room for growth if you strive for it and sometimes if you have to take extra steps and go through extra hoops to achieve something, do it. Because all the benefit is in the end.

Also I am taking a psychology class on mindfulness and stress and it’s awesome! #May2018Graduate�
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Christine Washington
· September 6, 2017
I give God all the praise for letting me attended Roosevelt University to further my education and achieve my goals. The Faculty and staff are so amazing, all the classes is available that I needed. T...hank for accepting me to become an Professional Paralegal in Chicago, and your absolutely right the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams....... See More
Carlos Alvarez
· October 12, 2017
Attending Roosevelt University has been my dream. Unfortunately, I see this dream fade away each day that goes by. Many years have passed , many of my friends have a degree already ,while I cry many n...ights remembering that I have stayed behind.While my friends celebrated the last day of class after High School graduation ,on this very last day of class I was out searching for a job because I knew this is all I had to do going forward. Being undocumented , coming from a low income family and single mother making minimun wage . My dream has been held and keeps fading away each day that goes by. Good luck to all who attend this great university you are blessed by having the opportunity to attend here. Good luck. See More
Siera M Robinzine-Harrington
· August 25, 2017
I enjoyed my time at Roosevelt University. I met wonderful people and professors there. Now I'm flourishing in my career as a therapist all because of the things that I have learnt at Roosevelt. It w...asn't always easy but I made it through and if I had a chance to do it over I wouldn't change a thing. See More
Krisma Patel
· January 3, 2018
Giving them two stars is just being generous. So many hassles. Departments don't even communicate with each other. You won't be able to get a hold of them either. Thanks for my degree. If it weren't f...or the 9 credits, (which is SO POINTLESS) I would have TRANSFERRED a long time ago. See More
Sheryl Harvey
· September 25, 2017
Very helpful with everything I need to complete current and up coming assignments. The writing lab should have a combination lock on the door as opposed to a key lock. The key was not available for ...Eric to open the doors for buisness this morning...please get a combination lock :) See More
Matthew Knolhoff
· November 7, 2016
(Issue Resolved) My review is based on Roosevelt's disastrous Financial aid team. We applied for various loans and finally a parent plus loan that would take care of my son's first year financials for... the school year. After the 1st semester we started receiving bills that we owed $19,000. I called many times asking what this bill was for? I explained that they should have received our parent plus loan and that his tuition should be paid in full. This lasted for the entire year and my son was not able to attend classes for the second semester for a week. They finally discovered that the parent plus loan went through but that they, (Roosevelt) didn't process or accept the loan. They let my son start his second semester, but things got worse from there. After countless phone calls and speaking to various people in the financial aid department we were told that they would bring down the cost owed to them down to a little over $10,000, we were happy they brought the cost down but there was a catch. We obviously decided not to send our son back to Roosevelt because of the horrible experience and stress that it put on my son and our family. We were going to setup a payment plan to pay for his final semester bill, but was then told that they would not release my son's transcripts until the bill was paid in full?! They told us, just take out another loan and pay it off??? This was their screw up and if the amount owed was a LOAN my son would be paying it off after he graduated. My son is now attending a city college but if we do not get the transcripts released he will not be able to attend after the fall semester. This is completely outrageous to expect that my son pay $10,000 now, because they screwed up on their end, to have his transcripts released.
We of course will make payments on the amount owed, which we obviously did not expect we would be doing this after 1 year of school, but they should not be able to hold my son's transcripts hostage until they are paid in full. This is just another example of the university's greed and how they don't have the best interest of the students at heart. I hope to get this resolved, but I would not recommend sending your son our daughter to any of their campuses.
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Matthew Hanks
· August 31, 2016
I'm sure for some this place has been an experience, and joy and lots of Unforgettable memories, but it has caused nothing but misery, stress, and financial issues for me and my fiancé. Nothing but lo...op holes, more money needed, and unhelpful staff, with a phone that is either not taking messages or just doesn't get answered. Including the phone numbers they call you from. Oh and once you've jumped through all of their hoops, played their game of paying thousands of dollars, ha they've dropped you from your classes, and now begins the new game of trying to get ahold of someone else, in a different department, let alone getting re-enrolled to your classes because they need more money. Or someone didn't do something properly 8 months ago so it's affecting you now. (Laughing?? It's happened twice to us in a 6 month period) something didn't get filed by THEIR FACULTY, or someone didn't process paperwork, both instances from the previous school year, and their immediate answer was oops sorry you're no longer enrolled for classes. This place is garbage!! The phone service faculty is worse then dealing with the dmv!!
Truly this place does not care for its students the way they should, and If you do happen to get ahold of someone don't expect them to be happy about talking to anyone either. Hope this helps some people.
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Bud Olafsson
· August 25, 2016
This is my second kid going through RU. We live in CA, so sending our kids across the US to go to school can be a little unnerving at first. However the admin team at RU did a fantastic job making my ...kid, and other kids feel very welcome from the minute our taxi dropped us and our 6 giant suitcases off in front of the Wabash building. Loud welcome cheers, help with our stuff, directions and information, all within minutes of our arrival.

And free ice cream. Well played RU, well played.
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Morgan Curry
· July 31, 2017
I completely regret spending a year of my life here. Also, trying to get ahold of nearly any department in the school is impossible. I do not recommend Roosevelt University
Jimena Talamantes Legorreta
· April 4, 2016
International office sucks, not helpful at all. Career development department just one advisor that will forget about you. Advisors to choose classes for each semester want you to have everything done... before meeting with them. They won't give you advice on what's the best path for you. Curriculum for IMC does not prepare you for the real world! See More
Karlene Lehto Dunaisky
· May 13, 2016
Graduation ceremony is nothing but a madhouse cluster! Really?? Waiting in endless lines outside to get in to see our daughter graduate, then herded like cattle. Madhouse pushing and running to find... seats. No help once inside. No idea where to go. We are parents and grandparents In dress clothes, some with mobility issues. Horrendous. Shame on Roosevelt administration. They turned what should have been a beautiful, joyful moment in our families lives into an anxiety and stress filled one. Worse experience ever in any graduation I've ever attended. See More
Sheena Cooper
· October 21, 2016
I attended Roosevelt in 09 and the only good thing was I met my best friend there. I got accepted on a full ride scholarship only for me to get to my second semester and they tell me they made a and I had a month to come up with 10,000. Idk who they think is that rich but it surely isn't me. I had to move off campus and my last week of staying on campus they told me I had company there roaming the halls when I clearly was at work in the South suburbs. I even showed them my work punches they still didn't believe me. I had an African studies teacher that didn't speak English well at all nor did he write well so we all failed each test often if we didn't study the whole book. We complained to everyone they said we needed to nothing was done. See More
Gretchen Duling
· December 21, 2016
I transferred from the School of Music at Ohio State University in the Fall of 1960 to Roosevelt's Chicago Musical College. I completed my BA in 1963 and taught General Music (required in the Chicago ...Public Schools) and was a choral director at Washington High School until 1969.It was odd but I was married, one of just a few of us. We were poor but focused on our education. My husband attended the Presbyterian Seminary (McCormick) on the North Side of Chicago. The faculty in general and specifically in the School of Music were highly professional and very student oriented. I thrived within the diverse community of Roosevelt and have felt its influence the rest of my life. I was there when a large open trunk was placed at the foot of the great stairway in the front of the building where we all threw in money to start a fund to restore the beautiful theater next door. I earned a BA & MA in Music Ed. I have continued my education over the years while I taught fulltime. I hold 3 Master's degrees and a PhD. I am a successful researcher and writer. Due to a progressing hearing impairment I left teaching music and directing choruses and went into being a Gifted Programming Specialist for my last 15 years of teaching. It was a special joy to nurture gifted, talented and creative young children. I owe a lot to Roosevelt University getting me launched into professional education. Gretchen Smith Duling, PhD. Youngstown, NY. See More
Dotun Olagoke
· July 2, 2017
Best wishes and congratulations to Roosevelt University Chicago for receiving $25 million gift from the Estate of Rosaline Cohn---As an Alumnus I' m so proud of our contribution towards higher educat...ion opportunities for all-----Dotun Olagoke BSBA--06/75 See More
Amani Dahleh
· September 5, 2016
I transferred to Roosevelt University 2 years ago, after completing my AA at a suburban community college. My mom finished her undergrad the same year I started. And she is now almost done with her ma...sters. I just finished my last semester of my undergrad and I cannot say anything but good things about Roosevelt. I was working full time the entire time I attended as well as attending school full time. Roosevelt made it extremely convenient for my to take classes on line and on campus at the Schaumburg location. The professors were all extremely helpful and challenged me in ways that I had never been challenged before. The curriculum that was taught to me exceeded my expectations and I was challenged to think outside of the box. I would recommend Roosevelt to anyone who wants an exceptional education with great professors, and wants to change the world for the better. See More
Avery Leann Jones
· January 17, 2017
This school has the WORST professional offices I've ever dealt with. I've called countless times to try to talk to someone and all I get is a voicemail and no call back. I do NOT recommend it!!!
Morgan O'Donnell
· November 6, 2017
While I’m enjoying my education. The financial aid department should be improved!
Christina Camille
· August 22, 2016
Spent thousands of dollars, 2 years, and too many hours to count to get my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and never received my diploma. Had to call every office and person at the univer...sity for a YEAR to locate the diploma.. Now I am waiting to receive it but have friends that still haven't received their diplomas after a year. See More
Monalee Higgins-Baker
· July 25, 2016
staff does NOTHING to stop the bulling that occurs at the CHICAGO Campus. Do not let you child or yourself attend this college. they are only interested in getting their money, at no cost to the stu...dent or their welfare. They are suppose to be there to teach and fill the future minds with vase information In stead of sitting back and watching no matter what the outcome will be. KEEP YOUR STUDENT AWAY! See More
Erin McLean Murray
· September 26, 2016
Came to see the Freshman Showcase this weekend. Just amazed and in awe of the talent that exists in this class! CCPA all are amazing, can't wait to see what the next 4 years bring!!!! ������
Nell Owens
· February 4, 2016
I graduated from RU last year, class of 2015. Awesome experience. Very social driven for change and the professors and down to earth. The faculty members are awesome.
Michael Lipschutz
· January 6, 2018
VOTE YES ON THE REFERENDUM TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA THAT WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN THE MARCH 20, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION. Roosevelt University is a great place of learning. However, we must s...tudy the political problems in our state. This referendum is an advisory referendum that can only be voted on by residents of Cook County. We must STOP mass incarceration. With the evil Mr Sessions in power, we must do that we can to promote legal marijuana. Vote YES on March 20 to reform the marijuana laws! See More
Jim Beaux
· July 27, 2017
Graduated in 1995. Wish I could get some pictures. Anybody?
Rosa Ivette Gutierrez
· April 4, 2017
Went with my daughter, who will graduate c/o 2017, for a campus tour and was absolutely impressed with the University! The staff, student body, counselors, downtown views, and all around school enviro...nment was outstanding! Can't say enough...Definitely keeping this school as a possibility See More
Bruce Fields
· August 24, 2015
I graduated from Roosevelt University in 2005. I took up Sociology so l could get into the Social Services, mostly counseling and I had a blast. I went from the basement to the roof that was my univer...sity and wouldn't trade my experience there with nothing in the world. See More
Denise Pierce
· April 13, 2017
My son will be entering Roosevelt University in the Fall semester as a resident. I was really pleased and excited about all the great things this college has to offer and glad my son choose it. The pa...rents and students SOAR was excellent; THANK YOU!!! See More
Wonnetta Wilson
· July 9, 2017
A wonderful place for serious students to stimulate thought.
Denise Erwin
· October 13, 2016
Had a great tour today at CCPA with our daughter. Such an amazing campus--love the "family" feel. Thank you Sarah, Ben, Kathryn and Oliver!
Anna Small
· April 1, 2016
They are charging me $8,000 for a semester that I was not even attending classes, horrible staff.
Gregory Richard-Bonner
· September 25, 2015
I love the fact that the university has that family vibe. There's something that everyone can participate in...
Richard Wistocki
· October 29, 2016
Really loved the school and Jackie in Admissions. She was so accommodating.
Gem Jones
· August 25, 2015
Exceptional faculty, beautiful one of the greatest cities!
Johnny Williams
· August 24, 2015
I'm stright out of "Roosevelt University "class of 1982 Chemistry.
Leah Maria
· December 7, 2016
Roosevelt Is What You Make It !!
There Are Great Opportunities Here
Senior FA'17
Dee Niecey
· October 24, 2015
I enjoyed my years at RIU!! I got my Education degree in 2000. ✏
Bryant Rafiat
· May 15, 2016
A great school , with the highest qualification performances.
Ishfaq Ahmed
· August 12, 2015
Who are we? We RU.
Go, Cubs, go!
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