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Roosevelt University

Total Grad Surveys 18
Females 9
Males 9
Avg years at University 1.3
Research Quality B (7.1)
Research Availability B (7.0)
Research Funding B (6.7)
Graduate Politics A- (8.4)
Not Errand Runners B (6.6)
Degree Completion B+ (7.8)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] B- (6.1)
Sufficient Pay B- (6.0)
Competitiveness B (7.0)
Education Quality B- (6.4)
Faculty Accessibility B (7.0)
Useful Research B- (6.4)
"Individual" treatment B- (6.3)
Friendliness B- (6.3)
Safety B (6.8)
Campus Beauty B- (6.1)
Campus Maintenance B+ (7.6)
University Spending B- (6.1)
Extracurriculars C+ (5.2)
Scholastic Success B- (6.5)
Surrounding City A- (8.2)
Social Life/ Environment B- (6.1)
Graduate PoliticsA-
DON'T EVER GO TO THIS SCHOOL. WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. It charges students for every possible fee. Library database was very limited. Always have technical difficulties yet students are charged for technology fees with extremely high yearly tuition (>$50,000). No school spirit, limited school organizations, and no connection with surrounding schools or health professions. Only 2 out of 50 professors are understanding. All other professors are stupid, pesky, and uncaring. Outrageous rules and points deduction (50% - 100% loss) for attendance and TSA-style search on exams with points deduction on actual exam if bringing jackets with car keys inside the pocket. It only worsens by the year and those that are stuck in the program are afraid to leave because of the high debt. And those students who didn't know anything prior to interview thought it was all great until actually on campus. Literally, no happy students here and all just want to get the heck out of this horrible school. Beware of the rule regarding students are not allow to complain about the school, faculties or its courses. Also, beware of the favoritism and racism and the backlash by the professors if you're on their blacklist. Beware of fellow classmates being backstabbers. AGAIN, DON'T EVER ATTEND PHARMACY SCHOOL HERE.
The teachers in this department are incredible: theyFeb 20 2017Education
The teachers in this department are incredible: they all have many years experience and truly care about your future as a teacher as well as the future of your potential students.

What I hated was the constant outsourcing of everything and ultimate expense. The portfolio you're required to use online has to be paid for, the transcripts are expensive just for some paper when I paid so much to get it in the first place, etc. The admin in general is unpleasant, unorganized, and barely helpful. If you decide to go here (one of the few early childhood programs in chicago), just know these are roadblocks you'll face and know that you'll have to be doubly on top of your schooling where the admin is supposed to be.

This University is not hard to get intoMar 17 2011Psychology
This University is not hard to get into and the number of students admitted for a Masters Program is Absurd. The I/O Program is very unorganized and they are unapproachable. There are two campuses and if you are going to pursue your masters, attend the Schauburgh campus or have a good method of transportation other than the Shuttle they provide other wise you will not know your professors or have the opportunity to meet with them outside of class time. There are one or two exceptionable teachers at this program however the others are lackluster and unhelpful. If this is the only school you get into go. You will graduate and be happy. But do not go here if you have other choices.
Roosevelt is a growing university in ChicagoNov 25 2010Other
Roosevelt is a growing university in Chicago. I graduated with a masters in Integrated Marketing Communication. For the most part the program was great. The school does not have a very difficult admissions process which is something that all schools should have. College is for education and advancement not for GRE tests. If you cannot maintain a 3.0 you will be removed from the program. I think that this method provides as a better tool than a GRE or other standardized tests.

The professors really paid attention to details for their students and provided real world experience. Like any school we run into some professors that are not as great as other but that is life. Roosevelt was a practical choice for me since it allows working students to take classes at night. One issue that I am hearing about is that Roosevelt is now combining graduates with undergraduates in classes. I would not have stayed at the University with this type of setting.Roosevelt remains to be a university for non-traditional students. They are trying to change that and for the most part I understand the they are succeeding. The school is very liberal compared to my undergraduate college. This has its advantages and disadvantages. Overall, Roosevelt was a great experience for me.

Do NOT believe Roosevelt's social justice gimmick!Apr 15 2010Education
Do NOT believe Roosevelt's social justice gimmick! Social justice is not possible when the university is at best incompotent. Even grad class sizes are WAY too big for teachers to provide individual instruction. They have a few full faculty members who are great however, you're lucky if you even get a full time faculty member. They claim that methods classes are taught by faculty but they are not. Their adjuncts are terrrible and are hired based on personal connections, not quality of work. The administration cares less. The placement office and financial aid office are even worse. You're lucky if you ever get a correct answer! The teacher prep program is AWFUL at Roosevelt. It is a shame that they pump future teacher at a high tuition rate and put them into the field without educating properly. This school is the biggest waste of money a student could spend.
Jul 10 2006Communications
Great Communications Department!!!
Jul 05 2006Communications
Great college for both undergrads and grads
Jun 26 2006Communications
The MSIMC graduate program at Roosevelt University is top notch.
The program is rockJun 17 2004Education
The program is rock solid in my book. It provides a firm foundation to build on for the future. The instructors are upbeat and want to see their students succeed.
I'm a graduate student pursuing an MBA, soMay 28 2004Business - Management and Administration
I'm a graduate student pursuing an MBA, so the research section at top didn't really apply. Chicago is home to some high caliber research schools (Northwestern & Chicago). Roosevelt concentrates on student learning. The professors aren't obsessed with publishing their next scholarly effort to increase the school's reputation. They're here to teach and make sure you understand. I have to say, the school is about applying what you've learned more than theory. The administration and faculty expect you to be able to use what you've learned as soon as you get that great new job. I'm glad I went here (I graduate in 2 months). The staff really looks out for its students. I'm surprised it doesn't get more word-of-mouth promotion. Academically speaking, the difficulty of the classes varied. Most had a real-world project involved with a mid-term and final. You should be comfortable working in groups and I will warn you -- if you can't write, you will suffer. Poor analysis and writing will not be tolerated.
It is a growingJan 14 2002School of Information
It is a growing university and it is famous for its theatre and performing arts programs. Other programs are of average and you can defintely gain useful knowledge out of it.
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