University Spotlight: Roosevelt University
Spotlight by David Roman
Roosevelt University is a private university based in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois that focuses its curriculum on the principles of social justice. Chicago classes are held within Roosevelt’s historic Auditorium Building, which is a few blocks from the famous Magnificent Mile. The Auditorium Building houses the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and numerous administrative offices for the university. The Gage Building, which is also downtown, houses the Gage Gallery, the College of Education, the Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the Paralegal Studies Program and the School of Communication. The Wabash Building, with a 32-story vertical campus, is the second-tallest higher-education building in the United States and the sixth tallest in the world. It serves many purposes, including student services, classrooms, contemporary science labs, administrative offices, and student residences. Roosevelt University teams, known as the Lakers, compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The university is a member of Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis; while women’s sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Location: Chicago, IL
Athletics: NAIA CCAC
Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
Average Class Size: 20 (undergraduate class) 18 (graduate class)