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The Pre-Masters program prepares you to get your MBA, MPA, Masters in Marketing Communications, or Masters in HRM at Roosevelt.

The on-campus preparation is designed specifically for international students

  • with a TOEFL score below 80 or IELTS below 6.5

  • who do not have an official TOEFL/IELTS score and

  • who have not taken a GMAT or GRE test


    Course length: 1 semester (15 weeks) or 2 semesters (8 months) depending on English level

    Next start date:

    Summer semester: May 7, 2014

    Fall semester: August 18, 2014

    Fees: $8,085 for 1-semester

    Entry requirements:

    GPA 2.75 or equivalent

    GMAT/GRE required only for MBA applicants with GPA below 3.0

    English level from equivalent of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 60

  • International Year One is designed for students with upper intermediate English and requires no official TOEFL or IELTS score.

    It gives international students the essential building blocks needed to achieve degree success at Roosevelt University.

    Students choose between two academic pathways to give them the right preparation for their chosen undergraduate major:

  • a Business, Mathematics and Pre-Law pathway or

  • a Science pathway

    After spending between 2 and 4 semesters in International Year One, students can directly join the 2nd year of more than 20 bachelor's degrees in the various fields offered at Roosevelt such as business, economics, hospitality management, marketing, mathematics, international studies, politics, sociology, natural sciences, and pre-professional programs.

  • Preparing students to join the International Year One, English for Academic Purposes is a 1 semester intensive training for international students with intermediate English level and no TOEFL or IELTS score requirements.

    It is the 1st semester of a 4 semester study plan, in which students improve their 4 key language skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing to start their degree level studies.

    About Roosevelt University - Pathway Program

    Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 and is located in Downtown Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the USA behind New York and Los Angeles.

    Roosevelt University is the 4th most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest, currently representing students from 63 countries.

    More than 50% of classes at Roosevelt have fewer than 20 students.

    In addition to this excellent ratio, studying at Roosevelt gives you great opportunities to intern and network with leading businesses in Chicago as an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation, with international businesses such as Boeing, Motorola, Abbott Laboratories, Exelon, Allstate, McDonalds, and Kraft Foods in the area.


    Total Students


    Student Ratio
    Female 67%
    Male 33%


    Total Faculty


    Student/Faculty Ratio
    12 : 1


    Estimated Cost



    Total Applicants






    Test Scores

    SAT Math


    SAT Reading

    SAT Writing


    ACT Composite


    Students & Faculty

    • 8,224Total Students
    • 2,739Male Students
    • 5,485Female Students
    • 398Total Intl Students
    • 163Intl Male Students
    • 235Intl Female Students
    • 726Total Faculty
    • 414Male Faculty
    • 312Female Faculty
    • 12:1Student/Fac Ratio


    total applicants

    admitted (2167)

    enrolled (502)

    SAT Scores:
    25th-75th percentile
    ACT Scores:
    25th-75th percentile

    Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

    Other Requirements:
    Admissions Test Scores?
    Other Test?
    Neither required nor recommended
    College Prep?
    Neither required nor recommended
    *All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

    Degrees & Programs

    Actuarial Science
    African-American/Black Studies
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General
    Brass Instruments
    Business Administration and Management, General
    Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
    Business/Commerce, General
    Business/Corporate Communications
    Chemistry, General
    Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
    Clinical Psychology
    Computer Science
    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
    Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
    Creative Writing
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
    Directing and Theatrical Production
    Early Childhood Education and Teaching
    Economics, General
    Educational Leadership and Administration, General
    Elementary Education and Teaching
    English Language and Literature, General
    Finance, General
    History, General
    Hospitality Administration/Management, General
    Human Resources Development
    Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Information Science/Studies
    International Relations and Affairs
    Jazz/Jazz Studies
    Journalism, Other
    Keyboard Instruments
    Legal Assistant/Paralegal
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
    Management Science
    Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General
    Mathematics, General
    Meeting and Event Planning
    Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
    Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
    Music Performance, General
    Music Teacher Education
    Music Theory and Composition
    Musical Theatre
    Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
    Office Management and Supervision
    Organizational Communication, General
    Organizational Leadership
    Percussion Instruments
    Political Science and Government, General
    Psychology, General
    Public Administration
    Reading Teacher Education
    Real Estate
    Secondary Education and Teaching
    Social Sciences, General
    Spanish Language and Literature
    Special Education and Teaching, General
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric
    Stringed Instruments
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth
    Voice and Opera
    Women's Studies
    Woodwind Instruments

    Student Profile

    Dimitar Popov


    Dimitar Popov
    "If one is able to find good mentors and advisers the opportunities are endless."

    "Now, that I have graduated with my MBA, I really want to experience something different, something memorable, something extraordinary, and maybe I might be able to make a difference in my country one day when I go back. We never know what challenges and surprises life can give us. I do love my home land, but I do see that there are good challenges and opportunities here for someone like myself to do well. Just like anywhere in the world, if one is able to find good mentors and advisers the opportunities are endless."

    • Major: MBA
    • Study Area: Business/Management
    • Graduation Year: 2013
    • Home Country: Bulgaria

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