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Roosevelt University Upward Bound

  • Roosevelt University Upward Bound
  • 18 S Michigan Ave. Siute 715
  • Chicago, IL 60603
  • Carlos Saucedo
  • College and Career Coordinator
  • (773) 678-2568

Program Description

RUUB is housed at Roosevelt University and has been active since its inception in 1964. Our program currently serves over 100 students from the Little Village and Lawndale communities. Students involved with the program have the opportunity to visit colleges, receive one-on-one tutoring, travel, participate in a summer college residency, and much more. Our students go on to become Posse Scholars and Gates Millennium Scholars and attend schools such as the University of Chicago, SIU-Carbondale, Cornell University, and Mizzou. For information about how to get involved, visit our Services page.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 100
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Cornell University
  • DePaul University
  • Elmhurst University
  • Lake Forest College
  • Roosevelt University
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Missouri-Columbia