Central State is a public university located in Wilberforce, Ohio in the Dayton Area. As a historically black college, Central State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,601 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Central State acceptance rate is 42%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 26% of students, Central State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,000.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.41 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.47 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Central State University Reviews
Central state University is a school of love and hate and can really push me to the brink sometimes, but as a student and a young adult this university has taught me things not even the world could teach me. I like Central State because I am around my own kind and the culture from each city that is provided is very groundbreaking from a person such as myself who has not been to too many places outside of my hometown. I find it amazing that I go to school with kids scatted all over the Midwest, and we all find a way to come to a common ground and realize we are all going through the same things but only in different regions. Central is only going to get bigger and I love the progress my school has made over the last three years since I enrolled here. Central State's only problem is space and opportunity, I would like to see my university expand and bring more opportunities to the school so nobody nor no one will feel left out.
Central State University is a great school to attend because staff and students are super friendly and helpful. I love the open-arms feeling that I get on campus. Everyone’s friendly and welcoming and staff make sure you are comfortable. The school is very resourceful when it comes to those who need extra help. The book store has everything you could want and need to get through the day. Central State is an excellent school that anybody would love to attend because of the rich personalities, great hospitality, and wonderful funfilled events
Central state university is a great school. Although just like any other school they have flaws. Sometimes I wish they could answer the phones a little more or be a little more organized but overall I love Central State University. They create a family environment and also The faculty and staff become your family as well. I don’t really have family but, central state staff and students became my family. I love my HBCU