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 1,710 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Central State acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 20% of students, Central State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.
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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.36 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 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 an HBCU located in Wilberforce, OH. I am a Junior there and the school is pretty nice! The campus life is enjoyable and the students there are okay. Most of the classes have up to 30 students so you get a more personal experience with your professors. The cafe food isn't the good but it's doable. The parties are really lit most of the time. The dorms are okay but most need to be renovated since they're so old. Overall the school is a good school to go to!
Everyone is nice, including administration and students! Athletics are very good. Night life is amazing!
I loved how all my teachers helped out and they were all different races. Teachers, faculty, and students made you feel comfortable and that you could be apart of whatever you were comfortable with. The only thing I would like to see change is the cafe food. Good food was only served on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. In the evening and on the other days it seem like they served scraps. Also, they closed the cafe to early. I think in the evening it should stay open until 8 or 9pm. College students are busy throughout the whole day and sometimes we do not have enough time to eat a full meal until late at night.