C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C-
Central State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1400 Brush Row Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Central State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
SAT Scores Range
690-910
ACT Scores Range
15-18
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Central State University

Cost

Net Price
$9,676/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,074/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,420/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,537/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,117/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,431/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,576Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Some students are hard working while others aren't
    63%
  • Ton of Aspiring Leaders on Campus
    26%
  • Students are serious about their education
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.39 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • The school is good, but it could be better
    45%
  • Change is Central
    35%
  • Ccentral State is awesome!
    10%
  • The school is good, but it be better
    10%

After Central State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Central State University Reviews

479 reviews
All Categories
It has been an awesome experience! The professors are very knowledgeable and caring. They want you to succeed. The campus is close knit like a family. My major isn't History, but I've learned so much about my history just by being on campus. Attending Central State Universiry was the best decision I've made in my life!
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Currently my experience at Central State University has been amazing. What I love about this University is that it is a Historical Black College/University so the cultural of the school is great, the family-type environment is very helpful. The instructors and professors actual care about helping the students and making sure they understand the material that is taught. The overall communication at Central needs improvement and the enthusiasm of the student body needs progression.
First, for those who have ill sediments regarding CSU is simply because they didn't make it! CSU offers a diverse group of socio economic AA's; you will get it all. The party scene at CSU is quite intense, I might add. If you can't balance an active social life and your academics you will FLUNK out of CSU, trust me so don't waste your money or time! So many students come to CSU with a belief that this will be a walk in the park, but the professors are avid disciplinarians. Don't show up to class and don't do your work, you will fail! I could have went to any university and I am beyond gracious of the opportunity and experience I was offered at CSU. Majority of the millennial alumni are proud Centralians who are doing very well in their profession, in addition to getting advanced degrees. "If you can make it at Central, you can make it anywhere" is the motto.

For Central For State!