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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
About Central State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1400 Brush Row Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384
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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
48%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
710- 880
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$12,135/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,886/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,710Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
74
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Some students are hard working while others aren't
    54%
  • Ton of Aspiring Leaders on Campus
    29%
  • Students are always ready to help each other.
    8%
  • Students are serious about their education
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • The school is good, but it could be better
    40%
  • Change is Central
    36%
  • Ccentral State is awesome!
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • The school is good, but it be better
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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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!
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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.