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- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC
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 2,029 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Central State acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 23% 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.37 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies27 Graduates
Broadcast Journalism15 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies11 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services10 Graduates
Computer Science7 Graduates
Manufacturing Engineering7 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.45 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.51 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
I absolutely love Central State University. This is a great Historically black college because the professors really care about you. I'm a returning student and the professors always make me feel like I haven't missed a beat. They take time to help you rather than just fail you. The school is very generous. The renovations that have been makes the school look excellent. I am so glad I will be graduating from this school. You just feel at home at Central State University. You walk on campus and find the best things. I remember being in class and out of nowhere I looked out the window and there was a stage set up. They had a random step show! That was a really nice image to come to after a super hard class. I recommend any and everyone in the midwest to check out Central State. This is really a friendly, effective school. I would like for them to add more online classes, Dayton campus and more evening classes. That would be the only negative I have on this school
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!
I like the cultural, heritage and traditions of my beautiful HBCU. I like the diverse campus life and the liveliness of residency on its campus. I like how invested my professors are with my education and how they stretch learning beyond class instructional time. I like the nuclear spirit of the students at events and the participation of faculty members in non-curriculum settings.