C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Chicago State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Website

Chicago 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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Chicago State University

Cost

Net Price
$10,793/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,254/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,346/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,720/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,592/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,106/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,261Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
46%
Pell Grant
84%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • DIVERSE, NO SUCH THING AS TYPICAL AT CSU
    35%
  • Level headed
    35%
  • Apart of a group
    22%
  • Invested
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
34%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.50 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Local State University
    45%
  • HBCU
    29%
  • Unorganized
    16%
  • Extraordinary
    6%
  • Constant
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
11%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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Chicago State University Reviews

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I have been attending this college since 2013. It is affordable and cheap for the academic part, but the campus life is very dull. The professors are nice and educated. It would be better if it was more organized. Overall, no complains. Good programs are offered!
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Overall, Chicago State University is a great school. However, if you are looking for a huge campus with a great number of students who are enjoying the college life, then Chicago State U is not for you. If you desire to come back to school and earn a Bachelor's, or Master's Degree along with students who are parents and professors who are understanding and flexible then come on in! The best time is Welcome Week which is the first week of school every semester. Student Activities work really hard to get students involved and gain a feeling of comfort at their new or returning semester. Majority of the students are friendly as well!
I love my professors and the clubs that I'm apart of. The professors really care about the students and their progress in their school career. The clubs are a great way to meet new different types of people as well. However, the administration needs works. They are rude and need training on customer service.