Chicago State is a public university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,297 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Chicago State acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 13% of students, Chicago State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
Chicago State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies47 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities25 Graduates
Radio and Television19 Graduates
Elementary Education14 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling13 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.55 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
Chicago State University Reviews
Chicago State is a predominantly Black campus located on Chicago's south side. A beautiful campus with very active staff, students and athletes. Food isn't the best no special restaurants. Not much access to food after 11:00pm. Very affluent and educational institution. The dorms are substantial and gender separated. A nice campus life with clubs and events every other day. Lots of resources and opportunities but you HAVE to stay on people. Otherwise an overall nice university experience without leaving home or if you're out of state.
My experience at Chicago State University was Amazing!! The teacher and staff are amazing and very helpful and understanding. The students are also very helpful and understanding. The dorm rooms are great, the food is great, and the parties and events are great too. I love everything about Chicago State University and I'll love to go back.
The professor at Chicago State University cares about all their students. Attending my second semester here all my professor have went above and beyond for me with my overall academics in class. Being a Biology Major the department has provided so many resources and activities to help us understand our career path even more.