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Chicago State University
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  • 4 Year
  • CHICAGO, IL

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Chicago State is a public university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,086 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Chicago State acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 16% of students, Chicago State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.

About

9501 S. KING DRIVE
CHICAGO, IL 60628
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference

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.

Chicago State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
750-1030
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$8,637 / 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
$13,381 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 45 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 48 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 49 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    49%
  • On Campus
    43%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,086 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
599
Undergrads Over 25
51%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
  • DIVERSE, NO SUCH THING AS TYPICAL AT CSU
    33%
  • Level headed
    30%
  • Apart of a group
    19%
  • Invested
    15%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
35%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 55 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Local State University
    47%
  • HBCU
    28%
  • Unorganized
    14%
  • Extraordinary
    8%
  • Constant
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 29 responses

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