574 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
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
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Chicago State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
30%
SAT Scores Range
880-1040
ACT Scores Range
16-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Chicago State University

Cost

Net Price
$10,610/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,176/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,375/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,569/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,751/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,106/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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.42 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,498Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
44%
Pell Grant
84%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • DIVERSE, NO SUCH THING AS TYPICAL AT CSU
    36%
  • Level headed
    32%
  • Apart of a group
    23%
  • Invested
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
33%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
41%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Local State University
    47%
  • HBCU
    27%
  • Unorganized
    17%
  • Extraordinary
    7%
  • Constant
    3%

After Chicago State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
47%
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

Chicago State University Reviews

574 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!
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 am a current student at Chicago State University. In 2013, I took a break due to some personal issues and I was welcomed back this semester(Jan '17). I have had no issues with reinstatement. My discrepancy is that college tuition and other costs associated with attending college are even higher now than they were before I took my break. Overall, the school has great instructors and really want the students to succeed.