Chicago State is a public university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,464 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Chicago State acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 16% of students, Chicago State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,000.
Chicago State University Rankings
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Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
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
Business Administration and Management91 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies47 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities25 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication19 Graduates
Elementary Education14 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling13 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responsesReport
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
I love how they offer a variety of degree programs. They also have friendly staff who help you to meet your needs, teachers who care and want to see you succeed. I also love the low cost for tuition. The only thing that I believe should change is the requirement to have a student pin to register when the upcoming semester is approaching.
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!