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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
About Cleveland State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
From Cleveland State University

Join the more than 17,000 students who live and learn at Cleveland State University, home of engaged learning — where students and ideas connect in the classroom, the real world and beyond. We offer 175-plus academic programs in 10 colleges and schools, including the brand-new School of Film and Media Arts, more than 200 student organizations and one of Ohio’s lowest tuition rates.

Cleveland 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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,320/ 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
$7,096/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.134 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.159 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.156 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,268Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,810
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Laid back
    43%
  • Cool
    25%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Dull
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Broken spirited
    1%
  • Confused
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.163 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.175 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    49%
  • Up-and-coming
    17%
  • Good for the cost
    9%
  • Average
    8%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Great professors
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    43%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    90%
    National
    83%
    79%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.85 responses
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    Cleveland State University Reviews

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    Cleveland State University is a beautiful campus weaved into a major city, and although staying within Cleveland may produce fears, the campus makes you feel individual, not cramped. The personnel are very pleasant, and all of my questions have been answered quickly and with dedication! The University even sends me opportunities and gifts through the mail to remind me of my acceptance into their community. I highly recommend Cleveland State!
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    Cleveland State University is like home. It has helped me to get out of my comfort zone and to improve my social skills. Proffesors are really nice and very professional. Cleveland State has very interesting classes and some can even be seen as fun. Not to mention, the area is very safe and there is a lot of near places where you can study, eat, or just rest. The library is amazing, there are a lot of people that can help you, tons of computers if you need one, and printers. Every corner in the library is different, there are quiet places where you can study and group places where you can talk and study at the same time. Also, CSU has inner tunnels, you don't have to walk in the cold!
    CSU is amazing without a doubt.
    One of the best decisions I ever made in my life was to go to college and I am equally as happy that I went to Cleveland State. To me, this college helped to expand my mind and develop my viewpoints of not just education, but also how I saw the world around me and myself at the time. I had the opportunity to live on campus at the now gone (but never forgotten) Viking Hall, I remember when Main Classroom did not have the updated computer lab, and I remember spending my nights eating Rascal House pizza while studying through the noise of Peabody's nightclub. CSU will always have a place of positivity, growth and opportunity in my heart. Go Vikings!