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

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
890-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$15,555/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,899/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,835/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,954/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,020/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,890/ year

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.143 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.140 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,221Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Laid back
    45%
  • Cool
    28%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Dull
    5%
  • Broken spirited
    2%
  • Confused
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.147 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.159 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    51%
  • Up-and-coming
    20%
  • Good for the cost
    9%
  • Average
    8%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Great professors
    3%
  • Factory of cash.Some great professors, but dean :(
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.85 responses
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I love the class sizes because you're able to build more personal relationships with your professors and get one on one attention if needed. The professors actually care about their jobs and their students. Cleveland State is located in downtown Cleveland so there are many different attractions including restaurants, stores , museums, bars , parks you name it! Another thing I really love about CSU is the advisory services as a first generation freshman I felt very supported as far as preparation as well as financial help. The party scene is not really great but otherwise all around great school .
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Literally every where you go on campus there's help! There's always someone there to help you with personal problems, financial problems, class advising and tutoring opportunities! Teachers create office hours just for us to come in with any questions we have. The staff is very flexible and will help anyone of and race or color without hesitation and the atmosphere there is like family! It's a bery welcoming college and makes everyone feel at home and no one is ever left to struggle on their own in that school!
I'm finishing up my first year at Cleveland State University and I love it! Cleveland offers a great campus area with plenty of places nearby. As a university with a high commuter volume, CSU is very accommodating when it comes to "hangout" areas, but they can definitely improve on the parking situation, as there should be more garages.