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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Cleveland State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Scores Range
900-1170
ACT Scores Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Cleveland State University

Cost

Net Price
$15,377/ 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
    $14,284/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,247/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,904/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,112/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,480/ 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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.136 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,673Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Laid back
    47%
  • Cool
    30%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • 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.143 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.155 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    52%
  • Up-and-coming
    21%
  • Average
    8%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Good for the cost
    7%
  • Factory of cash.Some great professors, but dean :(
    1%
  • Great professors
    1%

After Cleveland State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.85 responses

Cleveland State University Reviews

1,536 reviews
All Categories
As a commuter living a short distance from campus, Cleveland State was convenient. Distance is not what makes it an amazing school or what determined my decision to attend CSU. It was the great professors, programs/majors, student life, and affordability. There are numerous organizations and events to participate in and ways to become active at the school. The campus is beautiful and being able to walk off campus and immediately be in Downtown Cleveland to experience the city is awesome! It is a large school but you will not be just a number if you take your education, time, and life seriously. Just like in the real world you make your education, time, and life what it can be when you work hard and connect to the professors and students. Regardless of where you attend, only then can your educational goals will be fulfilled.
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I love CSU! I am currently attending, majoring in Music Therapy and Psychology. The professors are amazing and care about their students success. The classes are well prepared and presented. The cost per credit can't be beat, either! I will say one negative aspect is their Financial Aid department. I can't say they go out of their way to help students figure out funding when financial aid runs out. Students are basically left on their own and feeling like they're SOL.
I Absolutely love CSU. The moment I stepped on campus I felt right at hope. Everyone here is so friendly and inviting and the professors are helpful and well educated themselves. Being downtown is also a great bonus because there is so much to do and you have a chance to get to know your city. Not to mention discounted tickets to Cleveland sporting events! If you're considering CSU, visit! You won't regret it!