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Cleveland State University
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  • 4 Year
  • CLEVELAND, OH

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During these uncertain times Cleveland State University wants you to know that we are here to help you. CSU is now offering limited in-person campus visits while practicing safe physical distancing and following the #SafeCampusCSU visitor protocols. If you are not able to join us in person, we will continue to bring you information through virtual sessions and one-on-one virtual appointments. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

2121 EUCLID AVENUE
CLEVELAND, OH 44115
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
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.

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Cleveland State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
980-1210
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,219 / 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
$7,649 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 134 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 165 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 162 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,097 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,467
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
  • Laid back
    44%
  • Cool
    24%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Dull
    5%
  • Broken spirited
    1%
  • Confused
    1%
  • Nerdy
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 169 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 181 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 101 responses
  • Diverse
    50%
  • Up-and-coming
    16%
  • Good for the cost
    9%
  • Average
    8%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Great professors
    3%
  • Boring
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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