Chicago State University

Chicago, IL, USA
3.44 Average Rating

Founded in 1867, Chicago State University is a coeducational public institution based in Chicago, Illinois. CSU is a member of both the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Chicago State University is known for recruiting students from underserved communities in Illinois. Popular degree programs include psychology, criminal justice and safety studies, and elementary education.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision April 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision September 1, 2019
Other March 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
73%
Out-Of-State Students
22%
91%
Submitting ACT
20%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,101
Total Number of Undergrads
2,029
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
2%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
12%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,141
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,927
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,617
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,724
Books and Supplies
$1800

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,680
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,698
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,110

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
88%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,815
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$31,862
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$339
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
30%
70%
Student Organizations
66
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cougars
School Colors
Green/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Atlanta
Dallas
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.44 Average Rating
chicago state university is perfect for any minority student who is conscious about fitting in with their peers. the teachers are very proactive and thorough when it comes to assisting a student with a dilemma. chicago state university's councilors are professionals who will help a student get on the right track to graduate.
Juan from Chicago, IL
chicago state is a very nice college and can make a lot of dreams come true. chicago state can be rated very well just like other top school in america based on the programs like nursing. chicago state might not be a super big college but can feel like one everyday.
Emmanuel from South Holland, IL
The best University
Elvis from ChicagoChicago, IL
Chicago state is a great school, it has a lot to offer for students who do not make enough money to go to a top university school.
Emmanuel from Chicago, IL
THE SCHOOL IS VERY DIVERSE AND CULTURE RICH. HERE YOU ARE FREE TO EXPRESS YOU INNER PASSION AND AMBITION FOR SUCCESS. OUR PROFESSORS CULTIVATE THE MINDS OF STUDENTS.
taneisha from Chicago , IL
Chicago State University is great, I like that they have tutoring services for every subject. The staff at the University is nice and polite to everyone. The classes are not too large nor too small, and the professors I've had so far are excellent.
Amarachukwu from Homewood, IL
I give Chicago State College a 10 out of 10 based on the information that I have learned from this website. I would really like to attend this school and I hope I get accepted.
Tyxie from Chicago, IL
Chicago is a great University. It opens doors. It allows you to be all you can be.
Andrea from Hazel Crest, IL
Chicago State University has very accommodating evening and weekend schedules for those who students who work during the day. Their instructors are well-educated, diverse and tough. The student atmosphere has a multi-cultural population with many sports and academic activities for all.
LaDonna from Chicago, IL

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