Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH, USA
3.69 Average Rating

Cleveland State University is a public university in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Among the university’s 10 colleges hosting over 175 degree-granting academic programs, Cleveland State is home to the only film school in the state of Ohio. For the Cleveland State LGBTQ+ community, the CSU campus features a number of designated safe spaces and gender-neutral restrooms. Throughout the school year, Cleveland State students are eligible to purchase discount tickets to concerts in downtown Cleveland as well as Indians and Cavaliers games.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
90%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision May 15, 2020 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
90%
Submitting ACT
15%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1104
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
16,371
Total Number of Undergrads
12,078
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
32%
20-39 Students
48%
40-99 Students
17%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
16%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
39%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,582
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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.
$10,457
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.
$14,824
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.
$14,348
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
46%
Need Met
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.
39%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,096
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.
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,711
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,757

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.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,239
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.
$14,000
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.
$234
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
274
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
8%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Vikings
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
Cleveland
Columbus
New York
Atlanta
Chicago
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
78%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.69 Average Rating
Cleveland State University is Full of opportunity and people who want you to succeed. CSU has so many student Clubs and activities going on that you may wonder if attend fun events might be a class. CSU also has wickedly awesome discounts with local museums and theaters, getting students into the best seats and places for very nominal prices, if not for free.
Sir Joshua from Cleveland, OH
Cleveland State University open house was soo good toda. They were so excitied to meet new students , show the dorms and caampus. I am so happy to be attending CSU in the fall of 2012.
Ashanti from Lyndhurst, OH
Cleveland State University is a University worth looking into. The professors are willing to help you in every way they can, if not in the class room they will help immensely during their office hours or on your time. Also, there is alway some kind of activity happening in the Student Center. So when a student has extra time or looking for a short break, the Student Center is the place to go! It is a friendly environment!
Monique from North Olmsted, OH