Chicago State, a public university, was founded in 1867 as an experimental teacher training school. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Allied Health, Arts and Sciences, Business and Administration, Education, and Nursing. Its 152-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.

Website: www.csu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,912
Undergraduate
Students
(71.1%) 2,783 Women
(28.9%) 1,129 Men
1,299
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
30% of 5,517 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.03
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
19 average
17-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,541
Out-of-state: $35,047
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,902
Out-of-state: $20,408
Room and Board
$8,724
Average Percent of Need Met
42%
Average Freshman Award
$11,457
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,731
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
269
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougar
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% Asian
76.9% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% White
13.0% Unknown
International Students
3.9% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
53.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
2.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
9501 South King Drive
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone
(773) 995-2513
Fax
 
E-mail
ug-admissions@csu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
30% of 5,517 applicants were admitted
Women
31% of 3,508 applicants were admitted
Men
28% of 2,009 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
770 (47%) of 1,653 admitted students enrolled
Women
534 (49%) of 1,084 admitted students enrolled
Men
236 (41%) of 569 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.03
3.75 and Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
17%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19 average
17-20 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
8%
Score of 18 - 23
58%
Score of 12 - 17
34%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,541
Out-of-state: $35,047
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,902
Out-of-state: $20,408
Room and Board
$8,724
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Other Expenses
$3,900
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Final deadline June 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001694
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
226 (96.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
226 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
225 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
42%
Average Award
$11,457
Need-Based Gift
Received by 216 (96.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,681
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 224 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,923
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,703 (94.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,701 (99.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,697 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
40%
Average Award
$11,606
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,496 (92.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,724
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,667 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,818
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
22 (.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,931

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,731
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Liberal arts/general studies, Business/marketing, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
269
Part-Time Faculty
97
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
29%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
75
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Pharmacy

Location and Setting


Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
161 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,912
Women
2,783 (71.1%)
Men
1,129 (28.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,498
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% Asian
76.9% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% White
13.0% Unknown
International Students.
3.9% from 23 countries
Average Age
31
All Graduate Students
1,299

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
53.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
2.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
11.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
19.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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