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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 2018 Graduates
$29,731
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
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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