Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland State, founded in 1964, is a public university. Its 82-acre campus is located in downtown Cleveland.

Website: www.csuohio.edu/

Public
Co-ed
12,306
Undergraduate
Students
(53.7%) 6,603 Women
(46.3%) 5,703 Men
4,301
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
88% of 8,351 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.37
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,696
Out-of-state: $25,747
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,696
Out-of-state: $13,747
Room and Board
$12,000
Average Percent of Need Met
46%
Average Freshman Award
$8,997
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,938
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
546
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Cleveland Population
390,928
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland, OH
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
6% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hagar/Helga
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
17.1% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.5% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
5.0% from 96 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

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   2
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 10
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 Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2121 Euclid Avenue
City, State, Zip
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone
(216) 523-7416
Fax
(216) 687-9366
E-mail
admissions@csuohio.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
May 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

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 X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
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
88% of 8,351 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 5,020 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 3,331 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,761 (38%) of 7,359 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,478 (33%) of 4,449 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,283 (44%) of 2,910 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
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
3.37
3.75 and Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

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
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
53%
Score of 12 - 17
15%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 71%
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: $21,696
Out-of-state: $25,747
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,696
Out-of-state: $13,747
Room and Board
$12,000
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
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 February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003032
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,622 (84.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,356 (84.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,329 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
144 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$8,997
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,146 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,501
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 982 (76.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,422
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 78 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
207 (10.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,722

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
7,505 (81.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,574 (87.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,441 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
658 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$9,163
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,286 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,171
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,971 (80.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,248
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 306 (3.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
767 (8.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,161

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,938
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Out-of-State Students
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
$3,686
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist
  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Technology/Technician
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
546
Part-Time Faculty
632
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
41%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 41% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


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

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
759,784
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
736
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 Laws, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Accelerated Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Urban Planning and Development, Master of Business Administration, Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources, Master of Science, Master of Legal Studies, Executive Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Statistics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Real Estate
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Engineering, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Psychology--General
  • Urban Education

Location and Setting


Cleveland Population
390,928
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland, OH
Campus Size
85 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.6 average low in January, 78.3 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

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

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
6% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
94%
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
Campus Watch, CSU Alert Notification System, Community Emergency and Response Team (CERT)

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hagar/Helga
School Colors
Green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x    
Fencing x x x x
Golf x   x x
Lacrosse     x  
Soccer x   x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x  
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running    
Fencing x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x  
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, fencing, golf, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, black student union, chinese students and scholars association, through the cross campus ministries, student nurses association, joint engineering council
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
12,306
Women
6,603 (53.7%)
Men
5,703 (46.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
9,268
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
17.1% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.5% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students.
5.0% from 96 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
4,301

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
40.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Average Starting Salary
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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