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Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,912
   Women 2,783 (71.1%)
   Men 1,129 (28.9%)
Graduate Students 1,299
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 Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.03
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19 average
17-20 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,440
Out-of-state: $35,140
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $12,016
Out-of-state: $20,716
  Room and Board $8,724
Average Percent of Need Met 42%
Average Freshman Award $11,457
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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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
Chicago Population 2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 28% of freshmen, 6% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Cougar
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