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Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland State, founded in 1964, is a public university. Its 82-acre campus is located in downtown Cleveland.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 12,433
   Women 6,548 (52.7%)
   Men 5,885 (47.3%)
Graduate Students 4,516
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 88% of 8,351 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.29
SAT Math 505 average
SAT Critical Reading 507 average
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
19-25 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: $27,856
Out-of-state: $31,907
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,696
Out-of-state: $13,747
  Room and Board $12,500
Average Percent of Need Met 37%
Average Freshman Award $8,902
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 524
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Cleveland Population 390,928
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cleveland, OH
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 29% of freshmen, 8% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Hagar/Helga
Sororities 1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
18.4% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.8% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students 4.8% from 96 countries
First-Year Students Returning 71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 20.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported