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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.

Web Sitewww.csu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students3,912
   Women2,783 (71.1%)
   Men1,129 (28.9%)
Graduate Students1,299

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate30% of 5,517 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.03
SAT MathNot reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite19 average
17-20 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $26,510
Out-of-state: $35,210
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,086
Out-of-state: $20,786
Room and Board
$8,724
Average Percent of Need Met42%
Average Freshman Award$11,457
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$29,731

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
269
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Chicago Population2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 28% of freshmen, 6% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotCougar
Sororities 
Fraternities 

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 Students3.9% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning53.0%
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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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.68 4.09 634 610 25
Low 2.30 3.57 470 470 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 700 34
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