Tuition & Fees

$6,246

$13,928

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
14%
400-499
39%
300-399
39%
200-299
8%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
10%
400-499
39%
300-399
45%
200-299
6%
30-36
0
24-29
2%
18-23
32%
12-17
64%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
3%
18-23
22%
12-17
56%
6-11
19%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
4%
18-23
19%
12-17
77%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,242
Declined + 3,702
Total Received 5,944
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Public

1,733

undergraduate students

18

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1107
ACT 3246

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School Facts

Central State, founded in 1887, is a comprehensive, public university. Its 60-acre campus is located in Wilberforce, 18 miles east of Dayton.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 1,751
Established in 1887
Coeducational Women's College, Men's College, Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Wilberforce, OH

60-acre campus in Wilberforce (population: 2,271), 18 miles east of Dayton. Air and bus serve Dayton; train serves Columbus (65 miles).

Central State University
1400 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, OH 45384

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
87%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
36%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 1% of male students
 
7 sororities 1% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
21%
Top 1/2
49%
Bottom 1/2
51%
Bottom 1/4
22%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
14%
400-499
39%
300-399
39%
200-299
8%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
10%
400-499
39%
300-399
45%
200-299
6%
30-36
0
24-29
2%
18-23
32%
12-17
64%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
3%
18-23
22%
12-17
56%
6-11
19%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
4%
18-23
19%
12-17
77%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,242
Declined + 3,702
Total Received 5,944

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Geographical residence
State residency

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Steven Peterson
Assistant Director of Admissions
P: 937 376-6348
F: 937 376-6648
admissions@centralstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,119,682
State $2,502
Institutional $3,380,593
Other external $1,529,047
Total $13,031,824

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Marauders/Lady Marauders
School colors
maroon and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Education
Biology
Broadcast Media
Business Administration/Finance
Business Administration/Hospitality
Business Administration/International Business
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Management Information Systems
Business Administration/Marketing
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
English
Environmental Engineering
Geology
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Education
History
Industrial Technology
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Manufacturing Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Middle Childhood Education
Music Education
Music Performance
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Studio Art
Water Resources Management
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Undergraduate

99%

1,733
students

Female
54%
928

Male
46%
805

Graduate

1%

18
students

Female
67%
12

Male
33%
6

undergraduateFull-time

90%

1,576
students

Female
54%
842

Male
46%
734

undergraduatePart-time

10%

157
students

Female
55%
86

Male
45%
71

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
95%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Special transportation
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Ghana
Morocco
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

LaTonya Branham
Registrar
937 376-6231
lbranham@centralstate.edu

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