Tuition & Fees

$6,726

$8,726

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
55%
300-399
31%
200-299
4%
500-599
9%
400-499
38%
300-399
46%
200-299
7%
24-29
2%
18-23
20%
12-17
58%
6-11
20%
24-29
2%
18-23
20%
12-17
77%
6-11
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
29%
12-17
67%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,051
Declined + 5,302
Total Received 12,353
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Public

2,099

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psyscology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1107
ACT 3246

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Location

School Facts

Central State University, 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 2,099
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.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
55%
300-399
31%
200-299
4%
500-599
9%
400-499
38%
300-399
46%
200-299
7%
24-29
2%
18-23
20%
12-17
58%
6-11
20%
24-29
2%
18-23
20%
12-17
77%
6-11
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
29%
12-17
67%
6-11
1%

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

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,051
Declined + 5,302
Total Received 12,353

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

James Burrell
Director of Admissions
P: 800 388-2781
F: 937 376-6648
admissions@centralstate.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 937 376-6579
F: 937 376-6519
financialaid@centralstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sonia Slomba
Director of Financial Aid
sslomba@centralstate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Tara A. Owens (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Marauders/Lady Marauders
School colors
maroon and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Student Services
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
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
Personnel Services
Physical Education
Political Science
Print Journalism
Psychology
Research
Social Work
Sociology
Studio Art
Water Resources Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psyscology
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,099

total students

51%

in-state

49%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,099
students

Female
60%
1,262

Male
40%
837

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,029
students

Female
61%
1,222

Male
39%
807

4%

70
students

Female
58%
40

Male
42%
30

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
88%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

35%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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 Not Required/Recommended
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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Jamaica
Kenya
Nigeria
Senegal
Zimbabwe
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Fahmi Abboushi
Director of Global Education
937 376-6398
fabboushi@centralstate.edu

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