Tuition & Fees

$10,457

$14,824

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,762
Declined + 1,156
Total Received 9,918
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Public

12,247

undergraduate students

4,077

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Health Sciences
  3. Social Work
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Codes

SAT 1221
ACT 3270

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School Facts

Cleveland State University, founded in 1964, is a public university. Its 85-acre campus is located in downtown Cleveland.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,324
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Cleveland, OH

85-acre campus in Cleveland (population: 385,525). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
8%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
33%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 1% of male students
 
9 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
8%
24-29
26%
18-23
42%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
41%
12-17
22%
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
49%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline May 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,762
Declined + 1,156
Total Received 9,918

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Robert Spademan
Interim Vice President for Enrollment Services
P: 888 CSUOHIO
F: 216 687-9210
admissions@csuohio.edu

Financial Aid

47%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,163

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,387
Room $8,600
Board $4,960
Additional fees $70
Books & supplies $800
Total $24,817
Average Financial Aid - $9,163
Total with Avg. Aid $15,654

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,227,648
State $6,272,851
Institutional $9,356,944
Other external $1,964,300
Total $39,821,743

Non-need-based

Federal $49,977
State $350,930
Institutional $4,748,025
Other external $481,301
Total $5,630,233
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 216 687-5411
F: 216 687-9247
allin1@csuohio.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Rachel Schmidt
Director of Financial Aid
r.m.schmidt@csuohio.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
fencing
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Cricket, Futbol, Ice Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts, Rugby, Roller Sports, Triathlon

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Lacrosse, Roller Sports, Soccer, Softball, Triathlon, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Baseball, Crew, Cross-Country/track, Ice Hockey, Kendo, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Skating, Soccer, Softball, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Michael Alden (men's)
Interim Director, Athletics
email

Virnette House-Browning (women's)
Senior Associate Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Horizon League, Mid-American Conference (men's wrestling)
Mascot
Vikings
School colors
forest green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Adult Development/Aging
Allied Sport Professions
Anthropology
Applied Social Research
Art
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Technology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics/Medieval Studies
Clinical/Bioanalytical Chemistry
Communication
Communication Management
Communication Theory/Methodology
Computer Engineering
Computer/Information Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dramatic Arts
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Education Specialist
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Engineering Technology
Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Film/Digital Media
Finance
French
Global Interactions
Health Sciences
History
Industrial Engineering
Information Science
Information Systems
International Business
International Relations
Journalism/Promotional Communication
Labor Relations/Human Resources
Law
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management/Labor Relations
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Middle Childhood Education
Music
Nonprofit Administration
Nonprofit Administration/Leadership
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Operations Management/Business Statistics
Pharmaceutical Science
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Safety Management
Regulatory Biology
Religious Studies
Social Science
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Specialist in Psychology
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Speech/Hearing
Urban Education
Urban Planning/Design/Development
Urban Studies
Urban Studies/Public Affairs
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Health Sciences
  3. Social Work

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

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

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

16,324

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

12,247
students

Female
53%
6,542

Male
47%
5,705

25%

4,077
students

Female
61%
2,502

Male
39%
1,575

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

9,359
students

Female
53%
4,885

Male
47%
4,474

24%

2,888
students

Female
58%
1,657

Male
42%
1,231

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: two weeks before term

Spring: two weeks before term

Summer: two weeks before term

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

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

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 3
Countries most often represented Kuwait
Oman
Switzerland
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Regina Motiejunas-McCarthy
Manager, International Student Services
216 523-7239
r.motiejunas@csuohio.edu

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