Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

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Located in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio

CSU features a $500 million campus makeover, freshman scholarships, brand-new state-of-the-art student residence halls, nearly 200 academic programs, NCAA Division I sports, 200+ student clubs, and one of Ohio’s lowest tuitions. These assets combine to create an unmatched engaged learning experience and exceptional value.

Engaged learning
At Cleveland State University, a distinct purpose, pride, and passion connect students and their surroundings. We call it engagedlearning, and it’s what makes the University special. 

Engaged learning means students can experience hands-on, real-world learning opportunities in the heart of a major metropolitan city. Work side-by-side with respected professors on cutting-edge technologies and research. Intern or co-op at world-renowned organizations like the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Indians, and businesses such as Sherwin Williams and KeyBank. And join one of more than 200 student organizations that feature something for everyone, from academic and social clubs to intramural sports and community service.

Best of all—engaged learning is fun. It’s the laughter of new friends living on our modern campus and the sounds of the city out our windows. Cleveland’s thriving nightlife, lakeside location, professional sports, historic neighborhoods, and nationally recognized arts and theater provide limitless opportunities to become immersed in a culture of excitement and self-discovery.  

Distinct academic reputation
Featuring more than 200 academic degree programs offered in seven colleges, CSU is becoming one of the finest urban universities in its class. From the health sciences and engineering to international business and education, students have an array of respected degree programs to choose from—many of which are ranked among the best in the country. A Grammy Award winner; doctors from the Cleveland Clinic; members of the Cleveland Orchestra; esteemed researchers; and executives from some of the country’s largest banks, law firms, and companies are professors at CSU. Students learn from experts in their respective fields, and class sizes are small so students get the time and attention they deserve.  

The NEOMED Campus at CSU
The new educational partnership between CSU and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) allows up to 35 CSU students per year to enter NEOMED. The NEOMED Campus at CSU opens this year, where students will take part in a unique program that develops primary care physicians trained to practice in urban environments. Students can receive tuition assistance in exchange for future service in urban health centers.

Fine Arts Campus launched at PlayhouseSquare
CSU Fine Art students are now attending classes and learning from working professionals in the second-largest theater district in the country—PlayhouseSquare. CSU, PlayhouseSquare, and the Cleveland PlayHouse recently completed the renovation of the historic Allen Theatre and the Middough Building to create a first-in-the-nation professional theater company coupled with a university learning environment. Home to CSU’s dance, art, and theater programs, the Arts Campus is attracting national attention from students eager to study in this unparalleled creative environment.

Center for Innovation in Medical Professions
CSU’s new $45 million Center for Innovation in Medical Professions (CIMP) serves as the permanent home for the NEOMED Campus at CSU and for various College of Sciences and Health Professions programs. 

Dynamic campus experience
CSU provides a dynamic campus experience that features students from more than 80 countries, campus fairs and events, NCAA Division I athletics, social activities, and modern facilities and amenities such as the state-of-the-art Student Center and a modern Recreation Center. More than 1,100 students live in CSU’s student housing on campus, and 1,100 more live in apartments in downtown Cleveland. On campus, renovated Fenn Tower and new Euclid Commons feature private bedrooms and baths, in-room kitchenettes, free Internet access, free laundry services, game rooms, computer lounges, and so much more! 

Metropolitan city 
Located on the shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland, Ohio, is home to a vibrant arts scene, a world-renowned orchestra, ethnic neighborhoods and cultural experiences, a historic art museum, independent film, and more. The birthplace of rock and roll, the city continues its legacy through an array of live music venues and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. Surrounded by scenic park systems and outdoor recreation, Cleveland also offers fun opportunities to experience the excitement of professional sports.

Freshman scholarships
At CSU, good students can save up to 50% on already low tuition rates, plus $2,000 toward housing and other financial aid packages. Students eligible for the Honors Program can receive an award of up to 100% off tuition if selected for participation. Visit for a complete list of freshman scholarships and qualification criteria.
CSU created to serve as an easy way for prospective students to find out anything and everything you would want to know about attending the University. Get to to view a five-minute video, use the find-a-major tool, learn about freshman scholarships and qualifications, apply, and more!

Students can now schedule official campus visits on Sign up for a campus visit that includes a fun presentation in the new Welcome Center and a student-led campus tour. You’ve got to see the campus to believe it!



Consistently selected as one of "America’s Best Universities" | U.S. News & World Report

CSU by the Numbers

• Established 1964. We’re young, urban, and dynamic.
• 85-acre campus in a major city
• 14,000 current students (approx.)
55% women, 45% men
• Approximately 27% minorities, of which two-thirds are African American
• More than 1,400 international students
• 140,000+ graduates
• 200+ academic programs
• 1,100+ students living on campus in modern residence halls
• 1,000+ students living off campus in downtown Cleveland
• 511 full-time professors—92% with the highest degree in their fields
• 17:1 student-faculty ratio
• 16 NCAA Division I sports teams
• 1,700+ internships at local businesses and world-class organizations
• 2,000 employment opportunities on campus 

CSU Colleges

• Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
• College of Education & Human Services
• College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
• College of Sciences & Health Professions
• Fenn College of Engineering
• Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
• Monte Ahuja College of Business

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