Central State University

470 reviews
  1. Wilberforce, OH
  2. 4 Year
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C-
Central State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1400 Brush Row Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Central State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
SAT Range
690-910
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$9,676/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,074/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,420/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,537/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,117/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,431/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,576Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Some students are hard working while others aren't
    67%
  • Ton of Aspiring Leaders on Campus
    28%
  • Students are serious about their education
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.38 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • The school is good, but it could be better
    47%
  • Change is Central
    32%
  • Ccentral State is awesome!
    11%
  • The school is good, but it be better
    11%

After Central State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

470 reviews
  • Excellent
    59
  • Very Good
    89
  • Average
    210
  • Poor
    62
  • Terrible
    50
First, for those who have ill sediments regarding CSU is simply because they didn't make it! CSU offers a diverse group of socio economic AA's; you will get it all. The party scene at CSU is quite intense, I might add. If you can't balance an active social life and your academics you will FLUNK out of CSU, trust me so don't waste your money or time! So many students come to CSU with a belief that this will be a walk in the park, but the professors are avid disciplinarians. Don't show up to class and don't do your work, you will fail! I could have went to any university and I am beyond gracious of the opportunity and experience I was offered at CSU. Majority of the millennial alumni are proud Centralians who are doing very well in their profession, in addition to getting advanced degrees. "If you can make it at Central, you can make it anywhere" is the motto.

For Central For State!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Nov 13 2015
Central State University is a great institution that has been in existence for 125 years. My experiences at this university have been on average educationally uplifting. Here the students must apply themselves in order to receive positive outcomes. I returned to school as a non-traditional student in 2010 and have enjoyed learning from the qualified professors, in addition to experiencing other students who have many of the same or similar experiences such as myself, and who too have returned to school to complete their degree programs. My graduation date is scheduled for 2013 and I am looking forward to moving forward to graduate school in the fall of 2013. The Central State University slogan states that change is central and for me this has been quite a slogan for me to uphold!
  • College Senior
  • July 19 2012
The. Best. Instructors. Period. There are many things that go wrong at Central State University. Faculty and staff are not one of them. Every employee loves what they do and will not hesitate to help you. Professors are very knowledgeable in their respective areas (and everything else it seems!) and want every student to do their best. Often times when a student is struggling, they will call him/her into their offices and ask how you are doing, do you need any help with anything, is there anything I can do. If they don't know the answer to something they will point you to someone who can or get back with you later. I love all of my teachers!
  • College Freshman
  • July 24 2012