Chicago State University

572 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Chicago State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
30%
SAT Range
880-1040
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$10,610/ 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
    $10,176/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,375/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,569/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,751/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,106/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,498Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
44%
Pell Grant
84%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Level headed
    46%
  • DIVERSE, NO SUCH THING AS TYPICAL AT CSU
    31%
  • Apart of a group
    15%
  • Invested
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
36%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Local State University
    56%
  • HBCU
    25%
  • Unorganized
    13%
  • Extraordinary
    6%

After Chicago State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

572 reviews
  • Excellent
    70
  • Very Good
    140
  • Average
    240
  • Poor
    68
  • Terrible
    42
I have been attending this college since 2013. It is affordable and cheap for the academic part, but the campus life is very dull. The professors are nice and educated. It would be better if it was more organized. Overall, no complains. Good programs are offered!
  • Junior
  • 9 days ago
The school is overall wonderful
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
So far my experience at CSU has been simply okay. I haven't seen much or done much within the school yet being an incoming freshman but I see a lot of potential in the school. The people that I have met so far are very nice and easy to talk to for the most part so I never feel as if I'm alone, for lack of better words. The teachers are also included into those people who are easy to talk to and are easy to get along with as long as you do what you are told.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago