Cleveland State University

1,519 reviews
  1. Cleveland, OH
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Cleveland State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
900-1170
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$15,377/ 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
    $14,284/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,247/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,904/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,112/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,480/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.99 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,673Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Laid back
    63%
  • Cool
    29%
  • Broken spirited
    4%
  • Dull
    4%
  • Confused
    0%
  • Diverse
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.108 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    72%
  • Up-and-coming
    25%
  • Average
    3%
  • Factory of cash.Some great professors, but dean :(
    0%
  • Good for the cost
    0%
  • Great professors
    0%
  • Interesting
    0%

After Cleveland State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

Reviews

1,519 reviews
  • Excellent
    233
  • Very Good
    512
  • Average
    584
  • Poor
    97
  • Terrible
    82
I am a Cleveland State Graduate from a long time ago--but have two kids who are recent CSU grads--quality education and internship opportunities and one was offered CPA positions at three of the top CPA firms-
  • Alum
  • 1 day ago
CSU offers many student organizations to join, as well as many events to keep students engaged with being on campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 days ago
I went to three different colleges before I found the right one. Cleveland State University was the best school that I have attended so far. The University really encourages students to get out and explore the city of Cleveland. One of their biggest slogans is that the city is our campus. There are many learning opportunities all over the city, whether it be an internship at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ir working with Key Bank downtown. They truely believe in engaged learning.
  • College Sophomore
  • 13 days ago