Cleveland State University

1,492 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%

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%

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

1,492 reviews
  • Excellent
    224
  • Very Good
    505
  • Average
    575
  • Poor
    96
  • Terrible
    81
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
  • 13 hours ago
Half of my experiences with my professors have be positive. They obviously are passionate about what they teach and care about student success. I have also had experiences were it seems as if he professor is there to do their job and that's it. I understand, but in w learning environment this approach will not benefit us in the long run. I have had a couple of professors that have inspired me and had an impact on my in some way. I think that's the grates thing about teachers; the fact that they can inspire a student to strive for success or broaden heir horizon. The school it's self is up and coming just like Cleveland. Surprising the city environment is easy to navigate, but sadly a lot of the staff besides the teachers and counsellors are rude. I've met rude custodians and the financial aid and cashiers office are just wicked. I've never had a good experience there. The up and coming environment and the professors will help keep Cleveland state alive.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I have visited over six different colleges and i did not feel at home until i visited Cleveland State University. I would not choose another school if i had a chance to do it all over. Not only is CSU diverse, everyone is able to interact and create long lasting friendships. My favorite experience is being able to walk on campus everyday and having the opportunity to apply or join any program, intern, job fair or career advising. CSU have so much to offer and not like other schools they are able to help and assist you right away.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago