Coppin State University

530 reviews
  1. Baltimore, MD
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Coppin State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
Website

Coppin 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
43%
SAT Range
810-950
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$9,407/ 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
    $9,340/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,889/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,147/ year
  • $76-110k
    $6,741/ year
  • $110k+
    $7,692/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,046Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    59%
  • Lazy
    24%
  • Balanced
    6%
  • Determined
    6%
  • Smart
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • CoppinProud
    80%
  • Efficient
    10%
  • Fun
    5%
  • Hbcu
    5%

After Coppin State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

530 reviews
  • Excellent
    86
  • Very Good
    101
  • Average
    236
  • Poor
    63
  • Terrible
    44
I receive a full scholarship, but the clauses to that are ridiculousness. Namely, if you receive a scholarship through the Honors College, be aware they will dictate most of the classes you take, especially in your first and second years. When I had a conflict with a required course and one in my major, I was told even if it meant I would have to stay at Coppin for an extra year, these were the terms of my scholarship. So forget coming to college to free and expand your mind. If you are in Honors, you are extremely limited by their academic requirements and there is little room for compromise.

If you did not get a scholarship through the Honors College, be aware, the financial aid office is incompetent. They have no idea what they are doing, and will speak to you with confidence about your situation when in fact they are completely clue less. So good luck!
  • College Senior
  • Aug 27 2014
Why leave campus when there's a party here every-night?! Seriously, this is the most annoying thing. You would swear at night Coppin is a club and not a university campus. Many of the students aren't serious about why they are there, and the administration does not protect those students who are serious by enforcing rules regarding sound level and partying. The partying is inconvenience (or conveniently, depending on how you look at it) located in front of or between the dorms, and commences at night, like 10pm start time, 2 am end time. And it is so loud you cannot escape it from the dorms. So no, you will not be studying that extra chapter or getting a good nights rest no matter how badly you want to. If you are going to college for an education, this is not the right school for you.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 27 2014
If you are planning on going to medical school, flee from this school! People who go to Coppin have an incredibly difficult time getting in. Aside from the fact that the academics in the science department are so terrible you will struggle (beyond what is obviously normal) with the mcat, support for those other areas medical schools look for in applicants is nonexistant. Or rather, let me say it is beyond disastrous. I say this because there are professors here who will give you advice about medical school, speaking as though they know what it takes, when in fact they have no idea. For instance, once I once had to explain to a professor, who makes it a point to give me advice regarding medical school, what the AAMC is. That is like explaining to a supposed basketball aficionado what the NBA is. I have been given the advice that there is no need to study for the MCAT as long as you have taken the courses that show up on the MCAT. If you have ever taken an MCAT before, you know that exam tests far beyond content alone. And even if it was a test of content, Coppin would fail you abysmally there as well.

I will include a note, there are 2 professors I can think of on the whole campus who seem to know what they are talking about when it comes to medical school. They also happen to be physicians, so that makes sense. But the most sound advice I can give anyone coming to Coppin who would like to go to medical school is: don't come here. If you have no choice (e.g. finances), be aware that you will struggle. Perhaps consider hiring a private pre-health adviser because, be aware, CSU does not have a pre-health adviser or pre-health committee.

If you do not believe me on this, please go ahead and call Coppin's admissions office, science department, whatever, and ask them how many of their students a year go to medical school. I only know of one and a few honest professors have told me that was the only person to attend right after graduating from CSU in the last 20 years.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 27 2014