Chicago State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

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Chicago State University Admissions Overview:

Chicago State University is largely accessible--students with good grades and test scores still likely to be accepted. Chicago State accepts scores from either the SAT or ACT. Students can fill out an application with the school, or through the Common Application.

Admissions Data (2016):

Chicago State University Description:

Chicago State University is a public institution located in the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1867 as a teacher training school housed in a leaky railroad car, today Chicago State is a mid-sized master's-level university. Undergraduates can chose from 36 bachelor's degree programs. At the graduate level, the university offers 22 master's and two doctoral degree programs. Among undergraduates, psychology and professional fields such as business, nursing, education, and criminal justice are all popular. Chicago State University In athletics, the Chicago State University Cougars compete in the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference. Popular sports include soccer, golf, tennis, basketball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,578 (2,352 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 30% Male / 70% Female
  • 62% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,252 (in-state); $17,212 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,724
  • Other Expenses: $4,115
  • Total Cost: $24,891 (in-state); $31,851 (out-of-state)

Chicago State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 98%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,599
    • Loans: $5,057

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 52%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 48%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 3%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 14%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Chicago State and the Common Application

Chicago State University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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