Cleveland State University

Men's D1
8 / 10
11,999 Undergrads / 16,069 Students
4 / 10
$16,219 Net Price
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94% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Horizon League

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
27% / 46%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Cleveland/Akron Ohio Area
  • Columbus Ohio Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Cincinnati Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
Where Grads Work
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • PNC
  • KeyBank
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • The MetroHealth System (Cleveland OH)
  • Rockwell Automation
  • City of Cleveland
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Services
  • Support
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting
  • Administrative
  • Human Resources
  • Research
  • Program and Project Management
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
450 - 580
490 - 610
990 - 1230
19 - 27
18 - 26
19 - 25

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 440 - 550 for SAT; 6 - 8 for ACT


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 10,646 4,008 6,638
% Admitted 94% 93% 95%
% Admits That Enroll 20% 23% 18%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.29
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (19%)
    Business (16%)
    Engineering (11%)
    Social Sciences (9%)
    Psychology, General (9%)
    Psychology (9%)
    Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other (7%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Mechanical Engineering (4%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (3%)
    Accounting (3%)
    Organizational Communication, General (3%)
    Human Services, General (3%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (3%)
    Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin (3%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (3%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,825 $13,819
    Books & Supplies$800 $800
    Cost of Living$12,882 $12,882
    Personal Expenses$3,470 $3,470
    Sticker Price$27,977 $30,089

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    89% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship77%$7,649
    Federal Grants44%$5,191
    Pell Grants44%$5,086
    Other Federal5%$898
    State & Local Grants38%$1,998
    Institutional Grants55%$5,182
    Student Loans60%$6,501
    Federal Loans60%$5,101
    Other Loans7%$12,244

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $7.58 Million $472

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $22,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $14,000 $234

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 7.8%

    Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 9,359 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $41,300

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.6 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 27% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 3 3
    Fondling - -
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 2 2
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 3 2
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 2
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: STEM-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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