Chicago State University

9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628

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Main telephone 773-995-2000
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Public or private Public
Type of school University
Date founded 1867
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Campus size 161 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 67
Number of full time, freshmen women 95
Total number of full time freshmen 162
Number of part time, freshmen men 6
Number of part time, freshmen women 12
Total number of part time freshmen 18
Total number of freshmen men 73
Total number of freshmen women 107
Total number of freshmen 180
Number of full time, undergraduate men 744
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,754
Total number of full time undergraduates 2,498
Number of part time, undergraduate men 385
Number of part time, undergraduate women 1,029
Total number of part time undergraduates 1,414
Total number of undergraduate males 1,129
Total number of undergraduate females 2,783
Total number of undergraduate students 3,912
Total enrollment 2,027
Asian Less than 1%
Black 73%
Hispanic 6%
White 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown 12%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 3%
Number of states and territories represented 25
Percentage of students from outside the US 7%
Number of countries represented 23
Percentage of students 25 or older 58%
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Tuition year 2018-2019
In-state tuition $7,488
Out-of-state tuition $14,856
Fees $3,878
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Financial aid contact person Cathy Davis
Financial aid contact title Director of Student Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 773-995-2304
Financial aid office website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) June 30
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Nursing loans Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Nursing Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact person John Martinez
Admissions contact title Associate Director of Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website
For incoming students Minimally difficult (about 95% of applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 2,009
Number of male applicants accepted 569
Number of male applicants who enrolled 73
Number of female applicants 3,508
Number of female applicants accepted 1,084
Number of female applicants who enrolled 107
Total number of applicants 5,517
Total number of applicants accepted 1,653
Total number of applicants who enrolled 180
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available
Application fee $25
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.5
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for some students
Written essay or personal statement Required for some students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Not considered
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Not considered
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
ACT score
12 - 17 34%
18 - 23 58%
24 - 29 8%
30 - 36 0%
Average ACT score 19
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.03
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 53%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 2%
Between four and five years 9%
Between five and six years 7%
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 366
Student faculty ratio 13:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 credit hours
All students must meet:
Computer course requirements Yes
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Foreign language requirement Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Freshman honors college Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Naval ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
External degree program (earn credits through options that require little or no classroom attendance) Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (75)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name New Academic Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 82
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School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing availability for first year students No special consideration
Housing options Co-ed
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
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Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Child daycare available on campus Yes
Women's center Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services 24-hour access to all job postings
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Grad admissions contact person Stephen Powenski
Grad admissions contact title Interim Director of Admissions
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Number of undergraduate men 1,129
Number of undergraduate women 2,783
Total number of undergraduate students 3,912
Total enrollment 2,027
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