Chicago State University

Chicago, IL

Questions and Answers

Angela J.
8 days ago
What assistance does Chicago State University offer to students that don't qualify for FASFA financial aid?
Sebastian V.
4 months ago
What is the student atmosphere like at Chicago State University?
Chicago State University
Thanks for asking! I graduate from Chicago State University and I can say the student atmosphere and the atmosphere at CSU in general is extremely welcoming and warm. There is no place like CSU. I enjoyed my entire undergraduate career at CSU that I came back for a Master and currently working for CSU. If you have never visited CSU please click the link below for a virtual tour:
Adelle B.
5 months ago
What are Chicago State University strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?
Chicago State University
At Chicago State University we offer many challenging and excellent programs. Our Pharmacy, Nursing, Business, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and many more are among are most popular and the students on campus have many organizations to support these majors. Our career development center is also available to assist you in finding a job or internship. I hope this answered your question.
Adelle B.
5 months ago
What is the average GPA and test scores of admitted Chicago State University students?
Chicago State University
Hi there! If you are a first-time freshman we look at students holistically. However, with a 2.75 GPA and a 980 on your SAT you are admissible. If you are a Transfer student you must have 24 transferrable credit hours and no less that a 2.0 GPA. If you have less than 24 credit hours you must also provide us with your high school transcripts with the the graduation date and have at least a 2.75 and at the same time meet the College GPA of a 2.0. I hope this answered your question.
Adelle B.
5 months ago
What is the cost of attendance for Chicago State University?
Chicago State University
Excellent question! Currently, cost per credit hour is $312, however, that is subject to change per semester. Please visit the link below to stay updated with our tuition and costs:
Uyioghosa E.
6 months ago
Is Chicago State University going to require all students and faculty to be vaccinated before they return to school in person?
Chicago State University
Hi there! Great question! Please visit the link below to be fully informed regarding our COVID vaccination as it may change for the upcoming semester:

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Selective (33% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

69% Black
7% White
7% Hispanic
3% Asian
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Assistant Principal104k
Occupational Therapist (OT)81k
Senior Accountant74k
Executive Assistant60k
Elementary School Teacher60k
Operations Manager50k
Case Manager43k
Based on 1,890 student responses
45kAvg. Early Career Pay
71.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
62%in High-Meaning careers
23%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$18,734 / year
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.