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Located in Chicago, Illinois, Chicago State University is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$18,397 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
47% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Chicago State University?


Contact details for CSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60628-1598
Phone: 773-995-2000

How Do I Get Into CSU?

You can apply to CSU online at:

Admission Requirements for CSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CSU?

47% Acceptance Rate
72% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of Chicago State University is 47%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 28% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 39%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Can I Afford Chicago State University?

$18,397 Net Price
92% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CSU is $18,397. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CSU, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $3,945 a year. That adds up to $15,780 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSU is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Chicago State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

954 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,502 undergraduate students at CSU, with 954 being full-time and 548 being part-time.


There are also 864 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 954 full-time undergraduates at CSU, 33% are male and 67% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Chicago State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 657
Hispanic or Latino 87
White 25
International Students 68
Other Races/Ethnicities 106

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Chicago State University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 30 countries are represented at CSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Canada, and China.

Online Learning at Chicago State University

322 Took All Classes Online
1,266 Took At Least One Class Online
370.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,266 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSU has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of CSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Chicago State University was 370.5%. This is the #89 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CSU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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