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Cleveland State University is a public institution located in Cleveland, Ohio. The city atmosphere of Cleveland makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

$27,428 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
91% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Cleveland State University?


Contact details for Cleveland State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216-687-2000

How Do I Get Into Cleveland State University?

You can apply to Cleveland State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Cleveland State University

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cleveland State University?

91% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores
Since Cleveland State University has an acceptance rate of 91%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 23% of students accepted to Cleveland State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 590. Math scores were between 450 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 450 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 450 to 580 )
Cleveland State University received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 27. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 18 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 18 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 18 to 28 )

Can I Afford Cleveland State University?

$27,428 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cleveland State University is $27,428. 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 Cleveland State University, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,041 a year. That adds up to $24,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cleveland State University is 2.3%. 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.

Cleveland State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,241 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,481 undergraduate students at Cleveland State University, with 8,241 being full-time and 2,240 being part-time.


There are also 4,827 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,241 full-time undergraduates at Cleveland State University, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 305
Black or African American 1,199
Hispanic or Latino 670
White 5,222
International Students 381
Other Races/Ethnicities 464

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Cleveland State University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 89 countries are represented at Cleveland State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

Online Learning at Cleveland State University

1,518 Took All Classes Online
6,705 Took At Least One Class Online
142.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 6,705 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Cleveland State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Cleveland State University was 142.5%. This is the #183 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cleveland State University 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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