CSU Admissions

The application fee is $25 for applying undergraduate school and $30 for graduate school at Chicago State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$25
Graduate Application Fees$30
Admission Informationwww.csu.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.csu.edu/admissions/howtoapplynow.htm
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 63.34% and yield is 9.65%. 1,061 men and 2,065 women applied to CSU and 631 men and 1,349 women students were accepted. Among them, 69 men and 122 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 63.34%59.47%65.33%
Yield 9.65%10.94%9.04%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 140 students (73% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 121 students (63%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 510 and 25th percentile is 440. The SAT Math score is 520 (75th) and 433 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 19 (75th percentile) and 16 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing440510
SAT Math433520
ACT Composite1619
ACT Math1620
ACT English1521
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Chicago State University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,038, ACT: 59 - Public Master's College and University (medium programs)).

Application Requirements

CSU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. Next table summarizes Chicago State University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see CSU online application page .
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CSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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