Chicago State University

Chicago, Illinois
4-year Public university


Chicago State University is a public institution established in 1867 with urban setting located at Chicago.Its in-state tuition and fees are $12,177; out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,877. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#Regional Universities Midwest , Tier 2
Location Chicago, Illinois
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1867
Selectivity Low
Size Small
2,029 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Liberal Arts
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $12,177
Outstate Tuition Fee $20,877
Room and Board Fees $8,724
$34,300 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


58% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$25 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.03 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

70 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is the applicant’s country first language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$11,606 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$5,931 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $35,301
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
40% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, Institution's own financial aid form

Merit Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Presidential Scholars Program
Total Worth --
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria GPA 3.35, ACT 20
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details The Illinois Retired Teachers Association is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization of retired educators. The Association serves the needs and interests of its members through advocacy, education, cooperation and socialization in a flexible organizational structure.
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program
Total Worth --
Details An internet based program awarding scholarships to high school seniors and college undergraduates.


2,029 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
79% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
16% Students graduate within 6 years