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Central State University

Wilberforce, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%

About Central State University

Central State University is a public, state university in the rural area of Wilberforce, Ohio. Central State University was founded in 1887. The university currently enrolls around 5,434 students a year, including 5,406 undergrad students.

Central State University Acceptance Rate

It is not difficult to get into Central State University. In 2022, Central State University accepted 89% of applicants. In 2022, 3,814 students applied to Central State University and 3,388 were admitted.

Central State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.8
Test Optional May require tests

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Central State University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, near Dayton.

If you would like to see Central State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 35 to Wilberforce, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dayton International.

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College Info

1400 Brush Row Road PO Box 1004 Wilberforce, OH 45384

Campus Setting: Rural

Central State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central State University is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Central State University is like? There are approximately 5,434 students enrolled at Central State University, including 5,406 undergraduate students and 28 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time, 23% percent are from OH and 77% percent of students are from other states.


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