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Chicago State University Student Life

Chicago State University is on a 161-acre campus in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois. There are many activities and organizations for Chicago State University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Chicago State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Chicago State University Housing

Chicago State University offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing. . There are 300 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,685 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 256 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Chicago State University offers coed housing.

Chicago State University Athletics

At Chicago State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Chicago State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Chicago State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Chicago State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Chicago State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Chicago State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Chicago State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Chicago State University, take Interstate 94 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Midway airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Chicago State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About Chicago State University

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Chicago State University Students

71%

Women

29%

Men

64%

Full Time

36%

Part Time

Ethnicity

70%

9%

7%

5%

3%

3%

3%

0.38%

0.15%

Undergraduate Students

1,685

Graduate Students

959

Non-Resident / International Students

91

Chicago State University Campus Services

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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,644

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

30%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,204

Out-of-State

$11,204

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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