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Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%

About Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University is a public, state university in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland State University was founded in 1964. The college enrolls around 14,579 students a year, including 9,950 undergrads.

Cleveland State University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Cleveland State University. Around 85% of applicants get into Cleveland State University each year. In 2022, 11,570 students applied to Cleveland State University and 9,872 were admitted.

Cleveland State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%

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Cleveland State University is located in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, near Cleveland.

If you want to see Cleveland State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90, Interstate 77, Interstate 71 to Cleveland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Cleveland Hopkins International.

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College Info

2121 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Setting: Urban

Cleveland State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cleveland State University is Aug 15.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Cleveland State University is like? There are approximately 14,579 students enrolled at Cleveland State University, including 9,950 undergraduate students and 4,629 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from OH and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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