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Cleveland State University Admissions

If you want to apply to Cleveland State University, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the fee for the application costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to Cleveland State University?

Cleveland State University does not offer early decision or early action..

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is May 1, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Cleveland State University

Getting into Cleveland State University is moderately difficult. Cleveland State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Cleveland State University accepted 100% of all applicants., around 7,815 of the 7,831 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Cleveland State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

What Does Cleveland State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Cleveland State University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Cleveland State University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Cleveland State University must submit the following items. Double check with Cleveland State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.3
Other Requirements
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cleveland State University?

Students admitted to Cleveland State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Cleveland State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 13%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 18%
2.00 and 2.49 7%
Cleveland State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Cleveland State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 0% of Cleveland State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Cleveland State University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Cleveland State University students scored 0 or higher and 75% of students scored 0 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Cleveland State University students scored 0 or higher, and 75% scored a 0 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Cleveland State University?

To be most competitive at Cleveland State University, you should strive to earn between 0 and 0 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 0 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Cleveland State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 0, and three out of four students scored lower than 0 on the ACT.

A 0 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Cleveland State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 0.

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Transferring to Cleveland State University

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Cleveland State University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Cleveland State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cleveland State University?

Students who are admitted to Cleveland State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Cleveland State University accept transfer credits?

Cleveland State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cleveland State University accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Cleveland State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Cleveland State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to Cleveland State University?

Cleveland State University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Cleveland State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

100%

How hard is it to get into Cleveland State University? Cleveland State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Cleveland State University acceptance rate is 100%. This means that the institution accepts 99 out of every 100 applicants.

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Cleveland State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

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 Aug 15.

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

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Cleveland State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.38

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Cleveland State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,331

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,185

Out-of-State

$15,952

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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