Chicago State University (CSU)

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CSU can be found in Chicago, IL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. CSU has an enrollment of about three thousand students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to CSU. A score between 873 - 1030 on the SAT exam, or 16 - 19 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Chicago State University (CSU) average GPA (2.71 - 2.90) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Chicago State University admits approximately 60 percent of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, around 10 percent of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Chicago State University (CSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Chicago State University was reported as 63.3% in Fall 2020 with over 3,130 applications submitted to CSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CSU ACT Scores: 16 - 19
  • CSU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Chicago State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to CSU have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Chicago State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 57.9%
  • 2017-2018: 77.9%
  • 2018-2019: 32.8%
  • 2019-2020: 63.3%
  • Projected CSU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 52.5%

How Does Chicago State University (CSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Chicago State University is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Xavier University72.7%
Trinity Christian College69.1%
Roosevelt University67.3%
Robert Morris University Illinois63.4%
School of the Art Institute of Chicago57.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Chicago State University (CSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 510
Math433 - 520
Total Score873 - 1030
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 20
Composite Score16 - 19
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