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 seven thousand students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to CSU. A score between 880 - 1040 on the SAT exam, or 17 - 20 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 (2.80 - 2.97) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate of CSU is considered highly competitive, with only 30 percent of those who applied applicants being admitted. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Chicago State University (CSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Chicago State University was reported as 28.6% in Fall 2013 with over 5,220 college 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: 17 - 20
  • CSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Chicago State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Chicago State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for CSU has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.0%
  • 2010-2011: 46.8%
  • 2011-2012: 43.3%
  • 2012-2013: 37.8%
  • 2013-2014: 28.6%
  • Projected CSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 37.7%

How Does Chicago State University (CSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Chicago State University is ninety-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Xavier University50.6%
Calumet College of Saint Joseph40.0%
Illinois Institute of Technology57.0%
Trinity Christian College90.2%
Roosevelt University78.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Chicago State University (CSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English15 - 20
Math16 - 20
Composite Score17 - 20
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