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Study at Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University, or CSU, was established on December 18, 1964 as a public university. The campus covers over 85 acres of land. CSU enrolls more than 9, 000 undergraduates and over 5, 000 postgraduate students every year. The University offers numerous disciplines and research facilities, with more than 60 academic majors, over 20 master's degree programs, and several post-master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and law degrees.

CSU has 8 academic colleges under it:

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Science
  • Fenn College of Engineering
  • Graduate Studies
  • Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
  • Nance College of Business Administration
The sports teams of CSU are nicknamed the Vikings, and the team colors are forest green and white. The University fields varsity teams in 17 sports including softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, swimming and diving, soccer, and cross-country.

Profile of Cleveland State University

Cleveland State is located in Cleveland, OH (a large city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Cleveland State is the Doctoral degree.

Cleveland State Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 400 and 550. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Cleveland State has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Cleveland State had 15, 038 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Horizon League.

Cleveland State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management771business management, accounting, labor relations, finance, marketing, MIS, business statistics, managerial economics, . . .
Education and Teaching672curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, middle school teaching, educational administration, school Counselling, educational supervision, adult education, physical education teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts407urban studies, English, sociology, history, political science, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, economics, . . .
Family and Social Work264social work, public administration, community organization
Engineering249electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, engineering, engineering mechanics
Therapy and Counselling227psychology, physical therapy, community health services, clinical psychology
Media161communication studies, public relations, organizational communications, journalism
Nursing and Emergency Medicine123nursing science, registered nursing
Science92biology, chemistry, physics, geology
Medicine73health professions, gerontology
Computer Science and Engineering67computer and info science, computer engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy59occupational therapy, sports and fitness management, exercise science
Art Studies41art studies
Conservation and Resource Management24environmental studies, environmental science
Medical Support and Technology24audiology
Religion and Philosophy21philosophy, religion
Engineering Technician19mechanical engineering related tech, electronics tech
Photography and Commercial Art12commercial art, cinematography
Security and Law Enforcement11criminology
Medical administration10health care administration
Cooking and Culinary Arts2pastry
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech

Contact: Cleveland State

Cleveland State University

2121 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

General Phone: (216) 687-2000


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