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Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University is a place where your learning experience is exceptional. Whether you are a student who enjoys a small class size that fosters a unique learning event, or want to engage in a faculty member’s research that improves the quality of life for people in our region, you can engage at CSU.

Every day across our campus and around the community we serve, Cleveland State University pursues a student-focused mission that provides our students with a unique educational experience to prepare them for a world in perpetual transformation.

At Cleveland State, we call this engaged learning.

We are a young, agile, very diverse and well-connected university, dedicated to providing our students with an engaged learning experience. This is what sets us apart from the rest.

The Cleveland State campus is a mosaic of all ages, races, religions, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. More than 800 international students from 75 countries traveled the world to enroll at their University of choice – CSU. Our diverse student body is 56 percent female, 44 percent male and 28 percent minority. Diversity of students, staff and faculty is a valued part of campus life that leads to levels of engagement not found on other college campuses.

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Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technicianx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Biomedical Technology/Technicianx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business Statisticsx  
Chemical Engineeringx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionx  
Civil Engineering, Generalx  
Communication, Generalx  
Community Organization and Advocacyx  
Computer and Information Systems, Generalx  
Computer Engineering, Generalx  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Early Childhood Education and Teachingx  
Economics, Generalx  
Educational Leadership and Administration, Generalx  
Electrical and Electronics Engineeringx  
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technicianx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Environmental Sciencex  
Environmental Studiesx  
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Otherx  
Finance, Generalx  
French Language and Literaturex  
Gender and Women's Studiesx  
Geology/Earth Science, Generalx  
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Generalx  
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Otherx  
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Otherx  
History, Generalx  
Industrial Engineeringx  
International Relations and Affairsx  
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teachingx  
Labor and Industrial Relationsx  
Language and International Tradex  
Liberal Arts and Sciencesx  
Management Information Systems, Generalx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mathematical Economicsx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Mechanical Engineeringx  
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Otherx  
Medieval and Renaissance Studiesx  
Metallurgical Engineeringx  
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Otherx  
Music, Generalx  
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Managementx  
Operations Management and Supervisionx  
Organizational Communication, Generalx  
Organizational Leadershipx  
Pharmaceutical Sciencesx  
Physical Education Teaching and Coachingx  
Physician Assistantx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Nursing Studiesx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Public Administrationx  
Public Relations/Image Managementx  
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Otherx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Religion/Religious Studiesx  
Social Sciences, Generalx  
Social Sciences, Otherx  
Social Studies Teacher Educationx  
Social Workx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Special Education and Teaching, Generalx  
Speech Communication and Rhetoricx  
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologistx  
Sport and Fitness Administration/Managementx  
Urban Studies/Affairsx  

Academic Life

Cleveland State is the University of choice for talented students who are intellectually curious, serious about their studies, and dedicated to advancing their lives through higher education. Some 69 percent of our students are the first in their family to attend college. Our Honors Program engages top students in a rigorous and stimulating academic program while our Learning Communities program offers cohorts of first-year students the opportunity to engage interdisciplinary studies through course clusters, small class sizes and close student-faculty interaction. Our Undergraduate Research program affords an opportunity most often reserved for graduate students – the experience of engaging with faculty on a range of collaborative research projects.


With more than 1,000 courses supporting 200 major fields of study and programs, Cleveland State offers students at all levels an engaged learning experience. Cleveland State is a leader in biomedical research and health care education; K-12 education; professional programs in law, business and city management.

The coveted Fulbright Scholar Award, an international benchmark of excellence, has been won by more than 50 faculty, rivaling Harvard and Yale. And more than 93 percent of faculty hold the Ph.D. or highest degree in their field. It is this faculty – not graduate assistants – that engage students of all levels in learning and research.

To find out what our students have to say about engaged learning at Cleveland State University, visit the experience room at

Campus Life

Cleveland State’s 85-acre metropolitan campus is in the heart of downtown Cleveland. World-class business, health-care institutions and art organizations are our neighbors and partners, providing students with internships, cooperative education, mentoring and other real-world educational opportunities.

  • Campus Life at CSU Rocks!
  • More than 140 recognized student organizations, Student Government, Greek Life, Student run media, Cleveland professional sports nearby, W.6th and E. 4th Street entertainment districts, Cleveland cultural events at our doorstep, City is our campus Ticket Program, Cleveland State Theatre Group provides you year-round productions, Art Gallery exhibits ongoing throughout the year, African- American Cultural Center, The Wolstein Center hosts on campus entertainment
  • Viking Athletics provide Cleveland's only Division I sports action with 17 intercollegiate sports – nine for women, eight for men. Cleveland State student- athletes represent the University at local, regional, national and international competitions, including the NCAA Championships and the Olympics. More than 40 Viking student-athletes have been selected as All-Americans in their respective sports. In 2008, CSU's Viking athletes achieved Horizon League Championships in Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Men's Golf and Men's Tennis.
  • CSU intramural sports provide a competitive student outlet

Facilities and Resources

With more than $200 million in new construction and building renovations, Cleveland State is developing a 21st century campus for the student of tomorrow. Historic Fenn Tower has been restored to its 1929 Art Deco grandeur as apartment-style student housing; next door, a new open-to-the public Recreation Center offers state-of-the-art health and fitness amenities. The Main Classroom and College of Law are undergoing renovation. The new Parker Hannifin Administration Center offers a full-service restaurant, and Parker Hannifin Hall is home to the College of Graduate Studies. Coming soon will be a new Student Center and College of Education and Human Services building and more.

On Campus Amenities Support Student Success including:

  • A Wireless Campus: University e-mail and students information available any time: Laptop loaner program; Cyber Lounge and general purpose computer labs; RTA U-Pass provides free RTA buses and trains; Campus411 service provides one-stop answers in person, by phone or e-mail; University Library offers a wealth of services including OhioLINK retrieval and delivery service, internet training, access from home and more than 2 millions volumes, periodicals and non-print items.

Campus Security includes:

  • CSU Police available 24/7; emergency phones located throughout the campus; enhanced lighting in all parking areas; safety escorts available; building security; and a low crime report rate.
  • Living on campus is a metropolitan experience with easy access to campus and city amenities including shopping. On campus dining options offer a variety of convenience.

Athletics / Sports

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Financial Aid / Tuition

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Summer Program

Cleveland State’s Summer Session

More than 900 classes offered Downtown, at East Center (Solon) or West Center (Westlake) and online.

Phone: (216) 687-5411 or 1-888-CSU-OHIO

Other Cool Facts

• Established 1964
• 16,000 students
• Nickname: Vikings
• Mascot: Magnus
• School Colors: Green and white
• Main campus downtown with East (Solon, OH) and West Centers (Westlake, OH)
• 100,000 graduates since 1964
• $250 million campus makeover by 2011
• 100+ undergraduate programs offered
• President since 2001, Michael Schwartz



We can provide you with an engaged learning experience. We invite you to become a part of an engaged learning experience by visiting our campus.

We encourage prospective students and parents to call to schedule their visit and confirm the scheduled dates and times with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Visit our website for office hours and visit details at

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