About Central State University

Founded in 1887, Central State University. is a Public college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 1,729 full time undergraduate students, and 12 full time graduate students.

The Central State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 96 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Central State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate42%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range680-860
ACT Range15-18

Admissions at CSU are considered More Selective, with ,27% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Central State University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
35%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
48%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
48%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
78%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
13%
“Haven”t met them”
22%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
22%
“They”re always available”
9%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
57%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
30%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
43%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
35%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
13%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
35%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
48%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
48%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
78%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
13%
“Haven”t met them”
22%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
22%
“They”re always available”
9%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
57%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
30%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
43%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
35%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
13%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Central State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    69 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    44 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    72 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    72 Students rated campus facilities 3.4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    73 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    71 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    71 Students rated local services 3.2 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    72 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Central State University?

25 Students rated Central State University

Armanii

I love Central State University. I plan to transfer there in the fall 2017

Rebekah

The school overall is an amazing experience. There's nothing like attending a HBCU but at the same time getting a hold of someone about a problem, you might as well try to handle it yourself because they will try their best to not help you until it gets so serious you have to talk to the president, then again you cant even get a hold of her. The classroom experience is amazing and you meet a lot of different personalities at one place. This school is most def. a party school, so stay focused and keep a good group of friends to keep you motivated. Sodexo needs to go though. Complete trash

Jordan

Central State is a good school. I am in the marching band so i don't get to see alot of things. but I feel like their is not alot of opportunities on faculty supporting the students and hearing students because the staff and administrative does not know more than the students know.

Vandi

great school

Central State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Central State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Central State University is 42%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    My advice to me would be to stay in school and finish. I would advise myself to keep going until all of my educational goals have been achieved. Less time would have been spent making the transition from being a young adult to becoming a seasoned adult. I do not regret making the life choices that were made for me and my family, however I would have advised myself to incorporate school in my plan a lot earlier versus now that I am near 40'ish. I see my plans as my destiny and the fact that I am able to return to school at this point in my life is a blessing.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates come to class ready to learn.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing I consider about my school is that the Central State community teaches it's students to handle their business on their own.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person who should attend is anyone. Central is a friendly, positive environment. If you an open-mind person then you should really come to central.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The kind of person that should not attend Central State University is someone that is not goal oriented and someone that believes everything has to be given to them.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I like my school with everything it has

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Because the school is a small community, when a student acts poorly or inappropriately, the act reflects the entire student body.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Change Is Central!

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Central State is known for the special attention it provides to students. For instance, the Student Support Service. The Student Support Service is a program that provides students with the right encouragement they need while entering Central and as well as exiting Central. Central State goal is for their students to be successful. Their mission is for students to take hold of the support they will be giving within the academic goals, and also their inspiration for students to achieve whatever. Central State is also known for being a Historically Black Colleges Universities, which alot of African Americans would prefer.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is finacial aid process, and how un-flexible our meal plans are!

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about being exited to return to a school which is an HBCU. I also brag about the fact that the school offers courses geared towards the non traditional student who is also employed full time and raising a family.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Central Sate is unique because it has so much history behind it. The clock tower at CSU has survived a tornado that passed through Wilberforce years ago and was the only buliding still standing when the torando left. Not only is our school blessed, but it is very small. This results into the teacher getting to know you as a individual. Teachers are avaliable during office hours and loves to help students. CSU is very relegious and everyone loves being a marauder and love the state ohio. That why we as CSU students say FOR GOD, FOR CENTRAL, FOR STATE.

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  14. What are the most popular classes offered?

    That procrastination would my worst enemy.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

1,729

Total Undergrad Enrollment

12

Total Grad Students

54%

Out-Of-State

44%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

40

Student Organizations

8

Fraternities

7

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

62%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
93%
% Hispanic/Latino
1%
% White or Caucasian
2%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

92% of students attending Central State University receive some sort of financial aid. 78% were awarded federal grants. While 84% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$8,096

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$9,934

Room and Board

19,230

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,354
$30 - $48K
$13,125
$48 - $75K
$17,064
$75 - $110K
$17,290
$110K & UP
$16,693

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