|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
The acceptance rate at CSU is 46%. It ranks #4 in Illinois and #193 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. CSU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,927 out of 4,151 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 88 percent (SAT 750/963 ACT 15/19). Chicago State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.03. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The CSU application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Chicago State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||420|
|SAT Math 25th||330|
|SAT Composite 25th||750|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||510|
|SAT Math 75th||453|
|SAT Composite 75th||963|
|Average SAT Score||860|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Chicago State University?
Chicago State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 95 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 750 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 640. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 860 out of 1600. CSU ranks #45 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|963 and Above||Good||>59%|
|856 to 963||Avg +||46%-59%|
|750 to 856||Avg -||33%-46%|
|644 to 750||Reach||23%-33%|
|Less than 644||Low||<23%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||20|
|ACT Math 75th||18|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Average ACT Score||17|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CSU?
Admission data indicates that CSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #43 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Chicago State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|19 and Above||Good||>59%|
|17 to 19||Avg +||46%-59%|
|15 to 17||Avg -||33%-46%|
|13 to 15||Reach||23%-33%|
|Less than 13||Low||<23%|
What GPA do you need to get into Chicago State University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into CSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Chicago State University was 3.03 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #53 in Illinois for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to CSU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||9%||7%||8%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Chicago State University is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to Chicago State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144005 IPEDS survey data for Chicago State University.
72% of students submit their SAT scores to CSU. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
46% of those who apply are granted admission to CSU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 750 and 963. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 19. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.