|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Cleveland State and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #69 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,008 out of 10,646 applicants were admitted making Cleveland State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. Cleveland State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Cleveland State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cleveland State University?
Cleveland State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #30 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1210 and Above||Good||>96%|
|1095 to 1210||Avg +||94%-96%|
|980 to 1095||Avg -||90%-94%|
|865 to 980||Reach||84%-90%|
|Less than 865||Low||<84%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cleveland State?
Admission data indicates that Cleveland State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cleveland State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>96%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||94%-96%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||90%-94%|
|16 to 19||Reach||84%-90%|
|Less than 16||Low||<84%|
What GPA do you need to get into Cleveland State University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Cleveland State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cleveland State University was 3.19 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #41 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.19 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Cleveland State accepts 94% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||13%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||17%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||26%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||11%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
74% of Cleveland State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||12%|
|Top 25% of class||38%|
|Top 50% of class||74%|
|Bottom 50% of class||26%|
|Bottom 25% of class||7%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||23%||20%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Cleveland State University is $40.
What are the requirements for admission to Cleveland State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=202134 IPEDS survey data for Cleveland State University.
25% of students submit their SAT scores to Cleveland State. 87% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
94% of those who apply are granted admission to Cleveland State. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1210. 25% 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 19 and 25. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.