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Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Cleveland State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
90.1%
Admission Difficulty for Cleveland State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Cleveland State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #66 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,788 out of 7,537 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Cleveland State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Cleveland State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
15%
SAT Scores for Cleveland State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Cleveland State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cleveland State University?

Cleveland State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cleveland State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >94%
1175 to 1280 Avg + 90%-94%
1070 to 1175 Avg - 84%-90%
965 to 1070 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 965 Low <76%
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Cleveland State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Cleveland State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Cleveland State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cleveland State University?

Admission data indicates that Cleveland State University 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 #27 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cleveland State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cleveland State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >94%
22 to 25 Avg + 90%-94%
19 to 22 Avg - 84%-90%
16 to 19 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 16 Low <76%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.19
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Cleveland State University. 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 #36 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 University accepts 90% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cleveland State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 18% Good
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

High School Class Rank

74% of Cleveland State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Cleveland State University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Cleveland State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,449 3,088 7,537
Accepted 4,045 2,743 6,788
Acceptance Rate 91% 89% 90%
Enrolled 1,085 875 1,960
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 32% 29%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
333

Applicants have 333 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Cleveland State University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cleveland State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Cleveland State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Cleveland State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.