CSU Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into CSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,246 out of 5,883 applicants or 21% were admitted making CSU a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,766 2,117 5,883
Accepted 849 397 1,246
Acceptance Rate 23% 19% 21%
Enrolled 116 83 199
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 21% 16%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Chicago State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that CSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 16 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Chicago State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. 4 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1010 1150
SAT Reading 490 570
SAT Math 520 580
ACT Composite 16 20
ACT English 15 20
ACT Math 16 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >31%
18 to 20 Avg + 21%-31%
16 to 18 Avg - 14%-21%
14 to 16 Reach 8%-14%
Less than 14 Low <8%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >31%
1080 to 1150 Avg + 21%-31%
1010 to 1080 Avg - 14%-21%
940 to 1010 Reach 8%-14%
Less than 940 Low <8%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Chicago State University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=144005 IPEDS survey data for Chicago State University.

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