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Big Dreams are Welcome at Cleveland State University


Our urban campus is home to Cleveland State University’s engaged learning approach, where students and ideas connect in the classroom, the real world and beyond. With more than 17,000 students, 175+ academic programs and the largest footprint in downtown Cleveland, CSU is dedicated to helping you succeed as a student while preparing for life after graduation. Start your journey here. 

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    I never would have guessed that I would have the opportunity to help work on a space mission to Venus.

    Santino Bianco
    Mechanical Engineering — 5 Year BME + MS 
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    Foodies, arts and culture enthusiasts, sports fanatics and music lovers all agree — Cleveland is a major city on the move and the place to be.
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    Graduate Career Ready
    CSU's engaged learning approach — a powerful combination of classroom study and real-world experience that delivers more than 3,000 co-ops and internships annually — ensures students graduate fully prepared to thrive in rewarding careers.
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    Feel the Energy of Our Campus
    We’re Northeast Ohio’s only public, four-year urban campus, and you’ll notice the energy right away. From the diversity of our students to a wide range of organizations, activities and events, it’s just the experience you’re looking for.
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    CSU By the Numbers
    • 175+
      Academic Programs
    • 17:1
      Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3K
      Annual Internships & Co-ops
    • 18
      NCAA Division I Sports
    • 17K+

    Upcoming Events

    Transfer VIP Application Night
    Join us to learn about Cleveland State University and the application process.

    During your visit, you will have the…
    Admitted Viking Night
    Join us to celebrate your admission to Cleveland State University and to learn the next steps to becoming a Viking!
    Theatre & Dance, Art & Design Tour
    This is an exclusive tour of the Arts Campus at CSU. Our Arts Campus is located in Playhouse Square and is home to our…
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