Chicago State University Graduate Program Reviews

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81%
of students recommend
(3.5 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 31 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACEN, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 4,767 (3,462 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 44% part-time, 56% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,320 in-state; $13,252 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

Professors were exceptional, accessible by public transportation and a great work life balance.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2007

It was affordable and most teachers were helpful and supportive.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

Chicago State University is a great school to attend, if you're interested in Criminal justice or nursing. Csu has been talked about for awhile and a negative way, but they fail to mention the positive things about Csu; such as how successful certain programs are, and how great the professor are.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2010

I attended the masters program here in counseling. The program was great. The teachers were wonderful and I had a great camaraderie with my peers. The teachers were so helpful and encouraging, they were definitely there to ensure that I succeeded. I felt so prepared to go into my field of work.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019

I am beginning my PharmD grad program in the fall. I feel the stresses that the school/life balance will be tough in the moment, but in the long run, it will be something to look back and cherish because those were the steps I took in order to pursue my dream to become a pharmacist.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Chicago State University's MOT program is the cheapest accredited program in the state of Illinois, which is a huge plus for a poor graduate student. While the school itself isn't the greatest, the MOT program is full of faculty who are dedicated and there for the students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The major pros include the affordability aspect, easy transportation around campus, friendly and caring staff. Major cons include neighborhood safety concern, poor structure of buildings, and lack of use of technology equipment.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a relatively new program and the direction that it is heading is most definitely a positive one. The facilities and use of technology itself is pretty low in comparison to other campuses. However, with the constant remodeling this can quickly change.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros of my Program: - I love the Program I am studying, Mental Health Counseling. It is not only about Theories, but the instructors leave you to do hands on-experience in Counseling. - My instructors are very flexible and understanding of my busy schedule. - The Program grades you on your Efficacy, Persistence, and the responsibility you take on learning 100% about the Program. Cons: - The university does not have a reputable recognition for administration, which concerns me when applying to future jobs. But the staff is amazing... - The Program is very low in candidates, which is better for instructors to personally know their students.
1.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

I have studied previously at Arizona State University and changed my majors from EE to CS. As I have no basics in CS, I had to come to Chicago State so as to learn them in aprallel to my Master's degree. The academics etc. I have experienced at Arizona State University compared to Chicago State University is far greater than anything I ever imagined atleast to my standards.
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