Cleveland State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.93 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 81 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 16,915 (12,101 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,625 in-state; $18,040 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The career service center at CSU is good quality. There is a clear track list that students follow and where students can see their progress. Cons: Not much financial aid offered. Out of state residents will suffer from high costs of out of state tuition.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

Our program uses a lot of adjunct professors, and this can be both a pro and a con. On the positive side, having new faces come in every semester offers a fresh perspective on the subject, especially in workshop-style classes that are in effect the same course each time you take it. The opportunity to make it a new experience each time helps broaden the experience. On the downside, with professors coming and going every semester, you can lose some of the connection and familiarity. I think the diversity of student and staff in our school also helps to open up the experience, offering perspectives and world views, opening up minds to ideas they may not have previously encountered.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the Graduate program are many. They are one of the top rated non-profit degree programs in the nation. It truly prepares the student for non-profit administration. The faculty is supportive, the classes are enriching and internships are provided to students to enable them to receive hands on training. The cons are the expenses of the program. There are not many ways to pay for this degree besides getting a Graduate Assistantship, which is highly rare, or taking out $30,000 in loans.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

There is a a passionate student base in the program which provides a great atmosphere for workshopping and collaboration. The availability of the full time faculty could be a bit more open, but the adjunct professors are usually very good at providing support.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

This is an excellent program which not only teaches the theory and skills needed for a career in this field but also enables a student to look inside and learn about himself or herself as an individual. I can not think of any cons of the graduate program.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

The graduate program takes a lot of work and effort. The faculty are very involved and are willing to help out in any way they can. The program offers financial assistance in terms of assistant ships which is very helpful because the cost of living is high.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The surrounding area of campus is not ideal but the program of Physical Therapy at Cleveland State has been a very beneficial Learning Sanctuary
1.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012

This school was inexpensive for a Physician Assistant program, but overall the quality fell far below my expectations.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Challenging, but with great support from faculty members.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at Cleveland State University has exceeded my expectations. The faculty and adjunct instructors in the program are willing to bend over backwards in order to help meet the students needs. Also, the professional opportunities available to the students is one of a kind with the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital right down the road and other urban setting facilities. Overall, the atmosphere on campus is on the rise with all the recent and future upgrades in the area. I never thought I would attend Cleveland State University being from the area, but I'm glad I made the choice to continue my education in my hometown.
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