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  • Fall 08/24-12/11
  • Spring 01/19-05/13

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
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Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Links
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Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Cleveland State University features a $500 million campus makeover, more than 200 majors, minors and programs, exciting downtown internships, NCAA Division I sports, and 200+ student organization and clubs. These assets combine to create an unmatched engaged learning experience and an exceptional value.
- Established 1964
- Nickname: Vikings
- Colors: green and white
- Student to faculty ratio: 19 to 1
- NCAA Division I Athletics: Horizon League - 16 varsity sports
-1,100 students living on campus in residence halls
-1,000+ students living off campus in downtown Cleveland
-New student housing, Student Center, Arts Campus, state-of-the-art Recreation Center, and newly opening in Fall 2015, the Center for Health Innovations.

Campus Location - Students at Cleveland State University have opportunities to experience big city excitement just steps from campus. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is home to great arts, history and sports. The second largest theatre district in the US is our partner and neighbor, Playhouse Square. In the summer of 2016, the Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland offering students a first-hand look at our political process in action.

Closed Programs

Music- auditions may be required

Notable Academic Programs

  • Music - access to Cleveland Orchestra members and many campus-based emsembles and groups
  • Urban Studies - nationally ranked programs with access to many area internships (no car needed)
  • Theater Arts/Drama - Partnership with oldest regional theatre company in the US, the Cleveland Playhouse. Classes and performances take place in and around the 2nd largest the theatre district outside of NYC, Playhouse Square at the Allen Theatre

Unique Academic Programs

  • Urban Studies

Special Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Black Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Logistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Public Relations, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Multimedia, Organizational Communication

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Exceptional Children, Health Education, Instructional Sciences, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education, Urban Education

Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Classical Studies, Creative Writing, English, Linguistics, Literature

Environmental Studies: Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, Japanese (some courses), Slavic, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Spatial Geographic Information Science, Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Urban Health

History: Historic Preservation, History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

International Studies: International Relations

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 197 computer or 65 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 17 ($410.33 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/29/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Parking Pass Fee: $300 Semester Plan B Optional
Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Fee: $850 Semester Plan B Optional

Important Notes: if electing to live on campus, housing and meal plan fees must be fully paid prior to the move-in date or enrollment in a budget payment plan

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1880 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 6/29/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Apartment: $6,232 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $900
  • Proximity to campus: .01
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2960 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
on campus residents can elect smaller and cheaper meal plans but a meal plan is required if living on campus

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.