- Urban setting only blocks from Lake Erie and a thriving downtown
- NCAA Division I Athletics in the Horizon League and Eastern Wrestling League
- Student placements in 3000+ area internships and co-ops per year
About This CampusFounded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution with nearly 16,000 students, 5 colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission: providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research. CSU recently was ranked No. 1 in the nation for increases in research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation and is #1 in Ohio for upward mobility. Our dynamic campus in the heart of downtown Cleveland continues to evolve. CSU President Dr. Laura Bloomberg, who took office on April 26, 2022, is the eighth president of the University.
Location InformationWe are an urban university located in the heart of beautiful downtown Cleveland. Students at Cleveland State University have opportunities to experience big city excitement just steps from campus. We are embedded in Playhouse Square, the largest theatre district outside NYC. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is home to great arts, history and sports. Easy access around town is available with an RTA U-Pass. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is a quick 20 minute train ride away.
Helpful InformationCSU's state of the art Recreation Center is a free, favorite spot for students outside of class. Nearby attractions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (.5 miles), Playhouse Square (.1 mile), the Cleveland Orchestra (.8 miles), Cuyahoga Valley National Park (5 miles), the home stadiums of our professional sports teams the Browns, the Guardians and the Cavaliers as well as world-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park (60 miles) home to 18 roller coasters.