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At Chicago State University, you can expect small classes and great value as you earn your degree. CSU is in the top 4% in the nation for graduate economic mobility, making our programs a great investment.* With over 56 degree programs across 5 colleges, and both online and in-person class options, there is a place for you at CSU. 

Most applicants can complete and submit an application online. Choose the application that is right for you.

Apply online here if you are applying as a:
  • Freshman
  • Transfer student
  • Student pursuing a 2nd Bachelors degree
  • Student at large
Apply online here if you are applying for a Masters, Doctorate or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Apply online here if you are applying to take courses as a high school student.


If you do not fall into one of the categories above, contact the Office of Admissions for assistance. Call (773) 995-2513 or email ug‑admissions@ndzt.net. If you attended CSU in the past and want to apply for readmission, you cannot use the online applications. Please call (773) 995-2513 for more information.

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Use the resources below to learn more about CSU and the admissions process. You can also reach out to undergraduate admissions staff or graduate admissions staff.

*Study by Harvard Economist Dr. Raj Chetty released in 2017