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Student Life at CSU


The Rise Academy Scholarship

Whether you’re already accepted to Chicago State or still looking at where to apply, Rise Academy is a unique opportunity only for CSU freshmen. Once accepted at CSU, you can enroll as a Rise Scholar and be equipped with the financial resources and dedicated on-campus support systems you need to succeed during your first year of college.

Honors College Scholarships

Students admitted to the Chicago State Honors College are eligible to receive scholarships to cover their tuition and mandatory fees. You can apply as an entering first-year undergraduate student, as a transfer undergrad, or as an established CSU undergraduate student.

Admitted Checklist

The Latest News and More at CSU

City Colleges of Chicago and Chicago State University to Sign Guaranteed Admissions Agreement to Support Transfer Students
CHICAGO-- (May 06, 2024)- Chicago State University (CSU) and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) are partnering to better support students and increase access to higher learning by offering guaranteed admissions to transfer students from City Colleges of Chicago to CSU.
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*Most affordable public university in Chicago according to Best Colleges Online, 11:1 Student to Faculty Ratio (2021 Academic Year), 70+ Degree & Certificate Programs (2021 Academic Year), $843,000 Additional Lifetime Earning Bachelor Degree Graduates (2018 Academic Year), 70%+ Faculty are People of Color (2021 Academic Year).