Cleveland State University Reviews

  • 63 Reviews
  • Cleveland (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,824
90% of 63 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 63 students said they would recommend this school to others
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DJ
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2020
  • Degree: MBA in Finance
"Returned for my second Master's degree for the sake of learning. It has been a nightmare. I've taught on the university level and I am in disbelief how poor the teaching quality is. I thought the first semester was a stroke of bad luck. Second semester entailed the same issue, poor teaching and horrible and confusing exams. Every class I have studied hard only to encounter poorly constructed exams. It is very discouraging. If I didn't have high self esteem, I would have quit. I attended the grad orientation where they said reach out for help when needed. I did to no avail. I have been on my own. There is one accounting tutor who is only available for a half day for the entire student body. I had to pay for private tutors and literally teach myself accounting 501. My econ teacher has no life whatsoever. Three hours of watching paint dry. Thank God for YouTube. Really considering finding another MBA."
Ellen
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"It is difficult to find good things to say about Cleveland State. The neighborhood is unsafe, the campus life is almost nonexistent and the parking is a mess and WAY too expensive. With regard to the quality of the education, there are small pockets of greatness in some departments. For the most part, the professors do not care much about how much you learn or what your goals are in life. Many professors are nasty and difficult to talk to. You can tell that some faculty members don't even like students. It is a true shame that so much money was put into physical facilities without investing in better teaching and services for students. Until Cleveland State figures this out, it will remain an afterthought."
ERIN KELLY
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"My biggest recommendation is to get as much experience in the field before committing completely to a program. I would interview professionals in the field weighing out the pros and cons and also asking for advice. If I would have followed my own advice I would not have gotten my general education degree, I would have went for intervention specialist. I also wish the program would offer more hands on training, more experiences working in a classroom instead of waiting until you are deep in the program. Maybe even working in a daycare would help get a little bit of experience."
Darrell Echard
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2018
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Cleveland State University was an awesome school for me and I enjoyed all of my classes at the university. I attended the Levin Schools of Urban Studies which is considered one of the best schools of this type in the country. The professors and the classes were amazing. I really enjoyed the experience and believe that others would enjoy the school as much as I did."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"College is a necessary evil. Although my position did not require a Masters degree, it helped distinguish me among other candidates. I now make almost double than my parent who only obtained a GED. My husband and I had combined amount of over 80k in student loans, yet we buckled down and paid them off just recently at age 33, so it's not impossible!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Do not judge a college based on it's sticker price. Often times, private schools are more affordable than state schools once financial aid has been given."
Krystal Adeoye
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Cleveland State University has an excellent Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The quality of education is excellent. I have learned very practical information from each class such as accounting, operations management, financial management, and innovation. What is very valuable about CSU program is that the school encourages entrepreneurship. At CSU, I participated in a entrepreneurship immersion weekend, called Startup Vikes, which helped to train students on how to conduct market research and how to outline a business plan in order to start a business. CSU is very affordable compared to other MBA programs. The school is very safe. I utilize the Campus Safety Escort service so I don't need to walk to my car at night after class. CSU hosts career fairs to help students get internships. The program is great."
Dennessa Gooden
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I graduated from Cleveland State University in the fall semester of 2016. I loved basically all of my professors because they are so knowledgeable of their subjects and they are also very caring teachers. There is plenty of tutoring offered at Cleveland State as well, if ever you need help with your school work. Another great aspect of this school is that the student advisers there are wonderful if ever you need guidance or clarification about your major or class scheduling. The school is very diverse because it has students from all over the world go there and we all learn a little bit from each other. Plus, Cleveland State University always celebrates it's students by having games for students, or some other activity and free food. Cleveland State University is an all around great school."
MJ
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"It's a good school with excellent professors"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Nice college. Good courses and experienced professors."
Robert
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Overall I had a great experience. The primarily evening format fit my schedule well, and the faculty (especially in advanced accounting and strategy classes) was excellent. The school itself is well laid out and modern, and the buildings are connected with walkways, making getting around in bad weather easy."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Cleveland State University gave me a good glimpse into the working world and enabled me to start growing my network. It was a hands-on education that proved useful to me when starting my career."
Sarah
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Cleveland State helped me to become the professional I am today. The professors taught the accounting courses with a focus towards students pursuing the CPA exam. I am now CPA and thanks to the schools focus on networking as well, I have a great career in a Fortune 500 company."
josie216
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I enjoyed Cleveland State University due to its diversity of students and student activities. CSU also has partnerships with hospitals in the area which makes it easy to find employment. The only issue I had were that my graduating class basically were guinea pigs for the new curriculum. Hopefully our input improved the program even more!"
Bettina Pituch
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Business
"CSU is an amazing school for business students. The professors are real life and give you real life examples. The school itself is clean and state of the art. All services you can have through the school was helpful and devoted to helping you get where you need to be for graduation, career, information."
Connor VanFleet
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Cleveland State University is a very unique institution. It is placed almost in the middle of downtown Cleveland and provides you with all the entertainment you could ask for. I will complete my Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry in May 2017 then I will go on to pharmacy school with hopes of becoming a clinical pharmacist. Cleveland State's professors have prepared me very well for my future career, and I think they played a big part in helping me do very well on my PCAT exam. Most of the professors in the Chemistry department are currently conducting cutting edge research of their own which makes them very knowledgeable and engaged in the courses they are teaching. Cleveland State's advisers make scheduling a breeze and they make sure you take all of the courses needed to complete your specific degree. I am very pleased with my decision to attend Cleveland State because I know they have equipped me with a solid base of knowledge that I will need for my future."
Reem Taye
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"CSU isn't a bad university - it's just that there are better options for the cost. If you're considering CSU - I implore you to consider 2 years at Tric C first and then applying to a well known online program like WGU that will cost less and give you a better education"
Stacey King
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2017
  • Degree: Law
"This program teaches real life application in a realistic setting. The program is responsive to students needs and offers great networking and internships in the local community. The campus could improve on safety. This college offers an evening program that is flexible for students who work. The scholarships are generous but hard to maintain."
Stephanie Bello
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2017
  • Degree: Human Resources
"One of the main things I love about Cleveland State University is the diversity. Its like having over hundred countries on one campus, which is beyond priceless. No only are the in-state residents hospitable and friendly, they are also willing to lend a helping hand when needed."
James
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Business
"The business school facility is excellent, very modern and clean and in a good location for commuting from outside Cleveland, as well as accessing other on-campus resources. I do feel that many of the core courses could challenge students a little more, in the way that the capstone strategy course does, but nonetheless the educational opportunities are great."