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Central State University is a historically Black institution in Wilberforce, Ohio (with campus branches in both Dayton and Xenia), offering its 4,000 undergraduates access to top-flight academics across four colleges: Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture; Education; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the College of Business. Many of the colleges also provide the option of a three-year degree for select programs, incorporating previous credits and summer sessions. As an 1890 land-grant institution, Central State continuously seeks to teach students to be productive members of society who give back to the communities that formed them through teaching, research, and service. The Undergraduate Student Success Center ensures that students have access to academic support and a strong cocurricular foundation from which to develop learning habits, and provides advising, tutoring (live and via online eTutoring), and skills workshops. In an effort to create global citizens and culturally curious learners, study abroad opportunities are available through the Center for International Education.

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Applicants: 2,834
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Average HS GPA: 2.90



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