Office of Admissions

Meghan McCarthy

Meghan McCarthy
Enrollment Representative
m.t.mccarthy@csuohio.edu
216.523.7376

Cleveland State University offers a campus experience unlike any other. Your time studying at CSU is not limited to the buildings that stretch down Euclid and every student leaves the classroom to put their studying to use in the real world. The city is quite literally your campus, and we promise you will find yourself engaged in opportunities only a big city can provide (think partnerships, co-ops and internships, combined with the big city food, theater, shopping and sports)!

I focus on high schools in South and East Cuyahoga County as well as in Akron, Canton and Youngstown.

Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus at Cleveland State University is definitely the Rec Center. With every kind of class imaginable, an indoor track, free weights, personal training, an Olympic-sized pool, and cardio equipment that is updated annually with an opportunity for member’s input, I am only a walk away from one of my favorite hobbies: being active and healthy!

Why choose CSU?: Cleveland State University offers a campus experience unlike any other. Your time studying at CSU is not limited to the buildings that stretch down Euclid and every student leaves the classroom to put their studying to use in the real world. The city is quite literally your campus, and we promise you will find yourself engaged in opportunities only a big city can provide (think partnerships, co-ops and internships, combined with the big city food, theater, shopping and sports)!

Best advice for the college search: Be sure to not only look for a college that has strength in academic programs that are within your interest, but also in careers and extensive opportunities to network and expose yourself into your field of study. The bottom line should not end at a diploma; it should end with successful and promising employment! And remember, CSU has 3,000 possibilities for you get into your field as early as freshman year!

Favorite class in college:  My favorite class in college was Nonverbal Communication. It was a semester-long look into how people communicate, across cultures, without saying a word. I learned so much about the ways in which we all do the same things with our nonverbal language, but also how we all vary depending on a variety of factors. Taking the course as a student at Cleveland State was extremely beneficial as I was in class with such a diverse group of my peers, and we all had the opportunity to share our own means on nonverbal communication!

Best question to ask on a college tour: What are students’ favorite things to do while studying here? It is important to find out what student’s like to do, and what there is to do while you aren’t in class-college is not only all about learning, it’s also about networking, relationship building, and creating opportunities you’ve never had before.

Favorite CSU tradition: My favorite CSU tradition is hands down Mid-Vike Madness! A celebration of the kick-off of our men’s and women’s basketball seasons, the CSU community and the general public come together for raffles, giveaways and a big old fashioned Viking celebration! It is such a cool way to see and show Viking pride!

Favorite CSU Fun fact: My favorite fact about CSU comes from my love of the history of this city: Mather Mansion (built in 1910), one of our buildings on campus is the only mansion standing from Millionaire’s Row that became infamous at the turn of the 19th century!