Office of Admissions

Tom Horsman


Tom Horsman

Senior Admissions Counselor

CSU offers a great education in the classroom and you will be taught by some brilliant people. Our location in downtown Cleveland offers our students many unique and exciting opportunities. If you haven’t been to campus recently, please visit. I think you may be pleasantly surprised. 

I focus on high schools in East Cuyahoga County as well as Northwest, North Central and West Central Ohio, and Michigan.

What’s your favorite spot on the CSU campus and why?

It’s hard to pick, but I’d have to say the Student Center Ballroom. You can’t beat the view of the city skyline from there.

Why do you think that more and more students are choosing CSU?

Cleveland State has always offered a great education, but now with our recent campus renovations and revitalized downtown Cleveland, CSU allows you to get the full college experience while also being in the heart of a thriving city. Not to mention, CSU is also a great value and always affordable.

Describe a time when you felt the greatest sense of CSU pride.

I feel CSU pride every day, but was especially proud during our CSU 50th Anniversary block party. You really got a sense of how much CSU means to the Cleveland community and how much Cleveland means to CSU. The Terminal Tower was even lit up green for the occasion!

What advice do you have for students who are choosing a college?

There are so many things to think about when picking a college, but you have to choose the place where you feel most comfortable. It’s also important to apply early and to ask questions about all available scholarship opportunities.

What’s your favorite CSU tradition?

I love welcoming all of the new students to campus at Magnus Fest. It’s a fun way to kick off the school year and also meet all of your fellow classmates.

What’s your favorite CSU fun fact?

One of the few remaining mansions from Cleveland’s Millionaire’s Row is located on CSU’s campus. The house was built in 1910 and was home to iron-ore shipping magnate Samuel Mather.