Chicago State University can trace its roots back to the Cook County Normal School, which was founded in 1867 due to a need for trained and competent instructors in the city of Chicago. Over the years, the school has undergone many transformations, location changes and names like the Chicago Normal School and Chicago Teachers College before settling on Chicago State University (CSU) in 1971 - almost a century after its founding.
Today, part of CSU's stated mission is to "provide access to higher education for residents of the region, the state and beyond with an emphasis on meeting the educational needs ... of promising graduates ... who are responsible, discerning and informed global citizens with a commitment to lifelong-learning and service."
Students living in student housing or an off campus apartment at CSU have access to the school's exceptional programs from the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Health Sciences, Education, Business, Pharmacy, Graduate and Professional Studies, Library and Learning Resources, Honors College and Continuing Education and Non-Traditional Programs.
Student living and university living at CSU also revolve around the school's athletic programs. The CSU Cougars compete in the NCAA's Division I. The school's location also allows students access to Chicago's various landmarks like Willis Tower, Grant Park, Navy Pier, the Loop and Wrigley Field among others.
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