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California State University-Long Beach Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,963 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 75 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Big West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $165,045)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $92,584)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 82 113 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 17 16 - Yes
Golf 7 9 - -
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Tennis - 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball 18 20 Yes Yes
Water Polo 24 28 - -
Archery - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 22.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.1%
Hispanic 27.2%
Non-resident alien 5.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 29.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 55
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 28
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Heidi from Corona, CA
  • 4
  • Although I never lived in the dorms at my University, the housing and residential life is an excellent way to meet people and explore the sunny city of Long Beach.…

  • May-23-2012 Read More
  • Brittany from Long Beach, CA
  • 2
  • Living on campus is an opportunity for students to have the experience of living away from home: to learn to be independent, and experience the true college life. However, it…

  • May-25-2012 Read More
  • Monica from Riverside, CA
  • 5
  • All of the students that dorm are typically very nice and welcoming. During the first couple weeks of the semester, there are lots of events for students who stay at…

  • Jun-19-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jessica from Long Beach, CA
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good for the first few months, and then it seems to start lacking, whether that be in freshness or in health value. I also didn't have the best first year experience with the dining hall food because they have been in the process of upgrading the dining halls, so the kitchen and cooking is done within a tiny portable building. Bottomless food and ice cream/desserts though, which is pretty hard to have many complaints about.

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  • 4
  • Katelyn from Fresno, CA
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is better than first anticipated. They are rebuilding Hillside dining hall, so the food should be better in Spring 2015/Fall 2015 at latest. Parkside and Beachside both have good options constantly.

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  • 3
  • T from Long Beach, CA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    It's okay. Wish they had more options here, but there's Carl's Jr, Sbarros, Subway, and a Mexican food place I can't remember (not Taco Bell). There's also the food and bar on campus where students can order burgers and beer (though you can't take the beer outside of the resturant). There's also a few places off-campus you can buy stuff.

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  • 4
  • Current student
  • Oct-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The rating for food depends on where you are eating. The dining hall food gets boring and quite frankly sucks depending on what meal cycle you are on (they change every week.) There are many other options on upper campus that are good (Fosters, Carls Jr., Panda Express, The Nugget Pub, Coffee Bean, Robeks, etc.) There are also many places to eat off campus. Second street, main, PCH all have great restaurants on them for when you get tired of eating dining hall food or if you live off campus.

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  • 5
  • Evelin from Garden Grove, CA
  • May-01-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of restaurants from Pollo Loco to The Nugget which is CSULB's very own little restaurant with student cooks. The food at the nugget is affordable and you get a lot of delicious food for a low price.

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  • 4
  • Daniel from Salinas, CA
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a past student here

    There are a few fast food restaurants on campus where you can get your quick fix (Carl's Jr., Subway, Dominos, 2 Starbucks), but the place to go is The Nugget Grill and Pub; best food, great pub atmosphere (especially for big sporting events on TV), and beer! All of this being said, the dorm food is pretty lackluster though you have many options.

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  • 3
  • Madison from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a past student here

    WAY better than what you ate for high school lunch I can tell you that, but the meal plans are not the best if you expect to eat there for every meal of the day - so make sure you have a little extra cash for a snack from one of the numerous stores located all over campus or a mini fridge for your dorm.

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  • 2
  • MC
  • Mar-10-2014 I am a current student here

    I heard the food in the dorms suck. There's a lot of fast-food places on campus, and even the healthy places are expensive still. Your best bet is Subway, when they're having the 5-dollar footlong specials.

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  • 5
  • Tori from Harbor City, CA
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of food options in the student union. There's the Nugget, which also serves beer to students (and teachers) over 21. The Outpost, on the other side of school, serves more or less the same things that the Nugget does. There's also Starbucks and a Coffee Bean at school for coffee-lovers. El Pollo Loco, Carls Jr, Subway, Robeks, and Panda Express are a few of the chain fast-food places located in the student union as well.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jessica from Long Beach, CA
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Awesome Greek life. Not quite as big as other schools and there is no Greek Row for all of the houses, but still a great way to get involved and LOADS of fun. There are 13 fraternities and 7 (soon to be 8) sororities. Go Greek, you won't regret it :)

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  • 0
  • Katelyn from Fresno, CA
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Frats and sororities seem fairly prominent, and there is typically one or two per week collecting donations for different causes.

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  • 0
  • Daniel from Salinas, CA
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a past student here

    The city does not allow all the Greek houses to live in a singular 'Greek row' which is a bummer, but the Greek community is active and thrives on campus and in the Long Beach area. Walking through campus, you'd think almost half of the large amount of students who go to CSULB were Greek as you see tons of people wearing there letters and house t-shirts and exuding Greek pride. The Greek community is extremely involved in not only partying and having fun but also community outreach/fundraising events/philanthropy.

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  • 0
  • Caity
  • Dec-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life makes up 8% of the school and is growing. There is no Greek Row but Sororities and Fraternities here are very active and a very positive part of the college environment.

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  • 0
  • Justine from South Gate, CA
  • Nov-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life has a large presence for about a week and then it goes away. If you know a Greek or if you are a Greek then it will come up a lot. But if you are worried about Greeks running the campus, that definitely does not happen here. From what I've heard, Greek life is significantly cheaper here than at smaller, private schools. It is also very fun and will help you make friends to bond with for life.

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