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California State University-Long Beach

Long Beach, CA, USA
3.73 Average Rating

California State University-Long Beach is a public institution and the most applied-to campus in the 23 campus CSU system. The university is home to eight schools, with a majority of students attending the College of Business and the College of Engineering. The 322-acre urban campus is filled with minimalist architecture and features the Walter Pyramid, where basketball and volleyball games are played. Additionally, the campus houses a research facility with a variety of programs.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
28%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2018 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
96%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
31%
Submitting ACT
93%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1130
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
37,622
Total Number of Undergrads
31,566
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
25%
20-39 Students
57%
40-99 Students
13%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
16%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
23:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,423
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,798
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,678
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,986
Books and Supplies
$2002

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,454
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,804
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,507

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
35%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,454
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$159
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
300
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
4%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
49ers
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
Orange
San Francisco
San Diego
Seattle
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$53,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
California State University has provided me with the appropriate skills to pursue my graduate studies in Europe. This excellent university holds a large number of influential educators that have supported me throughout my undergraduate studies. Personally, I feel fortunate to have graduated from this university with the best of memories.
Heidi from Corona, CA
CSULB is the top Cal State, and for good reason too. The environment has none of that hectic vibe you might experience elsewhere. That's the beauty of CSULB, that you still have cool, challenging, rigorous classes and programs, but none of the stressful drama!
Jacky from Lancaster, CA
This school requires a good amount of studying and focus, plus you'll be walking quite a bit from class to class. It has a laid back atmosphere, and the teachers are helpful. It's a very good value for the price.
Paul from Long Beach, CA