California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

Long Beach, CA

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California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach Student Essentials

California State University, Long Beach Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascots: The Dirtbags, 49ers
Nickname: Cal State Long Beach
Website: www.csulb.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,420
Out-of-State Tuition: $8,928
Retention Rate: 88%
Enrollment: 37,653
Year Established: 1949

About CSULB

California State University – Long Beach offers the comprehensive academics found at a large state university. In addition to its wide-ranging academic programs, California State University – Long Beach is particularly well known for its creative arts offerings.

Cal State Long Beach’s academics encompass professional fields like healthcare and business, and academic programs in the humanities, liberal arts and sciences. Examples of undergraduate and graduate majors are:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Comparative Literature
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Jewish Studies
  • Nursing
  • Zoology

Arts programs also abound at Cal State Long Beach. Students may undertake a bachelor’s or master’s degree in such artistic disciplines as:

  • Acting
  • Ceramics
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Playwriting

Arts activities are also a major part of the university’s student life activities. Students in the theatre arts programs, for example, perform at the school’s well-known theatre, Cal Repertory. There are also student art galleries, a music conservatory, a campus museum and a campus film festival.

General undergraduate admissions requirements include submission of an application, transcripts, recommendation letters and SAT or ACT scores. Graduate programs and certain undergraduate degrees have additional admission requirements.

Students at Cal State Long Beach may obtain need-based state or federal grants, loans and work-study money. Those who aren’t eligible for federal and state aid may apply for scholarships. Criteria used for determining scholarship eligibility include GPA and socio-economic background. Graduate students with a high financial need may also qualify for full-tuition fellowships.

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CSULB Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 20 Reviews

55% of students gave California State University, Long Beach 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

This school is great. I have no words to explain the experience. I like everything about this campus. I had a choice between University of California Santa Cruz and California State University of Long beach. I am so grateful that I chose Long Beach over Santa Cruz. The Long Beach campus is just great. I explore something new everyday. I like this campus so much I am thinking of doing my further studies of Physical Therapist here.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

I think Cal State Long Beach is a great school to attend, the atmosphere here is very inviting. Everything seems to be very accessible for a student and a fun fact some students may like is the fact that students currently attending CSULB have free transportation when using any of the LBT buses which for me, a current freshman is very useful. So is the library here and then mere fact that whenever I need assistance whether homework wise or just a spontaneous question I have different resources on campus to rely on. I as a current student love CSULB and plan to attend here the 4 years, also dorm life here is amazing especially here in International house, because one gets to meet new people, native or foreign and it is a wonderful experience to have.


CSULB Map & Location

California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840


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Getting Around CSULB

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Long Beach, CA

Winter
Dec
67
46
Jan
68
46
Feb
67
48
Spring
Mar
69
51
Apr
72
53
May
74
58
Summer
Jun
77
61
Jul
82
65
Aug
84
65
Fall
Sep
82
63
Oct
77
58
Nov
72
51

CSULB Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 31,673
Freshman Class 5,496
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 37,653

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 29%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 31%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 24%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 29%
African American 5%
Caucasian 31%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 24%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%
Full-Time 71%
Part-Time 29%
Women 60%
Men 40%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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