CSULB Description

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.

Quick Facts about California State University, Long Beach

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

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

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$6,420

Out-of-State Tuition

$8,928

Retention Rate

88%

Enrollment

37,653

Year Established

1949

CSULB Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  8 reviews
4 star
  11 reviews
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

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

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
5

Detailed Ratings

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.

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CSULB Students

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

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
84%
Graduate
16%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
71%
Part-Time
29%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
86%
Out-of-State
14%

Gender of Students

Women
59%
Men
41%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
5%
Asian
23%
Caucasian
31%
Latino
28%
Other
13%

Students State Origin

California
86%
Other
14%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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