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California State University Long Beach is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a state college in 1949, it gained university status in 1972. Its 322-acre campus is located 25 miles from Los Angeles.

Website: www.csulb.edu/

Public
Co-ed
31,447
Undergraduate
Students
(56.7%) 17,837 Women
(43.3%) 13,610 Men
5,399
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
31% of 69,578 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
567 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,222
Out-of-state: $35,518
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,798
Out-of-state: $17,094
Room and Board
$13,158
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$12,447
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,067
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,035
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Long Beach Population
467,892
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
4% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
49ers
Sororities
0% of women participate
Fraternities
0% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.8% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
45.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
17.8% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students
6.2%
First-Year Students Returning
87.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
16.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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