California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

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
31,351
Undergraduate
Students
(56.7%) 17,762 Women
(43.3%) 13,589 Men
5,714
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
29% of 61,806 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.53
SAT Math
370-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
370-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
9 average
15-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,502
Out-of-state: $34,798
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,798
Out-of-state: $17,094
Room and Board
$12,750
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$12,577
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,062
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,039
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
20% 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.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
86.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only Recommended Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone
(562) 985-5471
Fax
 
E-mail
eslb@csulb.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
29% of 61,806 applicants were admitted
Women
29% of 36,293 applicants were admitted
Men
27% of 25,513 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,534 (31%) of 17,650 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,254 (31%) of 10,640 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,280 (33%) of 7,010 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.53
3.75 and Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
370-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
370-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
26%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
9 average
15-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
41%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,502
Out-of-state: $34,798
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,798
Out-of-state: $17,094
Room and Board
$12,750
Books and Supplies
$2,002
Other Expenses
$2,952
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001139
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,589 (87.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,914 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,823 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,782 (63.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$12,577
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,313 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,885
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,268 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,388
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 593 (21.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
23,709 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
21,216 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
20,436 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9,668 (47.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$13,720
Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,037 (83.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,709
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 16,882 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,929
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5,801 (28.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,062
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Dance, Other
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sculpture
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,039
Part-Time Faculty
1,240
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,597,720
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
2000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Food Science and Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Leisure Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Long Beach Population
467,892
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
320 acres

Weather

Temperature
44.9 average low in January, 82.1 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Long Beach
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Santa Ana

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
80%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
49ers
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x   x  
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Water Polo x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x  
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Women's Club Sports
archery, bowling, cheerleading, crew, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, weight lifting, wrestling
Men's Club Sports
archery, bowling, cheerleading, crew, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, weight lifting, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, racquetball, sand volleyball, softball, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
0% of women participate
Fraternities
0% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
31,351
Women
17,762 (56.7%)
Men
13,589 (43.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
27,344
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
5,714

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
53.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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