California State University Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

California State University Bakersfield, founded in 1965, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, and Education. Its 375-acre campus is located in Bakersfield.

Website: www.csub.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,196
Undergraduate
Students
(61.5%) 5,652 Women
(38.5%) 3,544 Men
1,297
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
100% of 5,429 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
503 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19 average
15-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$11,747
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,143
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
338
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 15% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Bakersfield Population
358,597
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
4% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Roadrunner
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.3% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
63.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
14.7% White
6.3% Unknown
International Students
4.6%
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
18.7%
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

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

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 4
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 for some Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
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
9001 Stockdale Highway
City, State, Zip
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Phone
(661) 654-3036
Fax
(661) 664-3188
E-mail
admissions@csub.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can 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
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
100% of 5,429 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 3,390 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 2,039 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,108 (39%) of 5,429 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,404 (41%) of 3,390 admitted students enrolled
Men
833 (41%) of 2,039 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
3.30
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
440-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
39%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
503 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
47%
Score of 300 - 400
7%
Score of 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19 average
15-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
8%
Score of 18 - 23
42%
Score of 12 - 17
44%
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
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
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 a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 007993
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,292 (96.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,206 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,192 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
40 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$11,747
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,120 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,865
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 308 (32.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,405
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 239 (18.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
9 freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,415

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,638 (90.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,265 (94.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,166 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
193 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$11,440
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,743 (92.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,996
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,331 (42.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,121
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 879 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
31 undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,265

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
48%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,143
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, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Veterans
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

  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Liberal arts/general studies, Education, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
None
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
338
Part-Time Faculty
340
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
34%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 15% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


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

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
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 Arts, Master of Science in Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Bakersfield Population
358,597
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
575 acres

Weather

Temperature
38.3 average low in January, 92.4 average high in September
Rain
37 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Bakersfield
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Bakersfield

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
4% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
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
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not reported
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Roadrunner
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball     x x
Golf     x x
Soccer     x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Golf    
Soccer    
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Water Polo    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, riflery, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
Not Reported
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,196
Women
5,652 (61.5%)
Men
3,544 (38.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,906
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.3% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
63.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
14.7% White
6.3% Unknown
International Students.
4.6%
Average Age
All Graduate Students
1,297

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
18.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
34%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
42.0%

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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