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California State University - Bakersfield Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$12,561/ year
Poll
50%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.52 responses
Poll
50%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.103 responses

Food

Campus Food
C
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,050/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Togo's
    37%
  • Rowdys Place
    22%
  • Petes coffee
    18%
  • Sushi
    11%
  • Sbarro
    10%
  • Sandwich shack
    2%
42%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.53 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
C
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 46 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    24%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    52%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    22%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

Safety

Safety
A-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
96%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.72 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 44 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    52%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    36%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    9%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 58 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    48%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    41%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    3%
  • Not very visible.
    7%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Basketball, Track and Field: Outdoor, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling, Baseball
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Volleyball, Track and Field: X-Country, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Water Polo, Swimming, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 100 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    6%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    40%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    51%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    3%
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Homecoming dance
    50%
  • Runner nights
    50%

Party Scene

Party Scene
C
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 62 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    0%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    5%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    21%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    31%
  • Parties? What parties?
    44%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 15 responses
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  • The end of the year!
    53%
  • There is none
    27%
  • Festivals on campus
    20%
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