1,596 reviews
  1. Hayward, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
California State University - East Bay is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Scores Range
800-1020
ACT Scores Range
16-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for California State University - East Bay

Cost

Net Price
$8,723/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,961/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,517/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,122/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,628/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,473/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.105 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,720Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
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  • Active, opinionated and unique.
    44%
  • Beautiful, smart, and amazing
    18%
  • Commuter
    14%
  • Quiet
    12%
  • Fat, headphones,unintelligent, illiterate,juvenile
    7%
  • Driven
    3%
  • Focused, driven, friendly, live,opinionated
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.138 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Very diverse and accepting
    59%
  • Works for me
    26%
  • Best (best choice for me)
    9%
  • Made for robots & uneducated idiots.
    4%
  • Diversity
    1%

After California State University - East Bay

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses

California State University - East Bay Reviews

1,596 reviews
All Categories
I like the online program. I like the open University option because it gives you the opportunity to continue your education. The only bad thing about open University is that you start the class one week after the rest of the students. I like how the modules are divided and the blogs posts allows for discussion. Taken online classes online for me has been the best option because I work full time. I enjoy interacting with the students online and receiving feedback. I always learn something new everyday!
I am currently a student at Cal State East Bay and am enjoying it. Overall, I feel that the school offers a fair amount of support. However, it also lacks in support for specific departments. I have run into many issues, from graduating on time, to payments not going through and then being dropped from classes (with no care from the school whatsoever). Overall, it's a great commuter school but also feels like an extension of a Junior College. Any type of Counseling and guidance services are lacking, yet I find that they have amazing professors and class opportunities. The largest struggle that I have faced is with registering for classes, and sticking to a graduation timeline, as certain classes are only offered at specific times, and there are limited seats in each class. Overall, the school is good but could definitely improve.
Since CSUEB is a quarter system the 10 weeks go by super fast. I really like that! I am a full time student each quarter who works part time to pay for my own bills and help my family out, and am part of PAW which is an on campus internship. There is tutoring available for us students, office hours from our professors, relaxation room in the RAW, the RAW, dance classes, etc. The library hours are very useful because it is open till late and during finals it is open till midnight and the campus provides coffee, hot chocolate, goody bags with supplies in then, and snacks for students who are studying till late.