B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
California State University - Bakersfield is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Website
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California State University - Bakersfield Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
790-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$6,143/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,216/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,040/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,178/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,460/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,006/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,299Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Determined
    30%
  • Unique
    28%
  • Laid back
    19%
  • Ratchet.
    12%
  • Encouraged
    9%
  • Well rounded
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.80 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Nice atmosphere
    38%
  • Diverse.
    33%
  • Underfunded
    9%
  • White and hispanic with a pinch of asian and arab
    9%
  • Commuter campus, with the same involved
    7%
  • Lonely
    2%
  • Underwhelming
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
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The new Computer and Electrical Engineering program that is offered at CSUB is fantastic. The material is extremely difficult, but the professors know the material well, and many have been involved in the industry working for wireless communication giants. As far as the academics goes for the maths and sciences at the university, it is ahead of the competition.

I feel that faculty at admissions, financial aid, and academic counseling services leaves much wanted, however. I have yet to have a reasonable and logical conversation or solution to any problem I have brought to their attention over the last four years--and I have heard about people not receiving their diplomas until months after graduation due to clerical errors.
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After completing my first semester at California State University Bakersfield, I have found myself very happy with my choice in college. I have had a great experience in the short time i have been here, not only with my education, but with the overall environment that comes with being a student here. The professors are generous with their time, patience, and commitment to every student's education. The smaller campus and student to faculty ratio is appealing as well as being in the heart of California. Only two hours from the beach and two and a half hours from the glorious Sequoia National Forest, Bakersfield has been a great experience and I am happy to have came here.
My experience at the California State University of Bakersfield has been great. This school tries to help every student, for example, I was not eligible to go to CSUB but there was a program that I had to go for two weeks and it was called EOP. EOP stands for Educational Opportunity Program and if it was not for this program I would not be going to CSUB. This program was like going to college for two weeks. We had to move in and we had a class schedule from 8:00 to 2:00 and in between classes we had breaks and lunch. CSUB has tutoring available for every student that needs it, and the best part of it is that its free. Another great thing about CSUB is the professors, the professor put in a lot of effort in teaching their students, they also enjoy helping students on a individual level. I love CSUB and I'm happy I got accepted to be a roadrunner. One thing I would change about CSUB is they should put more benches for students to sit.