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

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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 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 42 responses
Report
  • Determined
    31%
  • Unique
    26%
  • Laid back
    19%
  • Ratchet.
    12%
  • Encouraged
    10%
  • Well rounded
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Nice atmosphere
    39%
  • Diverse.
    32%
  • 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
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
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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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.
Freshman year was tough especially, for those first generation college students. I came from rough beginnings and had no idea what I was doing in college. I was grateful for the opportunity to attend school, but I felt pressured to be there. California State University of Bakersfield provided a first year college student 101 class. That was the best stress relief for me. The course provided me with support centers on campus for financial, mental, and physically assistants. Which I needed help with all 3. What I would change about Bakersfield education system is helping students more that are in financial troubles like myself. I never received FASFA and kept getting extension to pay my tuition til I ran out. For example: My EFC is too high however, I was not receiving financial support from home. I found myself in debt and homeless. If there was more of an outreach for students like myself it'd make it all the better.