Cal State Bakersfield is a public university located in Bakersfield, California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,502 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State Bakersfield acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Psychology. Graduating 41% of students, Cal State Bakersfield alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.
California State University - Bakersfield Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities182 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies118 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching81 Graduates
Early Childhood Education62 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.111 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
California State University - Bakersfield Reviews
I love CSUB. I think it is such an underrated university, and it is so beautiful and green. The faculty in my department were always so encouraging and helpful, not to mention, intelligent and incredibly knowledgeable about their academic discipline. The facilities are not what you would perhaps find in other more prestigious universities, and I wish CSUB had postgraduate studies available, but as a Bakersfield native, I saved a lot of money going here! I feel very confident about the education I received and I feel great about my degree.
I love many things about my school and I’m proud to say I’m a runner but a few things really have made my experience great. The things that stands out to me right away is all of the great teachers and staff, you’d think that a small university wouldn’t have as many diverse professors but CSUB does. Every single one of my professors has been more than helpful, and has been so invested in helped their students. The teacher to student ratio is about 1:30 and that really matters, having a smaller classroom size allows the teachers to become more personal with their students and give one on one help. Another thing I love about CSUB are the amenities. The school gym is fully equipt and easy enough to get a good session in between classes. The student union is planning to expand and make for more available options for students and that is all because the students spoke up and voted on that. I think it’s amazing that we the students have a voice in the school and the community!
I've only been there for two weeks but I love it. The staff is great and very helpful. I also like that most of their students have jobs on campus which is great. They offer so many clubs, and they always keep in touch with students via email. It's great!