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
69%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
790-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for California State University - Bakersfield

Cost

Net Price
$6,376/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,005/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,813/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,321/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,993/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,064/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,299Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
66%
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
39%
National
48%
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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California State University - Bakersfield Reviews

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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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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.
This semester was a very confusing change for all of us. It is definitely going to take more than one semester to readjust. The staff and administration had a good plan going on but, the details were all a fuzzy to us students. You couldn't just ask one faculty member to see if certain information was correct, you had to ask at least three others to make sure what you're doing was correct. In our eyes the professors seemed either rushed or that they had "finished the material too early/ had too much time". There were also a lot of questions on which students would follow the semester catalog, the quarter catalog, or if they can follow quarter catalog for their major, and semester for the general education (and vice versa). With all of this confusion, however, I felt that the professors did a great job in remaining enthusiastic throughout the entire semester while most students were ready to "clock out" by week 10. We still have some adjusting to do but it's steadily going up hill.