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California State University - Bakersfield
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  • 4 Year
  • BAKERSFIELD, CA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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Cal State Bakersfield is a public university located in Bakersfield, California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,432 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State Bakersfield acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Psychology. Graduating 46% of students, Cal State Bakersfield alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.

About

9001 STOCKDALE HWY
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93311
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference

California State University - Bakersfield Rankings

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Cal State Bakersfield Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
790-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$7,697 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,620 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 72 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 88 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 88 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    91%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,432 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,547
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
  • Determined
    37%
  • Unique
    24%
  • Laid back
    16%
  • Encouraged
    8%
  • Well rounded
    8%
  • Average
    2%
  • Nerdy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 95 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
  • Nice atmosphere
    37%
  • Diverse.
    32%
  • Commuter campus, with the same involved
    7%
  • Underfunded
    7%
  • White and hispanic with a pinch of asian and arab
    7%
  • Lonely
    5%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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