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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Cal State East Bay is a public university located in Hayward, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,187 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State East Bay acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Business, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 48% of students, Cal State East Bay alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,600.
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association

California State University - East Bay Rankings

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Cal State East Bay Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
800-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,422/ 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
$9,244/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.128 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.128 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    48%
  • On Campus
    41%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,187Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,649
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 87 responses
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  • Active, opinionated and unique.
    38%
  • Commuter
    24%
  • Beautiful, smart, and amazing
    15%
  • Quiet
    10%
  • Focused, driven, friendly, live,opinionated
    9%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.161 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.197 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Very diverse and accepting
    61%
  • Works for me
    22%
  • Best (best choice for me)
    7%
  • Diversity
    5%
  • Underrated
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • what's not to like?
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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The diversity at CSUEB is huge! I believe we were either 2nd or 3rd most diverse college within California. I love attending CSUEB because of the area I was living in, being close to the City of San Fransisco and being able to play College Water Polo at the university level. I was very grateful to have attended CSUEB because of my teachers and coaches who were all amazing. My advisors were great when it came down to scheduling my classes around my practices and games. Overall, I would recommend CSUEB to anyone who is looking for a school near a big city and getting a great education!
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The professors are amazing and truly care about our education. The class sizes are great and foster a wonderful learning environment. The food is good, and the library is very nice and filled with quiet study areas. I was also told by multiple professors that csueb is the most diverse school in the continental United States (second only to University of Hawaii)! However, the administration and counseling departments are generally unhelpful (although after seeing 5 counselors, I have found an absolutely wonderful one), but generally speaking it is very frustrating to try to find out information. Administration does not always respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner, and it is helpful to speak in person. You must start very early to try to find out enough information to accomplish your goals.
Personally, I much prefer taking my courses online. I was so grateful to have majored in something that I could complete both online and in class! Being an athlete at CSUEB, it was hard to make sure I wasn't late to class after practices or games. Having online courses made it that much easier to get home and hop online for class. I also loved online courses because I could do them (somewhat) at my own pace and be able to still have a social life and do things throughout my day!