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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  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 11,578 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State East Bay acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 48% of students, Cal State East Bay alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,200.
About California State University - East Bay...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
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California State University - East Bay 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
70%
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
$10,758/ 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
    $7,330/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,552/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,495/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,877/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,648/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.111 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,578Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Active, opinionated and unique.
    41%
  • Beautiful, smart, and amazing
    16%
  • Commuter
    16%
  • Quiet
    11%
  • Fat, headphones,unintelligent, illiterate,juvenile
    6%
  • Focused, driven, friendly, live,opinionated
    6%
  • Driven
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.144 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Very diverse and accepting
    62%
  • Works for me
    24%
  • Best (best choice for me)
    9%
  • Made for robots & uneducated idiots.
    4%
  • Diversity
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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Definitely a commuter school, so only come here if you just live nearby for the sake of convenience. Most people come here to save money (especially if they already have a job here). There are a few remodeled buildings but I'm not sure why they can't spend the money to remodel the school library. Lack of study spots and loud students mean that you're probably won't be able to study on campus. However, the workers here are surprisingly dedicated to their jobs and will go above and beyond to help you.
A lot of the professors here genuinely care about their students and want to help you, so make connections with them! Letters of recommendations are very easy to come by here. Some of the professors care more about teaching than anything else here.
Also, come here if you're a computer science major and you don't want to take the Physics requirement! But make sure to check local community colleges to see which courses you can take over there before taking upper division courses here.
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CSUEB is a fantastic option for students on a budget (time and money). My major was Health Sciences, I noticed a return on investment immediately upon graduation, as I was hired into the Healthcare industry. Teachers are incredible here and truly care about your education. Distance education is available as well for those who don't have the option to be in a classroom format. Again, I'd highly recommend!
I am currently a senior at Cal State East Bay, majoring in Health Science, pre-clinical preparation. The campus at East Bay is very small which makes classes enjoyable because I see familiar faces everywhere I go. Most professors, especially in the upper division major classes, truly care about helping their students succeed. I have established positive relationships with numerous professors, allowing me to feel comfortable asking them for help with obtaining a successful future for myself.