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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    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 11,539 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State East Bay acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Business, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 42% of students, Cal State East Bay alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,600.
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
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
800-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$11,425/ 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
$9,402/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

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.119 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,539Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,935
Undergrads Over 25
28%
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
    18%
  • Beautiful, smart, and amazing
    15%
  • Quiet
    10%
  • Focused, driven, friendly, live,opinionated
    7%
  • Fat, headphones,unintelligent, illiterate,juvenile
    6%
  • Diverse
    2%

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.152 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.188 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
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  • Very diverse and accepting
    59%
  • Works for me
    22%
  • Best (best choice for me)
    8%
  • Diversity
    4%
  • Made for robots & uneducated idiots.
    3%
  • Underrated
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
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 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.
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There are many positive things at Cal State East Bay. The thing you notice as soon as you step on the campus is that it is very diverse. Everyone is accepted at Cal State Easy Bay regardless of their background. Another thing that's great at East Bay is that most professors truly care about your education. They're always there to help you understand the material and are willing to help you. In my experience, all my professors have always cared about each student and their education. They don't mind repeating the same material a couple times in order for their students to fully understand it. If you want to go to a school where you want to feel safe, accepted, and where your education is the top priority, then Cal State East Bay is for you!
My experience was as a commuter student. I did not live on campus at any point, but I enjoyed my experience. I liked the diversity represented on campus and met many great people in my major. The student rec center was brand new when I attended and was well maintained. The campus is a bit hilly, but relatively easy to get around. There were also many social and cultural events as well as career fairs that were held on campus which was great! Not a big sports school so it won't have well attended sporting events. Greek life is present, but not super noticeable either. For day to day commuter student life, I enjoyed it.