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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
California State University - Long Beach is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference
Address
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840
Website
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California State University - Long Beach 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
32%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
930-1160
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,867/ 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
    $6,278/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,917/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,271/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,460/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,590/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.271 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.286 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.288 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,953Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 174 responses
Report
  • Easy going
    43%
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Passionate
    5%
  • Independent
    3%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Pride
    2%
  • Confident
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.337 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.405 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 202 responses
Report
  • Great education, great location
    32%
  • Great staff, students, organizations, and location
    24%
  • All of the above
    10%
  • Resourceful
    9%
  • Commuter school
    7%
  • Diverse student body
    6%
  • Affordable
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.189 responses
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California State University, Long Beach is a very diverse university with much to offer for example there are many majors offered, clubs, sports, internship opportunities and a variety of options to further your education. CSULB has many advisors on campus ready to assist you on any questions or concerns you may have, they're available and easy to contact. Due to the large amount of classes they offer, it makes it easier to schedule your classes accordingly to your personal life. Professors encourage and emphasize office hours all throughout the semester so every student could strive in class. There's not a thing I would change about my school!
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I am currently a third year at CSULB. I enjoy the atmosphere throughout the campus. Everyone is extremely welcoming and open to new friendships. I always feel safe and comfortable at school and I enjoy the events held on campus. Sporting events are always a blast because the students are very supportive of the teams. The professors are encouraging and do everything they can for their students to succeed. I wanted to go to CSULB for the school itself as well as the location. There are a lot of activities to do around the area such as downtown Long Beach, the Pike, multiple beaches, and much more! I’m very proud to be a part of the Beach community. Go Beach!
California State University - Long Beach is an amazing school! The weather is so nice and the people are awesome too. The Liberal Arts professors are intelligent humans with many published accomplishments. I highly recommend this school to anyone pursuing an undergraduate degree or master's degree. It's also one of the top 10 safest Southern California universities! I loved this school so much, I went for 6 years!