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
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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

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.283 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.285 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 171 responses
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  • Easy going
    43%
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Passionate
    5%
  • Independent
    4%
  • Pride
    2%
  • Confident
    2%
  • Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.334 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.402 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 199 responses
Report
  • Great education, great location
    33%
  • 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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The campus is monstrously huge. We have at least two different theaters, a gym, tennis courts, four different athletic fields, a blue pyramid (it's a stadium), an engineering workshop, a Japanese garden, and much, much more! The campus also features several different restaurants and eateries, so you'll have some variety in meals. Some professors are professional actors, and one professor created a holiday (Kwanzaa). The campus has recently attempted to create a smoke-free environment, so it gets points for healthy living. I hope that the college can also take steps towards environmentally sustainable practices considering the potential for solar energy development (sunny weather and possibly installing solar panels on roofs).
Long Beach has amazing professors! I have never had one I did not like! The campus is gorgeous and extremely easy to navigate. There are tons of clubs to join, an amazing student wellness center, and fun athletic games to watch! Long Beach really made my undergrad experience a lot of fun and it helped me learn a lot about my major! I am extremely happy with my choice to attend California State University Long Beach!