California State University - Long Beach is ...
NCAA Division I (without football)
Big West Conference
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.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Students also applied to ...
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.271 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.280 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.282 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management1,128 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences399 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies313 Graduates
Health Care Management287 Graduates
Human Development235 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.331 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.399 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 196 responsesReport
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.189 responses
Colleges like California State University - Long Beach
- B+California State University - Fullerton
- 4 Year
- Fullerton, CA
- 4,256 reviews
- B-California State University - Los Angeles
- 4 Year
- Los Angeles, CA
- 2,562 reviews
- C+California State University - Dominguez Hills
- 4 Year
- Carson, CA
- 1,509 reviews
- BCalifornia State University - Northridge
- 4 Year
- Northridge, CA
- 4,063 reviews
California State University - Long Beach Reviews
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).
California State University is the perfect place for someone looking for a interactive community that you can stay connected with, while still getting the feel of a large university. There are plenty of options for on-campus activities, and the professors are willing to work with you on a one-on-one basis. The only thing to watch out for is that the difficulty of classes ranges widely depending on the professor, even for the same class or subject. Make sure you know which professor you are taking and what level of difficulty to expect. Just because someone says a certain class is easy does NOT mean that it is, check your professor first! This is also an incredibly affordable college, which is part of the reason I chose it! Even though I did not have to pay much, my degree is still widely recognized and considered in high regard. It's great!
It's such a huge University that it can fit so many people's tastes. There are tons of organizations that at least one will interest you. A lot of the students are very relaxed and you'll easily find conversation in class and friends everywhere. People are very conscious about keeping their surroundings clean. You'll find a lot of students relaxing on the grass or studying with friends, and overall it's a great atmosphere to be around. My favorite place is the library because it's so large and has been my main to-go place my whole time at CSULB. Go Beach!