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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B+
Cal State Long Beach is a highly rated public university located in Long Beach, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 27,953 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cal State Long Beach acceptance rate is 32%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Family Studies and Consumer Sciences, and Psychology. Graduating 69% of students, Cal State Long Beach alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,800.
About California State University - Long Beach...
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.289 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.291 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 177 responses
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  • 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.340 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.408 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 205 responses
Report
  • Great education, great location
    32%
  • Great staff, students, organizations, and location
    23%
  • 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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I loved that California State University Long Beach offered a variety of learning opportunities with eclectic majors. It allowed students to choose to specialize in a particular area of study, while also receiving an all-encompassing general education. The professors and current students are warm and welcoming, which encouraged new students to feel comfortable and embraced into a new environment. Long Beach State University has an abundance of thriving athletic programs ranging from water polo to baseball, as well as many other sports. The games offer students an opportunity to socialize with fellow students, support the athletic programs, and embrace Long Beach school spirit. Overall, I would love the educational experience at Long Beach State and will utilize the knowledge gained from my degree to pursue my dream career!
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I loved that California State University Long Beach offered a variety of learning opportunities with eclectic majors. It allowed students to choose to specialize in a particular area of study, while also receiving an all-encompassing general education. The professors and current students are warm and welcoming, which encouraged new students to feel comfortable and embraced into a new environment. Long Beach State University has an abundance of thriving athletic programs ranging from water polo to baseball, as well as many other sports. The games offer students an opportunity to socialize with fellow students, support the athletic programs, and embrace Long Beach school spirt. Overall, I loved my educational experience at Long Beach State and will utilize the knowledge gained from my degree to pursue my dream career!
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!