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

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
34%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
930-1170
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for California State University - Long Beach

Cost

Net Price
$9,597/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,588/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,459/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,754/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,690/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,105/ 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
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.279 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.281 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,829Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 167 responses
Report
  • Easy going
    43%
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Passionate
    5%
  • Independent
    4%
  • Pride
    2%
  • Confident
    2%
  • Driven
    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.330 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.398 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 195 responses
Report
  • Great education, great location
    33%
  • Great staff, students, organizations, and location
    24%
  • Resourceful
    9%
  • All of the above
    9%
  • Commuter school
    7%
  • Diverse student body
    6%
  • Affordable
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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 Reviews

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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).
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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!