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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
About California State University - San Bernardino...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Website
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Welcome to California State University, San Bernardino's Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment – your resource for answers to questions about visiting our campus, applying for admission and taking the next steps toward enrollment. California State University, San Bernardino is located on 430 acres at the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. We are a medium-sized university featuring, small classes, modern and well-equipped labs and facilities, strong student support services and opportunities for close faculty contact.
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California State University - San Bernardino Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
910-1090
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$8,704/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,287/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
30:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.143 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.159 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.160 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,381Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,946
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 113 responses
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  • Commuter
    26%
  • Very kind and helpful
    16%
  • Kind, not a single student has been rude to others
    15%
  • I commute.
    12%
  • Students are really upbeat and considerate
    11%
  • Commuting or chilling at school
    8%
  • Scholar's
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.204 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.248 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • Commuter
    26%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Natural
    6%
  • Pretty
    6%
  • Athletic
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    54%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    90%
    National
    83%
    80%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.111 responses
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    California State University - San Bernardino Reviews

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    Going into college, I didn't know what to expect. People make it to be so many different things, but I've learned that there's nothing like personally experiencing it to make your own judgements. My first two years at CSUSB have been amazing. I have learned so much in every single class I've taken from GE's to my major classes. I believe that it takes the will to want in order to succeed and get the best out of every situation. Despite the fact that I'm not a history fan or a science fan, I enjoyed my GE courses simply because the professors explained it so well and I was so invested in learning something. I never miss a class, I pay close attention, I take notes, I dedicate time to my work, and thanks to that I am at a 4.0 GPA so far. Besides academics however, CSUSB's environment is so comforting. Everyone from professors to students have been so kind and helpful. I am most definitely a proud CSUSB Coyote!
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    Very close and friendly environment. The variety of activities to do outside of class is great to have. The campus is beautiful, although very warm at times. The school has many resources any student can use to either get ahead or stay on track in their studies. The classes range from a small class of around 20, to a huge lecture hall ranging from the hundreds. The classes offered are great to get interested in a subject you thought you had once hated. Overall, a great experience at this school so far!
    Everyone, especially the staff is very friendly! I can see that the faculty genuinely cares about the education of their students. Very "desert-like" campus. Not super school spirited but it is very nice to see many people from many different backgrounds. Faculty and students are very inclusive and kind. Thanks to them I was able to get more involved with the school and learn what steps I have to take in order to follow my choice of career paths.