Cal State San Bernardino is an above-average public university located in San Bernardino, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,478 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cal State San Bernardino acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 55% of students, Cal State San Bernardino alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
California State University - San Bernardino Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.143 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.146 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.147 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management925 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies254 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies229 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities213 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies146 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.191 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.235 responses
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.111 responses
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California State University - San Bernardino Reviews
Cal State San Bernardino feels like high school to me. I commute and so do most of the students here. Im also not that involved in much, because clubs and organizations don't really sit out and promote. This school doesn't have school spirit and seems pretty dead. Besides that the students here are very friendly and welcoming. The professors really care about your contribution to the class and how you're doing, which is great because they are wiling to put in extra time for them to really understand the subject. Safety here is also really great, but I mean sometimes it can be pretty spooky at night, but theres always security around to escort you, if needed. The weather here is also pretty great, except in the fall, because its super windy! Its a good school to attend if you live in the area, or plan on saving money, but if you have the choice of attending another university, I'd recommend that, so that you can get the whole college experience .
I first transferred to CSUSB on the fall of 2014 as a Junior. I have been to one other private university prior to CSUSB, and I have to point out that CSUSB made my life as an international student so much easier. People who handle international student affairs are so well versed with all the regulations that apply to F-1 students- and I think that is one of the most important things for an F-1 student especially when they are navigating through the opportunities and University rules during the first couple months of college. I am so grateful for all the wonderful opportunities and the great staff and educators that I had in my support system. I love this University and it really deserves a recognition for the great resources and people it has!
The faculty and students here are so friendly! This school is also pretty racially diverse, which is great! Student life is lacking a little since it is a commuter school, but if you find a few clubs and maybe a frat/sorority to join you should be fine. Financial aid office can be a little unhelpful at times so make sure you stay on top of your stuff! Overall I've had a fairly good experience so far, the school isn't without its flaws but it has good things to offer. However, if you want a 'traditional' residential campus experience with an active social life and lots of activities happening all the time, I would look elsewhere.