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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  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-
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, 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.
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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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

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
780-980
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$6,444/ 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
    $3,891/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,895/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,242/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,239/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,213/ year
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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
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.146 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.147 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,478Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 100 responses
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  • Commuter
    27%
  • Kind, not a single student has been rude to others
    16%
  • Very kind and helpful
    14%
  • I commute.
    13%
  • Students are really upbeat and considerate
    11%
  • Commuting or chilling at school
    8%
  • Scholar's
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.191 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.235 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Diverse
    40%
  • Commuter
    29%
  • Friendly
    16%
  • Natural
    7%
  • Pretty
    7%
  • Athletic
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.111 responses
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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 .
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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.