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California State University - Bakersfield
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  • 4 Year
  • BAKERSFIELD, CA

California State University - Bakersfield Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade unavailable
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
4%
Average Housing Cost
$9,000 / year
Poll
42%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 302 responses
Poll
48%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 109 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,200 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 107 responses
  • Togo's
    36%
  • Rowdys Place
    21%
  • Petes coffee
    18%
  • Sushi
    12%
  • Sbarro
    9%
  • Sandwich shack
    3%
38%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 77 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 48 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    23%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    52%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    23%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

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Safety

Safety
grade B+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
96%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 74 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 46 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    54%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    35%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    9%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 60 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    48%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    42%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    3%
  • Not very visible.
    7%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 124 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    6%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    39%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    51%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    4%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field: Outdoor, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Model UN, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
  • Homecoming dance
    44%
  • Runner nights
    44%
  • Walking around campus and seeing nature
    11%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade B minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 86 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    3%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    19%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    24%
  • Parties? What parties?
    53%
Poll
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 38 responses
  • Festivals on campus
    24%
  • The end of the year!
    24%
  • There is none
    18%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • I don't know, YET!
    11%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • I do not know
    5%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
4%
Women in Sororities
3%
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 102 responses

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