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California State University - Long Beach
  • 4 Year
  • LONG BEACH, CA

California State University - Long Beach Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B minus
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
8%
Average Housing Cost
$8,590 / year
Poll
38%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 1,167 responses
Poll
49%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 441 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade A
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,324 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 853 responses
  • The nugget
    17%
  • Starbucks
    15%
  • Subway
    12%
  • The Outpost
    9%
  • Panda Express
    8%
  • Beachwalk Cafe
    8%
  • Pollo loco
    7%
60%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 310 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A+
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 232 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    37%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    51%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    11%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    1%

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Safety

Safety
grade A minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
90%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 279 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 175 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    51%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    38%
  • 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 224 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    24%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    64%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    7%
  • Not very visible.
    4%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 473 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    4%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    42%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    50%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    4%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Volleyball, Water Polo
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Dance, Drama/Theater, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 196 responses
  • University basketball games are usually very fun
    17%
  • Sports games
    14%
  • I don't really like the campus events
    12%
  • Smorgasport
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Campus events such as tournaments
    8%
  • Special guests that visit and give talks
    8%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 316 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    3%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    23%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    30%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    14%
  • Parties? What parties?
    29%
Poll
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 151 responses
  • Smorgasport
    24%
  • Homecoming Game
    19%
  • I don't go to parties
    14%
  • Pre-finals/end-of-the-semester party
    12%
  • After the rivals basketball game
    8%
  • Greek event-formal
    7%
  • Halloween
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
2%
Women in Sororities
2%
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 405 responses

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