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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,924
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,163
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,360
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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When I first moved to San Bernardino for college I was literally scared because of all the negative things I had heard. For example, the crime. I can honestly say that I have lived here for 4 years and its the place I call home! I live very comfortably in the area. Its not the most luxurious or richest city but it does the trick and it fits my lifestyle. I have grown in this city, met lifelong friends, I fell in love, and I am getting my education in this city. I am honestly very glad I chose San Bernardino as the city where I wanted to pursue my education.
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I live right in front of campus so the area and environment is very safe! There are always cop cars patrolling the area. Regardless of the patrolling and the safety they enforce we have had incidents and crimes around the area, but it has only been a couple of times since I have lived there. Overall i feel safe in my community.
The area around the CSUSB is not a bad place to live, there is some crime seen once in a while. I believe that there is crime everywhere you go. Some locations tend to be more targeted because of the socioeconomic status of the community. San Bernardino is not a very well off city so there is more crime seen in this city than there would be in a city with a lot of income.