Tuition & Fees

$6,857

$18,017

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
11%
500-599
29%
400-499
41%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
31%
400-499
47%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
45%
12-17
28%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
35%
12-17
33%
30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
43%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
26

teacher

students

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,756
Declined +
Total Received 5,756
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Public

8,093

undergraduate students

1,248

graduate students

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School Facts

California State at Bakersfield, founded in 1965, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, and Education. Its 375-acre campus is located in Bakersfield.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,341
Established in 1970
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Bakersfield, CA

375-acre campus in Bakersfield (population: 363,330), 112 miles from Los Angeles. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
4%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
15%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 4% of male students
 
6 sororities 3% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
11%
500-599
29%
400-499
41%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
31%
400-499
47%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
45%
12-17
28%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
35%
12-17
33%
30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
43%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30 (priority deadline)
March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November30
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,756
Declined +
Total Received 5,756

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record
State residency

Considered

Geographical residence

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jacqueline M. Mimms
Associate Vice President Enrollment Management
P: 800 788-CSUB
F: 661 664-3389
admissions@csub.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,846,874
State $30,953,182
Institutional $909,745
Other external $1,250,347
Total $56,960,148

Non-need-based

Federal $34,797
State $276,960
Institutional
Other external
Total $311,757

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pacific-10 Conference (Football I-A), Western Water Polo Association
Mascot
Roadrunners
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Communication
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Resource Management
Geology
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education/Kinesiology
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

87%

8,093
students

Female
60%
4,883

Male
40%
3,210

Graduate

13%

1,248
students

Female
69%
866

Male
31%
382

undergraduateFull-time

87%

7,083
students

Female
61%
4,298

Male
39%
2,785

undergraduatePart-time

13%

1,010
students

Female
58%
585

Male
42%
425

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
55%
Hispanic/Latino
18%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

28%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: August 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

70

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

120

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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