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
3%
500-599
20%
400-499
51%
300-399
23%
200-299
3%
600-699
4%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
19%
200-299
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
12%
18-23
33%
12-17
43%
6-11
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
40%
12-17
41%
24-29
14%
18-23
43%
12-17
41%
6-11
2%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
28

teacher

students

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,796
Declined +
Total Received 5,796
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Public

8,025

undergraduate students

1,200

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 9,225
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
5%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
13%
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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
20%
400-499
51%
300-399
23%
200-299
3%
600-699
4%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
19%
200-299
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
12%
18-23
33%
12-17
43%
6-11
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
40%
12-17
41%
24-29
14%
18-23
43%
12-17
41%
6-11
2%

Admissions Facts

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

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,796
Declined +
Total Received 5,796

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

State residency

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Kendyl Magnuson
Director of Admissions and Records
P: 800 788-CSUB
F: 661 664-3389
admissions@csub.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,920,378
State $29,299,677
Institutional $864,335
Other external $946,400
Total $54,030,790

Non-need-based

Federal
State $359,068
Institutional
Other external
Total $359,068

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
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%

8,025
students

Female
61%
4,897

Male
39%
3,128

Graduate

13%

1,200
students

Female
67%
803

Male
33%
397

undergraduateFull-time

82%

6,655
students

Female
61%
4,055

Male
39%
2,600

undergraduatePart-time

18%

1,370
students

Female
62%
842

Male
38%
528

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
54%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
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

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements 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: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

136

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter 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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