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Tuition & Fees

$6,420

$12,108

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,681
Declined + 36,215
Total Received 55,896
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  22

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

California State at Long Beach is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a state college in 1949, it gained university status in 1972. Its 322-acre campus is located 25 miles from Los Angeles.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 35,586
Established in 1949
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4389
ACT 0302

Public

30,474

undergraduate students

5,112

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
42%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
49%
12-17
17%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
47%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
51%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Long Beach, CA

322-acre urban campus in Long Beach (population: 467,892), 20 miles from Los Angeles. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Los Angeles. Public transportation serves campus.

California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
9%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
38%
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

 
17 fraternities 2% of male students
 
14 sororities 2% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
42%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
49%
12-17
17%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
47%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
51%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,681
Declined + 36,215
Total Received 55,896

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Geographical residence
Standardized test scores
State residency

Important

Particular talent/ability

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Thomas Enders
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services
P: 562 985-5471
F: 562 985-4973
eslb@csulb.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $69,596,886
State $87,493,891
Institutional $5,236,109
Other external $1,855,284
Total $164,182,170

Non-need-based

Federal $31,445
State
Institutional
Other external
Total $31,445

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big West Conference (Football I-A), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Mascot
49ers
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Acting
Adapted Physical Education
Aerospace Engineering
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Applied Physics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian American Studies
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Audio Engineering
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Black Studies
Botany
Business Administration
Business Economics
Cell/Molecular Biology
Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chicano/Latino Studies
Child Development/Family Studies
Chinese Studies
Choral/Vocal Music
Classics
Communication
Communication/Interpersonal
Communication/Organizational/Public
Communication/Rhetorical Studies
Communicative Disorders
Community Health Education
Comparative World Literature
Composition
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Consumer Affairs
Corporate Training/Development
Counseling
Creative Writing
Dance
Dietetics/Food Administration
Drawing/Painting
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Education Administration
Education Administration/Leadership
Educational Administration/Leadership
Educational Psychology
Educational Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Science Education
Emergency Services Administration
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
Engineering/Industrial Applied Mathematics
English
English Education
English/Creative Writing
English/Spanish
Environmental Science/Technology
Environmental Technology
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Merchandising
Film/Electronic Arts
Film/Electronic Media
Film/Video Production
Finance
Fitness
Food Science
French
French Studies
Geography
Geology
German
Gerontology
Global Logistics
Graphic Design
Greek Civilization
Health Care Administration
History
Hospitality/Foodservice/Hotel Management
Human Development
Human Factors
Human Resources Management
Illustration
Industrial Design
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Science
Instrumental Music
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
International Studies
Interpersonal/Organizational Communication
Italian Studies
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Kinesiotherapy
Language/Culture
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Literature
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marine Biology
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Materials Engineering
Mathematical Economics/Economic Theory
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Music
Music Composition
Music History/Literature
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Occupational Studies
Operations Management
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology
Political Science
Pre-Athletic Training
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Recreation
Recreation Administration
Religious Studies
Rhetorical Studies
Roman Civilization
School Counseling
School Health Education
School Librarianship
Science Education
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Science Education
Social Work
Social/Multicultural Foundations of Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Linguistics/Language Acquisition
Spanish Literature/Cultural Studies
Spanish Translation
Special Education
Speech Communications
Studio Art
Technical Theatre
Technology/Engineering Education
Textiles/Clothing
Theatre Arts
Theatre Management
Theatre Performance
Theme Park Engineering
Three-Dimensional Media
Transportation Policy/Planning
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

86%

30,474
students

Female
57%
17,265

Male
43%
13,209

Graduate

14%

5,112
students

Female
61%
3,117

Male
39%
1,995

undergraduateFull-time

84%

25,756
students

Female
58%
14,738

Male
42%
11,018

undergraduatePart-time

16%

4,718
students

Female
54%
2,527

Male
46%
2,191

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
37%
Hispanic/Latino
21%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

28%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Spring: August 31

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Emiko Kawashima
Director of International Admission
562 985-8426
esallows@csulb.edu

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