California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$6,846

$17,142

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
8%
600-699
30%
500-599
43%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
41%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,019
Declined 43,278
Total Received 71,297
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Public

32,784

undergraduate students

5,291

graduate students

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322-acre, urban campus in Long Beach (population: 469,450), 20 miles from Los Angeles. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Los Angeles. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Los Angeles International or Long Beach

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
8%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Events

  • Kaleidoscope Spring Festival
  • Odyssey Theme Year
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Campus Facts

  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
8%
600-699
30%
500-599
43%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
41%
12-17
10%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.61

Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,019
Declined 43,278
Total Received 71,297

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

archery, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, crew, cross-country, golf, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, tennis, track and field, triathalon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

archery, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, crew, cross-country, golf, rugby, sailing, sand volleyball, skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, triathalon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cheerleading, Racquetball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Softball, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Broadcast Journalism
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Chinese Language and Literature
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dance, General
Dance, Other
Dietetics/Dietitian
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Ecology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Environmental Science
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Fashion Merchandising
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Illustration
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Industrial and Product Design
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism
Journalism, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Ocean Engineering
Operations Management and Supervision
Painting
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Political Science and Government, General
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Sculpture
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

38,075

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

32,784
students

Female
57%
18,523

Male
43%
14,261

14%

5,291
students

Female
63%
3,342

Male
37%
1,949

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

28,584
students

Female
58%
16,294

Male
42%
12,290

13%

4,200
students

Female
54%
2,229

Male
46%
1,971

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 26%
Student 5 year graduation rate 38%
Student 6 year graduation rate 10%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
44%
Hispanic/Latino
16%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

4,816

Transfer students enrolled

13%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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