CSULB

California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,405
  • Class Notes
    1,030
  • Textbook Notes
    124
  • Study Guides
    251
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,567
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,128

Overview of California State University - Long Beach (CSULB)

About this school

California State University 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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:31,351
    • Men:13,589 Men (43.3%)
    • Women:17,762 Women (56.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (CSULB)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California State University Long Beach is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone
(562) 985-5471
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
29% of 61,806 applicants were admitted
Women
29% of 36,293 applicants were admitted
Men
27% of 25,513 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,534 (31%) of 17,650 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,254 (31%) of 10,640 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,280 (33%) of 7,010 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.53
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
370-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
26%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
9 average |15-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
41%
• Score 18 - 23
41%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CSULB)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,798|Out-of-state: $17,094 (27.74%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,750 (52.04%)
  • Other Expenses: - $2,002 (8.17%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,952 (12.05%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California State University Long Beach accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001139
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,589 (87.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,914 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,823 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,782 (63.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$12,577
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,313 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,885
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,268 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,388
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 593 (21.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
23,709 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
21,216 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
20,436 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9,668 (47.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$13,720
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,037 (83.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,709
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 16,882 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,929
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 5,801 (28.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,062
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (CSULB)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,039

Part-Time Faculty


1,240

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


39%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 4% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 19% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 24% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,597,720
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
2000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California State University Long Beach provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.6%

Programs & Majors (CSULB)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (148)


  • 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

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (88)


  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Food Science and Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Leisure Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (CSULB)

Location & Geography

Population


467,892

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Los Angeles

Campus Size


320 acres

Weather


Temperature
44.9 average low in January, 82.1 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Long Beach
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Santa Ana

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


20% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


80%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
49ers
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, racquetball, sand volleyball, softball, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California State University Long Beach offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


0% of women participate

Fraternities


0% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


27,344

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
31,351
Women
17,762
Men
13,589

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


5,714

Student Resources (CSULB)