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California State University-Long Beach
Snapshot
Status
Public
Acceptance Rate
42%
SAT Range
1020-1240
ACT Range
20-26
Student/Faculty Ratio
37:1
Total Enrollments
40,069
Total Cost
$36,074
Net Average Cost of Attendance
$10,568
Main Address
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
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Rankings
Overall Scores
A+
Admissions & Acceptance
A
Retention & Graduation
B-
Instructors & Faculty
B+
Financial Resources

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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(562) 985-4111
Location
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
Setting
Large City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Selectivity
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 40,069
Women 58%
Men 42%
Total Enrollments (2020) 40,069
Hispanic or Latino 45%
Asian 20%
White 17%
International (Non-Citizen) 6%
Multiracial 4%
Black or African American 4%
Unknown 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Native American 0%
Costs
In State Tuition (2020)
$5,742
Out of State Tuition (2020)
$17,622
Books
$1,050
On Campus Room & Board
$13,158

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Degrees
Total Awards (2020) 11,451
Bachelor's 82%
Master's 15%
Certificate 2%
Doctoral 1%
Total Awards (2020) 11,451
Human and Social Sciences 20%
Business 19%
Education and Liberal Arts 16%
Healthcare 14%
Engineering 9%
Mathematics and Science 7%
Art and Design 7%
Computer Technology 3%
Legal and Law 2%
Hospitality 1%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Program
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Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
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Accreditation
Accreditation
Accredited By
WASC Senior College and University Commission
Specialized Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Psychological Services)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (American Language Institute/Intensive English Program)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews
California State University-Long Beach Logo
4.075 Based on 10 Reviews
Career Preparation
B+
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A-
Activities and Groups
A
Career Preparation

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3.6 Based on 7 Reviews
B+ Great

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4.2 Based on 6 Reviews
A- Excellent

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4.2 Based on 5 Reviews
A- Excellent

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4.3 Based on 5 Reviews
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Questions & Answers
Question
Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

If you know anything about Hollywood, the name Steven Spielberg probably rings a bell. He, along with other Hollywood legends like Steve Martin, attended CSULB. Hilary Swank played CSULB’s own Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers, a film based on the book written by Gruwell herself. The school’s proximity to the water earned it the nickname “the beach,” a fitting place for multiple gold-medal winning Olympic beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor to earn her degree.

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What is the campus setting like?
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Answered by: Universities.com

The CSULB campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean, earning its nickname as “the beach.” The student-run University Student Union sits at the crossroads of the campus, serving as a focal point for entire campus made up of over 80 buildings. With spaces nearby like the Garage Theatre, Fingerprints records, and Hamburger Mary's where students eat, connect, and perform, the urban campus fosters artists in way not found anywhere else.

Question
What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

CSULB offers 70+ online and extension courses through its College of Continuing Education, even offering two online masters degree programs in criminology and criminal justice and emergency service administration. Areas of study include everything from healthcare and hospitality to personal enrichment and test preparation. The college focuses on meeting the needs of the regional economy and workforce with the courses they offer, meaning courses are rooted in project-based learning that can be easily applied to a career. Each class and program adjusts to fit your schedule.

Question
What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

The CSULB (called “Long Beach State” in the sports world) 49ers compete in NCAA Division I in 18 sports teams and play competitively in 11. CSULB has won 4 NCAA national championships in men’s and women’s volleyball. The school’s baseball team, unofficially known as “The Dirtbags,” has been the most successful sports team in the school’s history, producing a number of well-known professional players over the years, including former American League MVP, Jason Giambi, former American League Rookie of the Year, Bobby Crosby, and all-star and 2008 American League Rookie of the Year, Evan Longoria.

Question
What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

CSULB is home to the largest physics department in California. The department’s graduate program is the biggest non-Ph.D. graduate program in the U.S. Also boasting big numbers is CSULB’s College of the Arts, which enrolls more art and design students than any other school in the country. U.S. News and World Report has commended the school on its stellar first-year transition programs that set new students up for academic success. Fall semester First Year Experience (FYE) programs help students with their academic transition, while the spring semester focuses on enhancing the college experience outside of the classroom while gaining leadership and career experience.