Bakersfield, CA
California State University-Bakersfield


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Recent Reviews

Rubizel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a great campus. As a college freshman, they are willing to help us out and guide us. During the orientation they made su...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a great campus. As a college freshman, they are willing to help us out and guide us. During the orientation they made sure we were treated right and any question we had was answered along with any doubt and decision about our degree. The counselor for each degree came in to help us with our schedule or gave us their phone number to make an appointment. Overall the campus is clean and smoke free.

Cameron
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I love CSUB so much. I'm a student athlete here, and the athlete community is unlike any other community I've been apart of. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love CSUB so much. I'm a student athlete here, and the athlete community is unlike any other community I've been apart of. I know nearly every athlete by name. My team is my family, and I am really good friends with lots of athletes from other teams. The dorms are a little pricey, but I had a great experience in the dorms. The security system is very strong, and I always felt safe in the dorms and the areas around the dorms even at night. The sporting events are so much fun to attend! We compete in Division 1, so our sports teams are at the highest level. Almost all of my professors have been extremely strong instructors who are clearly passionate about their discipline. Anywhere you go, there will be the occasional professor that is hard to work with or is boring, and you will find a few of those at CSUB. It's nothing too discouraging, though. As for off-campus housing, there are so many options. There are two different apartment complexes that are walking distance from campus. Both have pools and provide quite spacious living areas for a reasonable price. If you choose to live in a house, rent is so cheap in Bakersfield, especially if you have multiple roommates. There are also lots of people in Bakersfield so there are always new homes on the market. There are communities all around campus to get involved in. There are tons of different clubs to be apart of, and there is always encouragement for students to start a club if they are passionate about a cause. If you're looking for a strong Greek life, do not come here lol. CSUB is great for so many things except for its Greek life. There is no Greek row, and the frats/sororities are very small and underdeveloped. Maybe in the years to come this side of the university will grow, but as of now the Greek life is near nonexistent. I wouldn't doubt that Greek life will grow, however, because CSUB has shown such huge signs of growth lately. There is always renovation going on to build bigger and better facilities, and we have tons of acreage around the campus that is just waiting to be built upon. We just finished a new Student Rec center with tons of new workout machines and workout classes going on. We also plan to totally renovate the student union and put in a campus pool and I think even a lazy river. Come be apart of all of the excitement here at CSUB :)

Zabeth
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When I decided to go to csub, I was really excited. The first week all of my classes seemed to be just what I expected (not ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I decided to go to csub, I was really excited. The first week all of my classes seemed to be just what I expected (not to hard, but not to easy). I was thrilled. I would always give myself a pep talk. After my first semester ( passes all 12 units), I began having trouble with the staff not going all the way to help me resolve an issue I encountered. The story is very long, and one of the reasons I'm applying for this scholarship. I am a low income family and was dropped from all of my classes in the second semester because the school made an error with my financial aid, when they wanted me to repay the mistake they made, I no longer had the money. Now in order for me to return back to school I have to pay that back plus more. I don't work, because my husband is legally blind. I'm applying for scholarship to repay the school so that I can return back to school.

Deon
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Been here for 4 years and it has that small school feel, which is nice. But sometimes it feels like a high school because you...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Been here for 4 years and it has that small school feel, which is nice. But sometimes it feels like a high school because you see the same faces around all the time. The city outside the campus is pretty dangerous so be catious. Other then that its cheap and you can get your classes.

Samantha
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California state university-Bakersfield is an amazing place to send your child/student to. They offer so many extra curricula...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California state university-Bakersfield is an amazing place to send your child/student to. They offer so many extra curricular activities and teachers or teacher assistants are always at your call for any problem you have. The office workers are amazing people and will help you as soon as you walk in the door.

Sandy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

CSUB overall is a good university. There is lots of diversity on campus and lots of programs available to help students in th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

CSUB overall is a good university. There is lots of diversity on campus and lots of programs available to help students in their studies. It is a great school and has many opportunities available for students willing to take them . It is great environment and very welcoming.

Marian
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall CSUB is a pretty good school. It's a school people who are more focused can attend. While Greek life is still part of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall CSUB is a pretty good school. It's a school people who are more focused can attend. While Greek life is still part of our campus, it is not the most prominent factor in school life. Our basketball games are always fun. The social life at CSUB mostly depends on what the student makes of it. I've met incredible people there. It's not a big party school and there are a lot of different stores and restaurants close to campus.

Emily
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I thoroughly enjoyed my four years of undergraduate study at CSUB, and am currently working towards my master’s. Being that ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I thoroughly enjoyed my four years of undergraduate study at CSUB, and am currently working towards my master’s. Being that it is a smaller CSU, students can really connect with professors and classmates. The school continuously looks for opportunities to improve its campus and the student experience. Recently, by popular demand, they added a Starbucks and are now looking into remodeling multiple parking lots. They also, within the past few years, built a brand-new student housing complex for those living on campus. You can really see your tuition being put to good use. There are also many resources available to students, such as tutoring centers that offer free printing and computer labs to finish up those last-minute assignments. The campus and facilities are also kept very clean. The campus is also decently close to many shopping plazas and restaurants to pass time between classes. CSUB also offers fun activities for students, like taking day trips to Magic Mountain or going snowboarding during the winter. Their library is also open past midnight during critical times, like finals. Being that I am a Psychology major, it is important to know that Psychology is one of CSUB’s largest departments. It may be difficult to secure classes if you are not punctual about signing up for classes on time. Unfortunately, there have been times when I was not able to sign up for certain Psychology classes even during my scheduled sign up period. Classes can be tight so make sure to arrive to your classes on time, if not earlier. Otherwise, I am having a pretty great time at CSUB and would recommend it!

Ania
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My overall opinion of California State University Bakersfield is decent. There are a few fun things to do in the city, but si...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of California State University Bakersfield is decent. There are a few fun things to do in the city, but since I do not have reliable transportation, I am limited to where I could go such as the mall, arcades, or amusement parks. The forecast usually follows the season so there is not much surprises for the weather. For example, when it is winter, it is really cold and when it is summer, it is really hot. The school is a small campus, so it is not as impacted (yet), but there are limited resources provided. For example, there are not enough tutors for a specific subject, there are not a lot of food choices on campus to use my meal plan and there is little to no entertainment events that the campus hosts. Overall, the campus is decent as far as a clean environment (no drugs and smoking) and friendly faces who love to socialize.

Tan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a great school to invest your academic journey into. The city of Bakersfield is quiet and housing is also affordable ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a great school to invest your academic journey into. The city of Bakersfield is quiet and housing is also affordable for students. If students choose to live on campus, there are dorms on the East side which looks nice and lean. Your professors care about your success .

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  • Enrollment
  • 8,179
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $6,857
  • Acceptance rate
  • 68%

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