About California State University-East Bay

Founded in 1957, California State University-East Bay. is a Public college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 13,407 full time undergraduate students, and 2,448 full time graduate students.

The California State University-East Bay Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 27:1. There are 365 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California State University-East Bay include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CSUEB are considered Selective, with ,18% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at California State University-East Bay.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    72 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    66 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    100 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    105 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    104 Students rated class size 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    104 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    104 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    104 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

California State University-East Bay REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of California State University-East Bay?

47 Students rated California State University-East Bay

Jacky - 04/18/2024

Overall solid experience! Located in a nice area and the quality of the education was great.

Tiffany - 12/27/2023

It is a reasonably sized campus with nice scenic trees and grass plus some new and old buildings. The social life is not so great if you’re not in a sport, greek life or club. There’s not much to do around the area without a car and around the city. Neighboring cities like san francisco and san jose are more social cities compared to this less populated and eventful city! The teachers and education seem average.

Wohua - 12/20/2023

A place to study

Brandon - 08/26/2022

I’m a freshmen but overall I feel really great to be here of course the only thing I could complain about is the housing payment hahah but of course there’s options for everyone , also it’s a very diverse school and there is so much positive and anyone can be anything they desire.

California State University-East Bay FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at California State University-East Bay?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California State University-East Bay is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As a senior in highschool, you should take advantage of your college advisor and talk to him/her as much as possible. Dont hesitate to ask any questions you have about college and the process of applying. Also, apply for as many scholarships as you can. No matter the amount, even if it's just a couple hundred dollars, it will make a difference. It would also be great if you can get a job this school year or even just summer, so you can save up as much money possible. Take any apportunity you are given that will give you a chance to make extra money or a chance to win a scholarship. Before you can start having fun during summer, make sure you have everything set and done. Make sure your enrollment is cleared and your FAFSA is processed. If FAFSA isn't enough, you may want to suggest applying for student loans or private loans. Keep your options open when you go off to school and dont be afraid to try new things. Dont forget to keep in touch with your friends and family. Have fun and dont be afraid to be a college student!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Students wanting to go somewhere in life yet they dont want to get out of their comfort zone.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst attribute of CSU East Bay on a social perspective would be student participation. The students ask and complain they dont get programs and activites to attend outside of class yet they dont go to them. Academically, East Bay has a very diverse staff of profs. so sometimes the accents make it difficult to understand a lecture.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students who like to be at a school with great views and wonderful landscape, nothing like a school in the city or middle of a town. It's up on a hill and has much privacy, although it is very accessible. Students who also wont mind rainy and windy weather, as well as cold nights. It's great for a first-year freshmen if you're living in the dorms, a lot of great, variety of activities made for freshmens living on-campus. Great school for students who like to socialize.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Sports, especially women's volleyball and boy's basketball and the Greek Life

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Learnfun, because its a combination of a great place to learn and a great place to have fun during your college experience.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Some of the things I know now I wish I could have known them before I came to this school. As far as being away from home not having a stable relationships with my friends and family which effects my ability to do well in school. The cost of college living in the dorms is very expense and taking out loans was not something I was looking forward to by with the current financial need I had to in order to remain in school. The diverse also I did not relaize that college is fill with so many people. fk

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Providing postsecondary education to locals.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    You get to meet people in all over the country. Professors are willing to help you for your success.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    One of the most frustrating aspects of California State East Bay is the lack of classes offered at various times of the day. As a working professional, I have a limited schedule of availablity and therefore enjoy taking night classes or those geared toward working adults. Unfortunately, my experience has been that various courses, especially general education courses, can be difficult to fit into a busy schedule since these will only be offered at a certain time with no more than one course option per quarter. This forces me to change my work schedule around my school schedule.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    What is unique about my school is that it is a commute school plus it has great transportaion as well.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Any person that wishes to continue their educational endeavors should apply regardless of age, gender or national origin.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?


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  15. What are the academics like at your school?


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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    international students

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?


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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

75% of students attending California State University-East Bay receive some sort of financial aid. 54% were awarded federal grants. While 43% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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