About California State University-Long Beach

Founded in 1949, California State University-Long Beach. is a Public college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 32,345 full time undergraduate students, and 5,431 full time graduate students.

The California State University-Long Beach Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 24:1. There are 1051 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California State University-Long Beach include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate31%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range930-1160
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at CSULB are considered More Selective, with ,149% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 84% 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-Long Beach.

California State University-Long Beach REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    240 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    223 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    336 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    349 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    348 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    347 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    349 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    349 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of California State University-Long Beach?

155 Students rated California State University-Long Beach

Diego - 05/07/2024

CSULB is a decent affordable commuter school. The campus life is extremely solitary. You won't meet new people unless you actively join clubs as classmates just want to go home after school. Professors for the most part are superb in their craft and are passionate about their fields. Education is a priority for these instructors and they deliver quality education. They grade fairly and provide great feedback. If education is all you care about then this is a great school. If you want a social scene go elsewhere.

Lia - 04/23/2024

California State University, Long Beach has its ups and downs. The campus is bustling with energy, offering a diverse range of clubs and activities to get involved in. The professors are generally great, but like any school, there are a few duds. However, the real downside is the parking situation—it can be a nightmare! Despite that, being near the beach definitely makes up for it. Overall, it's a mixed bag, but there's still a lot to love about CSULB.

Ezekiel - 01/04/2024

Lovely school and challenging in academics but there’s plenty of support and leniency to ensure we all succeed. We have a variety of options which is pleasant and we have many fun activities throughout the campus to have fun and socialize with other students. It’s a wonderful experience.

Katia - 07/11/2023

I feel like this school has an overall nice vibe to it. Though I am doing online, I could see the campus is somewhere I would feel safe and its definitely somewhere I'd love to spend my freetime at. The professors seem to also be very hands-on, especially through online classes.

California State University-Long Beach FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at California State University-Long Beach?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California State University-Long Beach is 31%. 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?

    Get a job right away and live at home.

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

    California State University of Long Beach is a beautiful school where you can achieve your dreams and goals.

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

    I dont consider anything about my school bad.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are a beutiful mix of every human under the sun with unique backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas that make our campus community a vision of the future.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person attending Long Beach State should be open minded with an urgency to learn. Not only does one learn in the classroom, but outside the classroom as well. Anyone who is interested in joining a club or sport would be a good candidate for this school beacuse they offer a variety of extra carricular activities! This school also offers very interesting classes that will capture anyone's attention who wants to learn and expand their knowledge.

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

    There are several things I wish I had known before choosing my school. I wish I had known that the school fosters no sense of community, harbors a poor quality education, and there is no freshman integration program. Though there was no way to tell at the time, I also wish I had known that my tuition and fees would increase another four thousand dollars between the time I enrolled and the time the school year started.

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

    CSULB is very diverse. There are tons of different cultural, ethnic, and religious groups on campus. Every group has an opportunity to communicate their beliefs and values without discrimination.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The weather and the size of the campus are my favorite aspects of it, as well as the landscape. It is never blistering hot or freezing cold, there is always a nice breeze, and many trees and grassy areas with flowers dot the campus. The campus is over a mile across, allowing for lots of areas to hang out, study quietly, or to even take a nap under a tree.

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

    My school has a beautiful campus and, though it is large, the exercise is great.

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

    A person that likes to have fun and be near the beach should attend.

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

    While I attended school there, the only thing that was not pleasant was parking. Fortunately, they have added more parking spaces, free bus rides, and shuttles for more convenient ways to commute to campus.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    CSULB is known for being the second largest and one of the highest ranked schools out of the California State University system.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    the professors i care about know me by name and they're the one's i'll be going to for letters of rec. when i apply for grad school. my favorite class had to have been organic chemistry. though my professor was a total hardass, he really taught me how to use my brain and stay up for two nights at a time. we talked about life while walking out of class once, so i guess we're cool. i'm also another professor's bitch, and am forced to do unpaid labor in his hot, unkept laboratory, but he's cool so i forgive him. i like the kids in my major. we looooove to whine and bitch about the kids in business and liberal arts. it's fun to get drunk with'em too. :) ok, so here's what i DON'T like: BUDGET CUTS. i also hate the whole admissions process. they let waaaaayyy too many people in, then bitch about how they can't support all their students later. also, they only consider gpa and sat scores. no extracurricular activities, personal statement, community service, etc. i think alot of the school's problem's could be eliminated if they just made the application process a bit more competitive, but i'm just a student, so what do i know?

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

    there are a million clubs, but i will warn you. some of them are pretty lame. but once you find the good catch, you will meet some really cool people. i used to live in the dorms my first two years, but it gets old after that. it is fun though, and you meet alot of your close friends there. if you are one of those party 24/7 type of people, beverly plaza is always nice. it's an apartment right down the street notorious for its drinking and partying and all that crap. on weekends, there's not much to do on campus, so just go hang out around town, and you'll always find something fun.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My overall opinion is that this is a great school to attend. Whenever i talk to someone and they ask what school i go to I am always proud to say that I go to Cal State Long Beach. Everyone always thinks highly of this school and you can do some great networking while attending.

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

    i guess.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    They are listless and cynical.

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

    One common stereotype at my school is that most students are surfers! Which is not true at all. Most people that go to my school are from a very diverse background and many different taste, I for one have never surfed in my life.

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  20. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    The library!

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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.

77% of students attending California State University-Long Beach receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 36% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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