About California State University-San Bernardino

Founded in 1962, California State University-San Bernardino. is a Public college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 18,476 full time undergraduate students, and 2,291 full time graduate students.

The California State University-San Bernardino Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 30:1. There are 475 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California State University-San Bernardino include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate58%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range780-980
ACT Range16-20

Admissions at CSUSB are considered Selective, with ,71% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 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-San Bernardino.

California State University-San Bernardino REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    126 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    101 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    191 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    199 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    199 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    197 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    198 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    198 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of California State University-San Bernardino?

75 Students rated California State University-San Bernardino

Anupreet - 11/04/2022

California State University of San Bernardino is a great school for students to come and enjoy there time while also following their dream. Many people think that universities are only to focus on their studies, however, that is not true. CSUSB welcomes everyone to show their talent, enjoy their time there, and also make the best out of everything by getting the type of degree they want in order to be successful.

Thea - 07/08/2021

This University is very kind and welcoming towards incoming freshman and transfer students. Overall, the faculty is nice, professional, and on top of everything. Due to the pandemic, the university functions somewhat slowly, but they are still able to stay on top of everything. They always encourage their students to ask questions or seek help and encourage activity.

Anayeli - 08/11/2020

It is one of a kind. It represents students on a broader range. It makes everyone feel at home! CSUSB actually encourages you to get involved, there are many Q&A'S for incoming and transfer students that need that extra push. They make sure you are welcomed.

Marisol - 05/29/2020

California State University-San Bernardino is honestly a great University. They are here to help you with whatever you need they explain any doubts you may have. The campus is huge but it is always clean they always have clubs outside asking people if they want to join. Over all the campus is a great campus I never had such a great experience than with CSUSB.

California State University-San Bernardino FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at California State University-San Bernardino?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California State University-San Bernardino is 58%. 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?

    The advice I will give myself .Is to look around in the poor community that yoiu live is is very tough.That you focus more on your study earn a high g.p.a so you will win scholarship to be able to pay for college also so you can get into the school you hoping to get into.Work so that you will save up for college because it's expense.Plus , that you have to go above your true ambition and strive because you're capable of accomplishing anyhting and college is not easy.

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

    I think the worst thing about my school is that they should provide more academic counselors to all students instead of to students who are in academic programs such as EOP

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    My school has the amenities of a larger college, including an amazing Recreation and Fitness center, however it still has the feel and atmosphere of a smaller campus where you know alot of people and everybody is very close.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates don't want to be here, they're here because growing up they were told that they had to go to college.

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

    College life is a wonderful experience and I strongly encourage students to enroll in academic curriculum always.

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

    I wish I had known how much everything involving school would cost (tuition, books, supplies, etc.), then I could have budgeted a little better.

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

    Someone that isn't open minded and accepting of all cultures.

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

    For me personally, California State University of San Bernardino is ranked twenty-first among colleges that are military friendly. Having served in the Armed Services, that helps make the transition from community college to university life easier. I have had constant, consistent communication with the military liaison since the day I applied to the university. That undivided attention, in my opinion, is equivalent to a "thank you for your service" and shows that the administration truly cares about the veterans that seek education at their institution. Their dedication to veterans helped me make my decision to attend CSUSB.

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

    There is no school spirit.

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

    I love how my school is not too big and not too small, so it has the perfect student-faculty ratio. I visited many campuses when I was in high school and many of them were just way too big. Most classes were held in lecture halls for more than 200 students and that was just not for me. I love small classrooms with no more than 30 students and Cal State, San Bernardino offers just that.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for accepting just about any student who wants to have a good carrier despite monetary issues. That doesn't mean they accept everyone, of course, but they make the classes very enjoyable and the teachers relate to the students very well. Most teachers are know for being very generous when it comes to money, they are always willing to allow students to use previously owned textbooks and old editions. The school over all is very mindful of students' monetary issues and are always willing to help us out.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    CSUSB is a great college to attend for anyone who works and commutes to their job within the Inland Empire. The university provides an environment that is engaging, supportive and geared towards those working adults. Additionally, it provides a great teaching certificate program for anyone wanting to become a teacher.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Very well put together

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


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

    I am not sure

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I really enjoy this school.

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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.

92% of students attending California State University-San Bernardino receive some sort of financial aid. 69% were awarded federal grants. While 35% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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