California State University – Long Beach: Ranking & Review

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Long Beach Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 204 583
Top 4%

California State University - Long Beach Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate28%27%29%
Applicants63,04826,00437,044
Admissions17,6507,01010,640
Enrolled undergraduates4,1381,6482,490
Enrolled total (including graduate students)37,62215,89021,732

9,591 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

406 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores3,840
Percent of students submitting SAT scores93%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
560
Math
565

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,277
Percent of students submitting ACT scores31%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
22
ACT Math
23

California State University - Long Beach Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $24,066 $35,946
Off-campus $25,138 $37,018
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,956 and other expenses per full academic year.

California State University - Long Beach provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,745 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,742 $17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates $988 $988
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $396
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,176 $16,680
Fees for full-time graduates $988 $988
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $396

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,291 114 1,405
Health Professions and Related Programs 902 242 34 1,178
Visual and Performing Arts 932 57 989
Engineering 673 193 866
Social Sciences 770 49 819
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 708 708
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 563 8 571
Psychology 484 45 529
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 359 114 473
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 72 339 411
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 280 30 310
English Language and Literature & Letters 247 49 296
Education 224 33 257
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 140 91 231
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 182 182
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 142 36 178
History 154 9 163
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 126 36 162
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 110 10 120
Physical Sciences 76 34 110
Mathematics and Statistics 64 39 103
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 64 64
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 47 9 56
Philosophy and Religious Studies 45 4 49
Natural Resources and Conservation 30 30
Grand Total8,4611,7326710,260

A total of 8,461 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California State University - Long Beach.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,799 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%63%73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%
  • Part-time retention rate - 66%

General info

Alternative namesCal State Long Beach
CSULB
Founded1949
MottoVox Veritas Vita
Voice, Truth, Life
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgold, seal brown
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff3,099
Instructional FTE1,439
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.csulb.edu
Address1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, California, 90840-0115
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000
Phone5629854111
Fax+1 (562) 985 8887

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