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California State University - Long Beach Overview

California State University - Long Beach is a public institution located in Long Beach, California. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is California State University - Long Beach Known For?

27,507 Full-Time Undergraduates
$8,982 Avg Cost After Aid
28% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Cal State Long Beach have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Cal State Long Beach.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Cal State Long Beach with a bachelor's degree make about $48,100 a year. That's 18% more than those who graduate from other schools.

California State University - Long Beach Rankings

Cal State Long Beach landed the #451 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #44 out of 116 schools in California.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Cal State Long Beach has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Cal State Long Beach

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 42
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 64
Best Colleges for International Students 247
Best Colleges for the Money 316
Best Colleges 451
Best Colleges for Diversity 705

Where Is California State University - Long Beach?

Location of California State University - Long Beach

Contact details for Cal State Long Beach are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
Phone: 562-985-4111
Website: www.csulb.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csulb
Twitter: https://twitter.com/csulb

How Do I Get Into Cal State Long Beach?

You can apply to Cal State Long Beach online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Cal State Long Beach

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cal State Long Beach?

28% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
93% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Cal State Long Beach is 28%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 27%, and the acceptance rate for women is 29%.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to Cal State Long Beach submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800
Cal State Long Beach received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 19 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for California State University - Long Beach  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford California State University - Long Beach?

$8,982 Net Price
31% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cal State Long Beach is $8,982. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cal State Long Beach

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,735 $7,031 $10,711 $14,411 $17,197

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cal State Long Beach, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $5,013 a year. That adds up to $20,052 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal State Long Beach is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California State University - Long Beach Undergraduate Student Diversity

27,507 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,566 undergraduate students at Cal State Long Beach, with 27,507 being full-time and 4,059 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Cal State Long Beach

There are also 6,056 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 27,507 full-time undergraduates at Cal State Long Beach, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Cal State Long Beach

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Long Beach students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cal State Long Beach Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6,187
Black or African American 1,042
Hispanic or Latino 11,490
White 4,621
International Students 1,815
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,352

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Long Beach. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 103 countries are represented at Cal State Long Beach. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Japan.

Online Learning at California State University - Long Beach

443 Took All Classes Online
10,834 Took At Least One Class Online
64.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 10,834 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cal State Long Beach has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 130th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Cal State Long Beach

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Long Beach was 64.4%. This is the #432 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cal State Long Beach regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cal State Long Beach majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication Sciences 4%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 6%
Other Homeland Security 21%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cal State Long Beach ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cal State Long Beach.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Homeland Security #2
Criminal Justice & Corrections #49
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #51

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

California State University - Long Beach Majors

In 2017-2018, California State University - Long Beach awarded 17,900 undergraduate degrees and 3,732 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 0 38 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 54 21 0
Allied Health Professions 0 21 0 0
Anthropology 0 67 7 0
Area Studies 0 71 10 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 4 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 40 8 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 8 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 1,447 105 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 41 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 81 0 0
Chemistry 0 29 11 0
Civil Engineering 0 117 25 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 8 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 26 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 404 15 0
Communication Sciences 0 46 25 0
Computer Engineering 0 52 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 11 0 0
Computer Science 0 201 69 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 52 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 179 16 0
Dance 0 30 3 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 126 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 57 4 0
East Asian Languages 0 10 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 30 0 0
Economics 0 91 6 0
Educational Administration 0 0 0 17
Electrical Engineering 0 171 25 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 12 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 68 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 162 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 389 28 0
General Biology 0 194 16 0
General Education 0 0 140 0
General Engineering 0 25 5 0
General English Literature 0 250 32 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 515 0 0
General Psychology 0 536 26 0
Geography & Cartography 0 63 32 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 9 9 0
Germanic Languages 0 6 2 0
Gerontology 0 0 8 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 203 51 0
Health & Physical Education 0 302 116 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 266 0 0
History 0 182 12 0
Hospitality Management 0 81 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 222 0 0
International Studies 0 70 0 0
Journalism 0 137 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 234 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 54 12 0
Mathematics 0 76 25 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 203 36 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 18 4 0
Music 0 103 44 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 49 0 0
Nursing 0 203 106 0
Nutrition Science 0 67 17 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 28 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 79 5 0
Philosophy 0 33 1 0
Physics 0 43 13 0
Political Science & Government 0 224 6 0
Public Administration 0 0 137 0
Public Health 0 0 28 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 1 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 30
Religious Studies 0 4 8 0
Romance Languages 0 44 9 0
Social Work 0 69 283 0
Sociology 0 310 0 0
Special Education 0 0 24 0
Statistics 0 0 36 0
Student Counseling 0 0 78 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 12 0
Writing Studies 0 0 12 0
Total 0 17,900 3,638 94

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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