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California State University - Long Beach Overview

Located in Long Beach, California, California State University - Long Beach is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Long Beach makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is California State University - Long Beach Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$26,064 Avg Cost After Aid
47% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at CSULB is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at CSULB is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 46% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from CSULB with a bachelor's degree make about $60,973 a year. That's 49% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is California State University - Long Beach?


Contact details for CSULB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
Phone: 562-985-4111

How Do I Get Into CSULB?

You can apply to CSULB online at:

Admission Requirements for CSULB

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 Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into CSULB?

47% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
CSULB has a fairly low acceptance rate of 47%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 44%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.

Can I Afford California State University - Long Beach?

$26,064 Net Price
19% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CSULB is $26,064. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CSULB, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $4,931 a year. That adds up to $19,724 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSULB is 0.8%. 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

28,353 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,897 undergraduate students at CSULB, with 28,353 being full-time and 5,544 being part-time.


There are also 6,293 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,353 full-time undergraduates at CSULB, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6,213
Black or African American 1,021
Hispanic or Latino 13,219
White 4,434
International Students 1,606
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,860

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 CSULB. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Japan.

Online Learning at California State University - Long Beach

10,047 Took All Classes Online
34,853 Took At Least One Class Online
1,957.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 34,853 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSULB has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of CSULB

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Long Beach was 1,957.6%. This is the #88 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at CSULB regardless of major.

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%.


*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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