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California State University-Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
University Website: www.csulb.edu
Apply Online: www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/
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California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University (CSU) and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 36,279 for the Fall 2012 semester. At 5,148 students, the university enrolls one of the largest graduate student populations across the CSU and in the state of California alone. The university is located at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than one mile from the border with Orange County. The university offers 137 different Bachelor's degrees, 92 types of Master's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees including two Doctor of Education, a Ph.D in Engineering, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Education specialist, and 29 different teaching credentials.

Long Beach State is one of the West Coast's top universities in student body racial diversity, being named the 5th most diverse university in the West by U.S. News & World Report. It is also home to the largest publicly funded art school west of the Mississippi. The university currently operates with one of the lowest student fees in the country at US$6,738 per year for full-time students having California residence. Resultantly, CSULB has been recognized repeatedly as one of "America's Best Value Colleges" by the Princeton Review.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $16,632.00 avg tuition

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

Apply online Admissions:
www.csulb.edu/student-info/admiss..
Financial Aid:
www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/fi..

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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California State University-Long Beach

Statistics:
Applied 47,707
Admitted 16,428 34%
Enrolled total 3,988
Full Time: 3,913
Part Time 75
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 440 560
SAT Math 460 590
SAT Writing 0 0
ACT Composite 18 25
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 18 25
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 89%
4-year graduation rate 13%
6-year graduation rate 54%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2012-11-30
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline 2013-03-02
Student Response Deadline 2013-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2012-11-30
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

California State University-Long Beach

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $5,472.00 $5,472.00 $16,632.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $768.00 $768.00 $768.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $372.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,738.00 $6,738.00 $15,666.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $768.00 $768.00 $768.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $372.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,294.00 $10,863.00 $4,152.00
Other Expenses $3,818.00 $3,848.00 $4,152.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $55.00
Graduate Application Fee $55.00
Books and Supplies $1,656.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 69%
Percent receiving grant aid 57%
Avg amount of grant aid $9,751.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 37%
Avg amount of student loan aid $4,890.00

California State University-Long Beach

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Asian Studies/Civilization X X
East Asian Studies X
European Studies/Civilization X
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography X
Microbiology, General X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business/Managerial Economics X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Journalism X
Radio and Television X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Education, General X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education X X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering, General X X
Manufacturing Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician X
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician X
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician X
Engineering Technology, General X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
Rhetoric and Composition X X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General X
Human Development and Family Studies, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Comparative Literature X
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Language Interpretation and Translation X
Linguistics X X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Athletic Training/Trainer X
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General X X
Dietetics/Dietitian X X
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X X
Nursing Administration X
Physical Therapy/Therapist X
Public Health, General X
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X X
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, Other X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Gerontology X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X X
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Religion/Religious Studies X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
Geography X X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X X
Dance, General X X
Design and Applied Arts, Other X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Industrial and Product Design X
Interior Design X
Music Performance, General X X
Music, General X X
Playwriting and Screenwriting X
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management X

Scholarships for Students in California

Name Amount Deadline
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4000 December 31, 2014
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4000 December 31, 2014
SWE Los Angeles Scholarship - Community Colleges $1000 February 27, 2015
Nancy Johnston Memorial Scholarship Varies October 28, 2014
Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship Varies March 15, 2015
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