Students Say

Cal State San Bernardino’s motto is “Come here, go anywhere” and undergrads certainly feel that sentiment rings true. The university provides a “great education” that allows students to “discover amazing things about [themselves].” CSUSB offers a substantial number of majors and students’ heap praise on the “well recognized business program” as well as the “tremendous” criminal justice program and “great” nursing school. Professors at CSUSB receive high marks. “Passionate” and “knowledgeable,” teachers here strive to “make sure the material is understood.” Students are also grateful for “the enthusiasm they bring to every lecture.”

Overview

Applicants
12,951
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.23

GPA Breakdown

10%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
29%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
390 - 490
SAT Math
400 - 500
SAT Writing
392 - 480
ACT Composite
16 - 20

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Recommendation(s)

Overall

Students Say

Cal State San Bernardino’s motto is “Come here, go anywhere” and undergrads certainly feel that sentiment rings true. The university provides a “great education” that allows students to “discover amazing things about [themselves].” CSUSB offers a substantial number of majors and students’ heap praise on the “well recognized business program” as well as the “tremendous” criminal justice program and “great” nursing school. Professors at CSUSB receive high marks. “Passionate” and “knowledgeable,” teachers here strive to “make sure the material is understood.” Students are also grateful for “the enthusiasm they bring to every lecture.” A junior illustrates by sharing, “My professors bring a sense of humor to the classroom, which allows them to be a lot more approachable. They allow me to have fun while I am learning.” And it’s certainly evident that “professors want you to do well, and provide resources for students to make it happen.” As a math major explains, “When a questions arises, they are always willing to explain it thoroughly, so that all students understand.” And one ecstatic freshman concludes, “So far my academic experience is far beyond what I had anticipated. It is more than great; it’s amazing.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
30:1
Total Faculty
923
with Terminal Degree
432

508
Women
415
Men
281
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
11%
Graduate in 5 years
33%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Computer Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Lois Carson
Community Action Partnership

Russell Bogh
California State Assembly

John Benoit
California State Assembly

Larry Sharp
Arrowhead Credit Union

Nick Coussoulis
Coussoulis Development

Patrick Ainsworth
California Dept. of Education

Linda Blessing
Arizona Board of Regents

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
70
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,909

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,834

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,091

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,575

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,909

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,472
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$11,160
Required Fees
$1,086
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,557

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,134

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Across the board, undergrads at CSUSB insist that “there are no typical students” here. As one psych major explains, “We have great diversity which provides a great mixture of beliefs and ideas. There [are] young and old students, local and international students, and this allows people to share their different points of view and everyone can bring something to the table.” Generally, students find their peers to be “very laid-back” and “open minded.” “Friendly” is another adjective that often springs to mind. As one math major notes, “When a student is struggling, it is not uncommon to find someone willing to help you.” And a nutrition major agrees adding, “I was lost as I was looking for my class and a pair of students noticed and helped me…I did not even [have to] ask.” Perhaps this content freshman says it best, “As I see it everyone fits in with everyone. No matter if your religious or non-religious, skater or punker, and right-wing or left-wing. We’re all here for a common goal, to be successful, and that's what brings us together.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
16,676
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
81

Demographics

61% female
39% male
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Cal State San Bernardino has a large commuter population hence many students simply “do [their] own thing.” And while some undergrads lament that “there's not much in terms of fun activities here,” others insist that life is a blast “as long as you get involved in groups/clubs.” As one senior interjects, “Greek life is a big deal, always active.” Many students also herald the Rec Center which offers “a large gym, climbing wall [and] basketball courts.” Undergrads also flock to the Student Union which is home to the Gaming Center and the Pub, both popular hangout spots. There are a myriad of events such as “card making in the Women’s Center” and “movie night at the library.” Additionally, “the theater/music departments are always putting on a performance.” Students also appreciate that “the fitness center offers low cost trips to many places in California to give students the opportunity to camp, hike, go horseback riding, and even snorkeling.” Further, undergrads “also get discounted tickets to movie theaters, theme parks and other fun places in the area.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
8%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
82
First-Year Students living on campus
17%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
70

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Dr. Beth Jaworski

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Yes

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
118
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
10

4% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II


Men's Sports (Coyotes)
4 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Women's Sports (Coyotes)
5 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
500

Average Number of PC's per Lab
50

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
5500 University Parkway
University Hall 107
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Phone
909-537-5192

Email
tours@csusb.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Coussoulis Arena
Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art
Santos Manuel Student Union
John M. Pfau Library
Student Recreation & Fitness Center Facilities

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lake Arrowhead-Big Bear-Mt. Baldy
Southern California beaches
Ontario Mills shopping center
Disneyland
Downtown Los Angeles

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2 p.m.
909-537-5192

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.csusbathletics.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle buses, buses, taxis serve the campus. Metrolink trains stop in downtown San Bernardino and are a short ride from campus. Closest major airport is Ontario International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Interstate 215 (north of I-10 and south of I-15). Exit at University Parkway. Drive northeast until the road enters the campus.

Local Accommodations
Days Inn, Country Inn and Suites, Best Western
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Key Stats

12,951
Applicants
16,676
Size
65%
Acceptance Rate
890
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists