Students Say

Many students choose Cal State University---East Bay for its “affordable” tuition, “small class sizes,” and “strong” business, nursing, and teaching programs. Students say CSUEB is dedicated to “helping the students get where they need to be as soon as possible” so that they can be “ready for the real world.” A senior explains, “CSUEB has been very convenient for me because I work 50-plus hours a week and need to complete this education as soon as possible. I am usually able to work the school scheduling around my work and family.” Most students agree that the “reasonable” and “understanding” professors are incredible.”

Overview

Applicants
10,749
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average HS GPA
3.08

GPA Breakdown

5%
Over 3.75
10%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
42%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
400 - 500
SAT Math
400 - 510
ACT Composite
16 - 21

Deadlines

Early Decision
March 15

Regular
June 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Many students choose Cal State University---East Bay for its “affordable” tuition, “small class sizes,” and “strong” business, nursing, and teaching programs. Students say CSUEB is dedicated to “helping the students get where they need to be as soon as possible” so that they can be “ready for the real world.” A senior explains, “CSUEB has been very convenient for me because I work 50-plus hours a week and need to complete this education as soon as possible. I am usually able to work the school scheduling around my work and family.” Most students agree that the “reasonable” and “understanding” professors are incredible.” They note that the small class sizes allow faculty “to focus more on the students.” In addition, “All the teachers are required to have office hours.” Most here find the overall experience positive, noting the variety of offered experiences. “I’ve run into good courses and bad, great professors and ones that may be better suited [to] a loony bin, challenging material and easy,” says a junior. However, red tape can be an issue, as “Paperwork gets lost very often, which makes it extremely frustrating on the students’ part.” The university is making strides in addressing this issue. It recently introduced MyCSUEB, a new web-based portal which makes online services more accessible. Many also praise the “excellent” new president and the “better direction” in which things have been heading under his leadership.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
25.83:1
Total Faculty
683
with Terminal Degree

369
Women
314
Men
199
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Judy Belk
Vice President, Levi Strauss

Ellen Corbett
State Assemblyperson

Johann Klehs
State Board of Equalization, former legislator

William Lockyer
State Treasurer, former legislator

Joe Morgan
Baseball Hall of Fame player, tv announcer

Louis Navallier
President, Navallier and Associates

Georganne C. Proctor
Executive Vice President and CFO, TIAA-CREF

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
67
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,039

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,013

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,031

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$11,643

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,494

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,091
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$14,019
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,734

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,272

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

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

In general, CSUEB attracts diligent and career-minded students, the majority of whom “work at least part-time” and “have families to care for.” Needless to say, “Many more parents attend [CSUEB] than other schools.” This student profile is due to change as a result of the university beginning to emphasize a more traditional four-year undergraduate experience. Additionally, besides having a wide generational range of students, the campus also reflects the multicultural community native to the San Francisco Bay Area. CSUEB “is an extremely diverse campus in terms of both ethnicities and attitudes.” A senior explains that this “culturally diverse atmosphere that promotes educational growth” is a “great asset.” Despite coming from a multitude of backgrounds and places, students here have a shared seriousness about their studies. At CSUEB, “Almost everyone here is serious about their education” and “extremely focused.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,582
Out of State

International
9%
Foreign Countries Represented
86

Demographics

22.02%
Asian
11.22%
African-American
21.58%
Hispanic
24.10%
Caucasian
14.42%
Unknown
9.34%
International

60% female
40% male
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview

Students Say

During the school day, CSUEB bustles with student clubs, theater and music productions, fraternity and sorority meetings, and sports. However, since the majority of CSUEB students commute to school, things slow down after hours and “during the weekend” when the campus becomes “a ghost town.” While this may lead some to take a dim view of campus social life, others say there are plenty of ways to relax with your friends after class. “For fun, students can socialize in the Student Union, watch sports [on] the big screen, play pool and table tennis, or have some beers at the pizza spot just off campus,” reports a senior. Addionally, CSUEB is addressing social concerns by expanding their freshman-year experience, primarily through the learning communities program. Located in the suburb of Hayward (with an additional campus in Concord), CSUEB’s location is “breathtaking” with its panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay. Thanks to its proximity to public transportation, “You can access almost every fun activity in the Bay Area” with ease. “It is close to everything: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and an hour and a half from Sacramento,” says a contented student.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
8%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
61
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
68

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Pioneers)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Women's Sports (Pioneers)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health

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

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
36

Average Number of PC's per Lab
1063

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

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

Undergraduates that Own Computers
78%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Pioneer Bookstore

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Welcome Center
Enrollment Counselors

Address
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542

Phone
510-885-2784


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Union
Gymnasium/Pools
Warren Hall /Administration
University Theatre
University Art Gallery


Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
510-885-2784

Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Advance Notice
1 week

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
Region bus system (AC Transit), campus shuttles to regional mass transit (BART)

Driving Instructions to Campus
Located in the Hayward hills above Mission Boulevard. Take Carlos Bee Boulevard to hilltop campus.
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Key Stats

10,749
Applicants
10,582
Size
36%
Acceptance Rate
900
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists