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California State University at Long Beach

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Long Beach, CA

$5,742

Avg in-state tuition

$17,622

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About California State University at Long Beach

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

California State University at Long Beach is a large public university located on an urban campus in Long Beach, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 33,897, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 47%. The university offers 92 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 75%, and a student-faculty ratio of 23:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $5,742, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $17,622.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

47% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

87% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

75% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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40k

Students enrolled

87%

Online student enrollment

23:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Hispanic

46%

Asian

20%

White

17%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Black

4%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

50% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

2

Total Online Enrollment

34,853

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 3% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $5,742 $17,622
Graduate $7,176 $16,680

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,070
On-campus room and board $13,938
On-campus other expenses $3,134
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $13,358
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,638
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,452

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $23,884 $35,764
Off-campus without family $23,808 $35,688
Off-campus with family $10,264 $22,144

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

50%

State Grant Aid

70%

Institution Grant Aid

44%

Pell Grant

50%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,265
State Grant Aid $2,734
Institution Grant Aid $5,730
Pell Grant Aid $4,802

Financial Outlook

$14k

Average student debt after graduation

$40k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I without football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.