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Study at California State University Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach, popularly referred to as CSULB was initially established as a state college in 1949. It acquired university status in 1972 and currently enrolls over 36, 000 students. CSULB offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees, 60 master's degrees, 10 education-related credential programs, and several doctoral degrees in 7 academic colleges:
  • College of the Arts
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
CSULB has over 15 sports teams including baseball, cross country, softball, track and field, tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, water polo and golf teams. The mascot for the teams is Prospector Pete, and the teams go by the official name of 49ers. The unofficial name of the baseball team is the Dirtbags. The CSULB sports teams are also popularly called The Beach.

Profile of California State University Long BeachLong Beach State is located in a large city, in Long Beach, California. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Long Beach State top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study art studies, family and social work, and liberal arts.

Long Beach State Selectivity

The admissions department at Long Beach State does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 48% of applicants were rejected at the school. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 440 to 550 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 580 or higher on the math SAT.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Long Beach State tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 36, 868 students (30, 920 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at Long Beach State.

Student Life
The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Big West Conference competitions.

Long Beach State Tuition and AffordabilityTuition is fairly low at the school.

Long Beach State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 884liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, English, sociology, political science, history, geography, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management1, 241business management, managerial economics, logistics
Family and Social Work675social work, family and consumer science, public administration, family studies
Education and Teaching544trade and industrial teaching, education, school Counselling, special ed
Security and Law Enforcement416criminal justice and safety, security and protective services
Therapy and Counselling404psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy326health and physical education, dietitian, parks and recreation studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine275registered nursing, community nurse, nursing administration
Engineering268electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, engineering, chemical engineering, manufacturing engineering
Media263journalism, radio and television
Science262biology, biochemistry, marine biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, geology, geological and earth sciences
Art Studies233art studies
Fine Arts165fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering114computer engineering, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts95drama, dance
Medical Support and Technology80health service and sciences
Music77music performance, music
Religion and Philosophy72philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Medical administration72health care administration
Engineering Technician46construction engineering tech, engineering technology, electronics tech, computer engineering tech
Medicine24public health, gerontology
Design15industrial design
Conservation and Resource Management11environmental studies
Contact: Long Beach StateCalifornia State University Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd

Long Beach, California 90840-0115

General Phone: (562) 985-4111


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