California State University, Long Beach
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California State University, Long Beach

California, United States | Public

About

It is the cheapest university. If you want to study in california at the cheapest cost with pretty good faculty. This university is public univeristy. You can find good faculty, but the problem is their office hours is less. Otherwise, for research also this university is good if you go to right person. Regarding job scenario, it is located near Los Angeles, you can visit most of the job fair in the city and in the San jose

Cost

Moderate

$18,296

Average Living Expenses (Bachelors)

$18,296

Average Living Expenses (Masters)

Rankings

#1421

US News ranking

#1001+

Times New ranking

Admissions

31%

Avg acceptance rate (Bachelors)

$70

Application Fee

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Campus

Location

Residing on the only hill on the Long Beach state, CSULB has a location that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. It gives a good suburban setting in California. Long Beach is known to have high walkability and is incredibly bike-friendly. So one can do without a car too. Apart from the Long Beach, students venture out to coast to Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Manhattan Beach. Taking a trip down to San Diego is also very feasible.

Campus

CSU LB is a sprawling 322-acre campus abd has the third largest campus in the CSU system. The unique aspect of the campus is the large grass fields (unless droughts) with dashing Helen Borcher flowering 3000 peach trees donated by the locals. It has a huge outdoor gallery with statues and monuments. The school is completely wheelchair accessible, which is a commendable thing. (The Disabled Students Union is very good too.)
They have a huge library too, recommended for both solitary reading and group study. There is a University Art Museum too. It also has a 'Walter Pyramid', a unique 18-story blue pyramid that encompasses three full basketball courts, five volleyball court and much more. They also have an interesting Japanese Garden. Both of these are the newest icons of the Long Beach state. CSULB houses a full-service fitness centre and The Pointe, an educational conference centre. The campus has installed solar panels to address the problem of sustainability.
One demerit is Parking. Students suggest that one must start their classes no later than 9:30 AM because after that parking becomes very difficult.

Residing Options

It is largely a commuter campus. The university offers housing but the graduate students prefer to live off campus. East Long Beach has some really nice areas that are affordable too, especially Belmont Shore. Students say that North Long Beach should be avoided. Living in the neighbourhood cities could be expensive.

Faculty

The faculty to student ratio in CSULB is 26:1. The curriculum and faculty are said to be decent. The most popular majors at CSULB are Business, Management, Marketing, Health Professions, Social Sciences and Family and Human Sciences.
The study schedule can be quite rigorous especially if you have multiple, inter-clashing majors. However, it is said that 1/4th of the classes happen in the evening. Students find the evening classes to be less rigorous than the day classes, primarily because the professors are a little fatigued (for obvious reasons). So for the students who wish to do slightly less work to earn their grade, can opt for night classes.

Jobs and placements

Placements may not be the best despite the career centre being very helpful. It is an average public institution in this aspect. But again, students say that the employers in California may have a good respect for this school when one goes for the interviews. It holds a good repute.