California State University-Long Beach.

California State University-Long Beach

Long Beach, CA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About California State University-Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB, Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, LBSU, or The Beach) is a public university in Long Beach, California. The 322-acre campus is the third largest of the 23-school California State University system (CSU) and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 39,359 for the fall 2020 semester. With 5,440 graduate students as of fall 2020, the university enrolls one of the largest graduate student populations across the CSU system and in the state of California.The university offers 82 different bachelor's degrees, 65 types of master's degrees, and four doctoral degrees. It is home to one of the largest publicly funded art schools in the United States. The university currently operates with one of the lowest student tuition rate in the country, at $6,420 per year for full-time students with California residence.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 31,402 students
  • 0.12 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at California State University-Long Beach

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Microbiology, Accounting, Journalism, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

17,650 students out of 63,048 applicants were accepted into California State University-Long Beach. They had an average SAT score of 1130. 93% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 31% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at California State University-Long Beach was $18,610, while for in-state students it was $6,730. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $27,265.

The average financial aid at California State University-Long Beach is $8,681. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $9,929 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at California State University-Long Beach

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

70% of undergraduate students at California State University-Long Beach received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at California State University-Long Beach

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Long Beach was of $12,484 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,948.

Diversity at California State University-Long Beach

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017