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Campus & Student Life at California State University - Long Beach

Home to about 34,216 undergraduates in 2020, CSULB is a very large, public university located in Long Beach, California. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, CSULB offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by CSULB can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our CSULB Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

CSULB Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 4.0% of the student population at CSULB. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit CSULB Disability Services.

CSULB for the Military

While not a "service academy", CSULB does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit CSULB Veteran Services . For more information, check out our CSULB for Veterans Guide.

CSULB offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, CSULB does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Long Beach

CSULB offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Long Beach

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at California State University - Long Beach

CSULB has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 34,216 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 29,110 (85.1%). Part-time attendance was 5,106 (14.9%).


California State University - Long Beach is Ranked #736 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, CSULB is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank CSULB #736 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at California State University - Long Beach

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at CSULB by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the CSULB Diversity Guide.

California State University - Long Beach Competes in the NCAA

CSULB has a total of 416 student athletes, 178 men and 238 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$14,884,538
Total Expenses (all teams)$14,570,892

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to California State University - Long Beach Athletics

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