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California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) was founded in 1957 as the State College for Alameda County. Over the following years the school has had many location and name changes. In 1961 the school moved to Hayward Hills and was renamed Alameda State College, in 1963 it was once again renamed, this time to California State College at Hayward. In 1972 the school was granted University Status and changed its name to California State University, Hayward. In 2005, the school, with a new mission to serve the eastern San Francisco Bay Area, changed its name to the current CSUEB.
CSUEB operates locations in Hayward, Oakland and Concord California, and serves over 13,000 students annually and is one of a few schools in the California State University System to utilize the quarter system.
CSUEB offers over 100 career oriented programs and is known for its College of Business and Economics, its Education Department and Music Department. CSUEB is considered a top-tier masters granting school.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Freshman applicants interested in enrolling at CSUEB must meet the following requirements:
- High School graduate/GED
- Complete a minimum 15 unit pattern of college preparatory courses with a grade of C or higher
- Have a qualifying eligibility index (GPA plus ACT or SAT test score)
Graduate and transfer admissions will have separate requirements which are available on the website.
Financial aid is available in a variety of forms to qualifying students. To determine eligibility students should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The CSUEB Pioneers are Members of the NCAA Division II and compete in the CCAA.
Athletics programs offered:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates California State University – East Bay accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting accepted to Cal State East Bay.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Recommended
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||15 - 21|
|ACT ® Math||16 - 23|
|ACT ® Composite Score||16 - 22|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Cal State East Bay
The chances for admission at Cal State East Bay can be seen in the table below.
|Granted Admissions||8,756 (69%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||1,572 (18%)|
California State University – East Bay has a total student population of about 14,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 17% enrolling as graduate students and 83% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $55 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range estimates:
- State Residents: $5,500-$6,600
- Out-of-State: $17,000-$20,560
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||62%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||50%||$9,862|
|Receiving Student Loans||36%||$5,455|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 6%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, California State University – East Bay may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
The overall graduation rate of Cal State East Bay is close to 43%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||16%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||19%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||8%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Contra Costa Campus
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2011)
Campus: California State University – East Bay
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Music Program (more info)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
California State University – East Bay is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (California Collegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Basketball (California Collegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Track and Field (California Collegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Water Polo
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by California State University – East Bay by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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