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25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA

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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:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
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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 CSUEB.

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 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English15 - 21
ACT ® Math17 - 22
ACT ® Composite Score16 - 21

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into CSUEB

The chances for admission at CSUEB can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions2,180 (22%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,211 (56%)

Student Enrollment

California State University - East Bay has a total student population of about 13,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 20% enrolling as graduate students and 80% 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid62%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships50%$9,862
Receiving Student Loans36%$5,455

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of CSUEB is close to 43%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years16%
Graduating in 5 Years19%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

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 (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Programs Offered

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.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies (B)


Social Sciences


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Computer and Information Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Communications and Journalism

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Music (B, M)
  • Drama (B)
  • Fine Studio Arts (B)

English Language and Literature

  • English (B, M)
  • Rhetoric and Composition (M)


Mathematics and Statistics

Engineering Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)

Physical Sciences


Philosophy and Religious Studies

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies (B)
  • Latin American Studies (B)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B, M)

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