California State University--Bakersfield 1

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9001 Stockdale Highway

Bakersfield, CA 93311

Phone: (661) 654-2782
2012-2013 Tuition
Mar. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#90 Overall Score: 24 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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California State University--Bakersfield is a public institution that was founded in 1970. It has a suburban setting and the campus size is 375 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. California State University--Bakersfield's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 90. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,709 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,367 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

California State University Bakersfield is committed to providing high quality undergraduate and graduate programs. To accomplish this, the University recruits and retains outstanding faculty. Those faculty establish, maintain and assess the satisfaction of learning goals for their students. The programs immerse the students into the disciplines and prepare them for careers in our region, nation, and world. California State University Bakersfield is a student-centered institution. The University assists other K-14 institutions to prepare qualified students. It recruits its students from all racial and ethnic communities and maintains a university environment accessible to diverse students. It organizes its programs to permit students to accomplish their educational goals. It offers its students a myriad of learning opportunities, outside as well as in the classroom. It prepares its students to be productively engaged in a diverse and changing society. California State University Bakersfield has a responsibility to the residents of Kern County and the surrounding area. In addition to offering high quality programs, the University nurtures the region's intellectual and cultural life. It also is a full partner in shaping the region's economic development.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1970
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to California State University--Bakersfield, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at California State University--Bakersfield is $55. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 67 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.0% 4
Application deadline March 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.3 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

California State University--Bakersfield is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment N/A
Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

California State University--Bakersfield offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. California State University--Bakersfield also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at California State University--Bakersfield, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at California State University--Bakersfield.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered No

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In-state tuition and fees $6,709 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,367 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,787 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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