California State University--East Bay

2014 Quick Stats
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard

Hayward, CA 94542

Phone: (510) 885-3000
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
Nov. 30
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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

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California State University--East Bay is a public institution that was founded in 1957. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,450, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 342 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. California State University--East Bay's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 90. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,927 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,119 (2012-13).

There are three California State University—East Bay campuses in the San Francisco Bay area, which are located in Hayward Hills, Concord, and Oakland. Students at Cal State East Bay, as it is known, can earn degrees in more than 50 areas of undergraduate study and nearly 40 fields of graduate study, including business, speech-language pathology, and public affairs. Outside the classroom, students at Cal State East Bay can participate in more than 100 organizations and more than 20 fraternities and sororities.

Student athletes can play at the intramural level or try out for the Cal State East Bay Pioneers varsity sports teams, which are members of the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association and compete in about 15 sports. Off campus, CSU East Bay students can travel to the theaters, shopping centers, museums, and restaurants of San Francisco in minutes, as well as to the Pacific Ocean in about an hour. Notable California State University—East Bay alumni include comedy writer J.R. Havlan, who has won numerous Emmy Awards for his work on The Daily Show.

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

California State University, East Bay is fast becoming the San Francisco East Bay area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with two scenic campuses - one in the Hayward Hills overlooking beautiful San Francisco Bay and the other in the picturesque Concord foothills. With a growing enrollment of more than 13,000, the University attracts students from throughout the region and state, as well as from more than 80 countries around the world. Named a "Best in the West" college and a "Best Business School" by The Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay offers an award-winning curriculum, small classes, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in educational leadership.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1957
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to California State University--East Bay, it's important to note the application deadline is November 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 31. The application fee at California State University--East Bay is $55. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 58.3%
Application deadline November 30
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 31

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at California State University--East Bay is 31:1, and the school has 15.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at California State University--East Bay include: Business Administration and Management, General; Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General; Social Sciences, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 31:1
4-year graduation rate 15%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 30%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 15%
Social Sciences, General 9%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 6%
Psychology, General 6%

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Student Life

California State University--East Bay has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,450, with a gender distribution of 39 percent male students and 61 percent female students. California State University--East Bay is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 13,851
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

California State University--East Bay offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. California State University--East Bay 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at California State University--East Bay, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at California State University--East Bay.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $6,927 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,119 (2012-13)
Room and board $11,321 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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