Universities in California

CSU Bakersfield

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University Information

Location: Bakersfield, California
Founded: 1965
Undergraduate Students: 8 000
Campus Type: Subrban
Institution Type: Public state university
Website: www.csub.edu

About the University

California State University Bakersfield abbreviated as CSUB was founded in 1956. CSUB's petroleum geology program is the only one offered by a public university in the west coast. The university has majors in 31 undergraduate degree programs, and 17 graduate degree programs. The top three most popular academic program in the university are : Business/Marketing, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences. It has six colleges, which are :

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Public Administration
  • Natural Sciences, Math and Engineering
  • School Sciences and Education
  • Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Interdisciplinary Minors

CSUB offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. The university is committed to scholarship and life-long learning, and currently offers more than 50 different Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. You really can get a world-class education right here in Bakersfield.

- Excerpt from American University's website.

Minimum TOEFL/IELTS Score

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

All full-time students on exchange are required to enroll in the Wells Fargo Student insurance plan.

Cost: $2,548.44 (year), $970.93 (fall)

CHARTIS is not accepted at Bakersfield. 

Housing

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  It is really popular, so please apply as soon as you are accepted.  For more information, consult the housing website.

Cost: $4,074.00 - $5,920.00* (per semester)
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: You may choose to live off campus near the University, for ressources, contact your international student advisor.

Average Student Budget

The average budget per month is: $400 - 500 

Financial Resources

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.