Universities in California

CSU Long Beach


University Information

Location: Long Beach, California
Founded: 1949
Undergraduate Students: 32 426
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public university
Website: www.csulb.edu

About the University

California State University,  Long Beach, known nationally as “The Beach,” is a hub of diversity, both culturally and intellectually. The 322-acre campus is designed to encourage student involvement and success. Eighty buildings house 63 academic programs and harmonize with master planned architecture, landscape and environmental sculpture for unparalleled access to success. 

CSULB is committed to being an outstanding teaching-intensive, research-driven university that emphasizes student engagement, scholarly and creative achievement, civic participation, and global perspectives.

CSULB comprises eight academic colleges:

  • College of the Arts
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health & Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • College of Continuing & Professional Education

Together, the colleges offer a total of 81 baccalaureate degrees

Excerpt from CSU Long Beach’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

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

CSU Long Beach requires J-1 exchange students to enroll in their health insurance plan.

Cost: $850.00 per semester

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students. Long Beach State University’s housing will be your home away from home. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow from peers, staff, and faculty outside of the classroom setting.  Please visit the website for more information.

Cost: $3,925 -$5,425 per semester* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: CSULB offers ressources for students wishing to live off campus.

Off-Campus Listing Service:

Visit the Off-Campus Listing Service for local rental listings.

Local sites for rental listings

The average budget per month is: $1,500-$1,700 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $10,630.00 per semester.