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California State University-Long Beach Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,963 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 75 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Big West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $165,045)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $92,584)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 82 113 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 17 16 - Yes
Golf 7 9 - -
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Tennis - 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball 18 20 Yes Yes
Water Polo 24 28 - -
Archery - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 22.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.1%
Hispanic 27.2%
Non-resident alien 5.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 29.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 55
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 28
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Heidi from Corona, CA
  • 4
  • Although I never lived in the dorms at my University, the housing and residential life is an excellent way to meet people and explore the sunny city of Long Beach.…

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  • Jacky from Lancaster, CA
  • 5
  • CSULB can the unique ability to accommodate to the needs of Introverts and Extroverts alike. Depending on where you live on campus, it has the best of both worlds. If…

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  • Ash from Covina, CA
  • 4
  • Dorming was one my best experiences. I would recommend all first year students to dorm. You get form great friendships and attend events that are available only to students that…

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  • Brittany from Long Beach, CA
  • 2
  • Living on campus is an opportunity for students to have the experience of living away from home: to learn to be independent, and experience the true college life. However, it…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • CSULB Student Representative
  • I am a current student here

    I have a commuters meal plan. I would say that the dining halls have pretty standard college dining hall options. Many of their dishes are very tasty though. I personally appreciate that the dishes are often rotated (one dish was most likely prepared 3 times a semester max). There is also a variety of international cuisines. I would recommend the California roll, ramen, and Mongolian beef. Additionally, there are several restaurants on campus. The main two cafeterias are on upper campus and are very accessible as they are near many of the classrooms. My favorite place to eat is Hibachi-san which serves poke; however, many students love the Nugget which is a burger joint. We are one of the only campuses to have a Coffee Bean and a Starbucks. We also have places to get boba and smoothies if that's more suited to you.

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  • 5
  • Kaitlyn
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The dining area is very spacious and clean. In terms of the food, it's actually pretty good! I especially love El Pollo Loco, which offers reasonable prices for their bowls.

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  • 4
  • Louis from Santa Ana, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I heard Long Beach food was good. There's plenty of local restaurants which you can use Dining Dollars and meal plans for, so there's bound to be something you like. And outside of the campus city, you could also find really good fries at the Aquarium of the Pacific's cafes and other food places. My brother constantly goes out to eat with his friends, and he lives from home a good 12 miles away. If that doesn't say something, I don't know what does.

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  • 4
  • Emily from Fontana, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Cafeteria, such as El Pollo Loco, Subway, Carl's Jr, and student dining halls, serve you quickly and do not mess up your order. Sadly, they do not have much to select and can be quite pricey those that are not fast food chain restaurants.

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  • 4
  • India from Perris, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food overall isn't terrible. Some days the dining halls provide a wide selection of appetizing food, while other days the food is not as great. We have alternative food selections which are great. We have places such as Subway, Panda Express, Sbarro, a Poke joint, Carl's Jr., Starbucks, Coffee Bean, and El Pollo Loco.

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  • 3
  • Jason from Lakewood, CA
  • I am a past student here

    If you love coffee then you are in luck with two Starbucks and a Coffee Bean on campus. There are not a lot of food options but there is a Panda Express, Subway, Carl's Jr., and Sbarro Pizza among others.

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  • 4
  • Leah from Bakersfield, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The dining hall food is pretty delicious! Even if you travel to the other parts of campus there is a wide variety of food or drink places, such as Panda Express, Subway, Starbucks, and many more.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • CSULB Student Representative
  • I am a current student here

    To be completely honest, I do not know too much about our greek life; however, I do know that it is common to see proud and spirited clubs on campus and I've heard that they create a great community.

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  • 0
  • Louis from Santa Ana, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Plenty of dorms on campus and whatnot, but I do plan to live at home so this doesn't really apply. However, given the size of the dorms and the student body, I'm sure that there's plenty to be found, especially when considering the number of fraternities and sororities present alone, not to mention how diverse the members' interests in those actually are.

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  • 0
  • Jason from Lakewood, CA
  • I am a past student here

    Greek life is a lot of fun if meeting new people, doing philanthropies, and of course partying is your thing. It is not the same as other campus' Greek life because there is no "frat row" at Long Beach State. Fraternity houses and sorority houses are located in different parts of the city but that does not stop Greek life from keeping you busy!

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  • 0
  • Jacky from Lancaster, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not part of Greek Life, but those of my friends who are, having nothing but good things to say about their Frats and Sororities. They speak highly of their brothers and sisters and ravish about the opportunities it gives them.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is kinda everywhere at this school. Only problem is that unless you are is a Fraternity or Sorority you wot get to experience their events or parties.

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  • 0
  • Brandon Fonseca
  • I am a current student here

    I am a brother of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity! I love my chapter, along with Greek Life in General. Although Long Beach does not allow Greek Row, Greek Life is great at CSULB! If you want to make life lasting bonds, learn leadership and life skills, manage time well, help others, network, among so many more things join Greek Life!

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  • 0
  • Lucy
  • I am a current student here

    There is not a greek lane, but sororities and frats do have individual houses spread around the Long Beach area. A few houses are a little bit past Long Beach; for example, in Signal Hill. I've heard pros and cons, but still I am looking foward in joining a sorority. The bill is expensive, but being in the greek system is worth it. They do party, get involved, most care for sister's/brothe'rs educational success, and do provide members with scholarship opportunities. The greek life here is pretty cool. In the past recruitment, there were about 500 females trying to join a sorority.

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  • 0
  • Chibi from Long Beach, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I am unfamiliar with this, unfortunately. We do have a lot of sororities and fraternities, though. And this is, of course, due to our college being huge and diverse.

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