Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeC
California State University - Bakersfield is ...
NCAA Division I-AAA
Western Athletic Conference
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management273 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities196 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies116 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies70 Graduates
Early Childhood Education55 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.78 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.100 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responsesReport
After California State University - Bakersfield
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
- Very Good312
This semester was a very confusing change for all of us. It is definitely going to take more than one semester to readjust. The staff and administration had a good plan going on but, the details were all a fuzzy to us students. You couldn't just ask one faculty member to see if certain information was correct, you had to ask at least three others to make sure what you're doing was correct. In our eyes the professors seemed either rushed or that they had "finished the material too early/ had too much time". There were also a lot of questions on which students would follow the semester catalog, the quarter catalog, or if they can follow quarter catalog for their major, and semester for the general education (and vice versa). With all of this confusion, however, I felt that the professors did a great job in remaining enthusiastic throughout the entire semester while most students were ready to "clock out" by week 10. We still have some adjusting to do but it's steadily going up hill.
- 23 days ago
The professors are very helpful and will go above and beyond to help you and make sure you learn the material. The Psyc department and advisors in particular are so genuine and really do want to help you succeed. Overall, great school!
- 23 days ago
CSUB is a pretty average school, the teachers can be very approachable but there are many times when you need to jump through hoops in order to get the help you need. Also as a freshman you need to be prepared for the amount of self advocacy you need to do in order to ensure you do not fall behind on deadlines. Also do not except all your teachers to know the technology the shove down your throat in your first year many of my teachers did not even use blackboard let the student email they make all students use which can be a good depending on your proficiency in technology. However, one problem is the surrounding area I have noticed some car alarms going off as well a homeless population that can wander on campus. Essentially CSUB is a very decent school with stand out teachers but can be a little difficult for those not used to living alone and not able to get an eye on deadlines.
- 11 days ago