California State University - Bakersfield

931 reviews
  1. Bakersfield, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
California State University - Bakersfield is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
790-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$5,690/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,152/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,902/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,131/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,835/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,219/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,786Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Unique
    38%
  • Determined
    31%
  • Ratchet.
    19%
  • Laid back
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.61 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Nice atmosphere
    54%
  • Diverse.
    15%
  • Underfunded
    15%
  • White and hispanic with a pinch of asian and arab
    15%

After California State University - Bakersfield

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

931 reviews
  • Excellent
    122
  • Very Good
    299
  • Average
    412
  • Poor
    61
  • Terrible
    37
I love this school. I think the teachers are helpful and the staff is overall wonderful.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
I enjoy learning knew things and having new experiences
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Classes at CSUB have challenged me in many areas, but it is a school I would choose to attend of I were to do it over again. A small diverse campus that tries to bring students together in different ways. Plus they've added more fun events such as runner nights, and more.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago