California State University - East Bay

1,581 reviews
  1. Hayward, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
California State University - East Bay is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
800-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$8,723/ 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
    $6,961/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,517/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,122/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,628/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,473/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.105 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,720Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
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  • Active, opinionated and unique.
    44%
  • Beautiful, smart, and amazing
    18%
  • Commuter
    14%
  • Quiet
    12%
  • Fat, headphones,unintelligent, illiterate,juvenile
    7%
  • Driven
    3%
  • Focused, driven, friendly, live,opinionated
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.138 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Very diverse and accepting
    59%
  • Works for me
    26%
  • Best (best choice for me)
    9%
  • Made for robots & uneducated idiots.
    4%
  • Diversity
    1%

After California State University - East Bay

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses

Reviews

1,581 reviews
  • Excellent
    184
  • Very Good
    498
  • Average
    708
  • Poor
    117
  • Terrible
    74
Since CSUEB is a quarter system the 10 weeks go by super fast. I really like that! I am a full time student each quarter who works part time to pay for my own bills and help my family out, and am part of PAW which is an on campus internship. There is tutoring available for us students, office hours from our professors, relaxation room in the RAW, the RAW, dance classes, etc. The library hours are very useful because it is open till late and during finals it is open till midnight and the campus provides coffee, hot chocolate, goody bags with supplies in then, and snacks for students who are studying till late.
  • College Junior
  • 12 months ago
Personally, the most important (and the most challenging) criteria for admission into a Psychology program was the passing grade in a Statistics course, which is one of the core classes to take before a student can even transfer schools. The application process was average and based on general education courses being completed, including ones related to the major. Some tips for admission would be to go on the school website and read the requirements for the specific major you are planning to declare so you have an understanding of what is required. It also helps you focus on your time at the community college to ensure that the courses being taken are equivalent and applicable to the transfer school!
  • College Junior
  • Apr 29 2013
We can not throw even a small party here! There is no way to get laid and have sex in the Pioneer Heights The Housing rules are horrible; they remind of a children Bible camp!

The quality of the food is equivalent to a high school cafeteria at the price of Applebees.

The RA's are super-annoying! To the extent that they do not allow us to use our front sliding doors! The Housing staff are extremely incompetent. They separate the European residents from the rest of the residents, due to the successful parties of the past.

The internet cuts out every single evening. They make Housing residents pay for parking.

During Fall and Spring quarter they keep the temperature too high in the dorms.
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 20 2014