California State University - East Bay
1,589 reviews
  1. Hayward, CA
  2. 4 Year
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California State University - East Bay Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$12,849/ year
Poll
55%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.94 responses
Poll
51%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.172 responses

Food

Campus Food
C+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,149/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 235 responses
  • Starbucks and Einstein Bros.
    28%
  • Greens to Go - soup, salad and Artisan rolls
    15%
  • Subway
    14%
  • Bringing a lunch is the only good food option
    10%
  • Panda Express
    8%
  • Tacobell
    8%
  • The food trucks on campus near the valley business
    6%
47%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.97 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 93 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    28%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    55%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    13%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    4%

Safety

Safety
B+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
84%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.126 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 72 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    50%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    40%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    7%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 105 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    24%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    54%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    8%
  • Not very visible.
    11%
  • We have campus police?
    3%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Track and Field: X-Country, Track and Field: Outdoor, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Track and Field: X-Country, Water Polo, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field: Outdoor, Soccer
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 174 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    2%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    35%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    52%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    11%
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
  • Student life and diversity center events
    36%
  • Events where dance teams perform.
    15%
  • Speakers who visit our school (Angela Davis)
    15%
  • Concert events
    8%
  • Library
    8%
  • Step shows/ Greek life events
    7%
  • None! This is a prison camp, not a school!
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
C+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 89 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    0%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    12%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    16%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    34%
  • Parties? What parties?
    38%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Al Fresco
    32%
  • Block Party
    23%
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • The weekend after Finals Week!
    13%
  • End of the year pool party
    6%
  • API Heritage Month
    3%
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