California State University East Bay (a.k.a Cal State East Bay, CSU, CSUEB ) was founded in 1957 to provide advanced educational opportunities to Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The main campus of the university is in Hayward, C.A., with another location at Mt. Diablo and the professional center in downtown Oakland.
The mission of Cal State East Bay is, “To welcome and support a diverse student body with academically rich, culturally relevant learning experiences which prepare students to apply their education to meaningful lifework, and to be socially responsible contributors to society. Through its educational programs and activities, the University strives to meet the educational needs and to contribute to the vitality of the East Bay, the state, the nation, and global communities.”
Overlooking a spectacular view of San Francisco Bay, as well as the scenic Concord foothills of Mt. Diablo, Cal State East Bay has a population of 13,851 students, of which 11,562 are undergraduates. Students can chose from over 90 athletic, academic, Greek, religious, recreational, government and cultural clubs and organizations in which to become involved. Off campus, the surrounding Bay area is rich with venues for enjoying shopping,live music, eating out and going to the movies.
Best known for its small student-to-teacher ratio (28:1), CSUEB offers a personalized learning experience with instruction from a broad range of experts in many professional fields. This allows Cal State East Bay to offer over 100 career-focused fields of study.
Currently, Cal State East Bay offers 50 Baccalaureate degrees, 62 Minors, 39 Credentialed and Certification Programs, 35 Master’s Degrees and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. The most popular areas of study include business, liberal studies, nursing, psychology, biology, criminal justice, kinesiology and sociology.
The CSUEB Pioneers are Division II members of the NCAA. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field, golf and soccer. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball and water polo.
Tuition & Financial Aid
The annual tuition of Cal State East Bay is among the lowest in the U.S. for comparable universities. A full-time, in-state, undergraduate can expect to pay tuition of $6,549. For those coming from out of state, the tuition is $15,477. This does not include books, fees, housing and transportation. Grants, scholarships, loans, Federal Work Study and Pell Grants are awarded each year.
Cal State East Bay is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Cal State East Bay operates a yearlong curriculum divided into four quarters. Although applications are received throughout the year, freshman applications are only accepted for the Fall Quarter.
To apply to CSUEB, students should meet these minimum requirements: present a qualifying CSU Eligibility Index score for your major, a “C” grade or better in each of the required college prep courses for your major, a completed application with SAT or ACT score and the $55.00 application fee.
For more information about admissions to California State University East Bay, students should contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail completed applications, along with the application fee and any attachments to: Admission Office, CSUEB, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542. Students may call 510-885-3000 or fax to 510-885-4059. For more information, visit