Construction of California State University began in 1963 on a 430-acre site located in the northern region of San Bernadino. Over the next four decades, the campus continued expanding and by the beginning of the 21st century, California State incorporated more than a dozen research and service centers that included a literacy center, an entrepreneurship center and a center for sustainable environment, all of which offered students the chance to experience unique study opportunities. By 2011, the quality education provided by the university garnered the facility ranking in the top four percent of the nation.
The university strives to offer students a challenging and innovative academic environment. The facility remains committed to the goal of making a positive impact on students by providing excellence in instruction and research while encouraging intellectual interaction and creativity. California State continues to enhance the quality of life in Southern California through the experience, knowledge and skills of the facility’s faculty, staff, alumni and current student populous.
California State University lies at the foothills of the picturesque San Bernadino Mountains. While residing on-campus is not a requirement, the facility offers housing for approximately 1,500 students in three modern residential environments known collectively as The Village.
Students have the opportunity of obtaining more than 70 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees or certificates from the five academic colleges at Cal State. The university also offers more than 20 teaching credential programs in addition to a doctorate in education. The CSUSB College of Extended Learning affords students the option of earning credits toward a specific degree or a certificate through on-campus courses, online study programs and workplace training.
For more than two decades, the Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes have been members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, golf and soccer. Women’s sports include basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, water polo and volleyball. In addition, the 37,000-square-foot student recreation and fitness complex features a 34-foot climbing wall, an 8,800-square-foot fitness room and a variety of multi-purpose rooms that provide an array of classes and personalized training.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Annual tuition at California State University is $7,047 for California residents. Additional fees apply per unit for certain graduate programs. Tuition for non-residents is $18,207. Additional fees include books, housing and transportation for off-campus housing. Qualified students have the chance to obtain financial aid through a variety of scholarships, grants and loans.
California State University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The College of Business and Public Administration also has national accreditation.
Applications are received for spring, fall and summer semester classes at designated times throughout the year. Local high school and college transfer students are admitted based on standard CSU system requirements. Undergraduate applicants from outside the local area who meet admission requirements are accepted based on a space-available basis.
Resident high school students must have completed a series of specific college preparatory classes with a grade of “C” or better. Additionally, the facility determines an eligibility index score by combining the college preparatory GPA with SAT or ACT scores. Non-resident students must have a GPA of 3.61 or higher to qualify. Potential students must also complete and submit an online application along with a $55.00 application fee.
For more information about admissions to California State University-San Bernadino, contact the school at:
5500 University Parkway
San Bernadino, CA 92407-2397