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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY - [CSUB], BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA

Bakersfield, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1965Established Year
  10131Enrollment

California State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
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California State University, Bakersfield is a public, coeducational college located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Established in 1965, the university has two campuses- Bakersfield and Antelope Valley which educates over 10,000+ students. The university is accredited by the Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC). 

CSUB boasts of established excellence in academia, diversity, service, and community engagement. With over 50+ bachelor's and Master's degree programs for students who want to study in the USA, CSUB has seen an increase in student enrollment with around 9,230 students in Fall 2015 to 11,200 students in Fall 2019.

California State University Bakersfield Student Enrolment

Rankings

CSUB continues to move up the national rankings awarded by various ranking agencies. Some of the rankings have been mentioned below:

  • According to US News and World Reports(2020), CSUB ranks
    • #66 in Regional Universities West
    • #22 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • #28 in Top Public Schools in the USA
    • #97 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs 
  • Washington Monthly recently named CSUB the #2 “Best Bang for the Buck” among western U.S. schools. 
  • Time Magazine ranks CSUB #39 on its “Accessibility, Affordability and Completion” list.
  • New York Times ranks CSUB #3 in terms of upward social mobility. 

Highlights

Year of Establishment1965
LocationBakersfield, California
Type of UniversityPublic
Campus SettingUrban
Acceptance Rate68%
Total Enrollment11,200
International Student Enrollment382
Number of Programs60+
Basic Tuition Fee (UG International)19,188 USD
Basic Tuition Fee (PG International)10,482 USD
Test Scores AcceptedACT/SAT, TOEFL/IELTS, GRE
Official Websitecsub.edu

Programs offered at CSU Bakersfield

CSUB has four major schools-Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Education offering academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They offer over 50+ Bachelors and 20+ Masters degree programs. A Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D) is also offered by CSUB.

  • Some of the popular undergraduate programs offered by the university are Accounting, Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, Kinesiology, Nursing, Marketing, Public Policy and Administration, Supply Chain Logistics, Theatre. CSU Bakersfield's petroleum geology program is the only one offered by a public university west of the Rocky Mountains. 
  • Some of the Postgraduate programs offered are Anthropology, MBA, Educational Counselling, MSW, Special Education amongst others. 
  • Some of the unique programs offered are Petroleum Geology, Agricultural Business, Child Adolescent and Family Studies, Kinesiology, Small Business Management and Mathematics for Teachers.

CSUB Campus

Running over 375 acres, California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) is set in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley. The university boasts of a huge 150,000 square foot, five floors Walter W. Stiern Library which is home to computer labs and classrooms, a media center, faculty, and graduate student study circles, group study rooms and instructional television studios. Keeping in mind student’s health, the campus also encourages students to avail of the services of Student Health Services on campus. 

The university houses several student clubs and a Student Recreation Centre on campus. CSUB also provides extensive athletics facilities to hone the student’s skills. To ensure security on campus, the university Police Department has a response time of fewer than 3 minutes! 

California State University, Bakersfield also operates a branch campus in the Antelope Valley on the northeast corner of Antelope Valley College. The campus provides the residents of the Greater Antelope Valley with academic degree programs leading to a Bachelor degree in a small number of disciplines, and the ability to obtain a Master’s degree in a few areas, without leaving the community. 

California State University Bakersfield Student Enrolment

Housing Facilities/Residences

CSUB offers on-campus housing options to students. The university provides Student Housing East which is available for all students and the Student Housing West exclusively for juniors and seniors providing single and double rooms. Rooms are available on a single, double and triple sharing basis. 

The university recently debuted a 500-bed housing complex of two four-story and an all-suite residential building. It also comprises of a Residence Life Community Centre, study rooms, game room, laundry, catering kitchen, and multi-purpose room. The housing costs somewhere around 3,825 USD- 6,075 USD per semester.

All residences come attached with streaming video services, WiFi, bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet for each student, micro-fridge, carpeted flooring, state of the art game room and private study rooms. 

A meal plan for students on campus is 4,066 USD for both fall and spring terms. The Student Metropolitan Meal Plan helps receive 10% off on every dining purchase on campus. The Dining services offered on campus include a myriad range of options for students to choose from. Students are spoilt amongst Runner cafe, Which Wich, Starbucks, Panda Express, Runner’s Express and Walter’s Coffee and Snack bar.

CSU Bakersfield Application Process

How To Apply: For admissions to California State University Bakersfield (CSUB), all applications are to be made online through the CSU Apply system.

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of 70 USD is to be paid for all applications. 

Application Deadline: The initial filing period for international students at CSU Bakersfield are October 1- November 30 of the previous year for Fall semester and August 1- August 31 of the previous year for Spring semester. 

Admission Requirements: 

  • Completed application form with the payment of non-refundable application fee
  • Academic transcripts from all educational institutions attended that are evaluated by a credential evaluation company
  • Proof of English language proficiency
ExamsMinimum Required Scores for UGMinimum Required Scores for PG
TOEFL (iBT)6179
IELTS6.07.0
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Standardized exams to study in the USA
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial documentation in form of bank statements with the proof of availability of around 34,000 USD for UG, 30,578 USD for PG and 33,578 USD for MBA program against the expenses for one academic year at CSU Bakersfield
  • Copy of passport

Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance: The table below shows the estimated annual expenses that are to be paid by a non-resident student enrolled in an undergraduate program at CSU Bakersfield:

ExpensesOn-Campus(in USD)Off-Campus(in USD)
Tuition Fees16,92216,922
Room & Board12,98413,215
Transportation9501,579
Misc. Personal Expenses1,7041,704
Books & Supplies2,0582,058
Total34,61835,478

Graduate Cost of Attendance: The table below shows the estimated annual expenses that are to be paid by a non-resident student enrolled in a graduate program at CSU Bakersfield

ExpensesOn-Campus (in USD)Off-Campus (in USD)
Tuition Fees11,22811,228
Room & Board12,98413,215
Transportation9501,579
Misc. Personal Expenses1,7041,704
Books & Supplies2,0582,058
Total28,92429,784

NOTE- The graduate MBA Fees are an additional 270 USD per unit. Therefore the estimated annual tuition fee for MBA is 14,476 USD.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

CSU Bakersfield offers various financial aid options to students. These include loans, grants, scholarships, work-study, etc. The federal grants and loans are awarded by the federal and state government for the domestic students. International students are not eligible for such financial aid options. However, they can apply for various scholarships awarded based on the academic performance of the students.

These CSUB scholarships are funded by corporations, non-profit organizations, and individual donors. Recipients are determined through a competitive application process based on academic achievement, financial need, and/or other criteria that are established by the scholarship donor. Applicants are required to renew their

International students are encouraged to apply for various external international scholarships to study in the USA. These include scholarships offered by various private organizations and agencies as well as the government in the respective home country. 

Work While You Study

International students are eligible to work as long as they maintain their immigration status. Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week on-campus during the school year. During the breaks, students can work for a maximum of 40 hours a week. 

International applicants are not allowed to work off-campus with the authorization of the Immigration and Naturalization Service(INS). 

Alumni Network

CSUB boasts of a very close-knit alumni association. The network conducts events like Party in the Park and Alumni Hall of Fame. The association also awards ‘Alumni Scholarships’ by alumni donors. The university serves a unique program, the Runner Alumni Mentor Program which pairs alumni to current CSUB students transitioning from education to career. 

Some of the renowned alumni of the university are, 

  • Kevin McCarthy, American politician
  • Greg Colson, artist
  • Dushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana
  • Kathleen O’Neal Gear, American writer
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California State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population11152
FAFSA Code007993
Application Cost$55
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$21,564 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-7- -
Graduate
GRE-147- -

California State University Acceptance Rate

61.1%

Acceptance Rate

8882

Total Applicants

11152

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

38.5%

Male

61.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program61.1%
Total Applicants15983
Total Enrolled9769
Graduate
Graduate Programs61.1%
Total Applicants2263
Total Enrolled1383

California State University Enrollment

Enrollment
California State University Enrollment11152
Undergraduate Enrollment9769
Graduate Enrollment1383
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate38.7%

Attendance Cost

$21,564

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$21,564 / Year
Post Graduate Program$15,870 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,948 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,968 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,903 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,061 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,974 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,964 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,015 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
7765361341528

College rating

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7.3/10

10/10academic
6/10infrastructure
6/10placements
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9/10extracurricular
3/10accommodation

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California State University
Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2017
7.3
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

ACADEMICS AND MORE - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Close to home, cost. It was near my home and I was seventeen when I started university, and it was incredibly cheap. And our state schools are the best in the country. I also got into the honors program at this school.


Course Curriculum - 

The general education was shifting when I was there so it isn't the same now as when I went. I would like to have taken more classes as general education, and I think people get too many allowances to not take gen eds and so graduate without ever having taken anything above remedial English.

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9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Book Store

California State University, Bakersfield RUNNER Bookstore0.15 Km
Comicwise2.1 Km
Hoerner Fluid Dynamics2.54 Km
GW School Supply, Inc.4.07 Km
Dark Side Comics5.23 Km
Campus Retail Consulting5.36 Km
Barnes & Noble5.51 Km
Bookhounds Books Records Movies5.88 Km
Enchanted Cottage7.46 Km
Unity Center of Bakersfield7.55 Km
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Bus Station

CSUB0.3 Km
Stockdale & Don Hart Dr0.57 Km
Stockdale & Riverwalk0.59 Km
Stockdale & Town & Country0.87 Km
Camino Media & Roadrunner0.99 Km
Haggin Oaks & Liberty Park286.09 Km
Camino Media & Roadrunner286.35 Km
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Hospital

Adventist Health Physicians Network Strategos Medical Clinic0.74 Km
Riverwalk Pediatric Clinic0.84 Km
Mercy Hospital Southwest - Bakersfield0.93 Km
Kaiser Permanente Vision Essentials at the Market Place0.97 Km
Stockdale Surgery Center, LLC1 Km
Kaiser Permanente Ming Medical Offices1.03 Km
Elias Medical1.09 Km
DaVita White Lane Dialysis3.8 Km
Kaiser Permanente Bakersfield Administrative Offices4.15 Km
Kaiser Permanente Discovery Plaza Medical and Administrative Offices4.28 Km
Bakersfield Family Medical Center4.78 Km
Good Samaritan Wound Care Center5.14 Km
Planned Parenthood - Bakersfield Health Center6.85 Km
Fresenius Medical Care at Bakersfield Heart Hospital6.94 Km
Bakersfield Heart Hospital6.94 Km
Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield7.31 Km
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Shopping Mall

State Farm Carlos Cornejo0.86 Km
River Walk0.91 Km
The Marketplace0.92 Km
Town and Country Village Shopping Center1.1 Km
The Shops at River Walk1.27 Km
Frugatti Plaza1.72 Km
Center2.11 Km
Brimhall Square2.35 Km
Stockdale West3.85 Km
Riverwalk Plaza4 Km
Stockdale Fashion Plaza4.25 Km
Gosford Village4.76 Km
Stine Country Apartments5.41 Km
Valley Springs Plaza6.14 Km
Valley Plaza Mall6.4 Km
Fourever Funky6.96 Km
Whitestone Painters7.75 Km
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Restaurant

Carl's Jr.1.04 Km
Little Italy Restaurant1.11 Km
Subway Restaurants1.28 Km
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que3.96 Km
Pizza Hut4.05 Km
In-N-Out Burger4.12 Km
Chipotle Mexican Grill4.2 Km
Subway5.81 Km
Sbarro6.3 Km
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace6.79 Km
The Padre Hotel7.93 Km
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Super Market

Trader Joe's1.08 Km
Sprouts Farmers Market1.75 Km
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market3.14 Km
Walmart Supercenter4.58 Km
Walmart Neighborhood Market4.66 Km
FoodMaxx4.8 Km
99 Cents Only Stores4.95 Km
WinCo Foods5.55 Km
GROCERIES 2 U5.58 Km
Save Mart Supermarkets5.63 Km
Vallarta Supermarkets7.59 Km
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Airport

Bakersfield Municipal Airport10.1 Km
Meadows Field10.26 Km
Shafter Airport19.12 Km
Rio Bravo23.56 Km
Wasco-Kern County37.66 Km
Tehachapi Municipal Airport64.83 Km
Kern Valley74.81 Km
Porterville Municipal Airport75.73 Km
Visalia Municipal Airport110.89 Km
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport122.73 Km
Santa Maria Public Airport132.99 Km
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport140.23 Km
Bob Hope Airport144.71 Km
Fresno Yosemite International Airport168 Km
Los Angeles International Airport168.89 Km
LA/Ontario International Airport198.82 Km
John Wayne Airport217.8 Km
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*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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