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CSU East Bay: Student Life

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:5,013 men, 7,995 women, 13,008 total
Full-time undergraduates:4,259 men, 6,851 women, 11,110 total
Part-time undergraduates:754 men, 1,144 women, 1,898 total
Total graduate students:9​59 men, 1,561 women, 2,520 total
Full-time graduate students:406 men, 826 women, 1,232 total
Part-time graduate students:553 men, 735 women, 1,288 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:25
U.S. region where majority of students come from:West
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state:1%
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
  • 0.3% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 17.5% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 11.6% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 46.5% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.9% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.6% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 4.7% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.6% Nonresident Alien 
  • 2.3% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 0.3% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 23.8% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 11.0% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 31.6% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 1.0% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 16.5% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 5.5% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 6.0% Nonresident Alien 
  • 4.3% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Campus Environment

Campus size:342 acres
City or town school is located in:Hayward, CA
Population of city/town:144,186
Locations of branch/satellite ​campuses:Branch campus in Concord.
Nearest major city:Oakland, CA
Distance of nearest major city:20 miles
Population of nearest major city:390,724
Online campus map:

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students reg​ardless of year:yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (80%)
  • single-student apartments (5%)
  • special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • special housing for international students (14%)
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:40%
Percent of students who live in school housing:15%
Percent of students who live off campus:85%
Percent of all students who have cars on campus:95%
Student conduct policies:class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:yes

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:no
Every student is required to take a computer course:no
Computer equipment is provided in:residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomp​uters available to students:1000
Internet access provided to all students:yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:yes
School has a library on campus:yes
Additional library facilities/collections:Archives. Special collections.
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:Art galleries, anthropology museum, early childhood education center, electron microscope.

Assistance Services

​Remedial learning services:​reading, writing, math, study skills
​Additional services offered:​nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, day care, health insurance
​Counseling services:​minority student, military, veteran student, career, personal, academic, psychological
​Career placement services:​​co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
​Services for students with disabilities:​note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special transportation, adaptive equipment, braille services
​Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:​100%

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:10
Number of social sororities on campus:9
Student activities​:student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, television station
School newspaper(s):Pioneer, published weekly
Number of honor societies:2
Total number of registered organizations:89
Campus-based religious organizations:Campus Crusade for Christ, Christians on Campus, Hi Ne Ni Fellowship, His to Own, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Koinonia, Muslim Student Organization
Minority student organizations:Asian Pacific Islander Student Council, Black Student Union, MEChA; African, Filipino American, and Vietnamese Student Associations
International student organizations:International club
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:Academic, graduation celebration, political, recreational, special-interest, and technology groups


School has an athletic program:yes
Athletic director:Joan McDermott, Director of Athletics
Athletic department's mailing address:Director of Athletics, Debby De Angelis, California State University, Hayward, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA
School colors:black and red
School mascot:Pioneers
Athletic conference memberships:NCAA, California Collegiate Athletic Association, Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference
Sports offeredScholarships?Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballno
Men's basketballno
Men's cross-countryno
Men's golf​no
Men's soccerno
Men's track and field (outdoor)no
Women's basketballno
Women's cross-countryno
Women's golfno
Women's soccerno
Women's softballno
Women's swimmingno
Women's track and field (outdoor)no
Women's volleyballno
Women's water polono
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports:2%
Athletic facilities:​fields, gymnasium, swimming pools, track; recreation and wellness centers
Intramural/Recreational sports:basketball, flag football, indoor soccer

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:yes
Nearest international airport:San Francisco (20 miles)
Nearest other airport:Oakland,​ CA (15 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:Oakland, CA (15 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:Hayward, CA (4 miles)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:yes
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergradua​tes are:good
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:no

After Graduation

List of firms that most freq​​uently hire graduates:Ameririse Financial, Chevron USA, Hertz, HSBC, Mervyns, Target, United Parcel Service.

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