CSU Long Beach: Student Life

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:13,730 men, 17,793 women, 31,523 total
Full-time undergraduates:11,775 men, 15,399 women, 27,174 total
Part-time undergraduates​:1,955 men, 2,394 women, 4,349 total
Total graduate students:2,090 men, 3,196 women, 5,286 total
Full-time graduate students:1,164 men, 1,783 women, 2,947 total
Part-time graduate students:926 men, 1,413 women, 2,339 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:22
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:
  • 0.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 27.7% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 3.1% Black or African American, non-H​ispanic/Latino 
  • 40.0% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 16.7% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 5.3% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.6% Nonresident Alien 
  • 2.3% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 0.5% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 23.0% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 3.8% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 37.8% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 19.9% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 4.6% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 6.1% Nonresident Alien 
  • 3.9% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Campus Environment

Campus size:322 acres
City or town school is located in:Long Beach, CA
Population of city/town:469,428
Nearest major city:Los Angeles
Distance of nearest major city:26 miles
Population of nearest major city:3,844,307
Online campus map:daf.csulb.edu/maps

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms
  • special housing for international students
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:38%
Percent of students who live in school housing:9%
Percent of students who live off campus:91%
Student conduct policies: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 microcomputers available to students:2026
Internet access provided to all students:yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:yes
School has a library on campus:yes
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:Art museum.

Assistance Services

Remedial learning services:reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, women's center, day care, health insurance
Counseling services:veteran student, older student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
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, adaptive equipment, braille services
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:99%

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:17
Number of fraternities that have chapter houses:6
Percent of men who join fraternities:2%
Number of social sororities on campus:14
Number of sororities that have chapter houses:7
Percent of women who join sororities:2%
Student activities:student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook, radio station, television station
School newspaper(s):Daily 49er, published four days per week; Long Beach Union, published weekly; University Magazine, published monthly
Number of honor societies:1
Total number of registered organizations:235
Campus-based religious organizations:Asian-American Christian Fellowship, Baptist Student Union, Hillel, Latter-day Saints Student Association, Navigators, Network Christian Fellowship, Newman Club, Wesley Foundation, other religious groups
Minority student organizations:Black Cultural Program Committee, Black Scholars, Black Student Union, American Indian Student Council, La Raza Student Association
International student organizations:International Student Association; African, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Iranian, Japanese, Korean, Lebanese, Malaysian, Pakistani, Palestinian, Turkish, and Vietnamese groups
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:Concert and pep bands, dance and drama groups, opera club, orchestra, team managers; departmental, service, and special-interest groups


School has an athletic program:yes
Director of women's athletics:Cindy Masner
School colors:black and gold
School mascot:49ers
Athletic conference memberships:Big West Conference (Football I-A), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Sports offeredScholarships?Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballno​​
Men's basketballno
Men's cross-countryno
Men's golfno
Men's track and field (indoor)no
Men's track and field (outdoor)no
Men's volleyballno
Men's water polono
Women's basketballno
Women's cross-countryno
Women's golfno
Women's soccerno
Women's softballno
Women's tennisno
Women's track and field (indoor)no
Women's track and field (outdoor)no
Women's volleyballno
Women's water polono
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports:4%
Athletic facilities:basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts; baseball, rugby, soccer, softball fields; gymnasiums, track

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:yes
Nearest international airport:Los Angeles (24 miles)
Nearest other airport:Long Beach, CA (4 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:Fullerton, CA (13 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:Long Beach, CA (8 miles)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:yes
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are:fair
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:no