Among the University's honored professors are presidential speech writers, Grammy Award nominees, composers, dancers, United Nations consultants, esteemed authors, and more. At CSU Long Beach, students get the courses they need to graduate in a timely manner with a degree that is highly acclaimed. CSU Long Beach enrolls approximately 37,000 students. Our students feel safe and comfortable in a supportive atmosphere where everyone, from professors to the President, is willing to smile, stop and say "hello", and offer advice or assistance.
CSU Long Beach students are part of a community of talented, energized and assured young people from nearly every state and from 105 countries. California State University, Long Beach, is set on 320 acres of land in Southern California about 30 miles south of Los Angeles. CSU Long Beach is truly a beautiful campus designed to meet student needs. The hilltop portion of the 332-acre campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Eucalyptus trees, 3,000 flowering peach trees, and fragrant flowering bushes lightly scent the air.
The campus has a library that contains over 1 million volumes, a bookstore, an Olympic-size pool, gymnasiums with the newest exercise equipment, a Pyramid that is an amazing 18-story structure for athletic events, the Karen and Richard Carpenter Performing Arts center, the Martha Knoebel Dance Theatre, an art museum, design studios, convenient parking and so much more.
Getting to know others, making friends and regular physical exercise are all part of a healthy academic environment at California State University, Long Beach. Several culture-specific groups and over 300 student interest groups exist on campus. A swimming pool, an outdoor running track, a full-size gymnasium, a weight room, and outdoor basketball, racquetball and tennis courts are available to all students. Athletic and recreation clubs are open to all students and place emphasis on physical activity with opportunities for competition, instruction and recreation.
CSU Long Beach is located in Long Beach, California, which offers business and industry contacts, and which provides numerous educational and cultural benefits. The city of Long Beach has its own symphony and theater downtown, and is also in close proximity to such well-known Southern California attractions as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood, and, the world’s richest museum, the Getty, to name merely a few. There is ample opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts as well. You can enjoy surfing (minutes away), and camping, snow skiing and snow boarding, and mountain hiking are all within an hour and one-half’s drive from the CSULB campus.
With it’s ideal year round climate (17-27 degrees Celsius), residents enjoy cool ocean breezes in the summer and mild, sunny days all winter long. Should you choose to attend CSU Long Beach, you will join an outstanding and vibrant academic community where you are highly valued. You will receive an excellent education in one of the most exciting and desirable places in the world.
In addition to the quality academic environment, you will also be given the opportunity to experience and enjoy campus and local community activities. Both programs are supplemented by organized group outings such as beach parties, picnics, and CSULB sports and cultural events as well as field trips to amusement parks such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and Magic Mountain.
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