StudentsReview :: California State University - Long Beach - How to Get into CSULB/CalState-Long Beach (Undergraduate)
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
San Diego State University -- San Diego, CA
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo -- San Luis Obispo, CA
University of California -- Los Angeles, CA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

California State University - Long Beach

Your Combined ACT:
*** reported for attending students
SAT Math + Verbal:
*** reported for attending students
Your Chances at CSULB/CalState-Long Beach
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at CSULB/CalState-Long Beach
(on SAT score alone)
# Applicants
# Admitted
% Admitted
% Overall

Students who got into CSULB/CalState-Long Beach:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (5), Grades (12), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (1)
Went to community colleges to take all my preJun 03 2020Journalism
Went to community colleges to take all my pre reqs 100 level classes. Much easier and cheaper to get lower division classes at community colleges then at the university level.
Easy if you live in Long Beach hard ifApr 27 2018Linguistics
easy if you live in Long Beach hard if youre not from Long Beach. choose a major no one wants then switch to the major you want
Getting into the school is not as hard asMar 18 2017Art & Design Department
Getting into the school is not as hard as you think if you have the grades...getting into a BFA program IS if you don't prepare and CONSTANTLY ask your art teachers to look over your portfolio before you submit it...and I mean like...REDO THE WORK if they tell you to for the sake of your portfolio and stuff. If you don't have a lot of time it can be horrible to deal with but luckily with art it's not the end of the world if you don't get into a BFA program. You can literally take art classes forever after you graduate with a guild or at a community college and build your skill that way....the key with art is always time and money...if you don't have either of those... find a way! You can do it! I believe in you! Get whatever job you can to pay the bills and work on that portfolio...that's the key to getting jobs....and like I said...NETWORKING.
If you have the GPA to get in, just go elsewhereDec 16 2015Accounting
If you have the GPA to get in, just go elsewhere. Its not worth going here to work yourself sick to carry the grades of others and to have your GPA drop due to the unbearable workload. Unless you are the person that does nothing in group projects, then this school is for you! I had a 3.4 GPA before going here, and now Im struggling and trying not to have my GPA drop too low so I dont get kicked out. Staff is unhelpful and assumes you know all the basic building blocks, even though the introductory classes they teach are supposed to help you learn the basics... Go Beach!
Plan ahead with the state budget worsening and maybeOct 04 2012Undecided
Plan ahead with the state budget worsening and maybe go to junior college first to get the GEs out of the way then transfer with only dealing with classes suited towards your major.
Compare CSULB/CalState-Long BeachSave CSULB/CalState-Long Beach

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→