California State University- Long Beach

Long Beach, CA 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, California,

Cal State Long Beach Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 47%
Acceptance Deadline 11/30

Cal State Long Beach Tuition

Average Cost* $10,054
Average Total Aid Awarded $14,143
Students Receiving Financial Aid 74.14%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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Cal State Long Beach Majors

California State University Long Beach majors are housed across 8 different colleges. These colleges are the:

Students can explore the Cal State Long Beach majors through the Degrees Table. The Degrees Table details all the Cal State Long Beach majors and minors students can pursue. 

CSU Long Beach majors include the most common college majors in the United States today and beyond. The most popular Cal State Long Beach undergraduate majors are business, visual and performing arts, and social sciences. 

Is California State University Long Beach a good school?

California State University Long Beach is a part of the California State University system, which comprises 23 campuses across California. The California State University system is highly ranked among public colleges and offers affordable tuition for both in- and out-of-state students. The California State University Long Beach ranking is #137 in National Universities and #64 in Top Public Schools.  

U.S News also has California State University Long Beach ranking #3 in Top Performers in Social Mobility. This list is based on the success of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Many Cal State Long Beach majors also rank highly, including Engineering and Nursing. U.S News has California State University Long Beach ranking #150 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, and #135 in Nursing. 

The wide range of CSU Long Beach majors and affordable tuition make Cal State Long Beach attractive to many students. The school’s highly ranked programs reflect the depth of resources and opportunities available at Cal State Long Beach. 

What is California State Long Beach known for?

According to the Cal State Long Beach Admissions Office, CSU Long Beach is one of the top 200 schools regarding diversity. It receives the most applications each year within the Cal State system. The school is also in the  top 10% of American universities by return on investment. Evidently, Cal State Long Beach majors and the institution as a whole are both affordable and high quality. 

The Cal State Long Beach acceptance rate is 47%, and the current undergraduate enrollment is 38,273. For many students researching colleges in California, the Cal State Long Beach acceptance rate makes it a safety or match. The wide range of Cal State Long Beach majors and minors make CSU Long Beach a well-known option with the California State University system. 

Cal State Long Beach also has plenty of extracurricular offerings. The institution prides itself on athletics, with over 19 Division I sports teams. For less intense student athletes, there are dozens of club and intramural sports. On top of those, Cal State Long Beach has over 300 student organizations to meet any student’s needs.

In addition to CSU Long Beach majors, the Career Development Center offers professional development resources and internships. Many resources are available on campus to prepare students for success post-graduation. 

How many majors are available at Cal State Long Beach?

According to the CollegeBoard, there are 143 Cal State Long Beach majors. The Cal State Long Beach Admissions Office notes that they have 190+ academic programs, including minors and certificates. The CSU Long Beach majors are housed within the 8 Cal State Long Beach colleges , organized by general field of study. 

For students unsure about a major, CSU Long Beach has a searchable directory of Cal State Long Beach undergraduate majors. If deciding what to major in proves impossible, students may apply undeclared and explore CSU Long Beach majors on campus. On the other hand, students may declare a second major, allowing students to pursue two California State University Long Beach majors. 

Complete Cal State Long Beach Majors List

The general Cal State Long Beach majors list can be found on the Cal State Long Beach College & Departments page. Students can also explore each college’s academic programs page to review the full list of CSU Long Beach majors. Each college details their major and minor offerings, as well as certificate programs, within their individual catalog. Catalogs also outline major requirements as well as overall degree requirements. 

CollegeBoard also has a complete list of CSU Long Beach majors. In addition, CollegeBoard details special academic programs offered at CSU Long Beach, including Dual Enrollment, ROTC, and the Honors Program.

Finally, the CSU Long Beach Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog contains the latest information on course offerings and major requirements. These resources are invaluable when researching colleges to determine CSU Long Beach’s offerings and make an informed college decision.

Choosing a Cal State Long Beach minor

In addition to the Cal State Long Beach majors, students are able to select a minor to complement their area of study. Students can see what programs offer a minor on the Degrees Table. While popular, broad programs like computer science offer minors, specialized programs like marine biology may not.

Undergraduates with both Cal State Long Beach majors and minors may implement both breadth and depth into their studies. Of course, requirements may also mean major-minor students have fewer free credits to explore unrelated topics. Minors may be in the same college as a student’s major, or in an entirely different college. 

Cal State Long Beach Majors – Final Thoughts

Cal State Long Beach majors offer many different areas of study beyond just the most popular college majors. The California State University Long Beach majors provide a well-rounded education to students from all over the United States and the globe. With its highly-ranked programs and well-connected departments, Cal State Long Beach offers a high caliber, affordable education. 

For students unsure of what to major in, CollegeAdvisor has many resources to consult. The How to Choose a Major guide can help students applying to any college in selecting an intended major. For more general information, the College Majors guide is more expansive. It details the types of college majors, the most popular college majors, as well as some tips on selecting a major.  

Cal State Long Beach Class Size

Student Faculty Ratio 26:1

Cal State Long Beach Online

Offers Online Courses No

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University of California – Berkeley

I am a proud former first-generation college student who is now a first-generation professional. I have 6+ years of professional experience working with students and their families to navigate the higher education system. I recently (within the last 5 years) obtained a master's degree in education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from UCLA. I attended University of California, Berkeley for my undergraduate education and my major was Psychology with a minor in Chicano Studies. My passion is to assist students and their families on their higher education journey. A skill I feel I have while working with students is truly listening to their wants and needs and adapting my advising from there. I approach my work by honoring my students' lived experiences. On a one-on-one basis I’ve assisted with creating college school lists, academic road mapping, how to choose and change a major, financial aid, and career prep. Outside of student affairs I enjoy reading, cycling, and spending time with my family and friends.

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University of California – Los Angeles

Hello, my name is Yesenia. I was the first in my family to attend college. I went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a degree in Psychology with a minor in Labor and Workplace Studies. I then earned a Master's Degree from California State University, Long Beach in Counseling - Option in Student Development in Higher Education. I am passionate about helping students with their higher educational goals to ensure they are able to get accepted, attend, and ultimately graduate from college to obtain a fulfilling career. For the past 10 years, I have been working in college access and success programs and have served hundreds of students with their college-going journey! It would be a pleasure and a privilege to support you in your goals. Let's work together to make that goal a reality!

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University of California – Berkeley

I am a first-generation Latina college graduate and I hold my B.A. in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). I have held positions as a College Advisor, Student Services Advisor and Academic Mentor where I have advised students with the college application process in both 1-1 and group settings (virtual and in-person), organized and coordinated college access and leadership workshops to support students and families from diverse backgrounds, and supported with post-secondary education and career planning. As a first-generation student, I was never exposed to resources to support me with the college access process. This taught me how to seek out resources on my own, which supported me throughout my time at university. After graduating from UC Berkeley, I further developed my passion of helping others because I believe everyone should have equitable access to attain higher education. I believe everyone has a unique story to share and with my passion to support and experience in advising students, I am excited to get to hear our students' stories and continue advocating and ensuring students receive the support needed to attain higher education.

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University of California – Irvine

Hi! My name is Megan, and I was born and raised in Orange County, California, and currently live there as well! I received my Bachelor of Arts in European Studies from UC Irvine (Go Anteaters!) and my Master of Science in School Counseling from the University of La Verne. During my undergrad experience, I spent a semester living and studying abroad in London, England. I have worked as a high school counselor for the past 5 years, and prior to that worked in higher education for 8 years in both advising and in study abroad roles. I have also been an admissions reader for a UC school in the past. I am extremely passionate about helping students achieve their goal of attending college. As a high school counselor, I am confident in working with any student, no matter your major/interest. In my free time, I like to read, go for walks with friends, play board games and cook. I can't wait to work with you!

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University of California – Davis

I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UC Davis in 2001. From there, I obtained my P.P.S. School counseling credential from CSU Stanislaus and a M.P.A. from University of Arizona's global campus. I have always had the desire to continue learning, which is why world travel and immersing myself in other countries has been a big part of my life. I have had the opportunity to live, work and travel through many different countries and have enjoyed volunteering for NGO's in both Bolivia and Cambodia. I have been a school counselor in California for over 15 years. My favorite part of the job is assisting students meet and exceed goals, especially when it comes to post-secondary planning. I look forward to being able to assist you with the entire process: planning, exploring, and applying for university, financial aid and scholarships. I've acquired a lot of knowledge over the years and I am excited to be a part of your journey!

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University of California – Santa Barbara

Hello and welcome to my page! I have a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I hold my MS in Educational Counseling from National University. I have eight years of counselor experience in the academic, college, and career needs of diverse high school student populations:

  • Students with Disabilities,
  • English Learners,
  • Homeless/Foster Youth,
  • Low Income and/or First Generation,
  • Gifted and Talented Students

My experience in the college application process ranges from college eligibility requirements for various college systems to guiding students to apply to college and financial aid. In between this process, providing guidance to students, but not limited to:

  • Developing their college lists and college majors based on their interests and research,
  • Step-by-step college application process,
  • Essay brainstorming and editing/revisions,
  • Applying to scholarship/internship/volunteer opportunities.

What drives me to continue being a counselor/college advisor? It is the students!

This is a major step in their lives that can be filled with a lot of emotions and uncertainty at times. With the student and their family leading the way in the college application journey, I am a resource of support and guidance to make this process as pleasant and exciting as possible.

I look forward to working and guiding your students on their college application journeys.

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University of California – Berkeley

Hello everyone! My name is Ardyel, and I am a cum laude graduate of Legal Studies at UC Berkeley with a Minor in Education. Born and raised in Metro Manila, Philippines, my family and I moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2015 where I graduated as my high school's Class Valedictorian. My background as a first-generation, low-income, and immigrant college student helped me see the value of mentorship in all aspects of my life. During my college application journey, I worked intensively under the guidance and mentorship of Thrive Scholars who helped me become a Finalist for QuestBridge and gain admissions to 8 universities in California. As a way of giving back, I worked at UC Berkeley's Nav2Cal App Support Program and Matriculate Fellowship which allowed me to mentor 5 hardworking high school students from California and New York in their college applications. They currently attend great institutions such as Tufts University, Wesleyan University, and my alma mater, UC Berkeley! I can help students who have academic interests in STEM, Law, and the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. In my spare time, I like to listen to K-Pop and P-Pop (Pinoy Pop), play volleyball and mobile games with my younger brother, collect Funko Pops, and watch Marvel movies. I cannot wait to take part in your college application journey! Rest assured that I will be fully supporting you in your goals and helping you navigate this process with care and intent.

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University of California – San Diego

Hi there! My name is My (pronounced Me - think Amy without the A!). First-generation college student born and raised in Anaheim, California and currently located in Seattle, WA. I received my Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego (Go Tritons!) and my Master of Science in Counseling w/emphasis in K-12 Counseling from Cal State Long Beach. I have worked as a high school counselor for the past 5 years with my current role as a College & Career Counselor. Overall, I have experience in college advising for over 12 years, witnessing and supporting the post-high school process for over 2,000 seniors! I have worked in high schools both in California and Washington, making me very familiar with the UC admissions process as well as UW, and everything in between! I have also been an admissions reader for a UC school for the past two years. I am extremely passionate about helping students achieve their goals. I understand that the thought of college may be a little daunting and stressful, but with support and guidance, you can totally do it! I am confident in working with any and all students given my high school counseling background. Whether it be STEM, Pre-Med, Liberal Arts, Music, Animal Science, Theatre, Fire Science--you name it, I have probably worked with a student pursuing it!-- I would be more than happy to work with you! What you can expect from me with our work together-- a pace/timekeeper, a warm & supporting presence, and a cheerleader! I will ensure that your applications are in the best shape before you submit them to your colleges.

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Yale University

Hi! My name is Jesus and I graduated from Yale in 2020 where I majored in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. As a first-generation college student, I know the importance of college advising and have supported students from all walks of life as they applied to schools all across the country. I am excited to bring my years of expertise as a pre-med student interested in exploring the humanities and STEM fields through the liberal arts education at Yale as well as my years of experience advising students as they figure out what colleges they want to apply to, develop captivating essays, and determine what subjects they might be interested in exploring during college.

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