California State University, Bakersfield

country rank  665
world rank  1732

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University Overview

Established in 1965, California State University, Bakersfield is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Bakersfield (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Bakersfield (CSU Bakersfield) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. California State University, Bakersfield (CSU Bakersfield) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 55 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CSU Bakersfield also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym CSU Bakersfield
Founded 1965
Motto Inspiring Excellence, Transforming Lives
Colours Royal blue and gold

University Location

Address 9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield
93311-1099 California
United States
Tel +1 (661) 654 2782
Fax +1 (661) 654 6950

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Hispanic-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield 93311-1099
(661) 654 6113
800 788 2782

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to California State University, Bakersfield's Library
California State University-Bakersfield's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 336,648 physical volumes, 5,040 physical media, 7,910 digital/electronic medium and 127 licensed digital/electronic databases. California State University-Bakersfield's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
California State University, Bakersfield provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 562 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1970


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • California State University System (CSU)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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