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Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach

Campus Profile

California State University, Long Beach (Cal State Long Beach) is located in Southern California and has a campus enrollment of over 37,000 students. Cal State Long Beach is a teaching-intensive, research-driven university that emphasizes student engagement, scholarly and creative achievement, civic participation and global perspectives. Campus internationalization is a key priority for the university, and the variety and scope of international curricular offerings are continuously broadened and deepened. Cal State Long Beach students are exposed to a global perspective through a wide variety of curricular and extracurricular learning opportunities. Faculty and staff are encouraged and supported for internationally-related teaching and research.

CSU Long BeachCal State Long Beach's 322-acre campus is designed to encourage student involvement and success. The eight colleges of Cal State Long Beach include the College of the Arts, Liberal Arts, Business, Engineering, Education, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Health and Human Services and Continuing and Professional Education. Eighty-six buildings housing 66 academic programs and over 300 major options harmonize the learning community with the master planned architecture, unique landscape and safe environment. Specialized instruction facilities support the sciences, engineering, business, nursing, computer studies, education, fine arts, research centers and more.

Outstanding performance venues include the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music's Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall. Athletic competitions and major athletic events are offered in the Walter Pyramid, while cultural and educational programs are the focus of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. Student activities and organizations are housed in the University Student Union, which is located in the center of campus to best serve its community. A newly opened Student Wellness and Recreation Center, a 126,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art recreation facility, is the hub for recreational activities, intramural sports, fitness and wellness services.

Cal State Long Beach offers many opportunities to enrich the lives of their students both on and around the campus. 

Below are samples of what the campus offers:                    To learn more about Cal State Long Beach, click on the link below.
Clubs and Organizations                                                     -Video: Cal State Long Beach Overview                                          
Service Learning                                                                     
Sports and Recreation (with aquatic center)

Information for Exchange Students

​Campus Information 
  • Academic calendar dates: Click here to view the most recent calendar under "Quick Links" or visit the campus website.
  • Campus-based fees charged to student: Fees for some courses, depending on the course, may be charged (e.g. lab fees). 
    The majority of lecture courses will not require additional fees. Fee amounts and fees charged are subject to change.
  • Campus health insurance charged to student: Estimated cost is $600 per semester. Cost is subject to change.
  • Housing: Click here to view information about campus housing.
  • Transportation: Click here to view information about sustainable transportation. 
Admission Criteria
  • Minimum English proficiency score requirements: Click here to view.
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) to apply: 2.00 (based on 4.0 scale) or equivalent.

Impacted (Closed) and Restricted (Limited) Subject Areas

Impacted (Closed) Subject Areas which are not available to exchange students: Athletics (ATHL); Education (all areas); Film and Electronic Arts (FEA); Nursing (NRSG); Social Work (SW).

Restricted (Limited) Subject Areas where limited places are available and are highly competitive: Biological Sciences (BIOL); Business (ACCT, CBA, MGMT, MKTG, FIN, HRM, IS); Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM); Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS); Fashion Merchandising and Design (FMD); Fine Arts/Graphic Design (ART); Fine Arts/Interior Design (DESN); Industrial Design (DESN); Journalism (JOUR); Linguistics (LING); Music (MUS); Nutrition and Dietetics (NUTR).
Impacted and restricted subject areas are subject to change at any time.