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California State University, San Bernardino

Campus Profile

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in the city of San Bernardino, on the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains inland of Southern California. CSUSB’s great location allows easy travel for student to visit other nearby popular, touristic cities in California such as Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Diego.

CSU San BernardinoThe diverse student population at CSUSB reflects only part of the dynamic diversity that the Inland Empire offers. At CSUSB, the College of Business and Public Administration was ranked among the top four most innovative business schools in the U.S., and within the top 18 in the world according to European CEO Magazine. Furthermore, CSUSB’s education ranks in the top 4 percent in the nation and has also received a lot of recognition for the outstanding programs and safety on the campus.

From the exceptional academic programs and motivating high retention rates, to the high rate of students graduating each year, CSUSB offers many academic opportunities for all visiting students.

Academic Calendar

CSUSB operates on a quarter system. One quarter is equivalent to .33 of an academic year. Three quarters are equal to one academic year. To view academic calendar dates, refer to the campus website or the CSU Campus Calendar found on the CSU Overview webpage located here.

Information for Exchange Students

  • Location description: Located in a small/medium city (population 75,000-300,000)
  • Campus enrollment: Over 18,000 students
  • Students who can apply: Degree-seeking students nominated by exchange partners. Students must be undergraduate students or graduate students who are willing to accept an undergraduate placement. Graduate student placements may be possible in some disciplines (excluding business) and are based on reciprocity only.
  • Length of exchange: Students may apply to study for one quarter or up to three quarters. It is strongly recommended that students study for a minimum of two quarters since one quarter is less than one semester.
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) to apply: 2.30 (based on 4.0 scale) or equivalent.
  • Campus health insurance charged to student:  Yes. Estimate cost is $370 per quarter. Cost is subject to change.
  • Other campus-based fees charged to student:  A mandatory orientation fee of $75 is charged  to exchange students. Fees for some courses depending on the course may be charged (e.g. lab fees and supplies). Estimated fee is $25 per course, when applicable. Fee amounts and fees charged are subject to change.

Minimum English Proficiency Score Requirements

  • ETS TOEFL (Internet-based scores): 61
  • IELTS: 5.5

Graduate Applicant scores may vary. Consult with your home university exchange coordinator.

To determine if a test score is required, refer to the document, “English Language Proficiency Requirements.”

Impacted/Closed and Restricted Subject Areas

  • Impacted/Closed Subject Areas (which are not available to exchange students): Criminal Justice (CJUS); Education ( all areas); Kinesiology (KINE); Music (MUS); Nursing (NURS); Social Work (SW).

  • Restricted/Limited Subject Areas (limited places are available and are highly competitive): Currently there are no restricted areas.

Impacted and restricted subject areas are subject to change at any time.

Last modified 11/19/2018