California State University Long Beach

California State University Long Beach

Address : Golden Shore, long beach, California, USA

Contact : +1 562-951-4000  Email :

About California State University Long Beach, California, USA

California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the third largest campus of the 23 school California State University system (CSU) and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 35,586 for the Fall 2012 semester. With 5,148 grad students, the university enrolls one of the largest graduate student populations across the CSU and in the state of California alone. The university is located in the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than one mile from the border with Orange County. The university offers 137 different Bachelor's degrees, 92 types of Master's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees including two Doctor of Education, a Ph.D in Engineering, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Nursing Practice, as well as 29 different teaching credentials.

Long Beach State is one of the West Coast's top universities in student body racial diversity, being named the 5th most diverse university in the West by U.S. News & World Report. It is also home to the largest publicly funded art school west of the Mississippi. The university currently operates with one of the lowest student fees in the country at US$6,738 per year for full-time students having California residence. As a result, CSULB has been recognized repeatedly as one of "America's Best Value Colleges" by the Princeton Review.

Courses Offered by California State University Long Beach

Under Graduate Program

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Film and Electronic Arts
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts
  • Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
  • Educational Leadership
  • Liberal Studies
  • Single Subject Teacher Education Program
  • Teacher Education

MBA Program

  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management and Human Resources Management
  • Marketing

Engineering Program

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
  • Computer Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Admission Process at California State University Long Beach

Graduate:

  • Complete a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution by the end of  the summer term prior to Fall enrolment and the end of the Fall semester for Spring enrolment.
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university you attended.
  • Meet the minimum GPA requirements for admission to the university. This can be met in any of the following ways:
  • Hold an advanced degree
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units you attempted, excluding lower-division and/or extension coursework attempted after the baccalaureate degree.
  • Students in the process of completing a baccalaureate degree may be admitted on a provisional basis, subject to proof of degree completion, if their cumulative GPA is at least 2.7 or if the GPA in their last 60 semester or 90 quarter units are calculated at a 2.5 or higher. An official transcript showing degree completion must be submitted or the offer of admission will be withdrawn.

English Language Requirements 


All students must have the required English language proficiency with regards to the course. TOEFL score of 90 or above for Postgraduate and 80 above for Undergraduate studies is a decent score. IELTS score of 6.0 or above for Undergraduate degrees and 6.5 or above for postgraduate degrees is required. Over 2500 institutions in USA recognize the IELTS exams including several top ranked institutions.
 
Entry Requirements  + Eligibility
•    Undergraduate: 10+2
•    Graduate:16 years of education required (10+2+4) 
•    Some institutions accept 15 years education into their Bridge /Masters Programs 
•    Good & strong academic background 
•    Good scores in entrance exams like SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS etc 
•    Strong recommendation letters 
•    To the point Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement, essays & resumes 
•    Certificates of achievement & extra -curricular activity participation 
•    Strong financial background or good grades to get a scholarship 

 

CSU Facilities and Infrastructure

  • The CSU has focused resources on increasing the generation and use of green energy as well as environmental design in new campus buildings. These efforts have helped the CSU to minimize a potential increase in its carbon footprint due to growing enrollment and technology usage. With California employment in the Energy sector growing 63 percent from 1995 to2008, the CSU is providing a platform for the future leaders of the green economy.
  • The CSU sources the majority of its electric power from utilities and, whenever possible, utilizes cogeneration, a very efficient means of producing electricity and thermal energy through the same process. San Diego State University has a co-generation 15 megawatt power plant that uses waste heat to produce power and operates at 72 percent efficiency as compared with most utilities, which operate at only 30—40 percent efficiency. This $22 million investment saves nearly $6.5 million in energy costs each year. The San Francisco State campus also operates 2.0 megawatts of cogeneration that produces electricity for campus use and reuses the waste heat for campus heating. Through the combined efficiency of the cogeneration plant, the campus realizes $500,000 to $600,000 annually in savings over the direct purchase of electricity and gas.
  • Furthermore, as the campuses have grown, the CSU has successfully offset the potential environmental impacts of this growth by decreasing energy usage per square foot. There have been significant improvements in per square foot energy consumption, despite increases in area, meaning that CSU has become more efficient in its energy use. That said, for the CSU to reach its goal, additional measures are needed.

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