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California State University, San Bernardino, (also known as Cal State San Bernardino or CSUSB,) is a public university and one of the 23 general campuses of the California State University system. The main campus sits on 441 acres (178 ha) in the suburban University District of San Bernardino, California, United States, with a branch campus of 40 acres (16 ha) in Palm Desert, California, opened in 1986. In 2013, California State University, San Bernardino was named a 2014 Best College in the Western Region by The Princeton Review for the tenth consecutive year, ranking CSUSB among the top 25 percent of universities across the nation. Back in 2011, California State University, San Bernardino’s College of Business and Public Administration was recognized by European CEO Magazine as one of the top 20 schools of business in the world and one of the world's 18 most innovative business schools.
Founded in 1965, Cal State San Bernardino's enrollment annually tops 17,500.The university offers 138 types of Bachelor's degrees, 67 Master's degrees, one Doctoral degree (Doctor of Education), and 23 teaching credentials.
Admission to CSUSB is based on a combination of the applicant's high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) and standardized test scores. These factors are used to determine the applicant's California State University (CSU) eligibility index. More specifically, the eligibility index is a weighted combination of high school grade point average during the final three years of high school and a score on either the SAT or ACT. The average grade point average for incoming freshmen is 3.34. The average composite ACT score was 20 and the average SAT score was 900. Overall, 58.2% of applicants are accepted to CSUSB. Enrollment has increased by more than a third in recent years, and freshman enrollment has doubled. Due to the large number of applicants in the Fall 2010 quarter, CSUSB has declared "campus impaction" for the first time in its history. More than 70 percent of CSUSB students are the first generation of their families to attend college. Latino and African American student enrollments are the third highest of any university in California. CSUSB students are awarded on average 13 percent of CSU system scholarships, despite representing only 4 percent of the CSU's overall enrollment. Fifty-seven percent of full-time undergraduate students at CSUSB receive sufficient scholarships and grants to pay all fees and another 10 percent pay less than the full fees. Almost 75 percent of CSUSB students receive financial aid.
The Coyotes play in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in the NCAA's Division II. The men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball teams play in the James & Aerianthi Coussoulis Arena, and the baseball team plays at Fiscalini Field in Perris Hill Park.
Since 1984, the Coyotes have taken many local and regional championships and regularly finish high up in national tournaments. The men’s soccer team went to the NCAA Division III national semifinals in 1987 and captured the university’s first NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association title in 1991. In 1997, Scott Householder grabbed the university’s sole national championship to date with a 273 for 72 holes, a record that still stands.
Financial aid options are available to students. Our Financial Aid Office administers a variety of programs to assist qualified students. Sources of student aid include Federal Pell Grants, Perkins Loans and Work-Study. A number of scholarships are awarded to new and continuing students who attend CSUSB.