Cal State East Bay - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Cal State East Bay Admissions Overview:

While scores from the SAT or ACT are not required to apply to Cal State East Bay, they are encouraged. Students can apply through the CSU system, indicating interest in East Bay (and any other schools in the system). East Bay has an acceptance rate of 70%; students with good grades and test scores have a decent shot of being admitted. Of course, good grades don't guarantee acceptance--students need a range of coursework, after-school activities, and strong writing skills to bolster their application.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Cal State East Bay Description:

Cal State East Bay is one of the 23 institutions that make up the California State University system. Cal State East Bay's main campus is located in the Hayward Hills with stunning views of San Francisco Bay. The university offers 49 bachelor's and 33 master's degree programs. Among undergraduates, business administration is by far the most popular major. The university has earned national recognition for its value and its Freshman Learning Communities.

In athletics, CSUEB Pioneers compete primarily in the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,855 (13,407 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,564 (in-state); $17,724 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,184
  • Other Expenses: $2,574
  • Total Cost: $24,822 (in-state); $35,982 (out-of-state)

Cal State East Bay Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 75%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 43%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,151
    • Loans: $5,434

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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