California State Univ-Long Beach

Women's WCLA Contact: Lourdes Hernandez
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31,690 Undergrads / 37,466 Students
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$9,903 Net Price
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39% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
23 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
26% / 74%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Orange County California Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Sacramento California Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Las Vegas Nevada Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
Where Grads Work
  • Boeing
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Wells Fargo
  • Bank of America
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Long Beach Unified School District
  • AT&T
  • Raytheon
  • University of Southern California
  • City of Los Angeles
  • Disneyland Resort
  • City of Long Beach
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Arts and Design
  • Engineering
  • Media and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Administrative
  • Healthcare Services
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Community and Social Services
  • Support
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
460 - 570
520 - 630
1010 - 1230
19 - 26
19 - 26
20 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 71,355 29,104 42,251
% Admitted 39% 37% 41%
% Admits That Enroll 18% 20% 17%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.53
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (17%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (15%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (10%)
    Social Sciences (8%)
    Engineering (8%)
    Work and Family Studies (7%)
    Psychology, General (6%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (5%)
    Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General (5%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (4%)
    Sociology (3%)
    Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General (3%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (3%)
    English Language and Literature, General (2%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$6,834 $17,620
    Books & Supplies$2,058 $2,058
    Cost of Living$13,158 $13,158
    Personal Expenses$3,208 $3,208
    Sticker Price$25,258 $34,770

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    81% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship75%$9,118
    Federal Grants51%$5,087
    Pell Grants51%$5,043
    Other Federal5%$482
    State & Local Grants65%$2,629
    Institutional Grants45%$5,765
    Student Loans31%$5,417
    Federal Loans30%$4,718
    Other Loans2%$12,523

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $77.2 Million $2,060

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $15,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $13,000 $159

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 2.5%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 12,013 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $48,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.19 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 26% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 3 3
    Fondling 5 4
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 2 1
    Aggravated Assault 3 2
    Burglary 7 5
    Motor Vehicle Theft 18 11
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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