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Colleges / California State University, East Bay

California State University, East Bay

Hayward, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate74%
Acceptance Rate74%

About CSU East Bay

California State University, East Bay Overview

California State University, East Bay is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Hayward, California. CSU East Bay was founded in 1957 and the school now enrolls around 13,141 students per year, including 13,141 undergraduate students. CSU East Bay provides housing for up to 1,650 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 5% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to CSU East Bay for Fall 2023 is October 1.

Student Involvement at CSU East Bay

Love music or performing? At CSU East Bay you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? CSU East Bay students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? CSU East Bay has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? CSU East Bay has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at CSU East Bay on the Student Life page.

2022 CSU East Bay Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 75%
In-State Tuition $6,995
Out-of-State $17,622
Percent of Need Met 55%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,379

Is CSU East Bay a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what CSU East Bay offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for California State University, East Bay

It is not difficult to get into CSU East Bay. The acceptance rate at CSU East Bay is 74%. Out of 15,963 applications received in 2022, 11,824 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at CSU East Bay

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at CSU East Bay, around 75% are still enrolled the next year. 42% of CSU East Bay undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for CSU East Bay Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 80% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with CSU East Bay directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at CSU East Bay

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

CSU East Bay meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,379 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $19,149 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at CSU East Bay.

Based on this information, does CSU East Bay seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is CSU East Bay a good school for you?

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Where is California State University, East Bay Located?

CSU East Bay is located in the suburban setting of Hayward, California, less than an hour from San Francisco Bay Area.

If you want to see CSU East Bay for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 880 to Hayward, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Oakland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what CSU East Bay and Hayward are like without leaving home.

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College Info

25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard Hayward, CA 94542-3000

Campus Setting: Suburban

CSU East Bay Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Oct 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Oct 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU East Bay is Oct 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU East Bay is Oct 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CSU East Bay ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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21 and Above


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16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to CSU East Bay is 19. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into CSU East Bay. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

CSU East Bay SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

440 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 550

CSU East Bay Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at CSU East Bay is like? There are approximately 13,141 students enrolled at CSU East Bay. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from CA and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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