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California State University, East Bay

California State University, East Bay's more than 14,000 students have options: They can take their pick of three IRL campuses, take classes online, or set up a hybrid schedule. Cal State East Bay has been recognized as one of the more ethnically diverse schools in the country, with large Hispanic and Asian student populations. Located minutes away from San Francisco, the campus gives students access to the arts and culture available in the East Bay and the city, as well as to the surrounding northern California outdoors. The school offers nearly 50 majors; the most popular ones include business administration and health science. New students might want to explore Cal State East Bay's full roster of clubs, which has groups centered around urban dance, anime, slam poetry and more. Greek life plays a significant role in campus culture, as students can choose from more than two dozen fraternities and sororities. If that's not your scene, you might want check out the Center for Community Engagement, where the mission is to "enhance learning, inspire engagement, and improve community well-being." That's one way to give back and graduate.


Est. full price 2022-2023
% of students who get any grants
Est. price for students who receive aid
Average price for low-income students


Acceptance rate
Median SAT/ACT score
SAT/ACT required?
Undergraduate enrollment

Financial Aid

% of students with need who get grants
% of need met
% of students who get merit grants
Average merit grant

Student Success

Graduation rate
Average time to a degree
4.9 years
Median student debt
Early career earnings
% earning more than a high school grad

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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