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California State University-San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CAhttps://www.csusb.edu
Settled into the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, California State University, San Bernardino offers terrific scenery in addition to solid academics. The school, one of the 23 campuses in the Cal State system, has glass-blowing facilities, a crime analysis lab, and an electronic music studio, among other amenities. Overall, the school offers more than 70 academic programs spread over five colleges. CSUSB has developed a variety of focused student support programs, including its Veterans Success Center and Coyote First STEP (Student Transition Enhancement Program), a free fully residential summer program for incoming students aimed at helping them improve their math skills before the semester starts. CSUSB's student body is 63% Hispanic, and it's designated a Hispanic-serving institution -- a federal program that helps U.S. colleges expand educational opportunities for Hispanic students. It has a 57% graduation rate, which is an impressive 50% above institutions with similar student populations, according to Money's calculations. As for student life, CSUSB boasts more than 100 organizations and a 34-foot climbing wall.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: Following the university system's guidelines, California State University, San Bernardino is making most classes for the fall semester virtual, but still has on-campus student housing.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$24,500
% of students who get any grants
81%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$9,000
Average price for low-income students
$6,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
55%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1000/18
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
17,700
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
95%
% of need met
66%
% of students who get merit* grants
N/A
Average merit grant
$4,640
student success
Graduation rate
57%
Average time to a degree
5.1 years
Average student debt
$15,380
Average salary within 5 years
$45,200
% earning more than $28,000
73%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: Following the university system's guidelines, California State University, San Bernardino is making most classes for the fall semester virtual, but still has on-campus student housing.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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