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Study abroad at California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is a public university based in the waterfront city of Long Beach, US. The University is on a mission to enhance student’s lives through innovative programs and outstanding teaching.

CSULB is part of the wider California State University system. Its eight colleges specialize in areas like business, education, engineering, and the arts. You can choose from over 150 academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Home to jaw-dropping Japanese gardens and a stunning art museum, the University’s 322-acre campus is one of a kind. CSULB has also invested in a sustainable future, with a zero-energy classroom, electric car charging stations, and 156 miles of bikeways.

CSULB offers a complete college experience. With a bowling alley, arcade, and movie theater, the Students’ Union is the perfect place to chill out. If you’re into fitness and intramural sports, head down to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

University campus in multiple locations

Why study at California State University, Long Beach

  • Value for money

    You’ll pay low tuition fees, but graduate with great earning potential

  • Highly-ranked institution

    CSULB ranks within the 15 best regional universities in the western United States (US News & World Report, 2020)

  • Award-winning faculty

    Faculty members have won numerous awards for their outstanding teaching and support

  • Part-time work

    CSULB students have plenty of on- and off-campus job opportunities

  • Sports and athletics

    CSULB's athletics teams compete in NCAA Division I


California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

Just 30 minutes from Los Angeles, Long Beach is one of the country’s most picturesque student cities.

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    $16,392 per year

  • Graduate tuition

    $14,658 per year


Study California Scholarship

The Study California Scholarship will be awarded each fall to five international students planning to continue at a Study California member institution

  • Amount

    The amount of each award will vary from year-to-year but will be $1,000.00 per student. The scholarship is not renewable. The award will be in the form of a check made payable to the student and is intended to be used for educational purposes (tuition, fees, books, supplies). Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than December 31st and awards will be disbursed shortly afterward after verification of full-time enrollment.

  • Requirements

    Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic ability, financial need, and leadership qualities. Scholarship applicants must have a minimum cumulative/overall GPA of 3.0 in their most recent academic program. Only students who have not yet been awarded the Study California Scholarship are eligible.

Visa requirements for California State University, Long Beach

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at California State University, Long Beach

CSULB is a vibrant and diverse community where every student counts. The University has worked hard to create an inclusive environment that promotes academic excellence and personal growth.

Staff at the Center for International Education will support you with every stage of your overseas adventure. From application assistance and orientation to academic advising and housing, they’ll always be ready to help.

The International Students & Scholars Service also exists to help international students and faculty with immigration, health insurance, and employment advising.

As well as mainstream clubs, there are plenty of recreational and cultural organizations aimed specifically at international students. These are a great way to meet new people and make unforgettable memories.


  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Personal Trainers
    • Climbing Walls
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Free Weights
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Doctor
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Family Planning
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • Swimming pools
    • Athletics Track
    • Tennis Courts
    • Squash Courts
    • Climbing Wall
    • Diving Pools
    • Badminton Courts
    • Basketball Courts
    • volleyball courts
    • Baseball Pitches
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Sports Facilities
    • Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
    • Sport facilities
  • Transport
    • On-Campus Shuttle
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
    • Car Rental
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 300 Clubs & Organizations
  • Praying Rooms
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms

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What California State University, Long Beach says

  • Profile of Dr Sean Cochran
    Dr Sean Cochran
    Dr Sean Cochran says:

    CSU Long Beach offers students the natural beauty and climate of Southern California in a safe, suburban environment and the rich cultural offerings of the greater Los Angeles region.

    More than 3,000 international students from 100 different countries already call CSULB home. CSULB provides an exceptional student experience through nationally recognized academic programs and personalized support services.

    Students at The Beach benefit from dedicated and award-winning faculty mentors on a campus that emphasizes research, student success, and creative activity. Surrounded by the best that Southern California has to offer, CSULB is an ideal place to live, learn, and discover!

    CSU Long Beach doesn't just have a large beautiful campus; it is a diverse and welcoming community. With such a diverse student profile, international students have often told us that at CSULB they feel like they completely belong.

    I don't think that anything else can be better or more likely to help students succeed than knowing you belong to a community that supports your growth and success.

    CSU Long Beach has amazing facilities, including a popular recreation center, on-campus banks, restaurants, convenience stores, coffee shops, and even a movie theater and bowling alley! In addition to the fun and convenience of our campus facilities, students will also find a wealth of resources and supportive services, including academic counseling and tutoring, health services, and more. CSU Long Beach has ranked well nationally on social mobility indices. Our students engage in hands-on learning and many go on to participate in internships at one of the many opportunities available in California, one of the largest economies in the world. We love to share about our successful alumni, both American and international.