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California State University, East Bay

San Francisco, California, United States
  • 601 THE World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,565 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 9%
Institution type Public

About California State University, East Bay

State State University-East Bay (CSUEB) was first established in 1957 and was known as the State College for Alameda Country and adopted many other names until 2005. Its main campus can be found in Hayward, California.

More than 15,500 students attend at CSEUB today where 50 baccalaureate degrees and 60 minors are offered. These courses are delivered through four major academic colleges that include College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, the College of Education and Allied Studies, and the College of Science.

CSUEB was, in fact, one of the first few California State Universities to implement an online teaching program with 20 percent of instruction delivered either via online or hybrid courses. Out of all their undergraduate population, more than half take at least one online or hybrid course. From this provision, CSUEB has received numerous awards ranging from and for the many online programs offered.

Since then, more than 100,000 students have successfully graduated from the institution, and they include some famous CSUEB alumni such as Major League Baseball umpire Ted Barrett, graphic novel writer, Gene Luen Yang, California Senator Ellen Corbett, and the renowned poet, George Barlow.

State University-East Bay comprises of three campuses with the main Hayward campus located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Concord campus in Contra Costa Country, and lastly in the city of Oakland.

Campus information

In Cal State University East Bay works on enhancing the quality of life for all students on campus. The Student Life and Leadership Programs recognizes and assists approximately 100 unique and active student organisations on all three campuses — the CSUEB Hayward Hills, Concord, and Oakland.

Here are some of the facilities provided by the campus:

  • Over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories
  • Approximately 200 specialized instruction rooms
  • Computer labs and general access labs with PCs and Apple computers
  • Library
  • Food services, lounges, and meeting rooms
  • gymnasium, an elevated running track, two fitness centers and two multi-purpose exercise studios, locker room
  •  500-seat theater, a television studio
  • student health center
  • 100,000 square foot student services and administration building
  • 67,000 square foot student and faculty support center

CSUEB is a perfect place for students to complete their studies in the heart of California’s beautiful San Francisco East Bay Area with a wide range of degree and career path options on offer. All three campuses of CSUEB are accessible by major freeway arteries and public transportation systems such as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.


First Years Suite

The California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) Student Housing and Residence Life (SHRL) works as a team to help students work on their holistic development and academic success through their studies at the institution.

Housing Options


  • 296 total beds per building

  • Double and Triple occupancy rooms within each suite

  • Each suite houses 8-10 freshmen residents

  • Suites include two full bathrooms, vanity, living room, and kitchenette (see floor plan)

  • Kitchenette has full size refrigerator, sink, microwave, and cabinet space

  • Study rooms and community lounge on most floors

  • Vending machines which accept Bay Bucks

  • Front Desk open every day from 8 pm-1 am (Friday and Saturday until 3am)

  • FYE (First Year Experience) programming


All Utilities included in rent:

  • Electricity

  • Gas

  • Water

  • Trash (Recycle and Compost)

  • Cable TV- shared DVR in the living room and basic cable in each bedroom

  • High speed wireless internet

  • Triple Suite Floor Plan


Occupancy Types:

Double Occupancy Type (8-10 freshmen residents)

  • Two twin XL beds & dressers

  • Desk and chairs

  • 2 closets with shelves

  • For 2 students

Triple Occupancy Type (8-10 freshmen residents)

  • Three XL beds & dressers

  • Desk and chairs

  • 2 closets with shelves

  • 1 wardrobe

  • For 3 students


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 2 Creative Arts & Design 4 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


Reviews 2

I actually love it here! Campus offers free shuttles to the BART station so you can get to surrounding cities pretty fast and cheap: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, etc. There are a lot of events put on by the school so it's super diverse. The cafeteria could definitely use an upgrade, it isn't...
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"There are many clubs and regular events in the college, helping new students and old students hang out with others and learn to be more friendly. The associations in college even has get together study groups during exams week, while offering food."
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