Profile: California State University, Bakersfield

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  • Fall 8/28-12/19
  • Spring 1/22-5/18

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
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Campus Profile

CSUB is a comprehensive regional University and is committed to excellence in its four schools - Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, Social Sciences and Education.

The campus is located on 375-acre site in metropolitan Bakersfield. The university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, with six programs accredited by national accrediting organizations. More than 90% of the faculty has doctoral degrees in their fields of study.

The university operates on a quarter system from September to June with two summer sessions. CSUB has majors in 31 undergraduate degree programs, seven credential programs in education, and 17 graduate degree programs.

CSUB athletics has been a source of continuing pride for the university and community. CSUB's 17 sports programs have won 30 national championships. NCAA Division I University.

Campus Location - California State University, Bakersfiled opened in September 1970 as the 19th member of the 23 campus California State University system. Bakersfield is located in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities.

Helpful Information - For campus information and overview, please refer to our online view-book at note that housing costs don't include the mandatory food plan.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Business Administration, Public Administration

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Child Development, English, Music, Physical Education, Technical Education

Engineering: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Management

Foreign Language: Spanish

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences

Geology: Geology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Closed Programs
Nursing Education

Business and Public Administration and Psychology

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/25/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $500 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $95 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 007993

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Tuition, housing, and meals costs listed are per semester. Housing is not guaranteed. It is available on a first come, first served basis. Early application is strongly suggested. Students coming for the fall quarter or fall and winter quarters will be assessed an additional $400 residence hall fee since this does not constitute a full-year contract.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Total housing cost includes the cost of the room and mandatory meal plan.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.