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California State University, East Bay

Hayward, CA

About This Campus

The University provides a beautiful and secure setting with a spectacular panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay area. From CSU East Bay students can reach San Francisco, Berkeley, or Silicon Valley within 30-45 minutes. Cal State East Bay is known for being one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the country and enrolls over 13,000 students. While most students commute to campus, approximately 1200 students live in on-campus housing, and many more in nearby apartment complexes. CSU East Bay is a distinctly student-centered campus, and most classes are smaller than 30 students. The most popular majors for NSE students include art, business administration, communication, international studies, political science, psychology.

Location Information

Campus is located on a large hill overlooking Hayward and the San Francisco Bay Area. Buses link campus to downtown Hayward where students can use BART to travel to further Bay Area destinations.

Helpful Information

Starting in August 2018, CSUEB will change from the quarter calendar to a semester system. Students attending CSUEB on exchange will need to be very flexible which course choices during the campus transition to a new calendar and course catalog.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)
Most Competitive

Fast Facts

Location | Hayward
Population | 149,392
Enrollment | 15,855
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 8/20-
Spring | 1/22-

Campus Diversity

White | 17%
Black | 10%
Hispanic/Latino | 30%
Asian | 23%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 5%
Other | 14%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Music, Education, Nursing.

Graphics courses within the Art department are severely limited. Most, if not all, Hospitality/Tourism/Recreation courses are delivered in an online format. Psychology and Studio Art courses are becoming difficult to access as well. Business Administration courses may be limited.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Operation Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Engineering: Computer Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: Chinese (some courses), Japanese (some courses), Spanish

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Kinesiology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology



Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525 paper, 197 computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 06/14/16.
  • Estimated cost: $2188.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 17
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 17
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/14/16.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $30.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $500 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $130.00 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Housing Application Fee $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: Housing Deposit and Application fee mandatory for those who wish to apply for on-campus housing.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $440 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001138

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

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/14/16

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 7% living on campus
  • Suite: $4728 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $2400
  • Proximity to campus: walking distance
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On-campus housing CANNOT be guaranteed. Student Housing & Residence Life will set aside a limited number of spaces for NSE students (number of spaces to be determined later in the academic year). On-campus housing has been waitlisted for the last 3 years, so we cannot guarantee space.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans are mandatory for students living on-campus. See the following websites for details: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/students/campus-life/housing/dining/meal-plan.html and http://www20.csueastbay.edu/students/campus-life/housing/files/docs/Academic%20Year%2015-16%20Fee%20Schedule.pdf

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