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California State University, Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California, United States
Centrally located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield is a continuously growing comprehensive regional university that is committed to transforming the lives of its students and community through its established excellence in academia, diversity, service, and community engagement since its founding in 1965. 



It is not too hard to imagine what CSU Bakersfield looked like in its early days – much of the campus is still surrounded by undeveloped land covered in brush. But Ken Secor remembers when the entire space was an agricultural field. “Imagine 375 acres of sugar beets with one dying cottonwood tree out where FACT is. That was the campus when I first saw it in 1967,” he said. 


California State University, Bakersfield is a comprehensive public university committed to offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. An emphasis on student learning is enhanced by a commitment to scholarship, diversity, service, global awareness and life-long learning. The University collaborates with partners in the community to increase the region's overall educational attainment, enhance its quality of life, and support its economic development.


CSU Bakersfield will be the leading campus in the CSU system in terms of faculty and academic excellence and diversity, quality of the student experience, and community engagement. Realization of our vision will be advanced by recruitment, development, and promotion of excellent and diverse staff within an organizational culture committed to excellence in all areas.

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Student services

The Help Desk is committed to providing you excellent service. You can think of the Help Desk as your central contact for assistance on most technologies that you use on campus.

Housing services

The California State University, Bakersfield Office of Student Housing and Residence Life is committed to the academic success of its students as well as their intellectual and personal development. This is accomplished by providing a safe, clean, and community centered environment where students can live and learn. Our core priorities are academics, individual growth and development, and housing program expansion.

Library services

The Walter W. Stiern Library opened in 1994 and is the largest building on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. The 150,000 square-foot building houses nearly half a million volumes and provides electronic access to more than 34,000 periodical titles via its hundreds of computer terminals.

ICT services

The campus offers wireless networking in most areas on campus. All network users must abide by the CSUB Acceptable Use Policy.

Medical services

CSUB’s Student Health Services helps promote a healthy campus community by providing quality, caring, cost-effective healthcare and health promotion services. Student Health Services has physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses, plus x-ray, clinical laboratory and pharmacy services ready to provide basic health care to enrolled students.

Student Life

Campus life

Welcome to California State University Bakersfield-Antelope Valley Regional Center, a place that is... YOUR UNIVERSITY. The faculty and staff are excited to work with you as you achieve your educational goals. CSUB-AV is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) which is one of the nation's official accreditation bodies and several of our individual degree programs are also accredited by their discipline specific organizations (such as the Business degree: AACSB and the teacher and administrator credential programs: CCTC and NCATE).

Sports facilities

SUB competes in both the Wester Athletic Conference and NCAA Division I athletics and fields teams in the following sports:

  • Men: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Wrestling
  • Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Sand Volleyball.

Student Reviews

Home is where the heart is
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved staying home and going to CSUB. I saved so much money and I felt the education I received was more than satisfactory!

Home is where the heart is
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved living at home with my parents. CSUB is a cheap university and Bakersfield is a cheap town to live in. There is not much of a night life, but I felt very happy here nonetheless.

Bakersfield, California, United States

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