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California State University East Bay

Hayward, California, United States
California State University, East Bay is known for award winning programs, expert instruction, small classes, a highly personalized learning environment—and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With two scenic campuses plus a professional center in dynamic downtown Oakland, Cal State East Bay is where all your possibilities come into view.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)



The state legislature established the university in 1957,and its doors were first opened to 300 students in 1959 as the State College for Alameda County.The name was officially changed two years later to Alameda County State College.In  2005, the Board of Trustees of The California State University changed the institution’s name to its current designation California State University East Bay.


Cal State East Bay offers a vigorous academic course of study with a real-world curriculum to prepare students for a lifetime of personal achievement and career success.


Cal State East Bay offers a beautiful and inspiring setting for career exploration. With three spacious campuses nestled in the East Bay—one in the Hayward hills with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, one in cosmopolitan downtown Oakland, and the other in the scenic Concord foothills of Mt. Diablo—you are in the heart of the cultural, technological, and educational center of California.

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Student services

Many academic support services are available to assist you with advising, tutoring, planning, and developing skills to help you succeed in college and beyond. See the Academic Support section for more details about the many programs available to help all students to succeed.

Housing services

The California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) Student Housing and Residence Life (SHRL) department in conjunction with the mission of the University and the Division of Student Affairs works to engage all residential students in their holistic development and academic success towards retention, graduation, and future endeavors. SHRL works to sustain this mission by providing student-centered programs, services, and facilities that foster a safe, inclusive and vibrant residential learning community.

Library services

The CSUEB Libraries promote student and faculty success by providing comprehensive and convenient access to the scholarly record. The Libraries teach students how to become information literate citizens who will continue to learn throughout their lives. 

Medical services

Your Student Health & Counseling Services has prepared this listing for your use. This will help you find medical care when the Student Health Center is not open on nights and weekends. This list is not an endorsement of any health care facility.

Student Life

Campus life

Cal State East Bay's three locations in the heart of California's beautiful San Francisco East Bay Area offer a surprisingly wide range of degree and career path options. Classes at our Hayward Hills campus, our Concord campus, or our Oakland Professional Development & Conference Centerprovide you with an exceptional opportunity to achieve your educational goals. All locations are accessible by major freeway arteries and public transportation systems including the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system.

Sports facilities

The Student Health Center, fitness facilities, health and wellness programs and extra-curricular activities assure students will enjoy a well-rounded college experience. Athletics and recreational fitness activities are plentiful and students enjoy state-of-the-art fitness facilities on campus. 

Student clubs

Cal State East Bay has many opportunities for you to meet people and be part of campus life. Choose from more than 90 academic athletic, Greek, honor, religious, recreational, student government, and cultural clubs and organizations. Student government, service to the community and leadership groups provide ways for you to get involved and make a difference.


Cal State East Bay is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, commonly referred to as WASC. Our next reaffirmation of accreditation visit will be held in Spring of 2025.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

overall experience of the university was very inviting. However, the professors are not that great. Some professors do not lecture well and some just aren't prepared to lecture.

A Hill on the East Bay
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience was filled with passionate lecturers that were excited about sharing their wisdom in theory and application to the real world.

After my study I applied for internship at BUGANDO MEDICAL CENTER (BMC) a lake zone referral hospital in Tanzania. What I experienced is that majority of people could not afford the costs of hospital care yet they’ve had health problems that can be preven
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied from Muhimbili University of Health and allied Science (MUHAS) found in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. School life was good though I was with financial difficulties especially in my field studies and research and accommodation.

Hayward, California, United States

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