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California State University East Bay

Hayward, California, United States
For more than 60 years, Cal State East Bay has served the Bay Area as part of the California State University system, providing access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement through its academic programs and leadership.

Bachelor's programmes

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

About

History

The university was named the State College for Alameda County when it was officially established by the California State Assembly in 1957. The first academic year began in 1959 at Sunset High School in Cherryland with 25 faculty and 293 students. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the current Hayward Campus were held in February 1961 and the college moved to its permanent location in Fall 1963. 

Education

Offers more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals — many taking place in the evening, on weekends, or online. Programs are taught by instructors with industry experience and academic accolades.

Career

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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Services

Student services

The International Admissions Office seeks to support and serve our international students who come from various backgrounds to add to our diverse international community.  Our goal is to provide a positive admissions experience, create long-term student relationships and continuously provide high quality client service.

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 wide range of degree and career path options. Classes at our Hayward Campus, our Concord Campus and our Oakland Professional Development & Conference Center provide you with an exceptional opportunity to achieve your educational goals. All locations are accessible by major freeways and public transportation systems, including the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. Campus shuttles run to and from the Hayward and Castro Valley BART stations, as well.

Sports facilities

Operated by Recreation and Wellness Services, the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAW) is designed and built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Standards and maintains green and sustainable practices. The RAW boasts 54,000 square feet of fitness, recreation, education, and administrative space complete with state-of-the-art equipment. The RAW also hosts the Wellness Center, a health education resource for students.

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.

Accreditation

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

Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, I have enjoyed the university there were smaller classes in most of my business classes so I was able to connect with professors and learn. Most of the professors were knowledgeable and helpful when it came to material and teaching. I believe that there were not enough hands-on experience that came with classes, sometimes we learnt the material but how to use...

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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.

Hayward, California, United States

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