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Best Values in Colleges

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California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)

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California State University, Long Beach is ranked 75 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 181 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 92%
Applicants who took ACT 35%

SAT Verbal Score

700+2%
600-69913%
600+14%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69924%
600+27%

ACT Score

30-363%
24-2935%
24+38%

Students applied55,896
Students admitted19,681
Admission rate35%

Students per faculty22

4-year graduation rate14%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,472
Fees$948
Room and board$11,300
Estimated book expense$1,788
Total cost$19,508

Cost after need-based aid$13,081
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,561

Average debt at graduation$NA

Out of State

Tuition$11,160
Fees$948
Room and board$11,300
Estimated book expense$1,788
Total cost$25,196

Cost after need-based aid$18,769
Cost after non-need-based aid$22,249

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met83%
Average need-based aid$6,427
Average non-need-based aid$NA

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment30,474

Full-Time

Men11,018
Women14,738

Part-Time

Men2,191
Women2,527

Freshmen retained87%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map|Sortable Rankings|SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2015