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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 94%
Applicants who took ACT: 40%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 16%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 1%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 17%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 23%
SAT I Math score 700+: 4%
SAT I Math score 600+: 27%
ACT score 24-29: 42%
ACT score 30-36: 5%
ACT score 24+: 47%
Students applied: 56,975
Students admitted: 19,650
Admission rate: 34%
Students per faculty: 25
4-year graduation rate: 12%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 32,079
Full-time enrolled men: 11,694
Full-time enrolled women: 15,033
Part-time enrolled men: 2,344
Part-time enrolled women: 3,008
Freshmen retained: 91%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $5,472
Fees (in state): $988
Tuition (out of state): $15,144
Fees (out of state): $988
Room and board: $12,398
Est. book expense: $1,898
Total cost (in state): $20,756
Total cost (out of state): $30,428
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$14,269
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$18,538
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$23,941
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$28,210
Average debt at graduation: $16,077

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 82%
Average need-based aid: $6,487
Average non-need-based aid: $2,218

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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