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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: 95%
Applicants who took ACT: 34%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 15%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 1%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 16%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 24%
SAT I Math score 700+: 3%
SAT I Math score 600+: 27%
ACT score 24-29: 38%
ACT score 30-36: 4%
ACT score 24+: 42%
Students applied: 56,357
Students admitted: 20,326
Admission rate: 36%
Students per faculty: 24
4-year graduation rate: 15%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 31,523
Full-time enrolled men: 11,775
Full-time enrolled women: 15,399
Part-time enrolled men: 1,955
Part-time enrolled women: 2,394
Freshmen retained: 90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $5,472
Fees (in state): $980
Tuition (out of state): $11,160
Fees (out of state): $980
Room and board: $11,800
Est. book expense: $1,828
Total cost (in state): $20,080
Total cost (out of state): $25,768
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$13,542
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,724
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$19,230
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$23,412
Average debt at graduation: $16,579

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 83%
Average need-based aid: $6,538
Average non-need-based aid: $2,356

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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