California State University, Long Beach

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California State University, Long Beach
Csulb seal.JPG
Former names
  • Los Angeles-Orange County State College (1949–50)
  • Long Beach State College (1950–64)
  • California State College, [at] Long Beach (1964–72)
MottoVox Veritas Vita (Latin)
Motto in English
"Speak the truth as a way of life."
Endowment$46.3 million [2011][1]
PresidentF. King Alexander
ProvostDon Para
Academic staff
1,858 (967 full-time)[2]
Students36,279 (Fall 2012)[3]
Undergraduates30,931 (Fall 2012)
Postgraduates5,148 (Fall 2012)
United States
CampusUrban, 323 acres (131 ha)
ColorsGold and Black         
Athletics18 varsity teams,
NCAA Division I
Nickname49ers, Dirtbags, The Beach
AffiliationsCalifornia State University system; Big West Conference,
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, AASCU, ASAIHL
MascotProspector Pete
The Walter Pyramid, the University's most prominent sporting complex and most recognizable landmark.

California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University (CSU) system and the third largest university in the state of California by enrollment.[4] The University is located at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County.[5]

CSULB has been recognized repeatedly as one of "America's Best Value Colleges" by the Princeton Review. More than 30 factors are considered to rate the colleges in four categories: academics, tuition GPA (the sticker price minus average amount students receive in gift aid scholarships and grants), financial aid (how well colleges meet students' financial need) and student borrowing.[6]

Long Beach State has also been ranked as one of the top five public master's degree-granting institutions in the West by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges Guide".[7] It is also home to the largest publicly funded art school west of the Mississippi. The university currently operates with one of the lowest student fees in the country at US $4,370 per year for full-time students having California residence.[8]

The school's sports teams are known as the Long Beach State 49ers; the baseball team is also known as the Dirtbags. Most 49ers teams play in the Big West Conference.

References[change | change source]

  2. "University Facts Fall 2010" (PDF).
  3. "Institutional Research and Assessment".
  4. "CSU - AS - Term Enrollment Summary - Fall 2009".
  5. "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  6. The Beach Review, Spring 2006: Princeton Review Ranks Cal State Long Beach No. 3 Best Value Public College in the United States. Public Affairs and Publications. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  7. "U.S. News & World Report: September 3, 2008".
  8. Fees and Finances - Basics. Division of Administration & Finance. Retrieved July 8, 2009

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Coordinates: 33°46′59″N 118°06′46″W / 33.783022°N 118.112858°W / 33.783022; -118.112858