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Welcome to CSUB!

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to academic excellence and community partnerships. Students considering where to go to college will find that CSUB offers a number of advantages over other universities. We are proud to offer:

Outstanding education

CSUB offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. The university is committed to scholarship and life-long learning, and currently offers more than 50 different Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. You really can get a world-class education right here in Bakersfield.

Great value

In today’s economy, CSU Bakersfield is an incredible value. You get all the benefits of a private university — like small class sizes, cutting-edge research, and outstanding faculty — at a public school cost. Local students can get an excellent education within their own community and be ready to succeed anywhere in the world.

Extraordinary level of student-faculty interaction

At CSU Bakersfield, you won’t be just another face in the crowd. You will work closely with highly qualified and experienced Ph.D. professors in modern classroom and laboratory settings. CSUB’s faculty members are respected academic experts, published researchers, and engaged community leaders – as well as dedicated educators who genuinely care about their students’ success.

Career opportunities

CSUB prepares students to succeed in challenging and rewarding careers in a wide range of fields. Many departments offer internships that give students practical, real-world experience. Graduates have a high rate of employment, with many going straight into prestigious professions where they utilize their CSUB education every day.

Community engagement

The entire local community benefits from the energy, expertise, and enthusiasm of CSU Bakersfield’s students, faculty, and staff. The university continues to help shape the future of Kern County through student internships, research, campus institutions, and community events. Each year CSU Bakersfield contributes more than 2,000 new alumni to the community’s educated and skilled workforce.

Time for fun, too!

Students at CSU Bakersfield take school seriously, but there’s also plenty of time to enjoy student life on and around campus. CSUB features a state-of-the-art student recreation center, over 85 student organizations and clubs, and 11 fraternities and sororities. Students also enjoy Roadrunner NCAA Division I sporting events, on-campus performances, and plenty of dining and entertainment options in the city of Bakersfield. 

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Larger schools in Los Angeles and Fresno seemed too big and intimidating. CSUB has the classes I need without the long wait-lists that the other schools have. Also, CSUB is close to home, and it would have been expensive to move out. Close Quote
- Beatriz Pelayo
Junior Liberal Studies major