Cal State Long Beach is a public university located in Long Beach, CA. Founded in 1949, it has grown to become the largest university in the Cal State system with more than 40,000 students across its 23 colleges and six campuses.
In addition to being known for its size, CSULB is also recognized as one of the best public universities in California and has been ranked as one of America’s top public schools by U.S News & World Report for several years running (18th place in 2018).
Students who attend Cal State Long Beach are able to study across a number of disciplines including business administration, nursing and medicine among others; however due to high demand within the city there are few single rooms available so most students choose shared accommodation arrangements instead.
The University has a long and rich history. It is the second oldest public university in California, behind only San Jose State University. CSULB was established by the California State Legislature in 1949 as the first campus of the 23-campus California State College system. The original name for Long Beach City College was Long Beach Junior College (LBCC), which opened its doors in September 1914. In 1957, LBCC began offering classes on a new campus located at Bixby Knolls; this facility would later become California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).