CSULB has much to offer its students. It is located on and around a low hill less than two miles from the beaches of fashionable Belmont Shore. The beautifully landscaped 320-acre campus features many new and remodeled buildings. The faculty has made a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Most university courses are taught in small sections, so students have an opportunity for regular contact with their professors. Many undergraduate students become involved in original research under faculty supervision, better preparing them for entry into graduate programs or the career fields of their choice.
The hilltop potion of the campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Eighty permanent buildings house the various colleges, 63 academic departments and programs, 24 centers, 4 institutes, and 4 clinics. A newly enlarged and remodeled University Student Union is located at eh crossroads of the campus, providing a focal point for the total campus community. A centralized student services and administration center in Brotman Hall, near the union, adds to the services. Secluded landscape areas and buildings of appropriate scale help maintain a learning environment that encourages small group identification and personal privacy in the midst of 30,000 individuals sharing the same site, on what is essentially a large urban campus.