Frequently Asked Questions

For one academic year:

  • Tuition and Fees:
    • $17,430 (Undergraduate)
    • $16,434 (Graduate)
  • Estimated Living Expenses: 
    • $24,246 (Undergraduate)
    • $27,750 (Graduate)
  • Medical Insurance: $1,700


Visit English Language Requirements for complete details.

Conditional Admission is available through CSULB’s American Language Institute for academically qualified undergraduate applicants.

Apply online at

  • Fall application period: October 1–April 1 (Undergraduate) and October 1-March 15 (Graduate).
  • Spring application period: August 1–October 1.

Some programs may have earlier application deadlines.

If you have additional questions and would like to speak to a staff member, you are welcome to schedule an online meeting with the International Enrollment Management office.


Please see your department's graduate admission requirements. The College of Engineering has waived the GRE requirement for its graduate programs, including all of the following programs: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.  

CSULB has waived the SAT/ACT requirement for all first-time Freshmen applicants. However, if you have taken the test or are planning on doing so, you may have met our English language requirement if you scored at least 550 on the SAT Evidence based Reading & Writing section or ACT 22 or higher in the English section.

Congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to The Beach! Please carefully follow the directions in your admissions email and visit the Newly Admitted webpage for more information.