City of Long Beach, California
Long Beach, known as the "International City," offers the advantages of a metropolitan area and the comfort and ease of a suburban beach town. Its mild climate means the outdoors may be enjoyed year round. Located in Los Angeles County, Long Beach has a population of more than 450,000 people. The city is truly culturally diverse with no ethnic or racial group comprising a majority, and with a significant and active LGBT population. You will recognize Long Beach sites in many feature films and television shows. The city, located on the pacific coast, is within easy driving distance to mountains and deserts. Cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities are virtually unlimited.
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Long Beach is a large, urban, comprehensive university in the California State University (CSU) system. The Long Beach campus was founded in 1949. Its mission is high quality education leading toward a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees spanning the liberal arts and sciences and many applied and professional fields. The 322 acre campus includes 80 permanent buildings that house the various colleges, 63 academic departments, 11 centers, 3 institutes and 3 clinics. Campus features include KKJZ, FM-88, one of the nation's premier public radio and jazz stations; the 18- story Pyramid sports arena; the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens; University Art Museum; and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Center for Performing Arts. Specialized facilities for engineering technology, microbiology, dance, music and nursing are provided, along with the International House student residence hall and meeting complex. The landscape design features 3,200 flowering peach trees donated by the citizens of Long Beach.
Current enrollment is approximately 37,000 students with no ethnic or racial group comprising a majority. The core of the student body consists of full-time, traditional-aged daytime students. To assure access and equity, the university endeavors to serve students who can attend only in the evening hours, those who must attend part-time, and those from population groups whose rates of enrollment historically have been lower than average.
The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is accredited by the California State Board of Education and is on the list of approved institutions of the American Association of University Women. The University has been designated as an Hispanic Serving Institute. CSULB admits students of any race, religion, age, color, creed, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CSULB. CSULB does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, color, creed, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, or any other programs administered by the University.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations of nondiscrimination under federal and state law, CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics or beliefs.