California State University-San Bernardino


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: California


A young, vibrant university, Cal State U, San Bernardino is one of the fastest growing universities in California, largely because of its expanding service area of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, which covers 27,000 square miles - a territory larger than 10 states in the nation. More than 65,000 students have graduated from CSUSB, including many who work in Southern California and make a major positive impact on the economy. CSUSB currently enrolls more than 17,500 students and employs more than 2,100 faculty and staff. Located equidistant between Los Angeles and the Palm Springs area, we offer more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master's degree programs and a wide variety of education credential and certificate programs.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 17646
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Faculty: 471

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 37:1
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Contact Information

5500 University Pky
San Bernadino California 92407


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Main Phone: 909-537-5000

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Admissions Contact:
Arlene Reed
Associate Director, Admissions
(909) 537-7369

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Frank Joshua Hernandez
(909) 537-3365

Athletics Contact:
Kevin Hatcher
Director, Athletics
(909) 537-3015

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
San Bernardino has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for transfer admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade required for transfer credit is C.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must earn 45 Quarter Units (36 upper division, 18 in the major, 12 in general education) at San Bernardino to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Freshman and Transfer applicants who have fewer than 56 semester or 84 quarter units of transferrable college credit must submit scores, unless exempt from either the ACT or the SAT I of the college board.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Cal State San Bernardino does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required.

Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable, non-transferable application fee of $55 if you do not qualify for a fee waiver. The need based fee waiver may be used at up to six campuses and will be confirmed once you submit your application.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 5995

Transfers Accepted: 3704

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 62%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2009



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Our Financial Aid Office administers a variety of programs to assist qualified students. Sources of student aid include Federal Pell Grants, Perkins Loans and Work-Study. A number of scholarships are awarded to new and continuing students who attend CSUSB.

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