History, Affiliations & Rankings
A public institution founded in 1957, East Bay is part of the California State University higher education system, the largest public education system in the USA with more than 430,000 enrollments. It is also known as Cal State East Bay or CSUEB. For over 6 decades, the University has provided higher education to a diverse student body. It has also been included in several state and national rankings in recent years. Cal State East Bay featured in 2018 ‘Best Colleges’ Rankings (Ranked No. 1 for ethnic diversity in regional universities of the West), according to U.S. News & World Report. It has also been listed in ‘2018 Best Colleges in the West’ by the Princeton Review.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
A wide range of academic degrees and programmes, including 49 bachelor’s and 24 master’s degrees, can be taken up at CSUEB, which has campuses in three locations. Bachelor’s degree programmes are available at the Hayward and Concord campuses while Master’s degree programmes are limited to the Hayward campus. Professional degree programmes and continuing education courses can be taken up at the Oakland campus. Some of the most popular courses at Cal State East Bay include Business Administration, Business Analytics, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Public Administration and Sociology. The institution is also known for its range of online programmes.
Accomplishments & Alumni
CSUEB tops the list of best colleges for ethnic diversity and ranks 80th on the list of best regional colleges in the west, compiled by the US News & World Report. It has also been featured as one of the top institutions in areas such as social mobility, salary potential, upward mobility index etc. With focus laid on creating a personalised learning experience for its students by maintaining a small class size, it is an excellent choice for any international higher education aspirant. Cal State East Bay has a network of over 130,000 distinguished alumni spread across different parts of the world. MLB Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, California Wellness Foundation President and CEO Judy Belk, and Tony-winning actor James Iglehart are among the notable alumni of the University.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
Cal State East Bay has been awarded several times for showing exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Every year, students from different countries are welcomed to join the vibrant multicultural campus community. The University has also set up an International Admissions Office to support and serve students from overseas. The positive admissions experience at the University goes a long way in building students’ relationship with the college. Apart from this, Cal State East Bay offers top-notch education, faculty, internships, mentoring, hands-on learning and technology along with great career opportunities to build an exceptional college experience for its students.
Moving with the times, California State University East Bay has set up measures promoting the health and safety of the students. However, students will not be asked to appear for in-person classes. As per the official notification from the university, most of the classes will be held online, students but 123 course-sections will be held in-person. These classes will be in accordance with COVID-19 health safety measures.
Most of the in-person classes will be hybrid and highly flexible sections which will utilize the campus facilities, learning spaces or equipment, but no classes will be held every day.
Few in-person sections will be held for the purpose of final exams alone.
Student Accommodation at the campus will be restricted to one person per bedroom and bathroom. Thus reducing the student capacity at Cal State University to a mere 27.4% of the usual capacity.
Catering and dining at the campus will include grab and go options only, while also ensuring a contactless catering service to students. Drinks and Beverages will be offered in disposable containers only.
Students visiting the campus must wear face masks as per the State Health Safety Requirements.
Only the merit-based scholarships available at California State University, East Bay are open for international students. Some of these are given below.
Global Excellence Scholarship
Offered to international students who have demonstrated excellent scholastic and academic abilities, by submitting their secondary education or standardized test scores.
Value: Non-Resident Fee Waiver for 15-18 hours each semester
Deadline: 31st Jan
Eligibility: Candidate must:
Associated Students Inc. (ASI) ACADEMIC BASED Scholarship
Merit-based scholarship offered to international students with full-time enrollment in undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes.
Value: $1,000 (divided into $500 for Fall and Winter terms)
Deadline: 31st Jan
Eligibility: Candidate must:
Dr John B Tsu Memorial Scholarship
One student from each of the four colleges is offered a Dr John B. Tsu Memorial Scholarship. Students who display good character and have served in support of the community will be eligible for the scholarship.
Deadline: 11th November
Eligibility: Candidates should:
Cherrie Nanninga Scholarship for the Promotion of Women in STEM
The scholarship is provided with the intent that the recipient is able to motivate and encourage women to take up STEM education across the globe.
Deadline: January 31st
Eligibility: Candidates must:
The Financial Aid & Scholarship Office may also be contacted for information on scholarships available to international students at CSUEB. The university also recommends international students to check third-party resources such as IEFA and FastWeb for more scholarship options.
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