History, Affiliation, and Rankings
California State University Long Beach was established in 1949 as Los Angeles-Orange County State College but is popularly known as 'The Beach’. It is the third-largest college with an urban setting from 23 campuses that come under CSU. University is affiliated to the American Association of State College, Association of Southeast Asian Institute, Big West Conference & Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. CSU Long Beach's ranking by US News and World Report 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities West, #20.
Infrastructure, Campus, and Courses
The University is the third-largest among CSU 23 campuses with a sprawling 322-acre campus. There are eight different colleges offering subjects like arts, business, engineering, liberal arts, education, professional and international education, natural sciences and mathematics, health and human services. The College of Arts offers Design, Music, Theatre Arts, and Dance programs among others. The College of Business is extremely well known for business programs and hence offers seven programs including Finance, Accountancy, Marketing, and International Business. College of Engineering has Chemical, Biomedical, Electrical, and Civil Engineering programs along with others. Students can also pursue language programs, Psychology, Ocean Studies, and many more.
Accomplishments & Alumni
The school’s sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference and are especially competitive in women’s volleyball. In the year 2018 alone this university had more than 320,000 alumni who have made major contributions to the fields of arts, science, and sports. Some of the previous alumni are Linda Woolverton from 'The Lion King' and 'Beauty and the Beast'. Mark Steven Johnson, has co-written and directed 'Ghost Rider' and 'Daredevil'. Misty May-Treanor has won multiple gold medals at the Olympics for beach volleyball. Paul Geery, Vice President of Boeing's Defense Space & Security unit, is also an alumnus of this college and last but not least Steven Spielberg the famous movie maker.
Student Diversity and Visiting companies
The enrolled student population at California State University-Long Beach is 40.5% Hispanic or Latino, 21% Asian, 18.7% White, 4.72% Two or More Races, 3.93% Black or African American, 0.245% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native. With 54.5% female, the university is considered by international students as well. International students make up about 7% of the student population of the university. Out of 2500 international students, roughly 2000 are undergraduates. The majority of the students belong to India, China, and Japan.
The Career Development Center conducts workshops, information sessions, job fairs, and events to help students explore and prepare for their career opportunities as well as connect with employers to gain insight on the current job market and the skills needed to succeed. Companies hiring freshers include Deloitte, PWC, KPMG, Ernst and Young, Google, Facebook, and so on.
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