The California State University, East Bay (CSU East Bay) is a member of the 23 California State Universities network. It was established in 1957 and has a primary campus in Hayward with two secondary campuses located in Oakland and Concord. Having a student population of more than 17,000 (including undergraduate and postgraduate students), CSU East Bay is the most ethnically diverse higher education institution in the state of California. CSU East Bay offers 136 bachelor’s degrees in a wide variety of disciplines and is focused on taking higher education forward through continuous research and development in all the areas of study. Recognising the university’s tireless efforts towards inclusiveness and development through diversity, the INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has awarded CSU East Bay the prestigious HEED award for three consecutive years.
CSU East Bay at a glance
The CSU East Bay has a Student Housing and Resident Life (SHRL) department that oversees the accommodation arrangements for international students. By availing the university provided accommodation options, international students can live in a vibrant and lively learning atmosphere, soaking in the cultural diversity at CSU East Bay. To hone the leadership skills of the international students, CSU East Bay encourages them to take part in the campus activities actively and to opt for Pioneer Heights or University Village, the comfortable and fully furnished student apartments located inside the campus for easy commute and access to the learning centres, libraries, and laboratories. The apartments have single-occupancy bedrooms, washrooms, kitchen, and laundry facilities along with the basic utilities of water, cable, heating, electricity and Internet connectivity. It is advisable to apply for a room at the student apartments well in advance to avoid last minute rush or unavailability of preferred rooms. The annual rent for three quarters for the on-campus student apartments at CSU East Bay ranges from US$ 9816 to US$ 12,201 and includes nutritious meal plans suited to students of all nationalities.