See what students say:


Cal State San Bernardino’s motto is “Come here, go anywhere” and undergrads certainly feel that sentiment rings true. The university provides a “great education” that allows students to “discover amazing things about [themselves].” CSUSB offers a substantial number of majors and students’ heap praise on the “well recognized business program” as well as the “tremendous” criminal justice program and “great” nursing school. Professors at CSUSB receive high marks. “Passionate” and “knowledgeable,” teachers here strive to “make sure the material is understood.” Students are also grateful for “the enthusiasm they bring to every lecture.” A junior illustrates by sharing, “My professors bring a sense of humor to the classroom, which allows them to be a lot more approachable. They allow me to have fun while I am learning.” And it’s certainly evident that “professors want you to do well, and provide resources for students to make it happen.” As a math major explains, “When a questions arises, they are always willing to explain it thoroughly, so that all students understand.” And one ecstatic freshman concludes, “So far my academic experience is far beyond what I had anticipated. It is more than great; it’s amazing.”

Student Body

Across the board, undergrads at CSUSB insist that “there are no typical students” here. As one psych major explains, “We have great diversity which provides a great mixture of beliefs and ideas. There [are] young and old students, local and international students, and this allows people to share their different points of view and everyone can bring something to the table.” Generally, students find their peers to be “very laid-back” and “open minded.” “Friendly” is another adjective that often springs to mind. As one math major notes, “When a student is struggling, it is not uncommon to find someone willing to help you.” And a nutrition major agrees adding, “I was lost as I was looking for my class and a pair of students noticed and helped me…I did not even [have to] ask.” Perhaps this content freshman says it best, “As I see it everyone fits in with everyone. No matter if your religious or non-religious, skater or punker, and right-wing or left-wing. We’re all here for a common goal, to be successful, and that's what brings us together.”

Campus Life

Cal State San Bernardino has a large commuter population hence many students simply “do [their] own thing.” And while some undergrads lament that “there's not much in terms of fun activities here,” others insist that life is a blast “as long as you get involved in groups/clubs.” As one senior interjects, “Greek life is a big deal, always active.” Many students also herald the Rec Center which offers “a large gym, climbing wall [and] basketball courts.” Undergrads also flock to the Student Union which is home to the Gaming Center and the Pub, both popular hangout spots. There are a myriad of events such as “card making in the Women’s Center” and “movie night at the library.” Additionally, “the theater/music departments are always putting on a performance.” Students also appreciate that “the fitness center offers low cost trips to many places in California to give students the opportunity to camp, hike, go horseback riding, and even snorkeling.” Further, undergrads “also get discounted tickets to movie theaters, theme parks and other fun places in the area.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Jonathan Gonzalez-Montelongo
Campus Tours and Events Coordinator

5500 University Parkway
University Hall 107
San Bernardino, CA 92407



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Coussoulis Arena
Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art
Santos Manuel Student Union
John M. Pfau Library
Student Recreation & Fitness Center Facilities

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lake Arrowhead-Big Bear-Mt. Baldy
Southern California beaches
Ontario Mills shopping center
Downtown Los Angeles

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle buses, buses, taxis serve the campus. Metrolink trains stop in downtown San Bernardino and are a short ride from campus. Closest major airport is Ontario International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Interstate 215 (north of I-10 and south of I-15). Exit at University Parkway. Drive northeast until the road enters the campus.

Local Accommodations
Days Inn, Country Inn and Suites, Best Western


Applicants: 16,042
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Average HS GPA: 3.34



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