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Students should apply in early April for the Fall semester and early November for the Spring semester. Applications are considered complete when payment is made, and considered in the order of completed application.
CSULB's University Housing has 3 residential colleges: Beachside, Hillside & Parkside. When applying for on-campus housing, you get to choose your preferred community to live in.
All rooms are approximately 15 x 11 feet and furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, wastebasket, closet & mirror, and a microfridge. Residents must provide their own Bed Sets (blankets, sheets [twin extra long], pillowcases, bedspreads, towels, & study lamps).
For more information of on-campus housing (fees, meals, amenities, communities) and to apply, visit CSULB Housing and Residential Life website.
You can order bed sets and have them delivered to CSULB!
Visit the OCM website to view bedding options and make purchases.
You can have your purchase sent directly to Amazon@theBeach, which is on the CSULB campus. Packages received are held for 15 days. After 15 days the package will be returned.
Moving out of the dorms and need to ship your bed sets home?
Visit the Campus Copy Center inside of the University Bookstore for a full range of shipping services through UPS or U.S. Mail. Whether you need next day or standard shipping, we’ve got you covered. Shipping boxes and custom packages available.
Please visit the CSULB Off-Campus Housing website for additional resources.
The following options are NOT affiliated with CSULB.
Below are some popular apartment complexes students choose to stay.
Students that are participating in Education Abroad can also use this convenient Facebook page to get in touch with exchange students who are leaving our university and offering a place in their apartment.
Another type of off-campus housing is Homestay. With this option, you may stay in a room of a family's home. Click on the links to find the best homestay for yourself. (CSULB does not assume any responsibility for homestay providers, their business partners, or the Homestay Provider's clients. CSULB does not inspect homes, prepare contracts, nor place students with host families. Homestay agreements are between the tenant and the homestay provider. CSULB is not affiliated with any of the providers listed below.)
Below are some options for temporary stay before you move into your permanent housing (on-campus residence halls, apartment, homestay, etc.).
OTHER HOUSING OPTIONS
Arianna Salomon Italy Study Abroad @ The Beach
“Easily the best experience of my life! Classes, professors, classmates, campus, weather...everything was amazing! Living in the dorms definitely added to the experience, and I would highly recommend it if you want to meet people and live the American college experience.”
Life in Long Beach
Long Beach is a large city with a population of 492,000, located in Southern California, USA. It is situated in Los Angeles County, 20 miles (32K) south of downtown Los Angeles and 105 miles (169k) north of San Diego. Long Beach uniquely blends the character of a sophisticated urban area with the charm of a seaside community.
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Close to Everything in Southern California!
Long Beach is so close to every terrain and climate that in one day, you could surf in the morning, snow ski in the afternoon, and come home and see a movie at night. Every famous Southern California landmark, attraction, and destination is easily within a two-hour drive from the city.
Sunny Days: 333
January High: 19C
July High: 28C
The Most Livable City in Los Angeles County
Long Beach has been ranked by a leading consulting firm as “the large city with the highest quality of life” in Los Angeles county. Long Beach was placed at the top of the list based on such factors as low crime, good education, local attractions, climate, and the availability and affordability of housing.
Long Beach has been named the 10th most walkable city in the United States, and is the only Southern California city to make the Top 10 list this year.
For more information about Long Beach, CA, please visit www.longbeach.gov.
More Than a University
We believe that educating future leaders is more than just assigning pages in books. It's about opening doors to the world, encouraging questions and new ideas, celebrating diversity and embracing hard work. Here at Long Beach, we're more than a public university; we're a community. A community of supporters committed to changing lives through opportunities, creativity, and service.
A Closer Look
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is more than the beach. It’s more than a blue pyramid and nationally recognized art museum. The 322-acre campus is home to top-notch professors, successful alumni, and a diverse student body who want to make a difference with their education. The reasons for CSULB’s continued success are many and varied.
Did You Know
CSULB is one of the best value schools in the state, with low tuition fees, high social mobility rate, and earning potential after graduation.
There's A Reason Why Students Love it Here
CSULB takes care of its students, whether they need food, housing, or health services. They can find all that on campus.
There's a Reason The Beach is One of the Best
CSULB's reputation as one of the top schools in the country attracts many students when they choose a college to attend.
The Beach Supports a Sustainable Future
The university is committed to reducing its carbon footprint with solar panels, bike stations, and free bus passes.
No Barriers to Success
Students find that it makes sense financially to study at CSULB, with the university’s low tuition, aid packages, scholarships, and grants.
No Barriers to Opportunity
Students will discover many resources and avenues for success at CSULB.