California State University, Hayward: Narrative Description

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25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3000
Tel: (510)885-3000; Admissions: (510)885-7576; Fax: (510)885-3816; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 343-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $5.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $8.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $10,793 per student. Total enrollment: 13,455. Faculty: 741 (337 full-time, 404 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 4,665 applied, 47% were admitted. Full-time: 7,366 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 2,014 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 86 other countries, 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 10% black, 27% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 35% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; social sciences and history. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Regional Association of East Bay Colleges and Universities, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/7. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $8460 full-time, $188 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2418 full-time, $520 per term part-time. College room only: $3705.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Vietnamese Student Association, Accounting Association, Filipino-American Students Association, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano, Hayward Orientation Team. Major annual events: Al Fresco, Pioneer Days, Club Days. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. California State University, Hayward Library plus 1 other with 908,577 books, 803,844 microform titles, 2,210 serials, 28,416 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $3.5 million. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 110,000 in a metropolitan area of 5 1/2 million. Hayward is a suburban area near Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose. The climate is mild. All modes of transportation serve the area. The university's proximity to all major Bay Area cities provides access to museums, art galleries, plays, concerts, and libraries as well as to the recreational opportunities of the bay. The climate makes outdoor recreation a year-round activity. Its nearness to ocean and mountain areas offer recreational diversity.

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