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  • Locations: Bakersfield, CA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Required: 2.5
APA Program Type: NSE Exchange - Domestic/Canada Credit Type: LSU credits via transfer
APA Advisor: Marissa Baham Click here for a definition of this term US State: California - CA
Click here for a definition of this term NSE Tuition Plan(s): Plan A, Plan B
Program Description:

California State University, Bakersfield 

CSUB is a regional University committed to excellence in its four schools - Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Social Sciences and Education.

The campus is located on 375-acre site in metropolitan Bakersfield. The university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, with six programs accredited by national accrediting organizations. More than 90% of the faculty has doctoral degrees in their fields of study.

The university operates on a quarter system from September to June with one summer quarter. CSUB has majors in 31 undergraduate degree programs, seven credential programs in education, and 18 graduate degree programs.

CSUB athletics has been a source of continuing pride for the university and community. CSUB's 17 sports programs have won 30 national championships. NCAA Division I University.

Campus Location

CSUB, which opened in 1970, is located in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities. Named an "All America City," Bakersfield is 110 miles north of Los Angeles and 290 miles south of San Francisco

Fast Facts

Campus Statistics

Location Setting Pop. Enroll Housing Lang. Type
Bakersfield  Urban 370,000 8,520 5% on-campus English Quarter

Campus Diversity

White African Amer. Hispanic Asian Native Amer. Int'l Other
24% 7% 43% 6% 0% 0% 20%

Available Tuition Payment Plans

Plan A Plan B
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus. You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.  UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out. .
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on for updated information.

Payment Estimates

Plan A Tuition/Fees Housing/Meals
$2,273 $4,484
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.

Programs of Study Open to NSE Students

For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for California State University, Bakersfield.

This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.

Special Conditions

For a full list of special conditions, please visit and search the NSE section of the APA website.

GPA and Other Academic Requirements

  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA

Exchange Preferences

  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted

Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)

  • Available

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students

  • Available

Summer Exchange

  • Not available

International Students (Visa Students)

  • Will not accept