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General Information

CSULB University Information

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Outstanding Faculty

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The faculty of California State University, Long Beach are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. Students have an opportunity for regular contact with their professors as well as involvement in original research and creative activities under faculty supervision. As a result, CSULB serves more than 300 California high school valedictorians and National Merit finalists among its current undergraduate population.

About the Campus

California State University, Long Beach is located three miles from the ocean and stretches across 323 beautifully landscaped acres. CSULB is home to 84 buildings including:

  • The state-of-the-art Molecular and Life Sciences Center with 43 laboratories, 19 teaching labs, 24 directed-studies labs used by faculty and staff and 42 faculty/student offices, opened in 2004. In Spring 2011 the new Hall of Science building will open offering research labs, teaching laboratories, two 180-seat lecture halls, lecture classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, a marine biology lab, a rooftop greenhouse and a rooftop observatory.

  • Specialized facilities for Engineering Technology, Art, Nursing, Industrial and Interior Design, and Music.

  • The University Library, which maintains an extensive collection of information resources for study, research, enrichment and recreation.

  • The Library's Spidell Technology Center and the Horn Center, which provide more than 400 student computing workstations.

  • One of the premiere dance facilities in the country, with 90,000 square feet dedicated to Dance.

  • Two new facilities opening in Fall 2010: A 10,000 square-foot addition to the Nursing building offering additional instructional space, a computer lab and faculty offices, and the 125,000 square-foot Student Health and Wellness Center.

CSULB’s beauty is marked by 3,200 Helen Borcher flowering peach trees that were donated by the citizens of Long Beach and an extensive sculpture collection, which was created in 1965 when the International Sculpture Symposium contributed nine monumental pieces and designs to the University. In 1972 additional community funds in the form of a trust provided for the completion of the Carlson Memorial Tower, designed by French sculptor Andre Bloc.

The campus sculpture collection has continued to grow, with the addition of works by artists such as Guy Dill, Michael Davis, Robert Irwin, Bryan Hunt, and Woods Davy. These acquisitions were made possible through private donations and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to the University Art Museum.

With approximately 34,000 students, California State University, Long Beach has the largest single-campus enrollment in the CSU system. About 2,400 faculty and 1,800 professional staff members work at the University, which is organized into eight colleges and 63 academic departments and programs.