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Message from the President


Twenty years ago, California State University, Long Beach introduced the innovative President’s Scholars Program to bring many of the state’s highest achieving students to its campus.

Today, it remains the state’s premier program of its kind. More than 1,100 California high school valedictorians and National Merit, Achievement and Hispanic Scholars selected as President’s Scholars have made The Beach their university of choice.

Our reputation for excellence is reflected in our national and regional rankings. Time magazine lists CSULB among the nation’s top 10, U.S. News and World Report puts us among the top western region comprehensive universities, the Princeton Review lists us as a “Best in the West” and, along with Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, places us among the nation’s best value public universities.

CSULB’s focus on student success, supported by a dedicated staff and opportunities to work closely with noted faculty, leaves President’s Scholars prepared to accomplish their goals. As a result, prestigious graduate schools as well as employers are impressed with the caliber of our Scholar alumni.

We cultivate the mind through state-of-the-art facilities, such as our new Hall of Science and Molecular and Life Sciences Center, while nurturing the body through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, recreational sports and intercollegiate athletics. The campus and region also benefit from President’s Scholars’ community service each semester.

Today’s students must be able to function in a global environment, so our Center for International Education offers a variety of study abroad opportunities. A Rhodes scholarship for international study was awarded to a CSULB student, and President’s Scholars have earned prestigious Fulbrights.

Choosing your best university match will be an important life decision. Come visit our beautiful campus. We look forward to welcoming you and your family with a personal tour.

Go Beach!

Jane Close Conoley, President