General Information California State University - East Bay/Hayward
California State University - East Bay/Hayward
California State University, East Bay (informally referred to as Cal State East Bay, CSU East Bay, and CSUEB) is a public university located in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The university, as part of the 23-campus California State University system, offers over 100 areas of study. Cal State East Bay has been designated as a "top–tier" institution among master's–granting universities in the west by U.S. News & World Report and has been recognized as a "Best in the West" college by the Princeton Review consistently since 2003.
Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay has a student body of over 13,000. The university's largest and oldest campus is located in the Hayward Hills, with additional campus-sites in the cities of Oakland and Concord. Cal State East Bay is one of only a handful of universities in the California State University system to operate on the quarter system.
With multiple campuses across the region, the university adopted a new, broader mission to serve the eastern San Francisco Bay Area in 2005. To reflect the university's more widespread objective, the school changed its name from California State University, Hayward to California State University, East Bay that same year.