California State University, East Bay (commonly referred to as Cal State East Bay, CSU East Bay or 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 136 undergraduate and 60 post-baccalaureate areas of study. Cal State East Bay has been designated 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.
Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay has a student body of over 13,000. In Fall of 2013, it had 752 faculty, of which 275 (or 37 percent) were on the tenure track. The university's largest and oldest campus is located in the Hayward Hills, with additional campus-sites in the cities of Oakland and Concord. The university operates on the quarter system and is scheduled to convert to the semester system by 2020.
In 2005, with multiple campuses across the region, the university broadened its mission to serve the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area. To reflect a more widespread objective, the school changed its name from California State University, Hayward to California State University, East Bay that same year.
California State University, East Bay is known for award- winning programs, expert instruction, small classes, and a highly personalized learning environment. With a beautiful campus overlooking the San Francisco Bay, convenient and secure student housing available on campus, and an inspiring setting for career exploration just a 30-40 minute drive from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, CSUEB is in the heart of the cultural, technological, and educational center of California.