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CSULB Video Tour

Cal State Long Beach Video Tour
VIDEO/GRFX AUDIO
Montage to beat landmark shots, street signs, buildings, aerials, etc. Music: bring down music.
Host standup at pyramid

Guess where I'm at. I am at California State University Long Beach and this pyramid behind me doesn't hold mummies. It actually holds athletes. Pretty unique, Huh? I'm Nicole Erin and lets start this tour.

Montage of campus scenes

Campus montage.

California State University Long Beach is located in Long Beach, California.

Administrator Interview

Valerie Bordeaux

We are just miles away from the mountains, and so during the breaks if they like to go skiing that's not a problem. Disneyland is right down the way so they can attend disneyland. The beaches are about 5 minutes away so when they're not studying or they can take their books and lay out on the beach and enjoy that.

Gardens, state of the art buildings, mountain backdrop, etc.

Size:

Cal state long beach is a sprawling 322 acre campus and houses over 100 buildings. it's the perfect mixture of green space with 3,200 peach trees and state of the art facilities. CSULB has nearly 33,500 students, about 4000 of who are first-time freshmen.

Student Interview

Even though it's a big campus within your own major or department it really feels like a small community so you dont feel too overwhelmed by all the students.

Group of students, different genders and race

Voice Over host.

Women outnumber the men 60 to 40% and ethnically there is no majority group. The beach is popular with international students too with more than 1,300 students from 90 countries attending every year.

Faculty Interview

Lisa Vollendorf

We have really rich, varied discussions because the students all come from different walks of life and share their experiences in a really mutually respectful way.

Administrator Interview

Valerie Bordeaux

We're ranked among the top ten universities in the nation as far as applications to the university. Our students are highly competitive in terms of the typical GPA. We're talking about a 3.5, about 1,100 in terms of their SAT scores.

Close wide shots of campus: graphics over video-location

Voice Over host

For a full-time, in-state, undergraduate student the average cost of yearly tuition is about $5,500, while those coming from out of state will pay the same plus $372 per unit. Check out the President's Scholar Program, which offers full scholarships including housing costs.

Student Interview

I am a presidential here at Cal State Long Beach. That is a four year paid room and board. Everything's included. We also get a $200 book stipend per year so we use that at the bookstore for our books and supplies.

Host standup at pond

Academics/majors

CSU long beach has consecutively ranked as one of the top 5 public comprehensive universities in the western u.s. by U.S. news and world report. Princeton review agrees naming it one of the best in the west!

Academics

Voice Over host

The university offers 86 baccalaureate degrees, 67 masters degrees and 2 doctoral degrees in 7 academic colleges, as well as 74 minors and 38 programs leading to education credentials.

Administrator Interview

Valerie Bordeaux

We're the largest single campus university in the CSU, but although we're the largest, We do have small learning communities so student don't feel like they're a number when they come onto the campus. As I mentioned they all go through student orientation programs so they have a nice successful transition. They feel comfortable with the university.

Faculty Interview

Lisa Vollendorf

We have a great commitment also to advising both in our programs but across the university I would say it's a great big university in many ways but it has a very small university feel.

Faculty Interview

Chris Lowe

Our students get kind of one on one interaction with the faculty. They get to know all the other students with in their program and ofcourse they have access to all these great beach and marine environments only three miles from campus.

Student Interview

They're very good at working closely with you and not only helping you to not only have the knowledge but the necessary skills to survive outside and I' going to grad school so my professor in the marine biology department has met with me for hours just in preparing me helping me get good personal statements and also giving me the skills in order to do research in the future.

5 most popular baccalaureate programs

Voice Over host

The 5 most popular baccalaureate programs are liberal studies, communications, studio art, nursing and biology.

Faculty Interview

Chris Lowe

So the great thing about teaching marine biology is that it's a very hands on field. SO we get to take our students out in the field. We do a lot of field trips. They get to go out in boats and many of the thing we are teaching them reinforces what they learn in lecture but it also gives them that kind of hands on experience that they're going to need to get a job in this field.

Teachers working with their students

Voice Over host.

Cal state long beach profs stay connected to their students keeping class sizes small. In total there are 1886 faculty members, about half of whom are full–time.

Student Interview

The professors are just phenomenal. I just can't say enough good things about them. They are willing to meet with you at any time of the day. Their doors are always open and they will help you with whatever's going on whether it be a school issue, a life issue or whatever. They're always there, and they are willing to be not only your professor but your friend.

Host at wellness center

Go beach! you'll hear that chant as the underclassmen cheer on the 49ers as the 18 varsity sports compete in the big west conference at the div. 1 level.

University sports

Give it up for the ladies! The volleyball team has won 3 national titles, 1 national runner–up and 8 final 4 appearances!

Int/Ext of students in dorm rooms, watching tv, studying, etc

The beach has 18 residence hall buildings accommodating over 2,400 students. Living on–campus costs about $10,000 a year depending on what meal plan you purchase.

Host at dorms

You can even get academic assistance in the Residence Halls. Residents take advantage of the learning communities, on–site classes, advisement and tutoring services!

Administrator Interview

Valerie Bordeaux

We have over 300 different clubs and organizations that students can get involved in. We have a fabulous, new state-of-the-art rec and wellness center that just opened for our students.

Alumni

Notable facts/future

Voice Over host.

Cal state long beach breeds some of today's most elite athletes. MLB sluggers Jason Giambi and Evan Longoria both attended the university.

Misty May–Treanor

A natural fit for the beach, professional beach volleyball player and 2 time olympic gold medal winner Misty May–Treanor is an alum.

Steve Martin

Funny man Steve Martin has received degree.

Steven Spielberg

Plus, academy award winning director Steven Spielberg has received degree!

Host goodbye

Host standup/close/goodbye

it's hard to choose my favorite place on campus, but this Japanese garden is pretty much on top of my list. What a perfect way to end this tour. I'm Nicole Erin for University TV. Beach Pride!