Coordinates: 37°39′25″N 122°03′28″W / 37.65694°N 122.05778°W / 37.65694; -122.05778
California State University, East Bay (commonly 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 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. 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, however it was announced in March 2013 that along with the remaining six quarter system operating CSUs, the campus will be converting to a semester system.
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.
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