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Location | San Bernardino
Population | 4,224,851
Enrollment | 19,182
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/14
Spring | 01/22-05/23

California State University, San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA


About This Campus

California State University San Bernardino, home of the Coyotes, is located six miles north of San Bernardino in Southern California. CSUSB is less than an hour's drive from mountain sports such as snow and water skiing, while Pacific Ocean beaches are less than a two hours drive. Los Angeles is one hour away, San Diego is two hours away and Las Vegas is just over three hours from campus.

Location Information

CSUSB is conveniently located for all Southern California destinations. We have beautiful views of the mountains directly behind our campus.

Helpful Information

It is helpful that CSUSB welcomes more than 40 NSE students each academic semester and this makes it easier for NSE students to meet and do things together.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Closed
Home Payment |Limited
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Good
Home Payment |Good
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs

Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Kinesiology-Allied Health are all impacted programs and can not guarantee courses.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, American Studies, Anthropology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • General Eligibility Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • When getting courses approved, ensure you look at the semester the course is offered.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, N/A computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/09/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $3847.6.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $100 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $171 Semester Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: J-1 students, coming only for a semester or two, should have a financial guarantee of $10,000 per semester. (the financial guarantee is the budget for the student’s stay. It’s the estimate of what we expect they will need for room, board, transportation, books, etc.) Health insurance must be purchased by all Canadian students. Housing deposit is mandatory for students who will be living on campus. A parking permit is required for students who will be parking on campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/09/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1000.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1-2
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
There are multiple options for housing for incoming NSE students. Please visit our housing website (https://www.csusb.edu/housing/getting-started/housing-rates-payment-information) to understand the housing options.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2500 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
If you live in Coyote Village, you must purchase a meal plan. If you live in Arrowhead Village or University Village (both villages are apartment-style) then you are not required to purchase a meal plan. Meal plans are NOT included in the room rates. Please visit this website for meal plan details https://dineoncampus.com/csusb/2023--2024-coyote-village-resident-meal-plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 01/09/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $310 Semester Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
IMPORTANT: Canadian students are REQUIRED to purchase health insurance. All international student will receive additional information at the international student orientation, which is also mandatory.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $310 per semester.


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