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Old 01-20-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Default Cal State East Bay ?

Basically I was stupid and missed the dead line to Xfer to CSU San Fran. So I applied at East Bay.
I honestly know NOTHING about the area or even San Fran for that matter but EVERYONE tells me San Fran was a city that was made for a person like me..I guess that is a good thing.
Just how far away is East Bay ?
What should I expect ?
The people (are they wild) ?
Should I worry about religious people ?
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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When I graduated from there it was still called Cal State Hayward, and was a commuter College. There were very few activities, people drove or took the bus in, then left. Of course that was back in 1975, so I have to think it's changed a lot since then since they were starting to build apartments and dorms soon after I left. By the San Mateo bridge it's less than 30 miles. I also took classes at San Francisco State and Sonoma State, and went to graduate school at Sacramento State.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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When I graduated from there it was still called Cal State Hayward, and was a commuter College. There were very few activities, people drove or took the bus in, then left. Of course that was back in 1975, so I have to think it's changed a lot since then since they were starting to build apartments and dorms soon after I left. By the San Mateo bridge it's less than 30 miles. I also took classes at San Francisco State and Sonoma State, and went to graduate school at Sacramento State.
Oh boy that dosent sound like to much fun from an 'out of towner'. I know NO ONE out their either. Ohh boy do i ever regret missing those dead lines now!
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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CSU East Bay is about 30 minutes from San Francisco, can be A LOT longer during commute traffic obviously. BART is probably about 45 minutes, and it's usually reliable. There is a good amount of diversity at the school, although there is a high concentration of Asians, many who have come from overseas.

I'm not sure about what you mean by wild and religious people. The Bay Area has EVERY type of person you can imagine. I don't really feel like any one group really stands out, it's a good mix.

As Hemlock mentioned most people just come and go for classes. There are groups/activities and if you want to get involved you can.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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I'm not sure about what you mean by wild and religious people. The Bay Area has EVERY type of person you can imagine. I don't really feel like any one group really stands out, it's a good mix.
Well I was just trying to avoid the religious people but seeing as how you said their is a mix im sure I will find a few care free people--I hope.


mod cut Im not even sure on what to do now. It was between East Bay, Bakersfield ( yes Bakersfield) and Dom (forgot hows its spelled) and at this point im not even concerned about my academics (I KNOW I will be fine as far as academics) I just don't wanna be stuck in the middle of no where bored out of my mind (staring at the wall--slipping slowly into madness) on weekends and randoms days.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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It's probably too late now but I would have suggested San Jose State or even Sacramento as
alternatives in more interesting places.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Newark, California
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Basically I was stupid and missed the dead line to Xfer to CSU San Fran. So I applied at East Bay.
I can almost assure you that unless you have 60+ credits you won't get in. CSU EB isn't accepting transfer students under 60 credits or freshman.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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They have built a lot of new buildings in the last 10 years or so, including new student housing. That being said, it is still primarily a commuter school and does not have nearly the amount of on campus activity compared to a place like SJ State. What's your major? The business school has a brand new building with quite a few business majors on campus. It's a good school but it is not a glamor school (although neither is SF State IMO).


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Basically I was stupid and missed the dead line to Xfer to CSU San Fran. So I applied at East Bay.
I honestly know NOTHING about the area or even San Fran for that matter but EVERYONE tells me San Fran was a city that was made for a person like me..I guess that is a good thing.
Just how far away is East Bay ?



What should I expect ?
The people (are they wild) ?



Should I worry about religious people ?

Wild? You mean like a party school? No and certainly not on the level of larger schools in the Bay Area.

Do a Google search. If you're applying for college, you should be able to figure this out without asking everyone. Google gives you distances in time and in miles. If you want to take public transportation, Hayward has 2 BART stations and you can check the schedules and which station in SF you want to go to. It also depends how often you want to go to SF. If just on the weekends, it's not that far.


No, you should not. Not even sure where you would get this idea from? CSUs are not religious schools and the Bay Area in general isn't the bible belt. As a heads up, do more research before you apply for schools in the future. I'd hate to go somewhere I know nothing about and then roll the dice on whether I would like it or not. You can always transfer again but that costs time and money.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:08 PM
 
Location: California
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I can almost assure you that unless you have 60+ credits you won't get in. CSU EB isn't accepting transfer students under 60 credits or freshman.
I can attest. My son was accepted months ago but then denied admittance just before registration when they got his final transcripts from his CC and realized that even after getting his AA Degree and taking all the required classes and having 61 units, he still came up a couple units short for transfer because of a non transferable math class he took his first semester. Now he's signed up to take a couple more transferable classes at CC and will have to reapply to CSUEB. That'll teach him to not talk to a counselor.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Newark, California
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he still came up a couple units short for transfer because of a non transferable math class he took his first semester.
Algebra II? I plan on going to CSUEB so that's how I know. That's the only class I have on my transcript that isn't transferable. EB will take all student in the Fall but any other semester pretty much requires you to be a Junior. Not just a minimal credit Junior either but 70+ units.
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