California State University, East Bay (commonly referred to as Cal State East Bay, CSU East Bay, or CSUEB) is a public universitylocated in Hayward, California, United States. The university, as part of the 23-campus California State University system, offers 136 undergraduate and 60 post-baccalaureate areas of study. California State University, 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, California State University, East Bay has a student body of almost 16,000. In Fall of 2013, it had 752 faculty, of which 275 (or 37%) were on the tenure track.The university's largest and oldest college campus is located in Hayward, with additional campus-sites in the nearby cities of Oakland and Concord. The university operates on the quarter system and is scheduled to convert to the semester system Fall of 2018.