Reviews for California State University, Monterey Bay
I actually start school June 5th but I have lived in the area my whole life, its peaceful and beautiful. I think if you like to hike its prefect for you, its not a city just a small town and weather is unpredictable.
I heard the class size is small compared to other schools. I also will be in a class of 32 students for my nursing program. My program will also have a harder workload. The professors in my program are new.
stay outdoors, lots of happy hours and bars. I don't go out too much i prefer to study. In our small town every weekend their's something going on. We have races, beer fest, tequilla fest, wine fest and great places nearby to check out.
CSU Monterey Bay provided me with a great college experience. From academics and collegiate sports to the dining commons and extracurricular activities, it was full of first-time experiences with lifelong friends and memories we will always cherish. The best years of my life so far have been the college days. Best advice: Live in the dorms or on-campus housing the first one-two years. It provided a very lively and friendly atmosphere where everyone could mingle and socialize. The way the dorms at CSUMB were constructed allowed each room to have their own full bathroom. It was a great surprise knowing that we didn't have communal restrooms, and we had a little bit more privacy in that sense. The other on-campus housing included suites and apartments, which were strictly for upperclassmen.
As a Kinesiology student, our class sizes were relatively small. The largest class I was in was 35 students. There were a lot of pro's having the small class sizes. We had much more interaction with the professors. Many of the professors would be able to get to know you and your interests and they would do their best to teach us material that we wanted to learn about or made it relevant to the careers we wanted to pursue. The workload was pretty average, but that can be subjective depending on learning ability and work ethic.
CSUMB did not recognize the Greek system when I attended, however they may now. I have had many people tell them that the social atmosphere around the campus and neighboring cities was dismal to none, however I beg to differ. I played all four years on the Men's Soccer team and was team captain my junior and senior years. The program was roller coaster those years with many highs and a few lows, but my team was my band of brothers. Since we had such a tight group, we were always doing things together, and we made the best of every situation we were in. With all the hard work we would put in to preseason, season, and spring training, we knew that our free time as a college student was limited and that we needed to have fun with whatever we were doing. We would have beach days, ride mountain bikes on the back trails, golf, home run derby, video games, go downtown...there was always something to do. If you surround yourself with the right people CSUMB can give you a special experience that you will remember for years to come.
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