California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

Long Beach, CA

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CSULB Reviews

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I like everything in school, the environment, the classmates and the great professors.

Academics

The classes are good and very helpful. The professor try to help you as much as they can to understand the material of all the courses.

College Life

The social environment is amazing, I am member of a club and it's really fun to be around school.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year -

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 2008

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I am so happy that I attended this school. I've met great people, both students and staff. Because of the diversity of the class & program options, I was able to explore different things. Some of my favorite memories were sitting in the quad reading a book or studying. My all time favorite memory, however, was meeting my college sweetheart in one of my English classes.

Academics

Cal State Long Beach is constantly recognized as one of the best valued schools for education. The professors are knowledgable and willing to help students who want it, and the staff is all nice. Every program is has amazing faculty who are experts in their fields; we're talking real-world experience. Every professor cares about their students. Though class sizes are on the larger side (average 30-40 students per class when I was there, not counting lecture hall classes), the professors try to give quality time to each person when they can. I felt I received a quality education here and would recommend this school to anyone.

College Life

College life was great. Long Beach (the city) is extremely diverse, and it is exemplified at CSU Long Beach. Much diversity means there are a lot of different clubs and organizations to be a part of, from culturally-related clubs to interest-related clubs. The campus, itself, is beautiful - lots of nicely kept greenery. The atmosphere is casual, but there's always something to do, whether it's play a game of billiards in the Student Union or grab a cup of coffee with a friend from one of the 2 Starbucks locations on campus. If you want to step off of campus, there are PLENTY of activites. Long Beach is both a beach city and a metropolitan city. There are tons of dining and shopping options around town. CSU Long Beach is the best college because it offers a lot of on-campus activities (free movies for students!), and it's located in a great city.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

The Campus is Tree lined with several elevations of topography. The business Building is located on the lower elevation next to the main parking structure so this avoided daily walks up a steep hill to the other main buildings. Everything is spread open and plenty of area to relax under a tree and read on a break between classes.

Academics

The business administration program has different majors such as Marketing, Finance, Accounting, International Business etc. And they offer concentrations to further educate on your preferred major. I decided to do a investments concentration in my Finance major.

College Life

Yes CSULB offeres many clubs and social gatherings to attend and participate if you have the time and willingness they are to enrich your college life with memories. CSULB offers a safe campus environment, if you are a female you can be escorted at night by one of many ground security personnel.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2008

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

As an undergraduate educational insitution, the overall academic preparation that CSULB provides is average. CSULB is a large institution that has its pros and cons. If you want the true home away from home experience, this is not the place for you. A large portion of the student population are commuters. As a result, it will take a lot of effort to create your social circle of friends if you are not a SoCal local or from the neighboring areas. Also, unfortunately, class sizes tend to be unusually large and the instructor to student ration is somewhat abysmal. Worse than registering for classes would be finding parking at the university - an utter nightmare! As a graduate educational institution, the overall academic preparation that CSULB provides is above average, if not stellar for some departments. Do your research and find out the reputation of the graduate programs that interest you. Some are truly great Masters programs with prestigious reputations. Others may sound great, but the faculty and staff are apathetic and the degree without weighted merit

Academics

The Masters program I graduated from was Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The Psychology Department is very popular and is considered an impacted major for the undergraduates. Do note that the rigors of the undergraduate program is very different that the graduate programs. Unfortunately, the year that I started my Masters was grim and slim. Other than the Chair for the program, they had no clue as to who the faculty would be at my orientation. I was shocked to see the IO Program be so unorganized and questioned the caliber of the two new professors that were hired to help teach the classes. To have only three instructors be in charge of teaching an entire Masters program does not offer a variety of expertise. Furthermore, two of the three professors were both more interested in research and lacked the required teaching skills and abilities to truly prepare Psychology graduates. That was my entire graduate experience . I have heard that other Masters programs over more faculty support wen it comes to graduate education.

College Life

A huge commuter school. You'll need to be very socially proactive if you are not local or from the area. There is limited dormitory space for undergraduates. Most move to off campus housing after their first year due to space and affordability. Long Beach as a livable college town is easy and affordable. There are many neighborhoods and apartment buildings where student life dominates. If you desire Greek life to be part of your social community, you'll be disappointed to discover that the fraternities and sororities are scattered randomly throughout Long Beach without any sense of geographic coherence.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I havent been to the school to visit but it seems like a really nice school and has a nice enviorment around it. I am considering going to Long beach so i think it would be a great experience. Also the athletics look good.

Academics

I checked out the business program and it seemed like they had a great program and really give you the insight on business. I want to get the necessary knowledge about businesses for my future job career.

College Life

The social atmosphere looks wonderful at Long Beach, it looks like a beautiful place to live and attend school and that is one of the reasons why i am considering attending Long Beach. I hope i get to accepted here.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I liked most the nursing program! It has been a program that my mother went to and graduated to become a labor and delivery nurse. I am here to follow in her footsteps! Its a very well put together program that provides the skills for an actual job.

Academics

The classes seem to be a little large, but thats average now a days right?

College Life

The campus itself is older and a little beat up and the out area from the school seems a little beat up.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
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Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

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