California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)

Fullerton, CA

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California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 14 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for California State University, Fullerton

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

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Detailed Ratings

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

My experience has been ten times better than what I expected. After my first week there I was already so familiar with the campus. the school centers are always easy to locate and are very helpful. As for the professors they are very attentive and approachable.

Academics

Class size is 25-30 students so it allows you to interact with you professor more. The teachers are very professional; tough at grading but very helpful. The workload is medium to high but reasonable. The courses are intense and rigorous but highly rewarding in the end.

College Life

Tons of clubs to choose from. Difficult to get into their athletics because of their upper divisions but can always turn to the school's club. There are safety polls at every corner so incase of emergency anyone can contact school police right away. The diversity of the school makes it easier to socialize and interact.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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

As a college freshman I think I made a really good choice of what college to attend to. I love my school. I met a lot of great people here. It has a really good atmosphere. It is very enjoyable to be here.

Academics

My professors are great. I do learned a lot and there are tutor programs tip this school if you helped in any subject. Workload is a good amount, it is not too much work. Class size can range to 30 to over 100.

College Life

A lot of people are nice and friendly here. They are over 100 clubs here. The campus of this school is safe to be in. I haven't been to any sports game but I heard that we do have some good teams at this school.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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

I am a person who embraces diversity and enjoys interracting with people from different backgrounds. At CSUF all students have a common bond, yet there are many chances to learn about people who have had different experiences than my own. The academic standards are high but the vibe is fairly relaxed.

Academics

The professors seem to take a genuine interest in their students and are available during their office hours. Workload is average. Class size was in the 20s for me. The teacher training programs are all top notch.

College Life

I love the Starbucks and informal study area in Mahalo Hall (business building.) There is a bunch of inexpensive asian restaurants near campus that offer tasty, healthy (depending on your choice) food.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

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

When I attended Cal State Fullerton from 1997-1999, I was a commuter and a transfer student. And I wasn't alone. This school was great for people who were working and living off-campus. I met lots of others who were in my same situation. The student body was really great and almost every professor I had was good. I particularly enjoyed professors Arlene Nichols, Dan Cady and (can't remember his first name) Ibson. I loved that all my advertising classes had real live ad agency experts teaching them. Overall, I thought I got a great education that prepared me well for my industry.

Academics

The reason I chose Cal State Fullerton was because of its Communications/Advertising program. I knew I wanted to work in the ad industry, and the courses offered were fantastic in preparing me for it. Because I was a transfer student and went mostly right into my major classes, most class sizes were small. A few were held in larger auditoriums, with 100 or so students, but the majority were between 20-40 students, which made it easy to get to know classmates and develop a relationship with the professor. Workload was always manageable, and I often used time between classes for studying. The professors in my major were really knowledgeable about the industry because they had all previously worked in it! I really feel like I got invaluable exposure to what the ad business would really be like. And now that I've been working in it for 12 years, watching other people who had English or Business degrees, I can tell you firsthand that I received a more appropriate education for my job.

College Life

I was a commuter, so I didn't ever full integrate into campus life. I didn't participate in any sports or organizations, but I developed a lot of friendships and the campus was conducive to "hanging out." I always felt like the overall vibe there was laid back and friendly. It didn't feel too clicky to me—everyone seemed pretty cool and like they were on your side. I can't comment on the weekend activities because I lived 40 miles away and didn't spend time down there on the weekends. But with the school's close proximity to the Block at Orange, Disneyland and Newport Beach, I'm sure there's plenty of stuff to do in the near vicinity!


Alumnus - Grad Year 1997

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

Overall, CSUF is a great school to earn your degree. I was what they call a "commuter student" so I didn't experience the Greek system or play sports, yet I still seemed to feel a sense of community with my colleagues. The teachers are amazing, fun and engaging and did their best to provide as much real world experience as they could. I attended two other colleges before graduating from CSUF, and by far, this school was the best of them all.

Academics

CSUF offers diverse and flexible courses to choose from at all hours of the day to accommodate the working student's hectic and varying schedule. The teachers were enthusiastic and engaging and surprisingly young. Class sizes were somewhat intimate, so students are given the one-on-one treatment they need to really focus and learn their trade.

College Life

Being a commuter student, I didn't spend much free time on campus. When I did, I felt that I was in a clean, safe environment with many activities to entertain me if I wasn't in the mood to study in the library. Looking back, I wish I would have taken the opportunity to explore the clubs and organizations more as I constantly find myself running into colleagues that have similar interests and careers. It would have been nice to know them back then.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

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

Overall, the school is very diverse which is an important aspect in getting a well-rounded education. Counselors and adminstrators are helpful and pro-active in making student life easier and helping students stay on the right academic path. The Broadcast Journalism program, specifically, is very preparatory for real life and the faculty in this program are exceptional. Professor Beth Evans in particular is outstanding.

Academics

I can honestly say that most of CSUF's professors are really wonderful. Most of them have extensive "real life" experience and have actually worked in the fields that they are teaching about. Most of my class sizes consisted of a small group of the same students who were majoring in my concentration each year. This made everything feel like a "team" and helped me a lot throughout my time there. Again, the College of Communications is very organized and well managed.

College Life

CSUF is a "commuter" school so it's hard to really feel like part of a "campus community." I understand that greek life and athletics are above average. Campus safety is definitely a priority and having met and interviewed most of the safety officers around campus, I can say that they are a driven group of individuals.


Former Student - Last Attended 2010

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

I thought this school was great. Price was right, education was valuable, distance wasn't too far, classes were informative. I paid for my own tuition so to me this was a very good balance of cost to knowledge compared to 5-10x the price at a UC school.

Academics

This is definitely your school for a business degree unless you plan on going to one of those ivy league schools. Many of the business professors have worked for large companies and can give you hands on knowledge versus only theory, I find that to be very important. Classroom sizes are typically around 40-50 students which are manageable by the teachers without being overwhelmed besides some lecture hall type classes with around 200 students. Workloads toward your degree are challenging but manageable giving you stepping stones to work your way up.

College Life

Personally I was one to hang out at the titan student union often because everything was there. Several big screen televisions if you want to sit and watch something, two professional ping pong tables, 12 Brunswick 9 foot pool tables, arcade area, xbox360 area, quiet area for study or prayer, and the food court. You could just relax with some of your friends or meet some people with similar interests. Everyone was always really nice there and there were tournaments of all sorts if you wanted to show off your skills.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

I thought the school was beautiful, the people were kind and inviting, and the security was great. Overall, very nicely laid out. I enjoyed looking at the the concert hall, in particular. I also really enjoyed the food court area, lots of exciting choices.

Academics

I don't go there yet, so couldn't say. Some of my current professors graduated from Fullerton with Masters degrees, and they are quite knowledgable. From what I've heard, the class size is managable yet still small enough for a personal experience.

College Life

As I don't yet go there, I couldn't say, though the campus safety seemed great from a visitors standpoint. I have heard good things about the atheltics, and based on all of the close ammenities, the weekend activites would make staying on the campus interesting.


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