California State University - Fullerton Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (31)
California State University, Fullerton is a great commuting based college. Most of the students are from local cities and the population is highly diverse. Moreover, many students are transferred from different community colleges, and they are older than typical college students; however, the age difference was beneficial for me. Older students taught me the proper work ethic and the right attitude to approach studying. From my years in college, what I really enjoyed was my major, Human Services. The program prepares students to be a professional to assist people who are in a need of help. The beautify of this major, however, is that it heals deep scars of students first so that they can help people with a healthy state of mind. By the time I graduated from this program, I had a clear understanding of my identity and a clear direction of my career. I did not expect much from this major in the first place, in fact I did not know what exactly Human Services was, but as of now, I have no regret in taking this route. I am actually thankful for it.
California State University Fullerton (CSUF) is a great school to attend if you are looking to not only earn a degree but also gain mentors and networking connections. While at CSUF I was given the opportunity to gain experience as a teaching assistant and research assistant which helped me gain the experience I needed to get into graduate school. All my professors showed the dedication they have towards helping their students succeed by making time to see you during office hours or by appointment. If you were unable to meet them in person they also were quick to respond by email. I would highly recommend considering CSUF if you want to study Psychology or Criminal Justice. Being a double major, I can vouch for both programs. College is what you make of it, and if you work hard and build connections you will set yourself up for after graduation. Go Titans!
Love the school environment. The campus itself was just beautiful and made it a comfortable environment to study in. I love the fact that students had free access the the school's arboretum. Whenever I needed to study or needed to sketch, that was one of my favorite places to go to!
I attended California State University, Fullerton and received a degree in Biology with a concentration in cell biology and a minor Business Administration. As a transfer student, my transition was smooth and I even worked on campus as a transfer advisor to help students direct their academic path. Resources and opportunities are available if you seek them. As a biology student, I found a lab to start undergraduate research in the semester after I transferred there. Although I did not stay in that lab, the opportunity was there. I later applied and was accepted into the Bridges to Stem Cell Research program which is funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The program consisted of one summer and one semester of research in one of the labs and coursework in stem cell biology. Following the coursework was a 7-month paid internship at one of many research schools in California. I chose to do my research at University of Southern California (USC) but I had peers who chose the Childrens Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), University of California at Irvine and at Riverside. Later on the program also added a site at Stanford. As a result of my research at Cal State I was published in a journal for extracellular matrix proteins. Thus, the opportunities at this Cal state are plentiful, you just have to put in some work and find them. There were many other research programs and faculty truly do want to help you build your resume and experience so that you can get a job out of college. For my department, it was required we meet with an appointed advisor each semester. I thought this was a good thing since it allowed me to build a relationship with a faculty member, which is useful for letters of recommendation later on. Also, the advisor helps to make sure you are on track for graduation which is necessary since sometimes all the requirements can get confusing. I also got advising from the Health Professions office. While I took their advice with a grain of salt, the advice given is very practical. Id like to think that some of their advice helped me get into medical school. Again, though, the resources are there and it is up to the student to seek them and use them as necessary. The coursework for both the business classes and biology classes I took were excellent. I took several online course through the business school which I liked very much since I tend to learn on my own. The biology curriculum prepared me for the MCAT and helped build a foundation that has served me well in the study of medicine. Overall, I look back at my time at Cal State Fullerton very fondly where I had great mentors and great opportunities which is what an ideal university should provide.
Overall Csuf is a great school, everyone is pretty nice and the classes are cool! Getting involved on campus is very easy as there is always something going on. There's a bunch of clubs and organizations you could join. Books are a little pricey but the library is huge and very modern.
Great communications program and studying abroad is one of the best experiences I had!
Cal State Fullerton is a great school if you want to focus on your education, its not that big of a party school which I really liked. The psychology professors are very good and well informed. CSUF provided me with a great education one that I feel has really benefited my career and will help me excel in my graduate program. The campus is small, making it very easy to walk from class to class which I really liked and they also have a lot of opportunities to work on campus. The Psychology Department Student Association (PDSA) is a great for psychology students who plan on pursuing a masters degree in psychology, PDSA really helps prepare and inform you of all the requirements needed.
Sociology is the study of all aspects of social life. Completion of a sociology undergraduate degree provides preparation for a diverse range of careers including: social work, politics, law, public administration, urban and environmental planning, public relations, personnel, criminal justice, counseling and other service professions. Also the instructors provide great academic instruction since themselves are curretly working in the field, and have a great deal of experience on the subjects they are teaching. The instructors are always willing to help and very supportive throughout your educational path.
Cal State Fullerton is an interesting University. The faculty was great, the student population is very diverse, and it is a melting pot of college life. Good sports teams, good people to be around.
I had many great professors, a unique opportunity to study abroad and an overall very satisfying and fulfilling college experience.