California State University-Long Beach Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (22)
I love it! The campus is beautiful and my professors were all professionals in their fields,which was helpful in my field. They're more like friends than professors and open minded and fun. I love CSULB!
I thought it was a great campus and I met some really amazing people. There are a lot of different backgrounds at that school and a lot of great professors.
CSU Long Beach is so great! All of my professors were absolutely amazing. The campus is super big, so be prepared to get your exercise in!
Excellent school with high quality professors and high academic standards. Great dedication to students with great activities available and awesome campus life. Also, the best city in LA county, try Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles. Go Beach!
The teachers are well informed. With modern classes involving hands on training.
I thought long beach was a good school with a few pretty awesome professors. I went to school to get a piece of paper (diploma) and long beach fit the bill.
CSULB is an extremely diverse campus filled with people and faculty from all over the world. You will see returning students, exchange students, off-campus students, on-campus students, etc. As such, classes are catered to every need and interest; there are a wide range of classes to choose from: from surfing to biochemistry. Faculty is caring and would like to see you succeed and such is reflected in their teaching methods and styles.
Attending CSULB School of Social Work part-time program was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The professors really care about your future and really helped prepare me for my future as a social worker. Also, my colleagues and fellow classmates were so helpful and experienced and helped me become the best social worker that I can be. If you are thinking about applying to an MSW program, long beach is the way to go. You get the best bang for your buck!!
I transferred to CSULB to save money on both tuition an living costs. It is a beautiful, large campus with lots of greenery, a great student union and a number of clubs and student organizations to join. This is, however the second university that I have attended to get my degree in environmental science, and I have to say that the program here is much less hands-on than my other CSU campus. Yes, the instructors are, for the most part, very knowledgeable and helpful and are very dedicated to their subject and students. However, most of the work happens in the classroom and the learning comes from textbooks rather than field-work. Where I did transects and tagged insects before, I now spend a lot of time talking about how to tag and how to do a transects without actually doing it. I know people on other degree paths who love CSULB and what they have to offer, but I would truly appreciate more field time and less classroom time.
The college was a commuter school. As such, I got my required courses using day and evening classes. The evening classes had many adults emphasizing learning versus grades. The professors were challenged if there was insufficient value to the lectures. It was important to plan your class schedule across multiple semesters. Your current class level determined your priority for over-filled courses. Still, timeliness was very important. Joining the International Club provided diversity across world view points. It was interesting to partake in discussions were views were not USA-centric. The evening classes provided diversity across ages and current actual professions. The library, health services, social activities and cafeteria were all useful. As I had gone into creating software at my job, my Math degree was not immediately used, just my software experience. When computer software became mainstream, the Math degree opened up many opportunities for my career. The Math degree was considered comparable to a Computer Science degree during job applications.