California State University-Bakersfield Reviews

  • 17 Reviews
  • Bakersfield (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,189
93% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Nicolette Aringer
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"California State University Bakersfield provides an outstanding opportunity for education. The school is affordable and the staff are knowledgeable and want to help students achieve success on all levels. In my personal experience, I had a professor that impacted my career growth by pushing me for opportunities that I might not have otherwise considered or been aware of. Attending California State University Bakersfield has significantly impacted my life and career. I would recommend this school without reservation."
Marie Elrich
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"This is a great school for locals to receive an education at a low-cost. The professors who work there genuinely care about their students' success and will assist them as much as they can with succeeding in their classes. The assistants who work in the office are helpful but sometimes lose paperwork. A student needs to be prepared to take their graduation requirements into their own hands to finish on time."
Alexandra White
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"CSUB is a fine institution with excellent professors and reasonable standards. My professors were very knowledgeable and available to assist in any way. The class sizes were mostly small, I only had one or two classes that were over 50 students. The only criticism I have is that the professors are in charge of the advising and sometimes it is difficult to know which classes you need to register for. I was able to connect with a transfer adviser and he helped me to make sure I was on track."
Emily Delgado
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I thoroughly enjoyed my four years at CSUB. Being that it is a smaller CSU, students are able to really connect with professors and classmates. The school continuously looks for opportunities to improve their campus and the student experience. Recently, by popular demand, they added a Starbucks and are now looking into remodeling multiple parking lots. They also, within the past few years, built a brand new student housing complex for those living on campus. You can really see your tuition being put to good use. There are also many resources available to students such as tutoring centers that offer free printing and computer labs to finish up those last minute assignments. The campus and facilities are also kept very clean. The campus is also decently close to many shopping plazas and restaurants to pass time between classes. CSUB also offers fun activities for students like taking day trips to Magic Mountain or going snowboarding during the winter. Their library is also open past midnight during critical times, such as finals. Being that I was a Psychology major, it is important to know that Psychology is one of CSUBs largest departments. It may be difficult to secure classes if you are not punctual about signing up for classes on time. Unfortunately, there have been times when I was not able to sign up for certain Psychology classes even during my scheduled sign up period. Classes can be tight so make sure to arrive to your classes on time, if not earlier. Otherwise I had a pretty great time at CSUB and would recommend it!"
Jana Darnel-Sabra
  • Reviewed: 12/24/2018
  • Degree: Environmental Science
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I attended CSUB fully online. The courses were challenging. The advisers and teachers were fantastic and available for advice and detailed instruction. At first, I did not think an online education would be worth it. I was very wrong. The classes included students from all over the world. In my classes, they ranged in age from 18 to 75. They were able to provide wisdom and real world experience."
Lori Panici
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2018
  • Degree: Child Development
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"I had a wonderful experience at CSUB. I learned all the necessary skills to help equip and prepare me for my future career. All the classes were available to me when I needed them as well. The professors were all great and I really learned a lot from each of them."
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2018
  • Degree: Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Fantastic and reliable college that helps you get your Engineering Sciences degree quick and easy! The class sizes are small which is a great benefit to any and all future engineers as it helps focus the curriculum on the students rather than a set schedule as other college professors fall into. Many of the professors are understanding of their student's situations and dilemmas and will seek to help in any way that they can, within reason of course. The courses are still tough and unforgivable, as is all engineering courses, but you can at least have a chance of surviving, here at CSUB."
Samantha Wellnitz
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2018
  • Degree: Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"This is a very small engineering program, which is great because it gives students the opportunity to really get to know their professors. There are a lot of clubs to get involved in. There is also a great opportunity for research. The engineering program is based off a mechanical engineering program and offers an emphasis in either management, petroleum, or agriculture. "
Hollie Chandler
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2017
  • Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"CSUB was a great choice for achieving a solid degree without having to acquire large amounts of student loan debt! I had a great experience going to school at the extension campus! I would definitely recommend going there to get a degree that could be applied to a vast amount of career opportunities!"
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2017
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"I loved the professors and the small extension campus of the Antelope Valley. The counselors helped me a lot as well. I would recommend California State University Bakersfield to anyone looking for an affordable college degree. The options for study were wide as well."