California State University-East Bay Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
  • Hayward (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,863
85% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Regina Fong
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"The business administration program at CSUEB is challenging but rewarding as it covers a wide variety of classes, many of which may be selected at the students discretion depending on the chosen option. The struggle is getting all your requirements done in a timely manner in order to graduate. Seniors usually get priority in class registration, and classes tend to fill up quickly since there are so many students enrolled in the program. Choosing a good professor is also crucial in order to maximize your education and not waste money. There are some really great professors that are dedicated to helping their students succeed, and unfortunately some that are only there for a paycheck and cannot be dismissed due to tenure. During my last quarter at the school, I was shy one class to complete my second option and the dean refused to let me take any of the classes offered since they were packed. I ended up having to drop that option and graduate with one major option and a minor. Had he let me take the course, I wouldve graduated with two options and a minor, lIke I had originally planned. The school administration is also a bit slow and sometimes messes up the information, so be diligent with all your documents. They lost my transcripts and put me on hold twice."
Matthew Salinas
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2019
  • Degree: Spanish
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"Cal State University East Bay was a great school overall. Majority of the professors were supportive. The customer service at the Registration office was good. The campus is clean and there are signs to help guide you to your destination. They are constantly working to improve their programs."
randall krieger
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2019
  • Degree: Music
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The music department at CSUEB is supportive and encouraging I studied classical guitar performance and composition, my focus leaned more towards composition my last year there, I also transfered there for a community college so I went there from 2016 - 2018. Most of the faculty there is great I studied privately with J.M. for composition and M.T. for classical guitar. M. has retired but I have met the new composition teacher I.T., and she is quite good as well. M.T. is very knowledgable and is a good teacher if you are very self motivated, if you slack off he will not take you seriously or try to motivate you. The only real downside I had going to this school was that there was/still is low enrollment of music students, so there is not a full section in many of the performance groups. there is no orchestra or any performance group if your a guitarist they make you do choir. this can also be a good thing because it means there is less competition, but again you must be very self motivated in this environment. The music building has been reseeding and they are moving more and more english classes and others things in there. however there is some very good equipment and resources hidden away there because no one has been using it for so long, so if you go seek it out and find the resources there you could have almost unlimited access to them because no one else uses them, like instruments, a recording studio, other sound video recording equipment."
Maryanne Wilson
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2019
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I will break my review into separate assessments of the Kinesiology program and of California State University East Bay (CSUEB). Kinesiology program Pros: The instructors are phenomenal. They will challenge you to think more critically, and lectures are engaging and full of interesting discussion. They also make themselves available to help students, and are attentive towards your concerns. They truly want you to succeed. The classes are well-rounded with a mix of science, psychology, sociology and philosophy. I believe that the program has well prepared me to take on exciting and rewarding roles. Since graduating, Ive taken on amazing opportunities. Ive been a strength coach for professional athletes, community wellness coordinator, and am pursuing my doctorate in physical therapy. The program and wonderful professors who lead it have pushed me father than I could have imagined. There is also a student-led research group that meets weekly on Fridays. This is a great way to get involved in research, and to get connected to other professionals in health care. Cons: Due to popular demand, classes fill up quickly and unless youre an athlete or a senior, you may not be able to enroll in all of your classes right away. I had to wait a whole year for a single class to be offered, thus pushing my graduation date back. The school has since changed their policy, so it should be easier to finish your courses in a timely manner. CSUEB Pros: The campus has a gorgeous view of the Bay Area, and many of the building have been updated. The gym and recreation center have a lot of amenities to offer, including courts and a relaxation lounge. There are many programs and extracurricular activities to get involved in. Class sizes are small and your professors know who you are. The library and study lounges stay open later during midterms and finals, and there are plenty of tutoring services. The school is also more proactive in student outreach and services. CSUEB Cons: Some classes are in older buildings, and the equipment is a bit old. However, there are plenty of outside learning resources, so nearly anything can be mastered nowadays. Though some may not consider it a con, the school is more of a commuter school. Greek life is present, but not as strongly as bigger universities."
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2018
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"California State University East Bay helped shape me into the individual I am today. Dr.X. specifically really helped me see and reach my full potential. There were so many classes I absolutely loved and would take again without complaint. Having classes offered both online and in person allowed me to work and get an education."
Parker Rugeley
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2018
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The university is one of the most diverse universities in the country and aims at transparency and inclusion for all students. The university administration continues to advocate and lobby on the behalf of the students at the state and federal levels for the safety and financial support of all persons enrolled."
S. R. S.
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"While attending school I was able to apply my education, for example, by generating revenue in a sales capacity and earning a new sales agent fast track bonus during my tenure at California State Automobile Association. Additionally, I've been qualified for promotions, with responsibilities of outlining strategic marketing and business ventures to promote products and services during my tenure at Alameda County. My undergraduate degree and coursework have given me the ability to provide analytical support. I am now well versed in computer applications and have heightened my critical thinking, organizational, and communication skills, along with maximizing my earning potential in the workforce. Additionally, the online component offered a lot of support from both the staff and counselors. Without it, I do not think I would have been able to complete my degree within the timeframe I desired. I would highly recommend this institution to anyone."
Johanna Monterrosa
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"CSUEB gave me all the preparation I needed to succeed in my degree. The assistance and support I received helped me land a job. They have so many services to help seniors with internships,workshops, and job fairs. I am very satisfied with my B.S. in health administration."
Kristy cunha
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2017
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • Graduation Year: 1988
"Human interaction is imperative for undergrads and a mix of courses for a masters is advised. When you stop growing you die so keeping abreast of current trends in your field is invigorating and rejuvenating. You meet interesting people and form network friendships. Stay in school!"
Carly Standley
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Overall a great experience. Most students are commuting to campus so there are a lot of students who are working while going to school. This was great because it allowed great discussion in classes as people brought their different perspectives. Most of my professors were great and available for questions!"
Felicia Ismail
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I had a positive experience at CSUEB. The campus is extremely big, plenty of parking, and filled with diversity. I met such a great group of life long friends in my graduating class. Although this university is considered to be a commuter school, I still keep in touch with my friends! The professors are extremely helpful, they want all of the students to succeed. I graduated in Health Sciences emphasis Pre-Clinical Preparation. The curriculum is designed for students to become a new face in healthcare with innovated ideas and creativity. I enjoyed taking a wide range of courses because health care is extremely broad. Overall, my experience at CSUEB had been outstanding and I am forever grateful with the opportunities and knowledge I have gained."
Mausa Zamani
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"At California State University Eastbay, (in the business department), there is a lot of wonderful professors. Majority of the professors are there to help you and want you to succeed in life, and want you to be ready in the real world work force. One major reason why I picked Business for my major was because of the good ratings the school had for its Business Department. As it says on the brochures "Best in the West""
Kristi Stewart
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2016
  • Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Cal State East Bay offered more than just curriculum to prepare me for life after graduation. During my senior year, I had the opportunity to experience life abroad as well as assist in providing feedback for new systems That students will be able to benefit from in the future. The media program is booming and I'm so excited for the direction the communications department is moving in and even more excited to see how future students will utilize those skills to add to the ever-changing world."
Prince Sir Jackson
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2016
  • Degree: Multimedia Design
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"California State University - East Bay is a very decent college, however, "decent" is not for everyone. Setting us up for success should be the main priority of all universities. Feeling this sense of security upon graduation would make it a true experience that I would enjoy to tell people. Although, I did end up eventually landing a good paying job, it felt as if my education did not have much to do with it. Do not get me wrong, I had a great time in college and would not have learned a lot of what I know today if it wasn't for my education."
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I am very satisfied with your Criminal Justice program. It is not impacted but it is growing in numbers both with students and staff. The professors are people that truly care and take the time to get to know you as a student if you pursue them. Our major advisors are always willing to listen and help our fellow criminal justice majors, it is very easy to contact them. I have had nothing but a great experience with my major department."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"College did exactly what my AP teachers in high school told me college would do; college would teach me to be a critical thinker. With the major I chose this was true. Psychology sits in the middle of science and liberal arts."
Ashley DeGrano
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2016
  • Degree: Communications (Speech & Rhetorical Studies)
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Cal State East Bay allowed me to take courses that really helped support my future passions. All of the professors were continuously available for communication and support. I had fantastic mentors and they encouraged me to continue with my passions after graduation and enter the teaching credential program. I still keep in contact with some of my professors and peers, and this has provided me with a community that I still feel connected to post graduation. I was prepared for my career both educationally and mentally at Cal State East Bay, and I am grateful for the experience."
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I commuted to campus, location is convenient to highway. My program had good professors, I feel like I learned alot and I had a good group of classmates. Application process was straight forward and staff to get right documents was very helpful. The main professors I enjoyed working with were Dr. Terry Soo-hoo. He really prepared me for my work and was a great role model in the counseling psychology field."
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Great school but make sure do extra studying, research, projects, and/or internships when you can."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Very welcoming, supportive, and prepares you for your career."