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California State University - Fullerton was recommended to me by friends and family, and has been one of my greatest decisions. I went back to pursue my Bachelor's in Sociology after several years of career and interest insecurity - pursuing several majors and dabbing in many different jobs. CSUF has constant career and professional development opportunities on campus that students are able to sign up for. They encourage networking, technology, and equity! Their staff is friendly and everyone I have encountered have been extremely helpful, their faculty is incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and understanding. Currently, I am taking the majority of my classes online, but their online involvement with students is pretty top-notch. I never have to wait long to receive feed-back, and I have had no issues scheduling on-campus and off-campus (online) office hours with my professors when I have had questions, needed extra assistance, or simply experienced high levels of stress in my life and needed an understanding professor to talk to. I highly recommend the Sociology program at CSUF to anyone who is considering the program; first time college students, re-entry students, full-time/part-time and off/on campus courses!
Since my first course as a child development major, I was intrigued. The Professors at CSUF were clearly passionate about the development and the education of children. Their inspiration has lead me to pursue a career in this field and I have learned so much about what it really means to be an early childhood educator. CSUF has not only lead me to be passionate about this field, but has helped guide me to create my own philosophy of early childhood education as well as given me the confidence to become an advocate for children.
My experience as an undergraduate at this university was overwhelming but rewarding. I was able to become more independent and learn from experiences. There is a variety of exposure and opportunities that are provided. I was not very involved in extracurricular activities, and in that aspect I feel I missed out on the full experience of an undergraduate student. I would recommend to be involved and give new experiences the opportunity.
I graduated from the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. Cal State Fullerton is a great campus. I was lucky in that my department was small enough that once upper division classes were reached, you knew the other people in the class and easily became friends. The department teachers were very reasonable so long as you showed up for class, did the readings, and completed the homework. You know - what students are supposed to do. Even when I was taking GE courses, teachers were all around jovial, approachable, and very encouraging of office hours. I also lived on campus for four years, and the housing office ran it well. As all college kids experience, I had a roommate situation and the only way I could see it being handled was moving into a different place...in the middle of March. I called the housing office. No problem. Within the next week I was able to move out. I know it's tedious, but attending the RA meetings and getting to know them by their first name is a good thing. They will often tell you what is happening at the housing office, and what is upcoming, like important deadlines (e.g. housing forms for the next academic year). The Rec Center is also a personal favorite. While I know it can be awkward to go to a communal gym with sweaty dudes grunting on weight machines, there are other amenities like a track to run on, treadmills and elliptical machines, and also free classes for Zumba and other dance-fitness cardio workouts you can attend for free. All you have to do is show up when the class starts. The Zumba class I went to was on Wednesdays. All in all, my advice is the following: 1. Try your best in class and go to the teacher's office hours if you are struggling. They notice if you are putting in the effort and time especially if you go to their office hours, and two of my grades were spared on two separate classes because of that. 2. If you live on campus, attend the RA meetings and get to know them. They will give you important information and help you be one of the first to meet deadlines (and since CSUF is a commuter school, it is very competitive to get a spot in their on campus housing). 3. Take a break from your studies and do something mindless to reset your brain. Check out the Rec Center. I did my junior year, and I wish I had gone since I was a freshman. There is something for everyone. They even have a rock climbing wall. Good luck!
California State University, Fullerton provides an excellent education. The school has great faculty members who really care about the students and want them to succeed. The professors are the instructors for your major classes, not graduate students. Some graduate students will teach courses, however they will be the entry level/GE courses. CSUF also has a lot of activities and clubs to join on campus and provides a great overall campus experience.
Loved all the professors they were all dedicated to their students. Wouldn't walk by myself after a late class due to the two mugging that happened in the parking lot they had a service that would escort you. Had one on one advisor to prepare for graduation but wish they had done more to help find a job
The Fine Arts/Visual Arts department at California State University, Fullerton is an exceptional program. The professors are very knowledgeable in their profession and the curriculum is well-versed, so that each student is able to learn yet expand their skills in the arts.
California State University, Fullerton is a great school. I strongly recommend that future students get involve on campus and do not be afraid to seek help for your studies, career guidance, etc. The professors were great for the Biological Sciences program. They were very experienced in their fields and plenty of opportunity to be involved in research.
Cal State Fullerton was my 2nd choice in schools, but I don't regret choosing it over my first since it gave me the opportunity to leave my comfort zone. That was, that I always wanted to be close to home and people I knew. CSUF allowed me to place myself in a diverse setting learning in an environment where the instruction and work demand was pretty rigorous. It has a ton of clubs and associations to be a part of to network within your college of choice. Being a part of the TV and Film program gave me access to industry standard equipment. The professors have extensive experience in the field and shared there growth with students as part of making it in the business. Overall, I'd say CSUF is a great school and I don't mind going back for my MFA.
Cal State Fullerton was an outstanding place to get my bachelor degree. I was very involved in student government and clubs, as well as sports. My classmates were very diverse and social. I felt safe on campus, and there was a great student interaction among students and professors. I was very happy with the educational quality and I have had great feedback regarding degree recognition from the corporate community. My degree has value as I look for jobs, and CSUF is recognized as a quality institution among other universities.