California State University-Fullerton Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
(44 Reviews)
  • Fullerton (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,766
98% of 44 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 44 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars
lorena - 3/28/2017
Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Rachel Mills - 3/28/2017
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016
"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!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Taylor Langford - 3/28/2017
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Brooke - 3/25/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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"
3.8 out of 5 stars
Tammy M. Ngo - 3/14/2017
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2006
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Ana - 3/5/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Priscilla - 2/20/2017
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Robert Felix Boetto - 2/10/2017
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 1991
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ester Kutsak - 1/29/2017
Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2017
"I have been at California State University of Fullerton for four years now. Throughout my four years, I have never felt unsafe. There is constant security and police on campus keeping every student safe at the best of their ability. The campus is well taken care of and is a pleasant place to study, learn, and grow. The Financial Aide Services are very helpful and resolve any problems as soon as they can. The housing is kept clean at all times and a pleasant place to live. The Faculty and Staff are very polite and helpful. There is a Health Center on campus in case a student has any emergencies or needs a general check up. CSUF offers jobs to students which is helpful for students that live on campus. The Professors at CSUF are very knowledgeable and want the only best for their student's. I have never had any problems with any of my professors. I highly recommend CSUF."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christina - 1/17/2017
Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2011
"This university's program provided me with much success for my current teaching career. They prepared me well in understanding how to teach and prepare my students in my classroom. I was able to be ready to bring and share new ideas to my team. I truly enjoyed this school and the program."
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