California State University-Long Beach Reviews

  • 35 Reviews
  • Long Beach (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,678
94% of 35 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 35 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"My college is a commuter school so be prepared to have a more difficult time making new friends because dorm space is limited. You can make a great number of friends but you'll have to work harder than at a traditional school where everyone lives on campus."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"It was a great experience. Try community first couple years. It's not impt to go right after but when ready and when you are finish quick and consider post grad school."
ygnacio rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2016
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"CSULB is known as a commuter school. Students from the LA area drive to school on a daily basis, making it a bit difficult to meet people at first unless you join an organization, then it's easy to meet people with similar interests. As far as the classes go for mechanical engineering, I feel as though they helped prepare me for my career and in preparing me for grad school in the near future. I enjoyed my time and experience at CSULB and would definitely recommend it."
DreamHR
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Fine Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"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!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"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!"
RonPaul2012!
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Music
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"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!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Film Production
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"The teachers are well informed. With modern classes involving hands on training."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"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."
CHK
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2014
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Jenna
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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!!"
JTA
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Environmental Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
Ray
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2013
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 1967
"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."
Deirdre Spalding
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2013
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 1982
"My education was practical. I was taught skills that were useful, such as accounting and was introduced to a broad range of business subjects. Analyses and an awareness of current events were also part of the course work. The annual tuition averaged around $120. I feel very fortunate to have received such a valuable education for such modest cost."
Nancy Voien
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2013
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 1980
"I studied business with an emphasis in accounting. I was employed upon graduation and was never at a loss for work thereafter. My degree prepared me very well for my chosen career as a CPA and finance professional."