California State University-Los Angeles Reviews

  • 19 Reviews
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,629
93% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Matthew Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2019
  • Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The undergraduate program gives a great foundation of knowledge for any graduate program. However, as the degree is not of the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) there is a-lot of challenges that come after graduation. The great and worse thing about the university is that it is in Los Angeles, meaning you have to compete with USC, UCLA, CSUN, CSDH, CSUF, Cal poly Pomona and neighboring UC's and private colleges. You really have to do more out of the college classroom then you actually do academically. The great thing about the program is that it is one of the cheapest Cal States to attend."
Tania Gutierrez
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2019
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"My experience at CSULA was one of the hardest and best times of not only my academic career but personal life as well. Academically it was challenging with homework, studying, and tests. The usual of procrastinating and staying up really late to get a passing grade. However besides that it has the best networking and opportunities inside the campus. I was able to join many organizations and meet many students who just like me found out that there was more to college than just attending classes. I joined a co-ed fraternity and a sorority in which I made many great memories and gained leadership skills. I joined a teaching program that helped my realize that I wanted to become a teacher and helped me gained experience in the classroom. I got my first full time job in the classroom right after graduation thanks to the friends I made in the teaching program. I met my best friends in college and I also met the love of my life through one of the organizations. Networking at CSULA is one of the best experiences because you never know who you will meet and how they will have an impact on your life."
speed ross, jr
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 1969
"MY EXPERIENCE AS A STUDENT WAS GREAT. IT WAS DURING THE TIME WHEN WE WERE INVOLVED IN A LOT OF CIVIL ACTIVITIES.OUR INSTRUCTORS WERE ACTIVE AND ENCOURGING US TO BECOME ACTIVE IN MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE. IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES AND THE BEST OF TIMES. SORRY: MY COMPUTER IS REALLY ACTING-UP,GOING FROM CAPS KEYS TO NON-CAPS KEYS."
Geena Greene
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2018
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"California State University, Los Angeles is one of the highest ranked public universities in Northern California. The university offers a wide array of culture and students with different backgrounds. There is plethora of options for degree options, from African American Studies to Computer Engineering. However, as a student athlete, the athletic department lacked a great deal of academic support. As A CSULA alumna, I strongly recommend CSULA for students that are wanting a institution that offers cultural diversity and degree options."
Patricia C.
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"California State University Los Angeles has a great program if you are interested in studying Criminal Justice. The professors have hands on experience in all areas of law enforcement and they bring that knowledge to their courses. This makes the courses so exciting. You will not regret choosing Cal State LA to complete your degree."
Jared Simmons
  • Reviewed: 11/25/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"Great if you want to work in the film industry. The program had great internships available and very good instructors who were actively working in the business. The program has continued to grow and is located right next to the heart of Los Angeles. Id take the classes again if I could."
Robert
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2017
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"There are many that have a low opinion of the university, but like any other establishment of higher education, it is what you make of it. There are many great professors at this university, There are also some that help encourage me when I have had thoughts of giving up. Naturally there are those professors who don't contribute to a pleasant experience. The school has updated technology, some departments have antiquated equipment but sufficient for the learning experience. The campus itself is nice, and for the area in which it is located the campus itself is safe. The only major inconveniences suffered while attending the university is they are impacted and continue to admit too many students, and there is insufficient parking to accommodate the overload."
Jennifer
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Excellent school with an amazing sociology program. It is very impacted but the student to teacher ratio allows students to become involved in discussions and class activities. The diversity at CSULA is great because it allows people from different backgrounds to come together to learn."
Michael Vincenzo Martinelli
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The degree that I will be reviewing is a Bachelors of Arts in History from California State University of Los Angeles. Overall, I felt that the quality of instruction, the educational and career advisement from the history faculty, and the satisfaction from the rigor of the curriculum of the program was the most fulfilling experience I've had in my whole educational career. Ultimately, the program was challenging due to the expectations enforced by the history departments staff, but as a student you wanted to meet those expectations or more because the history faculty want you to learn as much as you can from their expertise. There were many of the faculty engaged with their specialties such as giving talks domestically or abroad like in Washington D.C. or in Russia. Additionally, there are many numerous historical periods to choose that are offered year-round. The opportunities from the history department at Cal State LA were limitless such as from internships at the Autry, local community museums, or even trips aboard to Germany made my college experience unforgettable. If you are a history major, choose Cal State LA in order to replicate the same memorable experiences I had."
Christina
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The sociology department staff are highly interested in helping their students. My mentor is the chair of the sociology department. She has nominated me and has shown me opportunities that I would have otherwise not known about. The more a student tries, and talks to their professors, the more connections they can make. All my professors have been easy to talk to and willing to help. I will be attending their MSW program in the fall."