California State University-Los Angeles Reviews

4.16 out of 5 stars
(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

4.5 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Oliva - 3/25/2017
Degree: Communications (Strategic & Organizational)
Graduation Year: 2016
"My undergraduate experience at California State University, Los Angeles was more than I ever could have imagined. I took everything from general ed classes in large lecture halls to upper division courses in a classroom setting, and the professors shared great immediacy to their capacity. Every professor I took wanted to see me succeed, so they made themselves available for office hours and through email. The entire Communication department at Cal State LA will go above and beyond for their students; they will expect you to give your 100% and they will give you their 100%. The scholarship expected from students is of potential for publication and that is a great incentive to produce your best possible work. I felt like I flourished and grew at Cal State LA, not just as a student, but as a human. I fell in love with Cal State LA so much that I am also, currently, pursuing my master's degree there."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth Renteria - 3/7/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"CSULA is a great university. It is a very diverse campus where students will have many unique encounters with other students due to the fact that there are people from all over the world. That is the beauty of it. The professors are also diverse and very knowledgable in their field. The courses were very challenging but I learned a lot and the professors are more than willing to really help their students understand the material. They are very flexible and will meet with you at a time that is best for the student. CSULA is a very small campus which I absolutely love because it gives the sense of a tight knit community. You automatically feel like you belong. The faculty in student services departments such as, admissions, financial aid, the student health center, the program department, cultural centers, and advisors, are all very helpful and welcoming when students go in with many questions. If they do not know an answer for you, they will find a way to get you the information you need. The campus security is also very great. You see them everywhere patrolling the campus and they are friendly too so you don't feel intimidated to ask them for help. Definitely makes students feel safe. There are always different events on campus that fit everyone's needs and meet everyone's interests. It's never a boring day on campus because there is always something going on. What I love the most about CSULA are the psychology professors. They are passionate and very experienced in their field and they have truly inspired me to do bigger and greater. They also have a bus terminal that makes it very easy to use public transportation. The busses and Metrolink leave you right there on campus. CSULA is a great campus overall. I wouldn't mind going back for my graduate degree."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Nico Nava - 2/19/2017
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016
"The Communication Studies Department of CalState LA is the known as the most supportive, most social, and active department in the campus. The Comm students support one another, and there is unity and with all students. One of the most things that I love about the Comm Program is that the department ensures all students get the classes that they needed, and for any special circumstances, the department find ways to accommodate those students (e.g. by creating classes, or increasing class capacity). The Communication program is rigorous, and with some courses that exceeds standards. This also means, many students find the nature of the classes to be difficult. The department knows this, and is prepared to help students in need by providing office hours meetings, setting up groups, and communicating in emails as needed. I succeeded in my Capstone thanks to the help of the Comm professors, and fellow Comm majors. The only thing I would wish is to have more field, or practical experience related courses since Communication is a very high demand program in Los Angeles for businesses. Other than that, I am pleased with my experience and I highly recommend the Communication Studies program at Cal State LA."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Hannah Tran - 2/6/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2008
"I am blessed to get an opportunity to study at CSULA where it had given me many chances to explore my career, meet other people and share the diversity of cultures. I was and still am grateful for what I had received from CSULA. It had challenged me to strife for the best. I am thankful for this encouragement. Thank you!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dianna Carrillo - 2/3/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Cal State LA is an extremely diverse campus and I love that! Any race or ethnicity you can think of, Cal State LA has it. It is a great campus to network in and learn about other cultures. The professors are top-notch and most are current in their field. Most professors are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. The campus also has a great food court. Overall, I would definitely recommend this campus!"
3.5 out of 5 stars
Sandra Aranda - 9/8/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Overall I had a wonderful college experience at California State University Los Angeles. The majority of my professors were very accessible and knowledgeable in the area of study they were teaching. With it's diverse faculty and student body CSULA was very welcoming to me; if you like diversity CSULA is the place for you!"
3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/30/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015
"I really respect and admire most of my professors and I made many great friendships at CSULA. Sadly, I must say the university had a serious problem with over-accepting incoming freshmen. It seems that every year all everyone could talk about was how classes were impossible to get into and there was just not enough parking for everyone. I hate to say this, but it is likely many did not return for sophomore year because they felt like getting through their program was virtually impossible with the overpopulation on campus."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/3/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2010
"It's a commuter school. I was there to get my degree and I did. Overall, it was a good experience."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/27/2015
Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2013
"My name is Zachary, age 26. I went to the University Of Los Angeles, as do I live in LA with my husband and 2 children. College was a great experience and huge help financially and logically. It is great that I get to help people with their oral care, as I am a dentist. College was a great place to meet new friends, as I met my husband there who is now a meteorologist. College let's everyone learn things at a level you've never experienced before. It is a huge honor to be in college, any type. I got my Master's Degree in Dentistry Oral Hygiene. I graduated early for being extremely intelligent and knowing so much, for I always studied and worked my hardest. I am currently working my way up the dentistry career ladder to an even higher rate of success. College will forever and always change your life, how you and the people you care about live it. It is a life-changing experience that holds the only future for you and your family."