California State University-Stanislaus Reviews
CSU Stanislaus was a great program for me specifically, and I felt like it was a good "fit". I was able to join different honors societies and participate in community service events that helped me network with working professionals. This ultimately helped me getting a better "feel" for what I wanted to do with my life in the long run. CSU Stanislaus is a small school, that most people consider to be a commuter school, but they are growing and expanding it across a variety of fields, while also partnering with local community colleges to help bridge the gap between community college and university. This is being done in hopes to increase the graduation rate of students, which ultimately promotes obtaining a quality education.
The instructors were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. They took the time to get to know their students. Classes were easy to get into and not overcrowded. The psychology department was up to date on the latest research and techniques. The library had all the latest research journals. The campus is small comparatively but offers a lot.
This is an excellent program. The doctorate program in leadership is geared towards working people. The program has changed to encourage and motivate people to enroll in the program. This program has 2 years of academic courses and one year in writing your dissertation. It is composed of 36 months. Classes are taken in the Summer, Fall, and Spring for three years. This program is rigorous and has excellent teachers willing to guide and assist you. Professors will give feedback and answer questions. They understand what you are going through and show patience and understanding. Professors expect you to read and complete material before the class meets. The assignments are rigorous and challenging. They really make you analyze and think critically. This ensures that theories and the learning objectives are discussed academically in detail. Professors use Blackboard in which students upload there assignments and the professor provides timely feedback. Blackboard is also used for class discussion on theories and practices. The program also assists students in finding time to write their dissertation. During this time professors are available to read and assist students by giving them guidance as to what is needed to be stated in their dissertation and what is not needed. They help you write what is necessary and help you understand that you must get to the point when writing your dissertation. This is a difficult process, but it is attainable and makes your writing more academic. Moreover, this doctorate program is not easy it truly takes over your life. You will have no life which is necessary to be able to receive good grades and do well in the program. Yet, it is well worth it at the end when you graduate with a doctorate degree. This will test your ability to accomplish what you started.
Great campus vibe, safe, clean, some amazing professors, good skills, great people
The college is well maintained and the teachers are friendly and helpful. It is very liberal, things like LGTB drag queens flaunt about on campus and are praised. However, if you are able to ignore this, the education is affordable (somewhat) and most teachers really want to teach.
California State University (CSU), Stanislaus is a fabulous institution of higher learning and is truly the "Gem of the Central Valley," as coined by the University President. Growing up in the area and attending a university that is considered local to me seemed the least favorable choice when I was selecting a school as a senior in high school. Looking back, however, I am completely and utterly satisfied with every class and extracurricular experience I had while at the CSU Stanislaus. Plus, it didn't break the bank! The Communication Studies Department in particular is populated with professors and students alike who are intrigued by asking questions, respectfully pushing boundaries, and thinking outside of the box. It was a great time for me to broaden my thoughts on established social systems, technology in our modern society and the fundamentals on how we communicate with each other. I also minored in Theatre Arts while at CSU Stanislaus and found the department to be highly prestigious and worthwhile for majors and non-majors. Outside of my academic endeavors, CSU Stanislaus offered many opportunities to "Get Involved" after hours. By the time I graduated I held tenure as the University Student Union Board of Directors Chair and President to the International Panhellenic Sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma. I truly believe that these experiences would not have been possible had I gone to a bigger CSU or UC. As nice as it sounds to go to a large university, you may not get the specialized attention that you would at smaller campuses, including CSU Stanislaus. Overall, CSU Stanislaus is a BEAUTIFUL campus with wonderful professors, great opportunities to better yourself both in class and on campus, with a high graduation rate. CSU Stanislaus is a wonderful school and I highly recommend to all students!