California State University-East Bay Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(3.96 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 74 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 15,855 (13,407 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,268 in-state; $17,772 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy my Graduate Program. When I speak to other MSW student I find they do not have the support and emphasis on diversity training nor the small class size that I have. The only cons I have found are with my school's financial aid department and difficulties with parking and transportation.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

What of the major cons of my graduate program is the fact that its located in Hayward. I commute from Sacramento twice a week to attend graduate classes. Unfortunately, there aren't enough options through transportation for students who commute longer than average distances. However, one of the major pros to my graduate programs is the relatively smaller class size. With smaller classes, instructors are able to focus more attention on individual students.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

It is competitive with room to gain hands-on experience.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

wonderful professors, interesting course offerings
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program does not begin until March of Spring 2014, however I have attended California State University East Bay as an undergraduate student. I believe some of the best features of the Healthcare Administration graduate program is it's diversity and online classes that are offered to working professionals. Online classes are a huge benefit for me because I have worked most of my way through my college career both full and part-time. The career support at the university is great! The career center is a wonderful place to revise resumes and research employment opportunities. The professors are extremely passionate about their work and make time to be available to their students in need of extra assistance. The workload while vigorous is manageable, and the competition is motivating. On campus housing is either new or newly remodeled with a view. The biggest con to the university is the difficult access to the rest of the city, because the university in the Hayward hills. Getting to the grocery store and other places with limited transportation can be a hassle. There is a university shuttle but it only operates during specific days and hours.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are that the program is diverse and that the cohort size is small. The cons are that the program is at an extension off campus, and thus you do not always feel apart of the campus as a whole.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

The program that I was admitted to is called the Pre-Health Academic Program. It is a post-bachelorette program so there is not any grants. Also, the amount of loans you receive does not cover the cost of just the tuition. Other than that, the school is amazing and over exceeded the expectations i had.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is very organized & relevant to my career. Online classes made it easier for me to return back to school since I have a full time job. The con is that not much financial assistance is offered in this program. So I need all the scholarships and grants that I can get.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

It's a great graduate program. I've learned so many useful and practical knowledge that I can use it in my career later. Professors really care about our studies and expecting a lot in order to make the students learn in core. I like the graduate program very much.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I have just completed my first year of a two-year Masters of Social Work (MSW) program at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) this past June. The program is fairly new and the faculty and staff are often adjusting the program's curriculum each quarter. The program still has a good deal of work to do on the overall structure of the program/curriculum, such as finding the balance between having a reasonable amount of challenging coursework while limiting "busy work", becoming better at ensuring that the curriculum flows (i.e. the types of guest speakers are aligned with the topic that is presented that week) and etc. Nonetheless, I am satisfied with the school I chose to pursue my graduate degree. CSUEB's MSW program is focused on cultivating social justice focused, multiculturally humble urban practitioners and they genuinely work hard on fulfilling their vision. Their faculty, staff, AND students are proportionally diverse across age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, race, ethnicity (and more) lines. Due to this, the faculty, staff, and students have cultural capital that adds on to the knowledge that is presented in academia. Furthermore, although the faculty and staff are heavily overworked due to budget cuts, they are truly passionate about social justice, social work, and their students. The combination of the strong push and actual execution of diversity, cultural capital, passion, and the firm support by faculty and staff is what makes CSUEB's MSW program a great environment to foster social workers. If CSUEB's MSW program continues doing what they doing while working vigorously on making the program and curriculum better, it will be a very excellent program. Lastly, I am very appreciative of how reasonable the program is. I feel that it authentically attempts to provide coursework that balances what is humanly possible and what is presented in the "real world" and they really take into consideration the financial issues that comes with being a graduate student. They offer a pretty good amount of financial aid for graduate students and their student fees, living, and student stores are reasonably affordable.
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