California State University-East Bay Graduate Program Reviews

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88%
of students recommend
(3.96 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 78 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 15,528 (13,058 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 52% part-time, 48% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,830 in-state; $16,758 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I really like the programs course offerings. I think it is a great fit for my career goals and will equip me with the tools needed for success. I don't have any cons yet since I'm only in my first quarter.
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.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013

The teachers in the criminal justice department are amazing and the best at this school by far!
1.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2013

Lack of funding makes serious research difficult- no money is provided for travel to conferences, symposia, etc. Limited faculty: two European specialists- one modern, one medieval. California State University with lack of funding issues.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Very expensive as a post-bacc student. Would be nice to have more options as an "other" student.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I am grateful to be in program where all of the instructors have worked in the field.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Although I thoroughly am enjoying the program, I feel most of my enjoyment has come through my hard work in making opportunities for myself to learn. Most of the professors I've had so far encourage us to dig deeper into the topics covered in class, but the majority of classmates tend to fulfill only the bare minimum. The bare minimum to succeed at CSUEB isn't that difficult to achieve, especially with hybrid and online classes, so class facilitations and discussions normally only involve a few engaged students. It is often difficult to get ahold of professors, even if asking a clarification question on an assignment of theirs. The content in the classes has been extremely useful, but it is the content and not the classes themselves that push me to learn more.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that the pros if the program are that there is good communication amongst faculty and staff. If a student has a questions regarding academics or finances, it is easy to contact a member of the faculty or staff. The program is also very diverse and the students and faculty are supportive of each other. The cons are that information regarding scholarships and grants are not made readily available by the financial aid department. Also certain classes are only offered once per year which can make it difficult during registration time to get the classes you need.
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