California State University-East Bay Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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1.0 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of this program is the flexibility of choosing courses that allow the student to come to class every other week or every week. Also the e-mail blasts for internships, jobs, and volunteer oppurtunities were helpful. The only con I see with the program is not arranging enough networking oppurtunities for students.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school. Great Faculty, Great Programs
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2014

Pro: Small Class Sizes, night classes allow you to hold a job while perusing program. Con: Some students don't rise to the graduate school level, which lowers quality of class discussions
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

It is an excellent program with lots of outside support introduced to the graduates. The professors have practical experience that helps explain the theories.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Took this program online. The workload was not too bad, but I wasn't really impressed with the discussion board feedback from fellow classmates. It was obvious a lot of people did not really do the work. The professors were so-so. Most of them take a while to get to students, some never get back to students. This can be a real problem when the entire class is online and you live 8 hours from campus - stopping by a professor's office to discuss questions is not an option! So the professors' lack of communication became a problem for a lot of students.
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