California State University-Fullerton Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 150 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 38,948 (33,144 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,703 in-state; $16,631 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The great features of the MST program is the small class sizes, approachable professors, and great textbooks. The less desirable features is the sparse course selection, class availability, and only night classes.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

First of all, the Mihaylo graduate program is very flexible for the working professional. The program prepares you for real world scenarios. The business school provides bountiful avenues for networking. I recommend this school for professionals who commute daily. The only problem i have with the program is the strength of the school's brand name.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

I am a current student in the Combined Credential/Master's program at CSUF. It is a 16-month program in which I will earn my multiple subject credential and my M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. There are several pros to this program. It is accelerated, which saves you time and money. The school has excellent connections with most school districts in the area, so when you attend CSUF for education, you are inheriting a good reputation and becoming part of a great network. The professors are incredibly supportive and caring. The classes are engaging and help you acquire pertinent information. As far as my particular program goes, I would give it a score of 10 out of 10! The cons I would list have more to do with the school itself. As with most state schools, they are incredibly crowded and working with the administration can be difficult. Expect long lines in the financial aid office and at admissions! Parking is horrendous. It is a commuter-school, and the number of parking spaces simply is not adequate. The parking pass per semester costs over 200 dollars. However, many people commute to this school because it's centrally located, and living at home keeps your costs down. As with most Cal States, there are more undergraduates than grad students, so most social events cater more towards undergrads. However, I have had great experiences with the people in my program, so I can't complain. In spite of these aspects, I would still recommend CSUF's education programs to anyone. They are a bargain in terms of price, and you get a top-notch education.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

The MSIT program offered here gives students an education that feels very realistically applicable to real world careers and situations. The professors are all top-quality professionals of their subjects, and are very helpful to the students. Some of the courses involved with the program don't feel entirely relevant to the overall degree, but that could be partially dependent on what your career goals are with this degree.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2009

Great selection of professors within the department and there are many sources of academic assistance.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

*courses are often mixed with grads and undergrads which is a little more of a con than a pro most days. *most professors are very approachable, down-to-earth, extremely competent, and truly have a passion for educating. *the cohort for my program (american studies) is atypical in the fact that there is less of a competition among the grad students and more of a support system. *classes specifically for grad students offer the most fruitful educational experience--unfortunately, there are only 1-2 offered a semester. *the biggest pro: from what i hear and what i've seen, the american studies program has a favorable reputation among most doctoral programs--students that have excelled here have gone on to University of Chicago, UCLA, and University of MI. all-and-all, a positive experience so far that really pushes students to be proactive to receive the most for their money.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Except for living affordability, CSUF has a high ranking in all other areas.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the program so far! Great faculty! Looking forward to the rest of my time here at CSUF!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Cal State Fullerton's Kinesiology graduate program offers state of the art facilities, well educated and researched faculty, research opportunities, and a wide variety of classes. Fullerton stands out for their extensive amounts and quality of applied research projects. Being in northern Orange County allows easy access to nearby cities, including Los Angeles, and the cost of living is very affordable compared to surrounding areas. Downtown Fullerton provides a college town feel to an otherwise tame campus. While social life may be a little boring, it does allow for one to focus on their studies first and foremost. I would definitely recommend the program for anyone looking to do research in Kinesiology, pursue their PhD, or enhance their education experience with an interesting and useful baccalaureate degree.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Would be a great program if they could offer more classes
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