California State University-Fullerton Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 149 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 40,235 (34,576 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 54% part-time, 46% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,284 in-state; $17,788 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm currently enrolled in the MFA program with emphasis in Exhibition and Design. My experience in this program has been amazing and I recommend it to anyone seeking a MFA that gives you a lot of hands on experience and access to a very supportive staff. Also my cohort has been invaluable in developing my education and career goals.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors are great. I feel that the education is very valuable because of the value of the content covered. The school has some problems with WIFI and other technology issues. Class availability for the MBA concentration courses was a small issue. The counseling department is no better than any other school I have attended, but no worse. There are a lot of international students, which makes it difficult when doing group work (because of the language barrier). The campus is safe but the city has some safety problems. I have never experienced a safety issue personally but I have heard of many. The coursework is manageable and seems challenging to the right level. I am overall satisfied with choosing Cal State Fullerton to do my MBA.
4.38 out of 5.0
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

I can't give any ratings on the location, campus safety, etc. because I'm a 100% online student. I can say that the program is academically challenging, and the faculty care about the program and it's cohorts. For California residents, this program is affordable compared to other Edtech programs.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I think the program has great professors but limited resources for them to help educate the students. The school has a great reputation around Southern California but is not well known nationally.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: The university offers several options for the program, all online, hybrid, and traditional classroom instruction. I have only been enrolled one semester, but the professors are very helpful and you get the sense that they are there to help you succeed. That they care about you. This is the sense I got from the online program. The online program takes advantage of the media available in the online world: podcasts, Ted Talks, wiki's etc. and there is still a sense of conversation and discussion through wiki forums. Cons: Online there is always a slight disconnect with your peers and professors because everyone in online at different times. So there is always a lag time between communications. However, overall I really enjoy the program. I was waiting to find the right program that worked for my lifestyle and that could help me transition from a traditional in classroom instruction to completely online format. The first time I had no idea how to login to my classes, but I was able to email my professor for help! He quickly helped me rectify the situation. Any struggles I had where quickly and easily addressed.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Some of the pros of the program include the amount of support available to us, as well as the resources made available to us. Some of the cons of my graduate program include having most of our books only made available as ebooks for a limited amount of time.
2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the biggest pros of the program is the accessibility to professors. If you have any questions at all about the course material or want to get involved in research, professors are there to support your academic curiosity. Another pro of the program is the integration of statistical software use with econometric theories we learn in class. We can apply theories learned in the class room to analyze data econometrically using school computers that have STATA or Eviews. One con of the program is the lack of solidarity students have with each other. Students come to school, go to class, and leave to go back home to full-time jobs and already existing friends and family in their own cities. This is very much a commuter school, and there is not much social cohesion among students in the program.
2.88 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2017

I don't know to much about the graduate program. From what friends have told me that already graduated, the counselors help you get through your school experience successfully.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The best part of the Counseling program is the faculty and staff. They are totally invested in the student and love to check in. The classes are interesting and challenging. You know you are getting the best education possible and being prepared to be a Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. The school is CACREP accredited as well as BSS accredited. Not many other schools in this area can say that! Only down side is the awful parking. There are too many students and not enough spaces!
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2011

Pro: Interesting. Con: Little Networking, Career Guidance, Real World Applications.
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