California State University-Fullerton Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.06 out of 5.0)
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  • 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

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2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Pre-Health classes are good -- affordable and will prep me for medical school
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

A main pro of this credential program is how intense and hands-on it is. The credential program at CSUF is also highly valued in the community and known for being one of the best! There are also so many great resources to help you find a job once you complete the program. One con of the program is that there is no longer the option to choose which emphasis you want (ex: technology versus art). Other than that, wonderful program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

 This program is fantastic! The faculty is professional, diverse, and very helpful in assisting its students with their own professional development. All faculty members are easily accessible and know their students on a personal basis. The courses available, as well as the various concentrations make for this program to stand out above the other surrounding college MSW programs. Cons: The graduating class of 2015 is larger than anticipated, which made many unnecessary challenges for the faculty members in the MSW program. The ratio of instructors to students was too high from the beginning and the program wasn't prepared for this growth. I am certain that the faculty will be able to learn from their mistakes, but it was hard being the "guinea pig" cohort because quite a few students were left without internships for quite the duration of the school year, yet these persons were able to complete alternative assignments to account for the program's mistakes.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program is that it is very affordable to go to school. They allow you to take as many classes as you would like. They provide good support in order to finish the program. The cons of the program is that parking is bad at the school. There isn't much of a social life as a graduate student.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The Social Work- Flex program is very affordable, the staff is wonderful, and it's located in Irvine which is very accessible.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

Being in the first semester of my graduate program, it is hard to give a fair overview. This is my assessment so far: the campus is clean, classes are not too far from the student parking structure, plenty of eateries within campus and around, close to shopping centers & freeway, highly reputable graduate programs (especially in business), sophisticated new business building, and helpful staff/faculty. Cons: the library could use a facelift, the neighborhood south of the campus does not seem safe, and transportation is not the best (of course, being a suburban area).
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

The "pros" of my MSN program are that it offers: (1) a highly competitive academic course load compared to the other CSU Nursing programs in the state of CA (2) very knowledgable and diverse faculty with skill sets from a variety of nursing backgrounds (3) an incredible simulation lab and access to state of the art technology for us to practice and learn new skills (4) small class sizes that provide a more intimate learning environment (5) early introduction and practice to clinical rotations to better prepare us for the nursing world (6) faculty that are accessible through a variety of mediums (7) a well-rounded cohort of individuals whose personalities complement each other (8) a non-competitive environment within the cohort itself––our focus is more on supporting each other in our successes and encouraging each other in our missteps The "cons" of my MSN program are: (1) limited class times (2) disorganization with picking clinical sites electronically
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

The program was very affordable and had faculty that were either current or former leaders in their respective fields.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

It is the largest school (enrollee-wise) in the Cal State system, and seems to have the most diversity, both in student population and course and major availability. The history program is fabulous, with a variety of majors and minors, as well as the Theta Pi chapter of the history honors society Phi Alpha Theta and award-winning publication the Welebethan. The faculty is still consulting, researching and writing in their specific fields, and one is even a national officer in Phi Alpha Theta. It is a great Masters program with lots of preparation for launching into either a career in Oral History or a PhD program, or as a supplement to another career path. The only drawbacks are limited resources in the library, although interlibrary loan from Cal State and UC schools is available; cost of living, which can be very expensive in Orange County, even on campus; and parking and transportation. Parking is limited and the bus service to the school does not readily connect bus service with LA County, rather only with Orange County. It is convenient to get to, though, if you have your own transportation, and financing is not impossible to get if you work for it. Overall, one of my favorite schools!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Ability to participate in a hybrid program is very beneficial. Allows students to work at home during their own hours, and still have opportunities to network with other students twice a semester at on campus meetings. Cons: Lots of group work which is difficult when we don't meet regularly, and are commuting from all over OC, Riverside, and LA counties.
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