California State University-Long Beach Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 112 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 37,446 (32,195 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,718 in-state; $16,646 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school, professors are great, great support and location
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

Large school with a "small school" feel, as you take classes with the same people
3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

I love long beach. Great programs and professors
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

A high end university that provides all the technology need it to teach and prepare students for their new roles
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

This college has many excellent programs and majors. Although it is a "commuter school" there are a large number of activities to help you connect to other people and faculty
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

CSULB is the optimal graduate program for school psychology. It is affordable, with many opportunities for grants and scholarships. The student body of the program is diverse and issues of diversity in schools are frequently addressed. There is also a clinic on campus that is used for training in psychoed services, counseling, and intervention. Every local school district knows that CSULB grads make great school psychologists, which is why the program has excellent rates of employment. Could not recommend the program more.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014

Located near the beautiful beaches of California is csulb. The school as a whole has a very friendly atmosphere with the feeling that everyone is ready to help. The faculty in my math department were like family and were always available with any question or problem that I encountered. Class sizes for graduate classes were no more than 30. This gave each student plenty of time to have one on one conversations with the professor. There multitudes of activities available in the school in your down time, including movie theatre, bowling alley and pool tables. If you are looking for a school with a strong friendly staff with small class sizes I definitely recommend CSULB.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

CSULB's School of Social Work has a super diverse cohort for my year, and I believe each year is diverse as well. Different students from every ethnic/racial background, every age group, location, etc. It has been an awesome experience growing with my cohort and learning from one another. I love how the school makes very intentional efforts to decide our placements and works with the student to negotiate any issues at the placement. I also appreciate the faculty. Many are excellent resources of wisdom and knowledge. They can be very helpful and understanding too!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

The professors really want you to succeed in your classes. They also want to prepare you to work in the field of social work. The internship program is great in teaching you real world experiences to help you understand what you are learning in class.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2014

California State University, Long Beach has a very well established faculty in the Kinesiology department. I chose to specialize in Exercise Science and was able to complete the program in two years. Now serving as an exercise physiologist, I am able to speak about the application of the courses offered in a clinical setting, as well as in the process of looking for a career. There are very strong professors in the department that really teach what you need to know should you end up working in the field. However, the courses do not allow you to specialize enough to be strong in one particular area of exercise science (clinical, training, coaching, etc). Additionally, the curriculum does not prepare you for finding a job upon graduation. Jobs are very few and far between in the field and often require experience that could have been done as a student through internships. My advice is to go through the program (definitely do not regret selecting CSULB for my Masters), but to be in a place where you can subject yourself to as many internships as possible on your own (get out and travel!) as that is what will set you up for a career. I really had to struggle.
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