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

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros are that it is close to the beach so it receives the same weather pattern, the professors are friendly and open to discussion, the students are friendly, the classes are great. The cons are it rains alot during winter and can be windy, sometimes parking is hard to find, and some of the buildings are a little old.
4.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros are definitely the supportive department staff and the applied approach to sociology. Cons can be the excessive work-load and the fact that there is no student lounge or working lab.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

CSULB offers great diversity with the student population and also provides professors with real world experience. Students are able to learn using various research opportunities as well as volunteerism and community services. Some cons of the school is the cost of the programs, parking, commute, and books.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2012

The graduate program is very affordable. The staff are great and ready to direct you in the right direction when you need anything. The staff is very friendly and suave with everyone. The best way to get by in this school, however, is if you really try to cut back on many things you wish to do outside of school. If you really depend on financial aid to get to your bank account quickly to pay for books and other expenses through e-refund, then it is best to quit waiting because their fast electronic service is not as fast as it is made to sound like. It is extremely slow. If you wish to manage your own amount of aid you must forget that because they'll do the money management for you. Financial Aid here is painful and restrictive. There are many services to pay in the school, even if you never use them. I wish I had the opportunity to decide where my financial aid pays every semesters.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program at CSULB is designed for working students and all of its classes are in the afternoon/evening. This is extremely helpful to me who works full-time. Professors are accessible, hands-on and have years of valuable experience in public administration. The students in the program are diversed and informative.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2009

I absolutely loved the city of Long Beach. The faculty in my department were great, though I graduated and realized I hadn't taken all opportunities to grow critical skills that would have been beneficial in the aerospace industry. Would have liked to see more available computers and printers and scanners around the campus.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Availability of faculty Passion of faculty in their teaching Small intimate classes
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Going to school for social work, CSULB is a great option because of it's affordability as a public California State University. The surrounding area greatly compliments the field of social work; long beach being one of most diverse cities in the U.S. The biggest con is that CSULB is largely a commuter school. Though, I personally love the commuter aspect side of the university as many of my peers are working and employed in nearby cities such as Los Angeles or throughout Orange County.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

CSULB is a great school with one of the biggest library of 6 floors. I fits my needs and my schedule. The workload can be a bit huge, but it is a great opportunity to learn how to prioritize and build a good personal schedule. In regards to money, I really encourage to build a budget and abstain from anything that is truly not necessary. Spend time and money wisely.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

This is great school with very supportive students and faculty. I would recommend this school to family and friends.
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