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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2019

The faulty at Cal State University, Long Beach are foremost practicing artists. The quality and in-site of the professors is remarkable. Their ability to provide thought provoking questions, and encourage risks in a secure setting for personal growth and advancement is exceptional. Fellow students are a supportive close group due to the intimate size of the graduate program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Gerontology
Graduation Year: 2017

Being in the gerontology has been a truly positive experience. I have made so many friends and grain so many skills being in this program. I have discovered that this is my passion and my hopes of being in the field was realized. The profession know you by first name and the class size is always small so you can get a real education. They will help you step by step with your thesis and you will make everlasting friends. More people should considered being a gerontology at CSULB.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of this graduate program are that there is a variety of courses to take and learn from. The quality of education is impeccable. Teachers are well-qualified, interested in students well being, and program is well organized. Overall, I learned an extensive amount of information regarding public administration and government processes. The cons were that the school did not offer day time hour classes which I would have to loved to take.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

One of the pros of my graduate program is its reputation and good relationship with other community agencies around the area. Another one is that the staff and professors are very supportive and knowledgeable. One of the cons is lack of financial aid for graduate students.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

There are quite a few pros to the program of school counseling at CSULB. First, I love the unity of our cohort. The program is designed so that you take the same classes as your peers, which gives students the ability to build relationships with people that have similar goals. Second, the program advisor places students for fieldwork at school sites that are willing to hire once the fieldwork is over. This is great since job availability is low and competitive. A few cons are that there is very little room for options in your class schedule, parking is a 15-20 minute walk to class, and the program is expensive as it is at all other Cal State School graduate programs.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: you get a great network of alumni, cheaper cost for MBA, great location, great weather Cons: commuter school, expensive
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

Although I have not officially started my program, my BTSA coach has completed Year 1 and fills me. From what I've learned, this program provides multiple opportunities to collaborate with other classmates. Also, classes are available on evenings and weekends for those of us with full-time jobs. Finally, with classes scheduled for every other week, there is still some time to relax and not street out too much over school. The only con I can think of is there is only one choice of day/time for each class. It would be helpful if there where multiple choices like there are for undergrad classes.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Great professors, and the con would be the cost of attending.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: Competitive program with an extensive network. the program is good so far. The internship/fellowship opportunities are extensive Cons: Doesn't provide much financial aid for full time professionals.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is great. It is a smaller program which ensures a close-knit network of students and faculty.
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