California State University-Long Beach Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.01 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 111 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 37,776 (32,345 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 42% part-time, 58% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,164 in-state; $17,668 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2010

CSU Long beach nursing program is a fantastic program which was the reason why I received my Bachelor's and Master's degree from there. Their teachers are ever ready to assist you with any problem or assistance you may have. Their BSN program is structured according to your academic pace, e.g they have a two year trimester program for those who desire to go on a faster track and a three year generic program. Due to how much I love their program, my sister is currently a pre-nursing major hoping to get into their BSN program. Al. T. is their graduate program coordinator who is great at what she does. She is so helpful in providing any information you may need and will go extra mile to obtain any information she doesn't know. Getting your clinical verification and other documents from any school may be a hassle after you graduate, but with Alison, you do not have to worry as she will meet any deadline you have interns of getting your paper work and promptly faxing or mailing it to you. I highly recommend the school for aspiring nurses.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2006

CSULB is truly a hidden gem of an education institution. It offers a variety of degree opportunities with some of the best pool of faculties on hand for support. Programs in the field of Education, Design and Nursing are world class and competitive
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is great and they are very well connected in the sports industry. Be prepared to network because you are going to meet some of the best in the sports world! You only meet for class 1/2 times a week but don't let that fool you. Classes move quickly so you always have something to work on.
5.0 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Great professors, and the con would be the cost of attending.
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