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: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The strengths of my program include diverse and competent professors, easily accessible resources, convenient scheduling, staff support, affordability, and great learning opportunities. The cons of my program include congested parking areas and surrounding traffic.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

First, the program is one of the only DPT programs in California offered by a state school, and the only one in southern California, thus making it extremely competitive for admissions and quality of students. However, the close-knit cohort of only 27 in my year has granted extreme benefits both academically and socially. As well as accessibility of professors and mentors. Secondly, living in Long Beach is extremely diverse and always keeps students on their toes. Thirdly, Our program offers an on campus outpatient PT clinic, common to many campuses, but we also offer a neurology clinic where second and third year students give therapy to stroke and brain injury patients as well as other conditions for free.
1.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Pretty phenomenal teachers for a part time program. I do wish because we are trying to work just so we can make it through school.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - beautiful campus and youre right next to the beach. The weather is steady and you can always find something fun to do. It is very competitive but then again, I am in graduate school so everybody already received their BS in Pure Mathematics so, by default, everybody is serious about their education. As for the undergraduate competitiveness, I don't know. Overall, long beach state Is awesome.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: small class friendly, very supportive professors convenient class hour Cons: simple educational materials limited school supplies
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

CSULB is a really amazing school if you have the necessary discipline and motivation to be a successful student. It's definitely a school that rewards ambition.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

This university has a well known single subject credential program. Instructors that are part of this program have mentioned how there is a high ratio of students that come out of this program with teaching jobs. Also, every teacher that I have taken for this program had experience in primary or secondary schools. These instructors give students tips and examples with their experiences in these schools, which is quite beneficial to its students. However, some of the workload can be excessive because the program attempts to weed out students who do not take the profession and the program very seriously.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

overall school is large and very nice. It offers multiple class sections to fit any schedule and the student body is very diverse.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

Its a program that takes a lot of time for each individual class which makes it longer than other grad programs. I just started; this is my first semester at CSULB and its a totally different atmosphere that UC Berkeley, where I earned my bachelor's degree.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: 1)Faculty are friendly and willing to work with their students. 2)Courses for program do a good job of preparing students for industry jobs. 3)Quiet study environments always available 4)Courses help challenge students and make them better mathematicians. 5)Student and faculty diversity. Cons: 1)Program needs improvement on communicating with new incoming students. 2)Website for program needs to be better managed.
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