California State University-Long Beach Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 15 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
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

My education at CSULB has prepared me to work in the field of social work. The school and the social work program has taught me various existential and classroom settings the techniques that will be useful when beginning my career to help those without a voice. This education has definitely been a stepping stone in the right direction to be an advocate in policy change.
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
3.5 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.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2009

Loved it. Great professors with tons of knowledge and experience.
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.
3.67 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.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my graduate program. I have only been at CSULB one semester but I have learned plenty already. The professors and my colleagues have been great and helpful. Everyone has been open and willing to participate. I have enjoyed the fact that many of my colleagues know how to work as a team and are willing to answer any questions. I believe that in order to survive a graduate program you must have the well-rounded help of all people, faculty and your colleagues. I have yet to find any cons - maybe the tuition price!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the pros of my graduate program is that students have the opportunity to receive the advising and mentoring one needs to realize his or her dreams because of the student-centered philosophy.
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