California State University-Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.01 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 117 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 27,680 (23,458 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 28 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 49% part-time, 51% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,621 in-state; $16,549 out-of-state
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4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent Masters program with adequate support from the department.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Affordability. Diversity. Committed faculty and staff. Balanced instruction on micro and macro practice. Great place to connect with others in the field of social services in LA. Offers 2-yr and 3-yr programs. Cons: I can't think of any big Cons.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

There were a lot of students taking the ABA certificate and not enough professors. The professors that were there were either ill or on a leave for a year. It was very touch and go for a while and not a whole lot of support.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel that the cons of this program is the scheduling and days available for classes as well as the required units per quarter/semester. Also One of the pros of this program is that the professors are very helpful and knowledgeable on the subject. Another pro of this program is the affordability compare to other social work programs.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are the diversity of the program. We have a big population of international students from India and China to go along with students who studied here in the U.S. You get to learn the perspective of someone from a different country and that is something that has added value to my education. Another big pro would be that the program is affordable. It is remarkably less than many other programs I looked into. A con would be that is is not exactly a world renowned program so it might not exactly draw as much attention to employers as other programs at first.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: CSULA is a nationally known and well-acclaimed school in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Their graduate nursing program is one of the top programs in the United States and is well-respected among the healthcare community. The program is quite competitive to get into, and gives me the confidence that I am receiving the best education with only the brightest colleagues. The faculty are extremely supportive and always pushing students to only grow professionally and personally. The graduate program offers both full and part-time pathways to accommodate your working schedule as well. I want my future NP career to be able to provide for the underserved community, and CSULA allows me to do so. Cons: I would say is clinical placement. Initially, it would be the students responsibility to find preceptors for clinical rotations; and this would be difficult especially for students, like myself, who do not know many NPs who work out in the community. However, recently, our school has hired a clinical placement coordinator who has made students' lives easier by helping find placement. Also, the location of CSULA is not in the safest part of LA. However, campus security does provide assistance to your car if one should feel unsafe.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

pros: learning and being taught by highly skilled health care managers. Cons: learning in a multi lingual environment.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

the educational foundations has many amazing features and among its pro's is the fact that the classes are catered for working students. Furthermore the teachers and staff go out of their way to ensure students have the tools and understanding they will need to succeed. The cons of this program are the availability of classes and when they are offered this is mostly due to the conversion from quarter to semester. And though this con does limit the classes and schedule you can take it offers a comprehensive and quality education to all.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The facility of my program is very helpful when i need advise, career options, or classes regarding my program. Scholarships are available and workshops for tutoring in the library is also of importance to me. The classes thus far, I have learned so much and have used in my job setting. This is my second semester in Grad school and i have not had any problems thus far. I don't have any cons to report at this time. Thank you allowing me to share and thank you for your attention.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

California State University Los Angeles has more pros than cons, the engineering and technology department is the best department on campus. Trouble with an application the secretary (for the Electrical Engineering department) will help you. The instructors are great, encouraging and knowledgeable. The campus it's self and accessiblity by public transportation is simple, I've been taking the MTA for my undergraduate and currently for my graduate program. It's quick and easy, no a lot of wait time bc there are different bus lines going through the University. Cons, well con, would be the fact that Friday's the campus food court and university book store closes early. It's a reasonable bc not many students are on campus and if they are it's probably an engineering student catching up on homework and studying. Overall this campus is great, I was not a fan at first but the faculty and staff make it worth the commute. The classmates I have befriended have made the campus a second home, I look forward to continuing my education at the home of the Golden Eagles.
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