California State University-Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(4.03 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 115 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall I am happy with my school but there is no chance for an international student to find a job with career engines of the university non of the companies come to campus are looking to hire an international one and it is a big challenge
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program includes a very diverse group of members from many fields in education which make it a very interesting and well rounded cohort. This may bring challenges in working together later when trying to form groups for research, but will also enhance the learning.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Very competitive program allows students to flourish within various counseling careers. Faculty are readily available and care about the success of each student. Program offers many opportunities to network including school campuses, therapists, and other counseling students. Programs also provides students with easy access to technology including iPads for recording therapy sessions, use of therapy clinics, and other school resources for students to utilize, in order for students to save finances and to receive optimum learning. Campus is considered a commuter school so meeting other students and getting to know them well is difficult. However, this graduate program provides very intimate settings so getting to know other students allows room for intimacy and camaraderie.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

When compared to the more expensive Social Work schools in the LA area, such as UCLA and USC, Cal State LA is the most bang for your buck! I did the math and here are the three schools in comparison. USC was by far the most expensive, almost double that of UCLA. Cal State LA's tuition is half of UCLA's tuition. The MSW degree nevertheless is the same after all. Think of it this way: Do you want to have a posh study environment, be able to say that you went to a prestigious school, and brag about it, but end up left with a student loan that you have to pay back immediately after you graduated? Or do you want to not have to stress about paying back your hefty student loan? Another reason I chose Cal State LA over the other two (and over other Cal State Universities) is that Cal State LA is the only social work program in Southern California that offers a forensic concentration. This concentration prepares those students interested in working with the offender population in a very thorough way. The faculty is absolutely A-class and very supportive of the student's needs. Furthermore, those students who chose to conduct their independent research projects for their thesis are being fully supported and encouraged by the faculty. The school made it possible that a professor who does not teach thesis class this year is going to be my thesis advisor, because she is very familiar with my topic. Finally, the MSW student population at Cal State LA is highly diversified in terms of racial and socioeconomic composition, which is an ideal environment to learn how to become a true social worker. If I had to chose again, I would choose Cal State LA again without hesitation.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2012

Pros: very friendly and cozy study environment Easily acess to faculty members The new student union is very nice and lots of activities going on around the campus Flexible schedule Cons: Only one Ph.D program
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016

I am very pleased with the education I am receiving at CSULA. The professors are supportive and genuinely care about student success.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Affordable, fast-paced program for graduates. Other schools offer free MS Office and essential software, while this school requires you to use the computer lab or purchase your own software in order to access some electronic resources.
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