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: 27,827 (24,074 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,073 in-state; $17,577 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Professors are very helpful and they really know what they're talking about. You have to seek counseling and know all the right questions to ask.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

There are a lot of people on campus that are willing to help you out with any questions or support that you may need. The down side is that you have to seek this help and be aware of all the upcoming deadlines.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

Great professors who care about students doing well. I highly recommend this program- I've learned so much and I feel well-prepared for my future in speech-language pathology. As for the university itself it's more of a commuter school, so the social campus life isn't great.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2012

One of the best schools in California, especially if you are looking to enter Rehabilitative Counseling.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The School Based Family program at CSULA is extremely beneficial in creating a program with direct client experience, which is usually not offered for first year graduate students. However, tuition prices rise each quarter and it can get expensive quickly.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Much more affordable program compared to a private institution or UC. Night time courses allow the working individual to balance their schedule. Cons: Limited courses to take that fill op quickly. It also appears that last minute changes to schedules or other administrative tasks tend to happen. Pro for their flexibility, Con for being inconsistent.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: CSULA seems to have programs that are not very common or somewhat new to their fields. For example, I was accepted into the Forensic Anthropology program and although this is a very popular subject, there are very few programs dedicated to this field. In addition, the staff at individual departments are super friendly (although financial aid and housing are fairly rude) I feel very comfortable speaking to department staff and my professors are extremely relaxed and willing to talk or help me with my questions. Safety-wise, for being located in notorious East LA, the school and the immediate surrounding area is actually very safe. The Campus Security offers and encourages students to use their escort service where someone will drive or walk you to your car, class or dorm. The school has its own train and bus station...so access to public transportation is great. Its even relatively easy to get from campus to the airport. Cons: I'm not sure if the school is new to the whole 'internet' thing or if they are in the middle of switching over to a new system...but some of the departments have multiple websites, fake websites, or are non-existent. Technology-wise the school is fairly confusing and needs a lot of work. While the departments generally have their stuff together, I am still finding myself having to jump through various hoops from the school itself even after my first term.
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I was impressed with the way the faculty answers your question and give you sincere advise on how to succeed. I do not not know of any cons yet because I haven't encountered any problem. Overall, I feel secured and I predict that the grad program will be of quality.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

As of right now, I have no cons for my graduate program at Cal State University of Los Angeles, just pros. This will be my second quarter attending, the professors are great as the lectures.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program are that teachers are easily accessible via email and in person. Teachers often share their own experiences from when they taught at the secondary level and discussions are mostly student lead with teachers as facilitators. The only con that I have is that there wasn't enough support for teachers pursuing a credential in mathematics besides the support I received from the professor in my methods course. Teachers mainly focused and provided strategies that revolved around English and History lesson plans.
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