California State University-Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 110 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

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2014

The program itself is a great value, with caring, experienced faculty and good classroom resources. Students are from all over, bringing a wide variety of experience and ideas, and there are plenty of opportunities to work together. Weaknesses are mostly due to the school's lack of adequate funding for maintenance and to help reduce tuition costs, and administration is not always easy to work with. The location could also be better. But overall a good choice for a business education.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program is that you developed a community within the department and have peers helping you out finish your degree program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program are: (1) The ability to use creative methods, such as drama and storytelling to bring out key points in books; (2) The creative methods that are mentioned above transcend race, gender, and socio-economic groups; and (3) The methods mentioned also appeal to students who do not learn traditionally, such as with memorization, rote, drill, and so forth.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Attending Cal State Los Angeles would have to be my bestest choice yet. The pros of going to this college is the easiness of getting there. Especially since it's close to my house. The faculty and even the students who have been there a longer time than I have are kind and thoughtful enough to answer any questions I have for them. There are also day cares close by where I know my baby daughter will be safe while her mom's in class. I would have to truly say i can't find any cons in this school.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2014

Doing the graduate program at CSULA increases your chance of getting in their internship program. However, it's been proven difficult trying to figure out what exactly needs to be done. Not every faculty member is up to date with the requirements.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

I think the professors are available if you have any questions and so they are a help. The courses seem to be relevant and accurate.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Superb MSW program for what you pay for comparable programs at USC, UCLA, etc., Diversity, passion, and life/work experience of both staff, professors and students, accessibility to stipend program such as IUC, CalSwec, etc. Cons: The administrative red-tape can be a nightmare at times given that it is a state school, it not a real picturesque campus, not much happening in/around campus as it's kind of an industrial area, safety has been an issue at times
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

A very supportive team of advisors. Small class sizes are great for in-depth critiques and teacher-student relations.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate school of social work program at CSULA is very challenging and time consuming, but it is also worth it and rewarding. A student will gain much needed knowledge and practice in preparation for the work field. The student cohort and faculty are very supportive.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the program is that you work in a cohort so it makes it easier for you to have study groups and you learn a lot. The cons is that there is not a lot of opportunities for networking outside of the program and the internship guidance is not that great.
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