California State University-Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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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

5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2010

The counseling program option in Rehabilitation was very rewarding for me. Dr.'s  both challenged me and provide me with one-one assistance which made the whole experience a memorable one.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

CSULA provides working students the opportunity to complete post-graduate work by providing night courses.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros : Diversified and located in urban area. Good transportation services. Cons : Do not see major problems.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

My experience has been that most graduate students do not get financial aid. I applied for financial aid and was only given loans, thus increasing my debt. Cal State LA is on the expensive side compared to other state schools. What I pay at Cal State LA is the same as what I paid for my undergraduate at UC Davis and I feel I got more for my money at Davis. Overall, the program was great! Professors did know what they were talking about and were with you every step of the day. If you are interested in Counseling, I highly suggest Cal State LA.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

Good instructors but VERY poor administrative support. Overall programs expectations for leaving the program much higher than course expectations so many students do not pass their final program exams.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Rehabilitation Services emphasize in counseling is a great program because it has great professors that are willing to take the time to guide their students to be successful. The program is a two year program and it is well know through various universities. I believe that there are no cons of the program, I am satisfied with what I am pursuing and will like to graduate in the year of 2015.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The main pro of my Cal State Los Angeles graduate program is that it does accommodate the working student by placing the core classes on one day of the week. The main con is that my classmates and I have found that it has unfortunately turned out to be a self-teaching program. We attend 5 hour long lectures and then go home to teach it to ourselves with little support and instruction from our professors.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Some of the pros of my graduate program are that it is very rigorous in research with heavy use of SPSS which will be very valuable in research. The work load is very dense and the cohort is quite small. Some of the cons are that the school is very underfunded, which makes financial aid unavailable to many students such as myself.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Amazing faculty and students -the diversity is unmatched! Affordability of Grad School for same quality program as say USC. Cons:very poor school/little resources to go around, campus safety can be an issue at times, their undergrad programs are subpar,
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2013

The professors of my program were almost all incredible, knowledgeable, and available to their students. Many gave their students their cell phone number to be reached in case students needed more guidance and information. The instructors are passionate and so are the majority of your peers but there are a few who you hope never make it out of the program and into a classroom. Financial aid is nonexistent for graduates unless loans count. Peers and teachers sort of helped with networking to become knowledgeable about the interview process, the real world, and possible job openings but the career center did not help me much. It felt like an office you can go to but not a place that could really help you figure out your next move besides teaching you some interview tips.
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