California State University-Los Angeles Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(4.0 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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2010

The counseling program option in Rehabilitation was very rewarding for me. Dr. Brodwin, Dr. Siu, Peterson, & Pual both challenged me and provide me with one-one assistance which made the whole experience a memorable one.
4.25 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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