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Reviews 2850 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Freshman

Majors: I've never had an internship so I don't know.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Wish there was more variety close by.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Friendly people and buildings are in good condition.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Great school spirit and free stuff.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There's no segregation among Greeks & Non-Greeks.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not too strict, not too lenient.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Just don't miss the deadline and go to the workshops.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus but I enjoy the time that I do spend at school. I feel welcomed and positive vibes.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: It is one of the best.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life is really great.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health and safety is really good.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: To live in the campus housing is amazing.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus or been in the dorms

5 College Junior

Athletics: The beach crew is the best

5 College Junior

Diversity: I chose this school because of the beautiful campus and people

3 College Freshman

Majors: I plan to get an internship.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: It is probably the academic records form high school

5 College Junior

Diversity: One of the most diverse schools in one of the most diverse cities in the country.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security comes out at dark and offers to escort you to your car in their vans. Emergency phones everywhere.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Typical dorm style housing, food sucks, small rooms, no storage space.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Smorgasport is very popular the library is extremely well maintained with a much appreciated Starbucks inside.

3 College Junior

Athletics: No football team which isn't fun but the basketball games and baseball games are widely attended.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a lot of diversity on campus, someone for everyone's tastes.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Scholarships are very difficult to get if you did not grow up in the city or are not a science major.

4 College Junior

Academics: Registration can be difficult but other than that it is smooth sailing with easy classes that you learn a lot in.


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Arnesha Allen
Compton, Calif.
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Long Beach State is a very prestigious and well-known university, with alumni ranging from Steven Spielberg to Steve Martin. Having popular names attached to CSULB always helps draw in students because they realize that the University breeds leaders. CSULB is also known for being a large commuter campus. But around campus, there is a consensus that the more you are involved, the more likely you are going to enjoy yourself. Having great professors with adaptable teaching styles helps add to the experience. Academic programs and learning communities are noted as being extremely helpful towards student networking and connections with faculty as well as other students. For students who love to party, they also find a connection with friends on campus and in surrounding areas. However, CSULB is not the university for everyone.

For students who live in the surrounding area, the University is the number-one choice. However, there is a large amount of students that may live farther away and still know CSULB is a great institution at an affordable price and make the decision to attend (even knowing it's a commuter campus). Long Beach State has respect among other Cal States and UCs, and for this reason, many high-caliber, "achiever" students choose the University over others. The fact that most CSULB students graduate with little or no debt is also a perk that helps students decide to attend. CSULB may not have the most active student body, but the majority of the school is very proud of the University and is almost always sporting Beach gear. Not being in a club or organization can be very detrimental to a student's progress, though; a sense of belonging can improve students' grades and social life, especially at CSULB, where students can easily get lost in the shuffle of attending a university with a population of 30,000 people.

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