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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My best experience with professors and quality of coursework was American History. My professor was so passionate and knowledgeable about the early history of America he definitely was able to keep me captivated with the unheard perspectives of the people in our history that not conventionally told. He taught very important lessons in life through the morals and big ideas found these past events. This was a great introduction to the professors and courses here at Cal State Long Beach. Overall the variety of courses is extensive however make sure to register for classes fast before all the ones you want get taken up.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Well for emergency measures on campus with have emergency posts every ten feet to contact campus security as well as police officers. However, I do wish there were more preventative measures taken by the school regarding asssult. With that said there is a very effective program in dealing with post trauma of sexual assault which I do find to be a great addition to the school. Still this school does have a problem with ram and sexual assaults. We receive emails whenever a report is filed of this matter to keep students aware, but you can't help but imagine all the incidentstress left without a voice.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am very familiar with the housing lifestyle although I do commute because many of my friends dorm. So for my school, we have housing separated in 2 on campus locations and 1 off campus one.the off campus location is the best of the 3 because it's very close knit with a better dining area as well as bigger suites. The 2 off campus are just as great for creating connections with your fellow dorm peers however rooms are smaller and the activity system is not working that well.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Seeing as Greek life is all about individual groups it makes sense that here on campus they're not very inclusive. I myself have not participated in Greek life but i do know many that have and it's somewhat clique oriented. Non-Greeks including myself kind of view the Greeks as standoff ish. Despite appearances, I still feel like Greek life could be a great experience.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Well as stated in the previous question I answered that the 'quality of athletic facilities' is a reflection of how important sports our to the campus life. And with our gym equipped with multiple courts of basketball, volleyball, tennis, a rock climbing wall, various aerobic machines, dancing rooms, and multiple pools, it is safe to say that athletics at Long Beach State is great and taken very seriously.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are the best I have ever seen. The school has immense school spirit and pride. I am part of the dragon boat team but I have to say that it is completely overshadowed by varsity sports.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is not only the best academically, but also socially. CSULB has some of the best teachers I have ever had. The school also has many opportunities to advance your carreer no matter what year you are in.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is we regarded and there is a lot of research going on which helps when looking to start your career.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school makes a strong effort to make certain every student knows about all the resources that are available to them on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall it has been great, from teachers to clubs to activities on campus to just the school great places to study.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The student career center are really helpful when it is trying to help you achieve a internship or a job by having listings and send out emails of anything new that they have come in counter with that they find a good opportunity.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Cal State Long Beach is one of the safest schools there is. When either walking to or from your car there are always people present, its well lit, and there are safety polls all around campus you can push it and will contact our on campus police department to be sent to your location.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not dorm on campus, but from what I have seen of them they seem to be cool because you really do get to know everyone that you are living with and the rooms are spacious enough for the amount of people per room.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I personally have not joined been a part of the Greek life, but I do have friends that are a part of it and they tell all they do for the community and each other, not only of the parties they throw even though they do throw fun parties after midterms and finals are done with.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our gym at school is great many basketball, and volleyball courts. Also includes a huge pool and jacuzzi to relax after classes. Not only that but many of the games and events are held in our Walter's Pyramid which is known at Cal state Long Beach to be one of the icons on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school has a lot of resources whenever anyone wants to get involved in the community or simply wants to make new friends there is simply a place for everyone, it either being a: club, organization, fraternity, sorority, or even a self made club based on interest. Everyone is very friendly and caring that you really feel your school is your second home.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'll be starting my 5th year here next semester. I'm not active with a lot of school events, but I've had a good time. I don't feel I've had any negative experiences here. It's a fun school, and it really tries its best to get everyone involved, despite the fact that there are a lot of students (like me) that are too lazy to care. Don't get me wrong - I've a lot of friends that are seriously into the campus life and have a lot of school spirit. In terms of education, I've had my fair share of excellent professors and the awful ones, but I really love all of the resources they have available to help you out when you need it. Love the diversity of students here as well.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The student community is very passionate about their school teams and is demonstrated with jerseys and attending almost all events

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Passionate staff and leadership that engage and bring together the student community

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe and the school provides counseling and medical care for those who attend.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the school and all it offers. Take advantage of everything put in front of you.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I haven't lived in the dorms so I do not know the overall quality. I hear good reviews and bad reviews though.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I haven't participated in the Greek community but I know it's very friendly and easy to get in. You just have to be committed to participating in it.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I don't know much about the athletic department but I know the teams are good and hardworking.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I like this school because it is very resourceful in any field you choose. I would choose this school again because I love the location and the department.

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The Walter Pyramid
The Walter Pyramid
The Walter Pyramid The Walter Pyramid Collegiate athletic facility built in 1994.

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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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