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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Police are typically on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some are great. Some aren't. Most are quite knowledgeable and helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Workshops are available, but at inconvenient times.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Little school spirit, but it's a commuter school.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Area & location is great and convenient. Advisers are helpful, even if many programs here are a 5-year track.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: It's easy if you live in Long Beach.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Most professors I've had were great.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Pretty liberal but diverse in terms of religion

4 College Junior

Athletics: Pretty good teams especially baseball!

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't been a victim of sexual assault so I'm not sure how great our health and safety precautions at CSULB are.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors do not really care about the students' success, but they're just there just to be there.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of job workshops are open to all students, but people do not have access or know when it is happening on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I've heard good and bad things about the Greek life.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not sure about any of the varsity sports on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Long Beach State is beautiful, but parking sucks when over 50% of students commute every single day.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Student involvement for sport events are acceptable. The whole campus doesn't drop what they are doing just to go to the games though. In terms of team performance, the volleyball teams are usually pretty good. The basketball teams are decent but not great. When talking about school spirit, its not as large as it is on other Division 1 campuses but there is a bit of it.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Other than the fact that it is hard to get classes many times, this school tries to make the most of the commuter school attitude held by its students. There are many opportunities to participate in events at school such as intramural or club sports that are held at reasonable times and days. There are many events such as carnivals and concerts that many of the students enjoy also. The downside is that since this is a commuter school campus life is not embraced by many students and once peak hours for classes are over the campus is for the most part quiet.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The safety is okay, I haven't had a problem.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The networking here isn't that great, but then again I am not that big on networking.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my time so far and the teachers have all been very helpful and have taught me a lot. The quality of the courses are pretty good and the variety is endless.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus so I am not sure what it is like. However, from the outside it seems like it is clean and fairly well kept.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I am not part of greek life so I personally can not say much. I do not think it is a big deal and I don't have an interest in it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The athletics at my school have a huge impact on campus life. The sports teams are so well rounded and they are so fun to watch that it makes the college experience just that little bit better.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My experience at school so far has been amazing and more than I could ask for. I have been able to experience being on a sports team as well as transferring to my top choice and maintaining a good GPA through it all.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Was able to meet with a Professor after grades were turned in to discuss my final grade, he was very accessible and willing to meet with me, and change my grade based on work that he had missing in his grade book.

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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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