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Reviews 3182 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have too many new professors (first semester teaching) so lectures are not as engaging.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It has only been the first week, but it has reminded me of high school a lot.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is huge! The parking could use more spaces but the faculty is experienced, knowledgeable, and inspirational.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, the school is engaging and pretty fun. I feel satisfied and taken care of by just knowing there is a lot of help around the campus if i need it.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's fun, and I enjoy learning at times.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Their are many different majors and minors you are capable of achieving at this school, while here i tried out different classes and lectures and found some peaked my interest while others did not. This school has many programs that are made for students to reach their true potential and help them feel like they are truly part of something bigger at this school.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience is going pretty bad so far

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: A commuter school that feels like high school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love CSULB the campus feels like its in the nature, there are so many trees and walking to class is always fun. The food that they offer on campus is also a plus! I also enjoy the diversity of the school.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have gotten to meet so many great people. I love all of the programs I am involved in and seek out many opportunities to find more programs. And the people are the most helpful I have been around.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love CSULB. I felt like home here, it's the perfect school for me. I love the campus life. The events we have here, most especially the REC Center here at Cal State. Sometimes I do get frustrated with some of the professors we have here in campus, but overall it's a great school.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school. there is such a wide variety of ethnicities and cultures. It is a liberal university, which is great, because students are more accepting of other students which makes for a more pleasant experience. There is a Japanese garden and they have a shark tank in their science department which is pretty unique. The professors in my department (history) are very passionate about their subject.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far I have had very little trouble navigating the systems at this school.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school, Cal State Long Beach, which I am barely going to attend in this Fall 2015. I did a soar program and was able to get a tour of the campus, meet great, friendly people, and get familiar with the area. They helped me pick out my classes for my major and introduced me to considering studying abroad. I just love the atmosphere of the school in general!

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: As of right now I am transferring from a 2-year college to a 4-year university. I was at Long Beach City College for three full years and received my associates degree in kinesiology. This school did so much for me. I am so glad that I decided to attend this college before attending a university. Not only was I welcomed by there staff and encouraged by there professors to succeed, I was also given room to grow outside the classroom by joining clubs and making connections. Long Beach City is not a big school, but it is a strong school that makes you feel like family before your first semester is over. Many opportunities and resources are available making so it is almost impossible to not succeed. I hope to continue on this path to success at a school that has already shown me how comfortable and confident I can be while going into a university.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: College is the steppingstone in finding yourself.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Atmosphere at this school is just the best. Beautiful location, as well as the school itself. The sociology program has wonderful professors and are very helpful.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I BELIEVE ITS IS THE BEST BECAUSE CAL STATE LONG BEACH IS SUCH A DIVERSE CAMPUS AS WELL AS A FRIENDLY ONE. YOU DON'T FEEL OUT OF PLACE AND ALTHOUGH IT IS A HUGE CAMPUS IT FEELS LIKE HOME.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the diversity and the laid back atmosphere at my school. We have a first rate campus, wonderful facilities and professors who care.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I've done summer classes and my teachers are great they are there for you and you can tell they want you to pass. If you don't get the concept you can alsways talking to them or get a tutor. The school makes me feel like I will do well for the rest of my years.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors at the school are amazing. They will go out of their way to help you any way. They want you to succeed.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love that it is truly a diverse campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: California State University Long Beach has provided me with an amazing college experience. The school location is convenient and close to home, which makes traveling quick. The school is in a primary location, only a couple miles from the beach, downtown area's, and offers several social services and community based agencies on campus and near by. The school has the highest quality professors and truly listens to their students. I am involved in several campus clubs, getting the opportunity to travel overseas to enrich the clubs and bring back the knowledge and experiences to campus. I feel like my voice is heard on campus and within my academic program, which is rare for most students. With thousands of students on campus, I feel like I am apart of a community, recognized on campus, and still able to walk up to anyone because the Beach spirit resonates in all of us. If I had the opportunity to go back, I would have loved to attend CSULB for undergrad as well as graduate education.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The community is great but sometimes I have regrets of not trying harder in high school to get into better schools.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school for it's friendly environment and how it is convenient for future engineering internships, since my school is near a lot of great companies. My school offers great opportunities for engineering, and I love how involved I am. If anything, my wish is to become more involved and find more connections and more opportunities out there for internships and research.

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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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