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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments that most students tend to reside in are usually a bit on the pricey side, but of course, there are cheaper, less fancy alternatives. The neighborhood around the traffic circle may not be the nicest area, but there are tons of plazas and stores in a close distance.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I do not attend parties, but from what I hear, they're very laid-back and enjoyable to some extent.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants in the Long Beach are all reasonably priced and offer pretty good service from what I've seen so far.

3 College Junior

Administration: There really isn't much intolerant behavior to control so I think the campus strictness is just average.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: I do not really enjoy eating at school because there are not enough seats in the food court area.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Living on campus will guarantee the need for loans.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The buildings are very plain and are not very large.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Never really ate here at night but I did eat during the day and their food is great love the Panda Express, Starbucks and the pizza place.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus sounds fun, I don't live on my own yet but living on my own would sound fun too

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Never been to any party's on campus and never heard of one going on so I can't say

4 College Freshman

Administration: Officers are nice , they helped me find my way around when I visited and they are pretty stric on parking, I got a ticket for parking in the dorms parking spaces , I didn't know it was only dorm parking oops.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: They have good food places, wish there were a couple healthier places but it's still good. By the way, Carl's jr. dont fill up their Mcflurrys all the way to the top. :(

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is great but the reason I rated it as "okay" is because it was very confusing for me to find apply because the website isn't direct and to the point, I had to click on everything to see where to go next , it was very difficult and I am still in the process of applying for financial aid.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus is beautiful, fell in love when I first saw it and knew that was the place I wanted to study at. People are really friendly and they have everything you need , pencils , snacks, Advil , clothes, scant tons, food courts etc. , CSULB is amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you have a car you can easily get to some great places my personal favorite is chipolte and in & out

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I stayed at Beachside the off campus dorms and I loved it. It was close enough to campus that I could go when ever I needed yet it was far enough that I didnt feel overwhelmed with school. I also love the rooms in beachside way nicer than the on campus dorms. Also since you ride the shuttle buses everyday to school you really get to know a lot of people. Soon enough you will be able to recognize who lives in beachside and it is very easy to make friends. I can't even tell you how many memories I have just randomly meeting someone in the MPR or just going over to someone's dorm and hanging out. It was a great experience I would do it over again in a heart beat!

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life made my stay at CSULB one of the best. Even if you are only somewhat interested just go to week of welcome and go talk to people! I think there is a chapter for everyone! There are some chapters that are more diverse than others but in the end it depends on where you fit in the best. I feel like non greeks stereotype greek life a lot but once you join you can see it is nothing like the movies. Most Greeks have houses that you can live in if you choose, go to fall rush and you can see all their houses first hand. I say give it a try it's a great opportunity

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Main campus sport is Basketball which is great but that is about the only sport that matters. The games are fun if you go with friends

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of apartment complex around CSULB so as long as you find a couple friends willing to share and apartment with you, you'll be fine. I shared a room with one of my friends and I only paid like 400 a month it was great

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are parties going on starting Thursday night until Saturday. If you want in on parties get to know some Greeks. Yes students like to party but you will notice that in the middle of midterms and finals there will be no parties because obviously people care about their grades. Some people like to party every once in a while others party Thursday through Saturday it's really up to the type of person that you are. At Long Beach people party to have fun not just to drink. I had some prettu great memories at parties and made some of my close friends at a party.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Our campus police is the best, I always feel safe on campus. I also love that we have excorts that will take you to different places on campus when it starts getting dark. I had to use it a couple times and they were always really nice. One of the safest campus!

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: CSULB has their own scholarship center right on campus! Ever semester that I applied I recieved at least one scholarship. I also recieved the financial aid needed and was given clear instructions on any actions required when it came to my financial aid.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I am one of those people that live at the nugget best food on campus! But honestly I feel campus has a good amount of meal options.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school website gave sufficient information on the fafsa application process. It took some time to figure it out though. I wish the school offered more scholarships. It was a challenge to find some that I could apply to. I would advise anyone applying for aid to go to the financial aid office if they can to ensure they correctly comp,eyed the process and understand how to accept the aid they receive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is something on campus for everyone. Panda Express, the nugget, and Starbucks are popular. Beach bucks can be spent at some eateries off campus like 7 eleven and some mom and pop shops which is very convenient for those of us who receive automatic beach bucks with our meal plan but don't want to eat at the dining hall everyday. Some days the dining hall hits the spot and no one has any complaints. Other days it gives people diarrhea and we all end up going out to eat.

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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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