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Reviews 3607 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: It is very safe on campus. I do not worry.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The career center is very helpful

3 College Junior

Athletics: I do not really follow the sports at my school.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a great campus. Teachers are friendly.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors are better than others. All have mandatory office hours and are in general more accommodating. They didnt come to csulb for the money: overall good.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great school and great value.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Great health center available to all students. Campus security and escorts at night. Emergency buttons located for police to get to you immediately. Feel very safe.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very overpriced: much better deal for students to rent apartments. Most buildings have no AC, not a great sense of community, forced to purchase meal plan with mediocre food. Great being close to campus and making friends. Clean and friendly.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Have friends who enjoy it a lot. I think it is mostly about the party scene but they do some philanthropy and force the members to keep their grades up.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Being a commuter school few people attend the sporting events. Basketball and baseball get a pretty good turnout: not having a football team hurts school spirit. The rec and wellness center is new and absolutely amazing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love CSULB. Great bargain, great area to live in. The class sizes are much smaller than at a lot of other schools and teachers make themselves available to their students.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never witnessed an incident were I felt unsafe. I feel very comfortable.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I like my school and I am not going to blame it because I did not want to get involve.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I never tried to join a sorority so I wouldn't be able to say or comment about it. I have heard stories about the parties because that's all they seem to have. The people in sororities do look conceited.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I know there are sports around campus. However, I do not involve myself in school activities. I do know that there are some people who like to go to the games.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The location is great. The parking is horrible. It takes you a long time to find parking and the walk from the parking structure to classes is about 25 minutes. My experience with advisors hasn't been great. I was discouraged because it seemed like they do not care and are just "doing" their jobs.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the campus. The japanese garden provides a great quiet place to relax before or after class. The school has a great recreation center that provides things to rent like camping utilities or wet suits for a low affordable price. I can't wait to continue my academic path at CSULB.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school provides good resources to get internships or jobs.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. There is easy access to campus police and that makes it better if I walk out of class or the rec center late at night.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have not joined greek life yet but I plan on it this upcoming school year. It is a great way to get involved and meet more people. This will be very helpful since I am a transfer student from Texas.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone loves to cheer our team on at sports events. We get very enthusiastic for our team and everyone has a good time.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Cal State Long Beach has a great KINE program. They offer all the needed resources for success.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: it has been great so far. i enjoy my school because of the people and their passion for learning. The are a lot of resources provided for students and the atmosphere is very tranquil.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are interesting, sometimes boring because of the lectures, but the professors happen to be very cool and really care about your success and academic achievement!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus offers a career center and career fairs that help students look for job and internships. It's pretty great!

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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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