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Reviews 1367 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I haven't experienced many sports and my experience at my school is positive. I like the environment .

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel rushed often to make deadlines and trying to balance work and school is tough. I don't feel supported by my school to make deadlines.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The school has a ton of spirit and all of the students get involved

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I can always find classes that interest me and keep me focusing on the content.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have made good connections with most of my professors especially with the subject area I was interested in

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They don't advertise possible internship opportunities very well

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe overall and know only of one incident of sexual assault in the year I have been there

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms are almost like apartments so very nice

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am interested myself to get into a sorority

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't pay much attention to the sports

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love being at school for its enviornent

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The only negative comment I have about the school is the social aspect of the campus. It is hard to meet new people and to socialize at school and in the dorms. Other than that the school is great!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is great on focusing on skills and knowledge that will help you succeed adder graduation. They focus providing you with what you will need when applying to jobs.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sexual assault is a topic that is greatly talked about to try and prevent and show that if it were to occur there a people you can go to support to. The school has made me feel secure and safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: This will be my second year dorming at The Quad. The keep it clean and the front desk is normally always friendly and helpful. They seem to over due it with the breaking up gatherings in rooms. For the amount of rent we pay it should not be that strict. I understand they are dorms but it is college and it kind of ruins the social aspect of the university.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The school is still relatively new, so like sports, Greek life is still not a big aspect of student life on campus. yes there are plenty to join but they do not have there own houses yet.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Since the school is still relatively new, sports isn't a really big part of the student life on campus. School spirit is there but are just opening a sports center at the school this coming school year.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far being a year at my college I have really enjoyed my experience and the people I have met. The university is a commuter school, which I did not know first starting, so it is a bit harder to meet new people at times. The professors I have come across are friendly and mostly always willing to help or answer any questions you may have. I would recommend students to apply to this university.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I have spent many nights alone walking through campus and felt totally secure. I was impressed that last semester the school REQUIRED that every student take an online class on sexual assault in order to register for classes next semester. Although I was irritated at first and knew the answers to the test questions, it's vital for all students to be educated about sexual assault, especially on college campuses. The health center on campus provides students with incredible support through access to MD's and PsyD's.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The admissions process was a breeze. I'm not sure how people pay so much money for college without the help of financial aid. FAFSS is your friend, use it. Parking is atrocious at nearly 400 a semester or the "discounted " 600 per year, ouch! That wouldn't be so bad if it meant you could actually FIND PARKING when you needed to get to class. No way around it unless you want to take the train to school. Not sure the payout would be worth it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I did not live on campus housing throughout my CSUSM career. However, I did visit friends for socializing and study group get togethers on rare occasions. They were always clean, especially for having that many young people habitating in them. The rule hierarchy seemed appropriate and allowed for students to gain leadership skills and make money within the system.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I joined a sorority my junior year of college on this campus. At first a little skeptical about the genuineness of community involvement that the Greek life claimed to have, I attendedicated many events with the sorority and fraternity men and women. They are not just about partying, contrary to popular belief. They give e back to the school and community and are admirablessed individuals.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I'm not into sports, but if I'm able to see a strong following, they defiantly have something going for them. School spirit is big on campus, especially for being mainly a commuter school. You can tell that the leaders of CSUSM campus are really trying to get everyone excited for their university. Clubs surrounding sports (if you do or don't want to play) were popping up throughout my undergrad, too.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I chose this particular university because it is small. Although it is a growing college, they professors offer quality instruction. Due to the small class sizes, it's much easier to ask for help when you need it and the instructors I have had are all very approachable.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have seen the university show great excitement in their sports and athletics as they provide lots of updates and news on the teams. However, I am not entirely sure of the fan support for the teams as I was not involved enough with the athletic part of the school.

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The CSUSM experience is generally a positive one for most students, despite a few minor issues now and again. The parking on campus is a huge deterrent for many students, who often grow easily frustrated with the process. Plus, the price of the parking pass alone is unfair and highly priced.

Another issue students often face is trying to get an academic advising appointment, a process which is often difficult and a hassle. Because of this, some students try to figure out for themselves what classes are needed and when to take them, when ultimately they need some guidance. Also, the food on campus is not that great. In order to have a good meal, most students have to drive off campus, which is a pain. Finally, another issue is the printing or copying on campus, which is too overpriced. On a positive note, once a week, vendors come on campus sometimes to give away free food or gear.

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