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California State University Long Beach, Long Beach

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4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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  • I wish they had all the parking and amazing buildings they have now when I went there! The new parking lots are a Godsend and the new buildings are gorgeous! 
  • As a 1964 grad I still have fond memories of Cal-State Long Beach (Long Beach State when I started. The campus has faired quite well with the pyramid a real plus. It was crowded with the 9,000 student...  read more »
  • I took my 5. semester of my Bachelor of engineering in Construction Engineering at CSULB in autumn 2015 and can highly recommend the school to other students! The school is incredibly clean and well-maintained, there is plenty of food choices, and unbelievable many clubs and stuff, you can be a member of. You have the opportunity to read a semester abroad, you can safely select the CSULB-six out of five stars from here!
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  • This College was my safety net and for me it's an average decent school. I would give it 4 stars but the reason I give 5 is because I have a lot of friends and so many connections. Most of my tutors when I was K-12 studied there and many of my fav LosAl grads mostly go here. In fact, 141 grads of 2016 come here the most ever. I already know so many ppl who go here and I love it! People matter most to me that's why I rate 5 stars. :)
  • Worst school I have ever been to and I am far from 18 years old. I am old enough to have grand kids. I have seen it all but I have never seen so much arrogance, racism and corruption in my whole life. If you apply I hope you are a US Citizen resident of California, if not I suggest you run away as fast as you can. The only person in charge of residency for the entire University, Dianne North, hates immigrants and told me she will deny my residency endless and no one in the entire school cares. The ombudsman and the director in charge of the Equity and Diversity Office are also extremely corrupted and won't even listen to student issues. Again, run away. If you have options do not enroll here. This school has been my worst nightmare.
  • To start, I have designated a 3.5 star rating attributed to the university as a whole. Now that this is out of the way, I am pleased to inform you that for the money, you will receive a quality education here. I graduated in December 2014 with a BA in Environmental Science and Policy, and I can honestly aver that I had (on average) really great professors (professor quality could vary based on your academic focus). I studied for five years here, and am now on my way to UC Irvine to complete my Masters. While there are many notable strengths as far as educational inquiry is concerned, the university itself falls short of (ideally) the entire college experience. Is this a commuter school? Yes. Does school spirit lack? From my experience, yes. Is social life lacking (aka. the party scene)? From an observational basis, yes (way more than what you will find at universities such as USC and UCSB). Is parking atrocious (see other reviews)? Indeed, but that ultimately depends on the time you plan to park. If there is one piece of advice I have for incoming freshman, it is to take advantage of any opportunities the university has to offer. Whether that is to join a club, frat/sorority, organization, cause, (etc.) is completely up to you. Engagement outside the classroom will help mitigate the effects of what I like to call "commuter syndrome." Make no mistake, CSULB is deemed a commuter school by most, so become proactive if you can. Overall, there's a lot to like about CSULB: good professors, friendly people, an exceptional athletics program, a nice campus, and an exquisite Japanese Garden. Just be aware of the aforementioned caveats.
  • Amazing campus. Location. People. Everything. Visited and fell in love when other colleges like UCSD and SDSU had accepting me, being on campus completely sold me. I am attending next year.
  • Parking can be rough, but there are more and more options for students now than when I attended as an undergrad and later as a grad students. Many majors and programs. Beautiful campus and you'll say fit romping up and down the hill.
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