California State University - Los Angeles
- 4 Year
- LOS ANGELES, CA
California State University - Los Angeles Reviews
Rating 3.59 out of 5 2,996 reviews
This school provides a great education for a more affordable price than most institutions. Cal State LA has allowed me to grow my network on campus and provided great experiences.
As a first year, I did not know what to expect from a college so close to home. The first day of school proved to be a nightmare come true. The elevators were out of order, the water fountains were locked, the restroom were dirty, and the vending machines had no water. The only thing that was getting me through the day were my friends. Besides that, everything else seems to be good so far.
What I really enjoy about this college is that its clubs are very social with others and also how the students are outgoing and socialize with everyone. The campus is small for a university, although it is a good college to have a great experience.
I enjoy the classes and support but this school is not made to actually live on campus and it has made things pretty difficult.
I liked my professors because I majored in sociology. I was able to meet a couple of people at this school although it was hard since this is more of a commuter school. I wish the campus felt safer but it is located in East LA. I took the metro to school and it was very convenient because the stop was a short walk from the campus. I wish there was healthier options to eat on campus but went I went there they had a Carls Jr., Pizza and a smoothie place. Wish there was more variety.
Administration has been very helpful with resources (technology) especially now that classes are remote, counselors are very knowledgeable and will answer every question you have
The classes and teachers are fine. They are not any more than you’d expect a school class to be. The campus is a little lacking. There’s not enough fun things the campus has to offer, not including clubs themselves. It’s a little hard to find the clubs and ways to become involved unless you actively look for places, in the perspective of a commuter. I would not recommend commuting. This place seems better when you actually live on campus.
I've done one year of online and currently on my last year. The professors and students are really nice. Everyone seems to get along, but I honestly do not care much for the school. It's just a place for me to get my degree and move on with my life. The campus is just normal. There's really nothing to see or do. It's just paths and buildings, give or take a statue or two. I wish there were some more greenery or a water feature. It's kind of hard to take an aesthetic photo on campus since there's nothing out of the ordinary. But overall, it is a decent place to get an education and there's lots of diversity.
Cal State LA provides helps to students when very much needed. The classes and campus are pretty and it's fun. Some stands allow you to apply for clubs. Overall my experience at CSULA is great at the moment.
the profeesors and academic were execellent. housing is very good including safety of student. we had police execourts
I am currently a junior at CSULA. Although my time on campus has been limited due to COVID-19, I got a pretty good sense about the campus and the environments there. The clubs are super welcoming, the food options are great, & the EOP (equal opportunities program) is an AMAZING program that I feel super grateful to be a part of. They’ve made my college experience so much easier! Overall CSULA is a really easy going college campus that isn’t too stressful , but maintains its 4 year responsibilities in student development.
I like all the professors and the classes that are offered. There are many classes available and in different time slots. There could be an improvement in the understanding that some students are transfer students and receiving letters of recommendations are harder for us to achieve because of the little time we have had there. Other than that the school is a great place to attend and the few times that I have been on campus it is a clean environment. The faculty is understanding and teaches the curriculum well.
I liked how the Campus looks and I don't feel as nervous for classes because the teachers are there to help along with the students being there too.
I loved Cal State LA. I went there from 2019-2021, during the pandemic, and I felt valued and supported the whole time. My professors were fantastic and if they had offered the Grad program I was interested in I would have gladly stayed. I was a psychology major and the biggest complaint I had at the time is that my classes were at opposite ends of the campus. But, it was great exercise and kept me in shape. The campus was under constant construction; new buildings, new dorms, new facilities will make the Cal State LA experience even better. The most wonderful part of my whole college experience was the campus culture. It was the most diverse, multicultural place I had ever been. It has a very progressive atmosphere that mixed in a unique and powerful way with the traditional college culture of Fraternities, sororities, honor societies, and clubs. It felt exactly how college should feel; eye-opening and full of possibilities.
This school is actually quite good. One of my favorite aspects of this school was the diversity. There are many other students from all over the world. Some students are visiting to study abroad and others have family thousands of miles away. This school is a great place to interact and network with other students. One of the things I disliked about the school was the dorm life. The dorms are apartments which I like. However, the number of dorms is very little and can be very competitive. Because of this, the school is known as a commuter school. I wish the school had more dorms to create a stronger sense of community. Also, this school lacks a lot of green scenery. The majority of the school is concrete and pavement. It would be nice to be surrounded by more grass, trees, and plants.
The reason that this university gets four stars is because the professors here did a good job at recovering from the pandemic and how the handling of the situation will be. Although the lessons were through video or zoom most professors performed well. In person would be ideal but during covid-19 it would not be ideal to risk in person.
At this university I did take online courses due to the pandemic. Some professors had videos set up and had open meetings for help or questions that might arise. The classes were good as part of it was taking notes to retain the information in class because it helps the student develop responsibility of their own understandings. The Professors each had their own way whether it be videos, zoom, or online practices to help the students understand the course's topic.