California State University - Monterey Bay
- 4 Year
- SEASIDE, CA
California State University - Monterey Bay Reviews
Rating 3.47 out of 5 1,644 reviews
It's a very small and quiet community which is exactly what I wanted for my college experience. Class sizes are small which creates a better chance to foster relationships with other students and staff. There are resources for health, mental health, disability, and more which I have definitely taken advantage of. I would have loved to see a wider range of courses for the music major and that is the only part of my college experience at CSUMB that made me question my decision to attend. Nonetheless, I am receiving a great education and growing as a human, scholar, and musician which is all I could have asked for.
CSUMB is an amazing college. As a first-get student, the campus has helped me find resources and mad emergency feel welcomed and noticed. profs. are friendly and very formal. Student success is very present here. The local area is just magnificent.
Have not yet gotten the chance to live on-campus. However, Monterey Bay is beautiful and is filled with sweet students and professors that are understanding. The school is just the right size, not too big nor small.
CSUMB is one of the best university,great professors, great programs, it is easy to go with the flow of the system and socializing with more peers. Overall Very Good.
It was honestly really easy and all of the professors are really understanding. Great resources were available as well/
I had to hunt down my counselor. She eventually got back to me four months later...at which point enrollment for classes had already expired. I was told that i could redo a semester then told literally the next day that I actually had to retake the classes, at a local community college. Honestly going here was one of the worst mistakes of my life. Not only was the staff mia most of the time, but trying to get information was basically a maze. I know this is just one review, but please please go to ANY other school.
Attending CSUMB these past 2 years has been great! Being on campus my freshman year was awesome because the people around the school are very nice and always willing to help you. Another plus to the school is the beach and its location. I would definitely recommend this campus to someone who loves the beach and wants to get a great education.
Being online has been an interesting change. The professors on campus have been awesome though with being flexible with your schedule and willing to help you figure things out. The adjustments have been extremely easy.
I loved my experience at CSUMB. I found the professors to be extremely knowledgable as well as approachable. This was something that was really important to me when I was looking at different colleges. I am usually a more shy person who does not like to ask for help, but the professors at CSUMB are so friendly and helpful that I found myself always asking questions and meeting with them during office hours. Another thing I love about CSUMB is that they really care about their students. There were so many programs to aid students whether it be with food insecurity, housing issues, or other problems that can hinder your learning experience. I felt that no matter what I was going through I could always find the help I needed. All I had to do was ask. This school is very supportive to its students.
I am a psychology major and most of the teachers in this department are very hands-on and care about their students. You also get the benefit of them working in the field so they can bring in expertise that you may not get anywhere else.
The first time I took an online class from CSUMB was when COVID-19 hit. The second half of the semester was solely online and some teachers had to acclimate which was sometimes challenging for the students. But, as time went on, teachers got the hang of it and most of my classes have been very enjoyable online, despite missing the in-person contatct.
The location of CSUMB was my favorite aspect. I could smell the ocean walking to class sometimes. The professors were all very kind and helpful. The academics were rigorous and I was able to gain solid research skills, in addition to improving my public speaking skills.
At first, online learning was a bit difficult, but once I finally found a good way to manage my time, it was great! I loved my professors and the load of work wasn’t too heavy and was manageable.
I took two online classes before the pandemic hit and those were fairly easy with a set schedule of reading, quizzes, and essays to write every week. When the pandemic hit and classes moved fully online my teachers moves swift and effectively to restructure the curriculum and accommodate all students. Each of my teachers offered and often stayed logged in longer to class to help me with any extra questions or homework that I had.
It was such a beautiful campus very close to the ocean. The weather is perfect for those who prefer a more cold environment with a few warm days here and there. The campus is relatively small but spread out. Teachers are engaging, energetic, and always willing to help. The class sizes were fairly small minus the chemistry and physics classes which had maybe about 80+ students per class.
My experience online was not easy at the beginning because most of us did not know how to work on it. Many of us felt like the world was coming to an end but my classmates and I would try to check on us daily to see how we were keeping up. By doing this, my online experience was turning easier each day knowing how to live with it. Professors were online most of the time trying to show us the most support they could give us.
My experience at CSUMB was very good. It is a great campus with amazing professors and support from others. In my first year being in CSUMB I learned that everyone is very close to each other and if you are new they are always there to show you around. They have great food places around there where you can stop by to grab a fast snack before class.