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California State University-Fullerton Reviews

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  • 07/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Cal State Fullerton is a good school for all students, especially those in business or musical theater; however, I it is not the best for those in the natural sciences, mathamatics, or computers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions in class. Take advantage of your professor's office hours. Become involved on campus in an organization you are interested in.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools outside of California, Cal State Fullerton is a cheap school considering the amount of learning, opportunity, and resources a student can take advantage of. Even within California, Cal State Fullerton is decently priced.

    Am enjoying being here

    At Cal State Fullerton, I have met some very kind, helpful, and intelligent teachers as well as friendly and smart students. However, a lot of teachers don't push their students to learn more and try harder. Especially in GE classes, more than half of the students in a particular class only want to pass the class with a C. This is the case in most colleges, but I hadn't expected it when I enrolled at this university. I would enjoy a more challenging environment.

    Am learning a lot

    During my first year of college, I found that there is so much a student can learn - whether it be in-depth knowledge in a particular subject or about the college system itself - moreover, each student is responsible for taking the initiative to learn. At California State University - Fullerton, most of the teachers I've come across only give their students the information they need to pass a class. It is up to the student to take time and ask a question or go to office hours so that he can learn and more fully understand the subject.

  • 01/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 2 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    CSUF has a great Business program and is also great for Musical Theatre and Nursing. The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics was one of Princeton Review's Best 296 Business Schools, is the largest business school in California, and the fifth largest in the United States. The Musical Theatre program is one of the best in the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for a Freshman Program after you get accepted, because you will receive priority registration for your first semester and help you adjust better your first semester because you are enrolled in a University 100 class with helpful professors, mentors, and CSUF staff. Sign up for the Finish in Four program around October of your first semester because that enables you to have priority registration during your 4 years at this institution. Having priority registration is a big deal because it's very difficult to get the classes you need with the budget cuts (they cut lots of classes). Also, look your professors up on RateMyProfessor.com because having a good professor makes a BIG difference.

    Bang for the buck

    All the schools within the CSU system are pretty affordable, but there have been huge budget cuts and tuition hikes. Within the last year, tuition has increased almost $1,000. Not only has tuition increased, but teachers are being told to take furlough 6 days a semester that will cut their salaries by 10%. Students are paying 30% more, but is receiving 10% less for their education because teachers don't have classes on their furlough days. Even with the tuition hikes, Cal State University, Fullerton is more affordable than other 4-year universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    Cal State University, Fullerton is a commuter school, therefore most of the students in class are there to get it done with so they can go home. There isn't much of a social aspect here and it's difficult to meet new friends. The school has apartment-style dorms that house only 800 students, which is only 2% of the student population. There are much more students that live off campus, but they are dispersed throughout the city. Meeting people in class is difficult and you have to make an effort to meet people- check out the clubs and student organizations on campus at the DiscoverFest held in the quad at the beginning of the semester, it will make your experience here more enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes at Cal State University, Fullerton are fairly easy. I had expected college to be a lot more difficult, but CSUF has proved otherwise. Although the classes are not difficult, they have allowed me to grow intellectually. The professors don't necessarily assign huge work loads, instead they assign assignments and projects that are relevant to the class and real life. The professors help you develop your critical thinking skills by opening your eyes to seeing things from different perspectives by encouraging classroom and group discussions. Many of the professors have unique teaching styles that are very effective in having their students learn.

  • 08/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 3 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. Our school is very diverse!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your ELM and EPT as soon as possible and turn in your high school transcripts as well. Be flexible with the schedule you want- save yourself from the disappointment that students don't always get a perfect schedule. Use ratemyprofessors.com when picking your classes. Join a club and definitely go Greek!

    Bang for the buck

    Since CA budgets are very tight, it has been somewhat difficult to enroll in the exact classes students want this semester. In comparison to other schools, our tuition is VERY low and, considering how great our professors and programs are, I think the money is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The first month of school was alright for me because ASI puts on a lot of freshmen activities to get to know people but they aren't always huge because CSUF is a commuter school. The best thing a student can do here is join a club- whether it's ASI, spirit, Greek life, anything. After going through sorority recruitment last fall my life has improved by leaps and miles. Greek life doesn't just boost your social calendar, it teaches you time management, helps you serve the community, and provides you with a sisterhood or brotherhood that will last a lifetime. I can't speak for other clubs at CSUF but I know that any member will tell you the same... join a club and enjoy CSUF life!

    Am learning a lot

    In high school, I breezed through without cracking a book because most of the teachers didn't make me want to learn. Here, at Cal State Fullerton, all my professors are passionate about the subject they teach so it makes me eager to learn from them. The teachers here don't want to just give you a grade, they want to spread knowledge.

  • 12/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 4 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    CSUF is great for Business majors- the Business program here is absolutely fantastic and very prominent. This is also a great school to attend if you plan on going in the educational route. CSUF has a great teaching credential program, and getting a credential from this school can score big time with future employers. This is also a great school for students who like to be challenged intellectually, and prefer to use their brain more than their hands.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to do well in classes, attend professors' office hours! They are very helpful and it allows for better one-on-one instruction. It's especially helpful if your class sizes are very large. It's not like in high school, where the teachers know your names and your work ethic. The only way you can get in good with the professors are to attend the office hours. If you are having financial trouble, and would still love to attend college, I really recommend applying for the President Scholars Program. Besides getting a full ride, you also can get many perks like free parking passes, use of a laptop, and early registration-(which is SOOO important as a freshman). You can visit http://www.fullerton.edu/scholars/ for more information.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though CSU's are experiencing a lot of furlough days due to budget cuts, CSU Fullerton has actually dealt with this situation very well. Instead of cutting out winter or summer classes altogether, they have chosen to take a few days out of the regular school semester, which means.. lots of vacations! Also, there are many scholarships offered on-campus that can really help out.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus at Fullerton is very large and beautiful. My favorite part of being on this campus is the fact that it seems very close to nature. There are little bunnies and other small creatures that come out and graze on the grass at night, and it is absolutely heart-wrenching. However, I cannot speak as highly of the quality of the students that attend this school. Perhaps it is because I am not used to the OC lifestyle, but it's very difficult to communicate or relate to many of the students here. Many of them do not care about school and grades, so most of the time, they have a tendency to interrupt your classroom time.

    Am learning a lot

    Many of the professors at Cal State Fullerton are very knowledgable in their respected area of study, and show a great deal of passion about the topics they teach. The education is of a very high quality, and the curriculum is very intellectually challenging. There are some courses that would be considered easy, but you actually learn a lot -even if you don't do a lot. I think that the classes and the way of teaching at CSUF is more theoretical, and less hands-on.

  • 06/11/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students of all ages.I was in class with new RN's,seasoned RN's,RN's returning to the acute care setting too. We each had so much to share and learn from each others point of view.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is so worthwhile to grow. Currently I am laid off with an incomplete BSN,very difficult to get another manager position without it in Southern Ca. Get this under your belt,and move on the MSN if you want to climb higher.

    Bang for the buck

    I used every bit I learned in that first year,from updating how to use the computer based articles and refreshed pediatric nursing in my job. I still refer to Ages and Stages for help with friends and neighbors!

    Did enjoy being here

    I chose CSF because they opened a class in Pomona Valley,a nearby hospital. As I completed my first year,the Pomona cohort was moved to the main campus and I could not continue as I had just been promoted.

    Did learn a lot

    It was so valuable to update my career at this time,with technology and practice updates.The teaching methodology was well aligned with the RN returning to school.Very supportive.

  • 10/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love theatre, musical theatre, or directing and are planning on studying any one of these things in college, Cal State Fullerton is the school for you. The theatre department takes itself very seriously, You will learn a LOT. The teachers are wonderful, and will push you to be a better performer. Admittedly, it is difficult to attain a BFA at this school, but if you are looking for good training in the field of acting or musical theatre, and you don't want to pay crazy amounts of money for tuition, go to Cal State Fullerton. The plays and musicals they put on are KILLER. Everything from the acting to the sets are superb. I've checked out Cal State Long Beach and USC and their theatre departments are a little lacking when compared to CSUF. I'm very happy with the musical theatre education I am getting. There is a lot of focus on dance, which is totally awesome. However, if you are looking to study musical theatre and you hate dancing or are scared of dancing, you might be out of your comfort zone. Just in my freshman year I was in 3 dances classes-- tap, ballet, and jazz-- all wonderful classes, and I learned a LOT. Overall, this school has a great theatre program. The teachers are helpful and push you to be a better performer. Not to mention, in-state tuition is a great bang for the buck. Not to be glanced over if looking to study theatre.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to dorm, the dorms are ridiculously spacious and fancy. The single dorms, while more expensive, let you have your OWN ROOM...so if you get home from class and need to unwind without your roomies bothering you, you can shut yourself up in your room and do homework or watch hulu. Both the doubles and singles have 2 bathrooms per suite, with a kitchen (with a stove, fridge, microwave, basically everything you need), and a furnished living room-- commodities that are not included in most college dorms that I've experienced. The singles have 4 bedrooms, and the doubles have 3 bedrooms. In the singles you will have 3 roommates with one in each bedroom, and in the doubles you will have 5 roommates with 2 in each room. Just make sure that you like your roommates -- I had roommate trouble last year, it was not fun one bit!

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap, cheap, cheap especially compared to the UCs. Great school for in-staters. It's a decent commuter school, too -- just make sure to get there early for parking.

    Am enjoying being here

    Nice atmosphere, great weather, and REALLY close to Disneyland.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of your G.E.'s are going to be a joke. Your major classes will be the ones that are informative and interesting.

  • 03/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Cal State Fullerton's campus is quite small, making it great for students who fear getting lost or not making it to their classes on time. I've had schedules with 10 minute gaps between each class and I've managed to make it to all of them on time. This school is perfect for Business majors. We have a brand new Business building, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, and a wide variety of business courses. We also have an outstanding Dance and Theater program, which our school is nationally known for.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're thinking of attending Cal State Fullerton, I do recommend it. I see it as more of a commuting school, meaning I don't see a lot of students hanging around campus when classes aren't in session; I see it as more of a school where students come solely to take their classes and go home. We do have a wide variety of clubs, from cultural to educational to recreational. We even have a roller dirby club, which I found very interesting. There are also many clubs supporting specific majors, such as the Society of Professional Journalists, etc. Unfortunately, our school does not have a football team, so if you're looking for that, maybe the school isn't really for you. Other than that, CSUF has a lot to offer and keep its students busy when they aren't studying or doing homework.

    Bang for the buck

    All Cal States at the point in time are raising tuition and CSUF is no different. I'm definitely getting a good education, but I don't entirely agree with the rise in tuition. This is not a reflect on the school itself, but the chain of Cal States in general. I do, however, believe that CSUF is worth the money that I'm paying.

    Am enjoying being here

    Cal State Fullerton is a good school for me personally because all the buildings and classrooms are easily accessible, and within a decent distance. The lot that I park in is close to campus, so when I want to go home I don't have to do a lot of walking just to leave. It offers many interesting clubs that show spirit and do what they can to recruit new members during our club rushes. The professors are nice and know what they're doing. My favorite part of CSUF is probably the diversity in students and teachers. There's a little bit of everything.

    Am learning a lot

    At CSUF, as far as instructors go, you get a fair share of full-out college professors, as well as Graduate Students. Both do their jobs well and most know the subject they're teaching inside and out. I'm definitely getting my money's worth. Most of the professors I've had so far have told the class that they want us to be successful and learn; my Humans Communications Professor last semester told us that she wants us to be able to think critically and that her goal was not to fail us or confuse us on exams, and that she would always meet us halfway but it was up to us to put in the other fifty percent. So far, my experience at CSUF has been an enjoyable one.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    CSUF has a very safe campus. Our campus has emergency telephones on every corner of campus. If you have to walk to your car late at night, you can even call the police station, which is literally right on campus, and ask for an escort to your car.

    Greek Life

    I highly recommend joining Greek Life at CSUF. It is pretty expensive, but definitely worth it. What you put in is what you'll get out. Being involved in Greek Life allows you to raise money for philanthropies and even work more hands on through volunteer experiences. In addition to this, you will meet so many fantastic people in greek life that will help you along your college experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs that CSUF has to offer, each with their own unique and compelling things to offer. There are so many great volunteer organizations that one can get involved in and give back. We also offer intramural sports for those who want to play sports for fun.

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy getting involved and being a student leader on campus, ASI is a great way to do that. ASI is similar to student government and is a great way to enhance your leadership skills and be connected to school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    CSUF is a very diverse school, and we pride ourselves on that. We have many multicultural festivities, including a recent Dias de Los Muertos parade on campus. There was also a day where an earthquake simulator was brought on campus and students were able to experience a 8.0 earthquake in order to gain awareness of these natural disasters. CSUF is always having strange and unusual things on campus, which makes every day entertaining and exciting.

    Bang for the buck

    I honestly thought that cal state schools were not as prestigious and didn't have as much to offer as UC's, but honestly, CSUF offers anything one can possibly think of and more. I recommend saving your money and coming to CSUF because you are going to get the same education and experience anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations one can be involved in. I, myself am in a sorority and think that it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've made so many true friendships that I know will last a lifetime, as cheezy as it sounds. If Greek Life is not for you, there are plenty of other ways to get involved. As for just hanging out, Down Town Fullerton has plenty of fun places to go. There are cute little coffee shops and vintage unique stores. There are also many bars for the older crowd.

    Food and Dining

    The students living in the dorms are offered the great opportunity of eating at the Gastronome on a food plan. The Gastronome is a delicious restaurant style buffet. Whenever I eat there, it is a treat. I must add that their fresh baked cookies are to die for. However, some of my friends complain about having to eat there every day. There are plenty of fun and delicious restaurants in the surrounding area, including Chipotle, Pieology, and The Habit-- all reasonably priced as well.

    Dorm Life

    Although I do not live in the dorms, I am there practically every day because of friends. Everyone living there is so friendly and nice. There is access to TV, pool tables, free printing, and internet. The dorms, themselves are high quality and really give one a sense of community.

    Academic Rigor

    The GE classes I am currently enrolled in are not particularly difficult, though I still have to study a few hours each night in order to maintain good grades. From friends, I hear that some of the upper division courses are more rigorous and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend doing your research before enrolling in classes. Check your Titan Degree Audit and see your counselor for both your GE Requirements and for your major. This will ease the process and save you the headaches that come along with enrollment.

  • 08/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school has a great baseball team, and would be great for business majors as well as those who want to become teachers. There is a large variety of people who go to this school, so anyone would fit in at this school. If you are outgoing, try to live in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ratemyprofessors.com is a great website to go to before registering. This gives you a feeling about how the teachers are and which classes you should take. In my experience, it has been very accurate. Also, if you are entering as a Freshman, you take your school ID picture the day of orientation, and you also register for classes that day. It would be a good idea to choose the earliest orientation day you can so that you won't have to worry about classes being filled.

    Bang for the buck

    CSUF is fairly cheap compared to other schools. The state budget crisis for the 2009-2010 school year has however made the cost rise. Although it has been hectic registering for classes as well as paying for classes this year, I still feel like the education at this school is worth the money. Some people go to community colleges before a university, but I personally think that holds students back and it usually takes them 5 years to graduate. Going to CSUF straight out of high school is definitely worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is mainly a commuter school, so meeting people is sometimes hard. I too drove to school everyday; but, if I had the option, I would love to live on campus or in one of the surrounding apartments. It's a great way to meet new people and get the college life most people want. The school is great and has an amazing gym, bowling alley, pool room, and pub. Overall, the environment is great.

    Am learning a lot

    Cal State Fullerton is a great Business school. It has taught me so much and the teachers there are great. Most of the professors love their jobs and are always available and willing to help their students. In my opinion, this school has the best Business program out of any of the Cal State schools. Their dual accreditation in Business and Finance makes it a great choice and a great learning experience.

  • 11/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    At CSUF, I really don't see a type of student that this school wouldn't be great for. CSUF is quite diverse and has a huge variety of activities to do on campus for any type of person. It really is a school that is great for everyone! The only type of person I can say shouldn't come to this school, is a commuter who doesn't like traffic at all. Depending on where you're driving from, traffic can take quite a while.

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip for any student looking at any college is to relax. Being a college student I know how stressful college searching can be, especially when making your decision. If you are attending CSUF as a first time freshman (not sure about transfer students), you need to know that going into registration and orientation is going to be very stressful and scary. Registering will be a nightmare because you aren't really allowed to talk to your friends or family about creating your schedule, since you compile it there. While registering you need to not panic and relax. Systems may go down, people may not be helpful, and you may not get a class that you wanted at a certain time. Yet being a first time freshman, you have an advantage. You have so many choices (except for your English and Math class) to create your schedule out of. If one class doesn't work out, then try getting a different one. Have a list of classes you could take with a lot of potential classes in case you don't get a couple of classes! The last tip I have would be get there early for parking! Parking can be a bit of a nightmare, especially the first few weeks of the semester. I would say get to school at least a half an hour early, depending on what time you start class at, to search for parking, either in a structure or in a flat lot.

    Bang for the buck

    How much bang you get for your buck is really up to you. Cal State Fullerton is relatively cheap compared to other schools but it's not free. If you want to graduate as soon as possible and pay the least amount of money possible, you need to make sure you pass all of your classes. Don't waste your time and think all I need to do is pass this class. If you have that attitude, you're going to end up failing a class and eventually paying more! But assuming you pass all of your classes and what you're paying for, CSUF really does give you a lot of benefits you can use (such as using the Health Center whenever) that is included in your fees.

    Am enjoying being here

    Cal State Fullerton always has something to do, even if you aren't living on campus. It has virtually any kind of club you can think of and join. It also has many nice places you can hang out in, do homework, or wait around for your next class at.

    Am learning a lot

    Cal State Fullerton is actually a great learning environment. So far, all of my professors have been more than happy to help me with anything, from calculating my grade to helping me understand the material. The professors are also nearly always available during their office hours and encourage that you attend them if you need help. It may seem scary to go ask your professor for help, but they are amazing and more than helpful, not condescending at all. Additionally, even though you don't realize it, you are learning so much in one semester without feeling rushed at all.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent atmosphere. Even having night classes, I have always felt safe. There are also poles everywhere where you could contact the police if needed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you love nature or flowers, this school has an amazing arboretum. Men, if your hormones are out of whack like every other college student and want to take a girl somewhere in between classes..hint hint.

    Bang for the buck

    Some people think if you pay more you will be provided a better education. Perhaps that is true, but all I know is that Fullerton has provided me with enough resources to learn, grow, and expand my knowledge everyday.

    What to do for fun

    Again this is a personal opinion. There are so many clubs, events, groups, etc.. that everyone is open to all the fun they want. There are free movie nights, underwear runs, concerts, etc... Many people, and I hope yo do as well, choose classes that fit your personality and are fun to take as well. What I do for fun is hang out with my roommates. We study together and keep each other focused, but also reward our hard work and play hard.

    Food and Dining

    I have been going to Fullerton for three years and have only ate on camps once! There are many places to eat off of camps that are very close. There are also lots of good places to eat on camps I always want to go to but haven't made my way to yet such as Panda express located in the food court! There are also plenty of grocery stores located around that sell the typical Ramen in all flavors.

    Dorm Life

    Personally I have lived in apartments walking distance from school my three years of being here. I have experienced everything you can imagine from living with two other roommates (male and female) to living with five other roommates (all female). Everyone semester has been a fun adventure in its own way. As for the dorms, I have seen them and have been inside of them. They are beautifully constructed buildings. There are always students walking around and it seems like they all enjoy themselves. There is also the Gastronome where all the students from the dorms can eat together. The only negative thing i have heard is that they are more costly than the apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    This completely differs for each student based on many different factors the individual is working with such as if they are going to work, doing athletics, etc... From my experience personally, I have had very reasonable expectations put upon me. I feel the staff knows that there is more going on in our lives than just school, however I feel they believe in us and help push us to work hard so we will feel accomplished when receiving our degrees.

    Tips for prospective students

    ratemyprofessors.com This applies to any college. Even though everyone's views of teachers are different, this website has always been for the most part accurate for myself. I'd have to stay I have made my own schedule every semester with loving, fun teachers who care about education and the future of their students. This provides for a great learning atmosphere that will enhance your college experience to its fullest.

    In three sentences

    The beauty about Cal State Fullerton is its diversity. No matter what you are going through in life, no matter what your outlook on college is, no matter how easy or hard things are for you, I guarantee you will have others around you who feel the same. At Fullerton we are a family; all working together as one unit but each individually contributing in our own way.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Cal State Fullerton is such a diverse campus that it is great for all types of students. I know they have a great sports program as well as a winning dance team so anybody interested in that should definitely apply to CSUF.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, just remember to focus on your schoolwork as well as maintaining a well-rounded resume. CSUF does not just look for GPA, but community service as well as involvement in your school.

    Bang for the buck

    CSUF's tuition is so worth it compared to other CSU campus'. Your financial aid will cover all the costs, including books, unless you plan on living on campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    Clubs and organizations are always promoting events around campus, so you will always have a function to attend. There's usually free food at these events as well. I also love the fact that CSUF is nearby everything. For example, downtown Fullerton, the mall, Target, and the beach!

    Am learning a lot

    I have only been in school for almost two months now, but I can definitely say that Cal State Fullerton has great faculty and staff that encourage their students to learn and engage inside the classroom. They are also pleased when you come into their office hours, even if it doesn't have to do with school work!

  • 02/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that want to be involved because they have to commute from home. I still commute and this is my third year into college and I do not mind because I am still at school all the time for recreation.

    Tips for prospective students

    I know it is hard to know exactly what you what to major in and do with your career, but it is hard to keep changing your major once in college. It is costly and time consuming so try to figure out what you want to do in high school and explore different options then. Also, I was told many times that it is best to take only 12 units or so when you first become a college freshman because it could be too overwhelming. I got behind in my units after my first year in college so taking just one more class will not be too overwhelming. Get good grades from the beginning because trying to raise your GPA after not so good grades is difficult.

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately California State University schools tuition's are on the rise ever semester. This means it is best to not slack off and stay on track to graduate as soon as you can. College is super important and should not be put on the back burner because of money. Like I said it is the best to make the best out of your college experiences and college education so use all the free resources you can. There is a free health center for students and even a beautiful recreation center to work out in so use what you can.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is extremely hard for a commuter to come to school then leave once classes are over and actually enjoy being here. My best advice would be to get involved! I joined a sorority during my first year of college and it was the best decision I ever made. Feeling like you are apart of something and making new friends is a great feeling. There are a ton of groups and clubs on campus that can involve anyone with many different interests. Make the most out of college and you will not regret it.

    Am learning a lot

    Students at any university usually have more drive than students attending junior colleges because mostly everyone comes to four-year colleges to succeed in life someway or another. I learn as much as I want to with as much effort I put into the class. There are many resources on campus to help students succeed in their classes, like peer tutors or the Writing Center. It really helps to take advantage of the professors' office hours or study groups.

  • 07/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    My main point is to get involved and meet new people. School can also become a lot easier if you ask for help from professors.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition may be increasing, but this school is not bad. I heard it has the lowest tuition compared to other Cal States, and a better education system.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many ways to get involved. I joined a club with my friend and it revolved around sporting and social events. Getting involved really helps with meeting new people, especially if you commute.

    Am learning a lot

    If you have any questions, it is best to go to the professor's office hours for help. I recommend to pay attention in class and if you are not on campus, do not be afraid to email the teacher for help.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 231

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    Tips for prospective students

    LEARN how to study because you're going to need it when you get into college.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other cal states, CSUF is the cheapest. They offer a lot of scholarships and the financial aid office takes good care of the ones that need it.

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus is so fun to be at. There's never a day where the campus is quite and boring because there's always music playing or clubs trying to recruit you. Besides having a lot of clubs to join, they have classes that are super fun. For example, I took Tai Chi and Volleyball and these classes were very interesting. There was never a day that I would want to miss the class.

    Am learning a lot

    I thought coming in to college, I would be prepared for all my classes but I thought wrong. Teachers here taught me more in a semester than what my high school teachers taught me in a year. The professors here take the time to make sure you understand the concept & help you out with anything you need.

  • 09/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 231

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love to study and have personal preferences of the setting you would like to study in, this is the best campus to attend to. They provide many different settings for students, so that students can find the perfect spot for studying. They also provide hundreds of computers, enough for every student, so that they can do their research or just go on facebook. This school is also great for students that are trying to be more involved and make more friends. CSUF makes it very easy to join clubs and get involved. There are hundreds of chances to make a difference and meet new people along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Carefully choose your classes, and make sure you look in to it. Try not to take classes that you will not enjoy, because then it will be hard to focus in class. Also, look into clubs and organizations. There are hundreds of different types of clubs and organizations available for students. Getting involved makes college more enjoyable and unforgettable. CSUF makes is very easy to stay on track and prepared each year. Always make sure to do your research and take advantage of all the great sources this campus provides.

    Bang for the buck

    California State University initially started out much cheaper, however with the budget cuts, the tuition has been gradually rising. CSUF is getting expensive as the years go by. The dorms have also greatly increased. However, CSUF tries their best to try to keep their costs as cheap as possible. Even though it is getting pricey, if students take advantage of the free resources provided for them, then students can make the money worth it. It is great because there is a health center on campus, and students can get check ups, pap smears, x-rays, chiropractor, etc. for practically free. Antibiotics usually do not run more then five dollars. The health center has all the same resources as a clinic. It is very helpful to keep each student healthy.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have been living in the dormitories on campus since my first year of college. I greatly enjoy attending and living at CSUF. I was able to make friends right away because CSUF hosts many programs and activities in order to give students the chance to meet one another and make new friends. The environment is very beautiful, with landscape and even an arboretum on campus. There is always a nice place to study and relax, rather it is the library, cafe, classroom, dorm room, or even the arboretum. Depending on ones personal preference, CSUF accommodates. CSUF has many different resources for students, in order to keep students on track and confident. They even have free counseling sessions in order to allow students to express their concerns. Attending CSUF has built my confidence and motivation. I am always looking forward to the new school year, and can not wait to begin my new classes.

    Am learning a lot

    When I started to attend California State University Fullerton, I did not realize that I would learn so much about myself and my capabilities. It is my third year now, and I have not only learned new material academically, but also how to be independent, manage money, communication, and social skills. I became more confident with my identity and I clearly see who I want to be in the future. My classes are interesting, and because I am active in my classes, I gain a lot more then just knowledge. I strengthened my studying skills, and time management.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    excellent! you will always feel safe at csuf because they have their own police unit! apart from the csuf police patrolling, there are various emergency blue phone polls all over campus. you can request a safety escort from there or any campus telephone too.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are all sorts of clubs and activities year-round. students can attend meetings and orientations to familiarize themselves with clubs. activities are always fun to attend! everyone is so friendly and clubs are a great opportunity to gain leadership experience and in general to be a part of something.

    Great for these types of students

    all types of students who want to have a fulfilling college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    school is expensive, but csuf is really fair.

    What to do for fun

    there is so much to do. at school you can play various games, like bowling, you can go to the student recreation center for some exercise, you can go to the arboretum, you can attend one of the movie events, or you can listen to bands. there is so much to do! plus, disneyland and knott's are not so far away. downtown fullerton is always popular. going to l.a. is fun too and even on long weekends you can plan a trip to san diego.

    Food and Dining

    food is delicious! prices vary and they are student budget friendly. there are healthy alternatives too! there are so many places to eat at including the titan student union which has a beautiful courtyard. you'll never get bored! you'll find that you will learn of a new favorite place to eat and relax all the time!

    Dorm Life

    i do not live in the dorms, but i have visited them and they are amazing! the technology is great! also, they have various resources, like study rooms, available exclusively to students that dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    expectations at csuf are set high. it's not strictly about the grades, it's also about the growth of cultural knowledge, experience, and understanding. it's not that difficult of a school either, so don't stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would recommend students to really take into consideration everything that csuf has to offer. the school has an abundance of resources ranging from academics to social life. you cannot afford not to attend csuf because the school is really helpful and is always giving back to its students in one way or another. i would recommend to participate in class, lose fear of public speaking. go to office hours and ask questions. make friends in class to form study groups.

    In three sentences

    csuf is an amazing place to experience an academic and social life. the school truly cares about its students and the students care about one another. it's a community that not only expands your education, but broadens your mind.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 231

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    What to do for fun

    downtown fullerton is an amazing location to hang out either in the daytime or nighttime. getting involved in clubs is also really fun once you find out what interests you!

    Food and Dining

    there are awesome food options all over campus! panda express, round table, fresh kitchen, togo's, and more are located in the titan student union. additionally, however, there are food trucks that come to campus every day to serve more options. lastly, the school is surrounded by awesome off-campus dining like the habit, wich wich, and cantina lounge. downtown fullerton is also about five minutes away with countless delicious restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    i didn't live in the dorms, but knew friends that did. they have recently added several new dorm buildings and a cafeteria called the gastronome, which is amazing. the ras also do a fantastic job of integrating activities in the building to bring people together.

    Academic Rigor

    overall, it depends on the student, but i found that there are challenging classes all over every department. yes, there are certainly awesome classes that you can take for fun, but to gain a degree you have to work hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved! although it can be considered somewhat a commuter university, there are a lot of amazing clubs, resources, and people on campus to discover!

    In three sentences

    fullerton is a great campus with great resources once you figure out what you want to do and where you want to go in life. the faculty on this campus is fantastic, and the area is beautiful. overall, it's a great university and only getting better.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 231

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    Dorm Life

    if you are an incoming freshman, i highly suggest you live on campus for the best college experience. if you wana find a roommate that works well with you instead of letting it be random, you should check out roomsurf . com thats how i met my roommate and we've been best friends for the past 3 years :)

    In three sentences

    if you are an incoming freshman, i highly suggest you live on campus for the best college experience. if you wana find a roommate that works well with you instead of letting it be random, you should check out roomsurf . com thats how i met my roommate and we've been best friends for the past 3 years :)

  • 10/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I think just about any student could find success here, as long as they are willing to put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely think that being a proactive student is essential to gain the best education here. The teachers are willing to help, but you have to ask. I have found that I've done better here when I go and see teachers during their office hours, since class sizes are sometimes large and opportunity to ask questions may be limited. It is mostly a commuter school, so getting involved in the campus culture might be a bit more difficult, but is still possible. Also, take advantage of some of the great resources provided on campus. We're paying for them, so might as well use them!

    Bang for the buck

    CSUF is reasonably priced, but tuition has been raised over the past couple years. The only problem I have with that is they don't tell you until after you've registered, so it was kind of a surprise when I went to pay. That being said, when compared to other schools, Fullerton is reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have enjoyed the atmosphere at CSUF so far. Because most of the students on campus commute, it does not provide ample opportunity to get to know a lot of people. Getting actively involved in clubs and campus life is necessary in order to gain that kind of experience here. Since I am more on the shy side, it has been difficult for me to get involved and meet new people, so I kind of just go for class and then leave, but for someone who is more outgoing, I assume it would be easier.

    Am learning a lot

    Becoming an active participant in your education is critical here. I have been fortunate to have had mostly great teachers my first year and a half here, and so their passion and dedication to the subject matter is inspiring and helpful. Even so, asking questions in class, taking advantage of the different resources the teacher provides students (including office hours, blackboard, etc), and participating in projects and discussions will make your educational experience that much better (and probably your grade, as well). So far, I have learned a lot, and most of my teachers have been great in the way that they are not just going through the motions, they have actually wanted their pupils to gain valuable knowledge.

  • 01/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 231

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    Great for these types of students

    A good majority of the student percentage here commutes to school; so if you looking to stay at home for a few years or if you live close by, this is definitely a school to look into.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think hard about what you want in a school, and definitely take a campus tour before you make your decision. Try to make a first hand experience, because after that tour, you will know what school feels right or wrong, and picture yourself walking through campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the stress of getting courses in the community colleges around me, this school guaranteed that I would get the classes that I signed up for (and that all of my money is going to!), successfully too. I managed to get every course that I desired, in minimal time. So when it comes to getting classes and graduating on time, the Cal State system is the dream.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is located in beautiful, sunny Southern California. Growing up only an hour away, a good portion of my life was already located down here, so it was not hard for this to be in the running for my top college choice. The campus is spacious and amazing, historic and futuristic at the same time. Living on campus, I am allowed the opportunity to experience of campus exploration that some students never get to have. As well, it is right in the center of this college-oriented town.

    Am learning a lot

    One of the greatest aspects of the California State University system is their determination and drive to allow you, as the student, to broaden your educational horizons as much as possible. They wish for every student to succeed in their own terms, as well as experiencing everything outside of their own worlds. The General Education system grants students the opportunity to learn new things in very diverse educational topics, depending on what the student desires to dive into. As a first year student, this really encourages the learner to delve into new experiences and eventually narrow down what they wish to do in life. Overall, California State University, Fullerton excels at exactly what it is supposed to: student learning, progress, and success.

  • 04/22/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Something I learned at welcome day is to be flexible in order to have the classes you need

    Bang for the buck

    Prices have gone up, but compared to other CSUs I say the costs are decent.

    Will enjoy being here

    I fell in love with the school. This is the only campus I truly liked and can picture myself at.

    Will learn a lot

    I love to learn and I cannot wait to attend.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    23 of 231

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    Great for these types of students

    All, it is a really diverse school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure this is the school you want to go to not your parents or your friends or else you won't be happy and you will end up not putting in the effort to pass your classes.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is not in my budget but I am trying and hope That I can leave with the least amount of loans I would have to pay back.

    Will enjoy being here

    There is not much of a social aspect here but you get what you put in so if you want to have fun take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.

    Will learn a lot

    I have met numerous teachers here and they all have inspired me so much and given me the motivation to keep moving forward on the path that I am taking now.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business, Economics, Education (teaching), Acting, Music, Musical Theater, Dance, Kinesiology, Nursing, Engineering, ROTC, Communications (journalism, broadcasting, film).

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your financial aid information ASAP and make sure ALL documents are processed by the school on time. If not, CALL and make sure they get it done. I had this problem the summer before my freshman year. If you're ever worried that something won't get in/done on time, call the school or respective office.

    Bang for the buck

    Cal State Fullerton is very cheap compared to other schools both in and out of California. There are some pretty well known academic programs on campus, especially the Business and Economics, and Theater and Dance schools. So depending on the program you choose, you're getting a very good deal. HOWEVER, if you live on campus, its a different story. I live on campus and I pay between $7000 and $8000 dollars a year (not including tuition). Plus, that's the cheapest possible housing plan. It can be up to $11,000 if you choose to live in the singles suites, or the newest dorm rooms. On the plus side, they just added a food court and a food plan, so we don't have to fend for ourselves anymore.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love it here! The students and teachers inside my major, and even some outside, are awesome. Most of the people I've met are kind, and willing to help you, or work with you. I have made some pretty amazing friends, and met some pretty inspiring teachers. The campus isn't the prettiest campus ever, but its not too bad. The resources available on campus are pretty great, especially the Pollak Library (one of my favorite places on campus!).

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning more from my actual major courses than I am from my GE courses, but overall my GE courses have been challenging and the teachers have been willing to help me do more than just pass.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 231

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    Great for these types of students

    Like I said, its a commuter school so its designed for students who have to commute. This school is very relaxed compared to many other universities and most everyone I've met are very nice and very friendly. I'm going to be staying at this school until I have my Master's degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is nigh on impossible to find close to buildings between 9 AM and 3 PM. If you want a good parking spot, either show up before 9 AM or after 3 PM. However, you can always find parking on the outskirts of the campus by the football stadium and baseball field. CSUF is home to a lot of great activities but you need to be proactive in looking for them. Read the school paper and keep up on whats going on.

    Bang for the buck

    CSUF is one of the more affordable schools in the public university system. The EE department is ABET accredited and for roughly $3000 a semester (full time) you can complete your degree in a timely fashion. Of course, I transferred in from a community college so I ended up saving even more money.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is true that CSUF is a commuter school. There is good and bad about this. On the one hand, you have to reach out to fellow students to make friends, join clubs or be involved in campus activities. On the other hand, the diversity of CSUF's student body means you can get to know people from many different backgrounds and many different places of origin. Also, CSUF has a very active club which studies Historical European Martial Arts and finding this club has already made my entire experience at this school worth it so far.

    Am learning a lot

    I am studying electrical engineering at this school. The EE department may be small but it is made up of some pretty top-notch professors with extensive knowledge of their subjects. All the EE faculty have Ph.Ds in their field and their areas of specialty range from GPS to fiber optics to solar power to antennas. Also, they are all very nice people for the most part (just don't be late for class and don't slack).

  • 11/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is an individual will be just fine. You must know yourself, know what you can handle, and take it head on. However, within the first semester, you will learn to become an individual because that is just how it is. It isn't a bad thing because it is an essential part of life to be able to do things on your own, it's a part of growing up. CSUF is great for any student!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid! Relax! It is a bit overwhelming at first but once you get the hang of it, it is a blast! College is a lot of fun but you also have to be prepared. Everything depends on you as an individual, the professors aren't going to remind you about assignments or anything; they gave you the syllabus for a reason. Learn how to manage your time and start implementing self-discipline because it will save you! Homework is rare, it is mostly lecture and tests. But that comes with a price. You MUST study because if you fail the test, you are bound to fail the class since your grade is based almost entirely off of tests. But overall, it is a lot of fun! I don't dread going to school but actually love being there.

    Bang for the buck

    Money is an issue with anything now a days but it is worth the education that is received here. I love all of my classes, my professors and my friends. I think that the money is definitely worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love being here! I want to work here some day as a Biology 171 Lab TA so that I can be the one making the experience just as great for future students as it is for me. The environment is amazing because everyone is doing their own thing but at the same time everyone has fun and makes friends. The students and faculty are really nice and they truly want you to succeed in all that you do.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently a Biological Science major and I do not even know how to express how much I have learned! It is a lot of information but it is also a lot of fun. I learn a lot in all of my other classes but the work load isn't unbearable if you are good at managing your time. It can seem like it is a lot of work, but once you step back and take a breath, you will realize that it really isn't that much. You will most likely learn to teach yourself as well since you study majority of the time but it's still fun to learn.

  • 11/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't care about just being another student ID, don't mind regular tuition increases, and are ok not being able to get into classes because it's so impacted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out all of your other options first.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition keeps rising while the quality of the education declines.

    Am enjoying being here

    Parts of the campus are modern. But for the most part it's ugly and rundown. They have a rec center with a gym that looks modern and up to date but most of the equipment is broken. The classrooms are old and cramped. Everything seems to have a fine layer of grime over it.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm learning some. But for the most part, my classes are repeats of what I got at my junior college, and poor repeats at that.

  • 12/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're a hard worker and have goals, then this is the school for you. There are so many clubs, organizations, and resources available to you. Buckle up and have fun! :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're on top of your studies and meet deadlines on time. This isn't high school. There is no such thing as late assignments here and if you miss one there isn't really any extra credit to save you. Just do all your work and you'll be fine, but otherwise you're risking your grade.

    Bang for the buck

    With all the extra facilities CSUF really is worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I don't think there has been a teacher that I've been completely against and most of the students here are really great and easy to talk to.

    Am learning a lot

    This college has so many courses to offer. I'm the artsy type so for me have options where I can complete my GE requirements with art, music, and dance classes is a big plus.

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This school is really cheap but because of the Budgets cuts the school is getting priced but is an opportunity to enroll in this school.

    Am enjoying being here

    At Cal State Fullerton because is one of the best schools of all the cal states. I met new people in this school, and experienced new obstacles. Also professors and other staff members are there to help you on anything.

    Am learning a lot

    From friends and professors. They school had helped how to use the computers on the library, how to get involve in activities.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Overall it's a commuter campus, so it's best for students that like to keep to themselves and aren't looking for a fun, enjoyable, typical college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to school about an hour early; this gives you a sufficient amount of time to find a parking spot (if you can't find any, park in the G lot--it's far away but you will most likely find a spot if you're desperate for one). Meet and talk to as many people in your classes as possible; this is a good idea, especially if you need to miss class one day, you can ask for any assignments that you missed.

    Bang for the buck

    I can't complain about a whole lot. Parking permits are $220 a semester, and trying to find a parking spot anywhere between 8:30-12:45 is a nightmare, good luck! I did get most of the classes that I wanted for the spring semester, except they are all at undesirable times. I can't wait to get priority registration; getting all of my classes will be a breeze! :)

    Am enjoying being here

    CSUF is definitely a major commuter campus. The new dorms only house freshmen and the apartments hold a mixture of freshmen-seniors. There is only room for a little over 2,000 students to live on campus, so it's hard to make friends and find out about social events to attend because students mainly attend class and go straight home afterwards. I'm definitely not getting the college experience because I'm not living on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm currently a first year taking GEs. I took most of these classes in high school so I didn't really learn a whole lot of new information; they were basically the same courses with a few new things incorporated into it. First-time freshmen get priority registration for their first semester so getting classes that you want/need wasn't too difficult.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business Students!

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Cal State Fullerton is great for all kinds of students. It is very well known for their business department and it is great for students who like being involved in student government. There are all kinds of things to do at Cal State Fullerton it is just up to the student to get up and find something they enjoy doing on campus. No matter what major you are or if you are undecided there are programs for those that already know what major they want to be and to those that are undecided there is a program that will help you discover what you like. The career center helps out with that.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are aiming to attend Cal State Fullerton and know you won't be getting financial help then start saving now. Tuition is most likely going to keep rising. At the same time don't let it hold you back from wanting to attend. There are also scholarship one can apply for. Another tip is that when being college, more time is necessary for studying. That means sacrificing more of your free time to study. Less going out and less fun. It's worth it though when you see the grades you get at the end of the semester. Come in with a responsible mentality and start networking. Get involved and meet new people.

    Bang for the buck

    When I was a freshman yes it was bang for the buck tuition was about $1,500 pers semester and it was great, but now with budget cuts I am struggling to pay for my education. Now tuition is about $3,000 pers semester. Education should not be ridiculously expensive in any institution. Yes the professors are great and the university has alot to offer but the fact that tuiton keeps rising is an issue. It's stressful for those that don't get financial aid. Compared to other cal states though it is one of the least expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Cal State Fullerton has a great environment. There are alot of clubs an organizations that a student can get involved in, I though haven't found the right club for me yet. I got in involved in the Social Justice Committee but didn't feel like I was enjoying being there to the fullest even though I did like what they were trying to accomplish. I am looking to get involved in health club/ nursing club soon since I want to get into the nursing program. They have clubs that relate to any field of study which I think is also great. The weather is great if you like warm summers and winters that are not extremely cold. It is a large campus but not large enough where it takes more than fifteen minutes to get to each class.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the professors I've had at Cal State Fullerton are awesome. They are passionate about what they teach and are there to help you when you need help. Especially during office hours. Most students don't take advantage of office hours and the truth is that they truly help. I love the fact that I have learned so much about different topics and have helped me find out who I am as a person. Courses make you think critically and make you think beyond.

  • 01/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The beaches are close so are Knotts Berry Farm and Disneyland.

    Food and Dining

    There are some food options on campus but there are many different choices located off campus.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school with faculty that is supportive. This school has a great program for education. I would recommend this school to anyone in the area looking for a credential in teaching.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have escort stations around campus if you do not feel safe walking alone.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about greek life, some of the girls I know in sororities love it, though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety of clubs, I recommend CRU, Destino, and Epic if you're Christian :D

    Bang for the buck

    Be sure you have a job before you enter college, it will help you greatly.

    What to do for fun

    Go to: Disneyland, Huntington Beach, Knotts, Brea Mall, eat out, ETC. We're in the city, so you won't be bored at all! Check out the college of the arts, they have performances at Claye's Performing Arts Center that do not disappoint.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall, The Gastronome, is not as great as it seems. On move-in day, they have good food, after that, not so great! Bring food from home as much as possible, weekends at the Gnome are really bad. Everything else on campus is good though, they have Panda Express, Togo's, Round Table Pizza, Green Burrito, Carl's Jr, Juice it Up, Starbucks, etc.

    Dorm Life

    If you choose to live in a residence hall, be sure to check your financial aid! You might think you could afford to pay but turns out you can't. Other than that, it's awesome, the people are chill here, and you inform yourself more on campus events if you dorm. Highly recommend you dorm your freshman year!

    Academic Rigor

    It varies on the professor. Some of the professors are very supportive, which makes learning better. If you have doubts, go to office hours, it helps greatly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep a copy of every document sent!! If you mail something make it certified, they tend to lose a LOT of documents and by proving you sent them in it will save your LIFE! Trust me on this!

    In three sentences

    I can say this school proved me wrong in every aspect, I love being here. The environment is relaxed, lots to do on campus during the week, in between classes check out the different events ASI has. Dorm life here is great, you meet lots of great people here, and move-in week is a lot of fun.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the university is a very safe place, and have yet to witness any serious acts of violence taken place on campus. there are calling stations for security all over campus for any time of the day.

    Bang for the buck

    with every passing semester tuition becomes more and more expensive. in addition, many of the things outside the classroom such as tutoring services and events like campus concerts have been cut back due to budget cuts. i rate csuf's bang for the buck as average as i am aware these types of problems will be frequent regardless of which college a student wishes to attend.

    What to do for fun

    campus committees plan 2-3 events on campus per month that range from singing competitions on stage to barbecues at the plaza. beyond that, there is a brand new gym on the far end of campus accompanied with various sport fields. there is also a spot near the center of campus that has an arcade, big screen televisions, and tables to shoot pool.

    Food and Dining

    there are just under a dozen dining spots on campus, and near any fast food chain you can think of is within walking distance outside of campus. the downside is that that is as high as the quality of food gets. meals are about $5 for a small something and $13 on the high end, so prepare to shell out the cash if outside dining becomes a daily exercise.

    Dorm Life

    i have yet to experience dorm life here, and many lack the experience as well, since cal state university fullerton is well-known to being a commuter school. however, from those that have spent some dorm time on campus, i have heard that life has been pleasant and relatively easy-going. most of the comforts of home are reasonably available or within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    classes have a broad range in difficulty, but nearly all the professors are kind, understanding, and above all else, willing to help. occasionally the textbooks seem somewhat unrelated to the information students are evaluated upon, but most of the time the answers are in the book. studying is essential for all classes, and students should adjust their schedules accordingly so that they have the time to be prepared and well informed.

    Tips for prospective students

    register for classes early. classes, especially the lower division units necessary to advance, fill fast. while on break, check via your student portal for when your assigned registration starts so you can plan ahead and nab the classes you need.

    In three sentences

    cal state university fullerton is a large commuter school that features an exceptionally successful business program. the school has just about any kind of facility available to students, often free of charge, for studying, recreational activities, etc. overall csuf is a great university to attend.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    the tuition and fees are very affordable! below 5k a year.

    What to do for fun

    the tsu is a place where students can get together with other students to study, catch up, or to just hang out! there are activities such as bowling and billiards. the tsu also gives discounts to places such as disneyland, magic mountain, and on movie tickets. there is also the student recreation center where one can go for a swim, work out, or have fun.

    Food and Dining

    there's different variety of food and dining. there is an indoor food court, a salad area outside, express shops, and there is even a starbucks inside one of the academic halls! there is also a carls' jr.

    Academic Rigor

    the professors do a great job and they are willing to help out in any way they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    getting good grades is very important for any student who wants to apply to a four-year university. if your sat scores are average, you will still have a chance at being admitted!

    In three sentences

    i am enjoying my time at csu fullerton, i would recommend those to apply who live near the campus. the professors not only do an excellent job at their job, but they are also willing to help their students in any way they can. as i got to know my way around the school i started feeling comfortable and i eventually met new people.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the underground is a fun place to play games and watch tv.

    Food and Dining

    food is decent but can get very boring very fast.

    Dorm Life

    i have not lived in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    classes can be tough but if you work hard, you'll definitely see some results!

    Tips for prospective students

    always demand help because they won't help you.

    In three sentences

    the administration is unhelpful for general education and admissions. however, both business and art advisers are very helpful, but you need to ask them for advice. campus is very nice and clean.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel safe to walk around at night. cops are roaming around the school nearly every 5 minutes and they have those emergency poles if you are in danger. you can also ask a cop to walk you to your car/or a safe area if you still feel scared.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a ton of clubs on campus. there's salsa club, archery, christian club, and more. there's nearly a club for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    just enjoy your time at the college, make great friends, and join in clubs and activities while working on your academics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there's a broken statue of david on the campus. many say that if you rub a piece of it right before a test/exam, you'll get good luck. i have yet to try it.

    What to do for fun

    there's the rec. center which can keep a person entertained for a while. they also have movie nights almost every thursday and they have concerts, along with karaoke and open mic down at the tsu.

    Food and Dining

    they set up a new cafeteria on the campus called the gastronome. it's incredible; it's like a buffet. i enjoy the food that they have, and if you want something, you can request it on their napkin talk. they also have a little store next to it called late night; if it's late and the gastronome is closed, you can get food here either with money or points.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is fun. i am currently living in a dorm and it's very helpful. you are able to get to your classes easier and you can make great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are easy, others are challenging. i am still learning from the classes and enjoying them.

    Tips for prospective students

    it's a great place to attend, and they have nearly everything for everyone.

    In three sentences

    the school is incredible with amazing facilities and professors. they have everything to help the students pass their classes and to understand the material in a very safe environment.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    any student. rtvf and pr were amazing!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i love the jamba juice on campus!

    What to do for fun

    the gym is great and so are the sports related classes.

    Academic Rigor

    the courses and teachers are challenging, but i found that everyone of them offered a way to improve your studies or work.

    Tips for prospective students

    get to know your teachers. study hard and enjoy everthing the campus has to offer.

    In three sentences

    the school has wonderful facilities and excellent professors. i had many great experiences gaining my undergraduate degree from csuf. i would highly recommend this school to others.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they are excellent at giving out their numbers at orientation in case anything pops up, which it doesn't happen. there are plenty of lights so campus is always lit. it is an excellent environment and not a scary one! hope you come to csuf!

    Greek Life

    there are plenty of sororities and fraternities to pick from on campus, just find the one that fits you!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many different clubs on campus, there is even greek life on campus, not to mention many activities the school puts on for you.

    Great for these types of students

    any students that have a disability this is the right school for you, because they really know how to accommodate all different types of special needs. there is even a club on campus for disabled students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is an odd tradition on campus where you rub the broken statue of king david's head and it will bring you good luck before you take your exams.

    Bang for the buck

    what you put into your college experience is what you will get out of it.

    What to do for fun

    there is: bowling allies, pool tables, a gym, a pool all on campus!

    Food and Dining

    home cooking can never be compared to dining out food.

    Dorm Life

    best times of your life!!!

    Academic Rigor

    it is a hard college, but really worth the effort you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    check to see if the environment at cal state fullerton is the right environment for you.

    In three sentences

    it is one of the best colleges i have attended, because the teachers at csuf (california state university fullerton) really care about their students. i attended three other colleges prior to entering csuf, but the teachers at the other colleges didn't care about me succeeding in graduating; i was just another number to them. at csuf, i have teachers that are caring and understanding to my disability, dyslexia, especially the teachers in the liberal studies department.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus police is on call 24/7. we also have these emergency poles that you can push if you feel scared for any reason at all. i feel totally safe on my campus!

    Greek Life

    in my opinion the best thing about the school, i am in a sorority and it was the best decision i ever made. we have 6 wonderfrul sororities and 7 amazing fraternities

    Clubs and Activities

    we have so many clubs it is crazy! there is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    people who want to meet new people and for those who are commuters that want to get involved on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have an annual undie run after the spring semester, only in california! we also have the titan underground that has a pub, bowling allies, pool table and game rooms.

    Bang for the buck

    you get the style of a university but not for 60,000+ a year. there is a lot of things such as the rec center and the titan student union that is free to students and that is always a lot of fun.

    What to do for fun

    we are lucky to be only about 5 minutes away from disneyland and downtown fullerton. you can always find something to do whether on campus or off.

    Food and Dining

    we have so many different types of food on campus and also no tax is charged for students

    Dorm Life

    we just got new dorms and have got a new meal plans for those who want the normal dorm life. we also have like mini apartment style dorms who want to live with certain people.

    Academic Rigor

    it has some of the best teachers you will ever have the pleasure of having and also some of the toughest graders with plus minus grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    register for the finish in four program, priority registration is a must at fullerton. join a club or greek life, get involved on campus, make the school your home.

    In three sentences

    a wonderful environement to learn in. the ability to interact with all sorts of different people. being able to find something that fits what you want to do with your life easily.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    you will always feel safe in this campus !! there are police everywhere and nothing can go wrong.

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of activities to do. for example, maybe join a club or go just hang out with friends this school has a lot of resources that students can attach to

    Food and Dining

    the food is okay. they can give better though but it is always healthy and have some great choices to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    i currently live in the dorms and it is the best experience yet ! the faculty is great and i have no problems with my roommates. there are also new dorms that are the best quality there is.

    Academic Rigor

    it is high demanding, but once again if you try your best you will succeed. it it always best to have your highest academic standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not procrastinate. always be on top of your study skills. in the end, your grades are the determination in your stance at school. most importantly, be responsible.

    In three sentences

    california state university fullerton has the best resource on can find. there are many sites that help students in reading, math and other different skills. the faculty is always there to help you.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    you have to go through pledging, i don't really like it, but you could give it a shot

    Clubs and Activities

    a lot of club

    Great for these types of students

    any types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not really

    Tips for prospective students

    go to the adviser before you choose your class.

    In three sentences

    i like it, the environment is good. the class length is not too long, and people are nice.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    cool clubs and fun people to be around. school is big on sports so watching games is a great way to kill time. lots of things to do, you just gotta look.

    Food and Dining

    great selection of food on campus, feels like i'm at the mall's food court. the dining hall for those that live on campus is a great deal! all you can eat, buffet style for only 7 dollars, what a steal! plenty of great food options a mere block away if none of the places on campus satisfy your tastes.

    Dorm Life

    no experience.

    Academic Rigor

    grading is one of the toughest in the cal state system, but most of the classes are worth the work. teachers are just like any others at different schools, some are lazy, but some will try their best to help you learn and succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused and open minded. there are a few bumps along the way at this school, but you can overcome it. it's a good school if you're able to navigate and read up on how things are run. be prepared for challenges, but also be prepared for success.

    In three sentences

    this is a good, commuter school. people are very friendly and all understanding that you may or may not live in the area. grading can be strict, but if you can find good teachers, the experience is great.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    we have a fabulous greek life on campus with 13 sororities and fraternities.

    What to do for fun

    being in southern california there is plenty to do! we are a short car ride away from the beach, have an on campus bowling alley, pub, and student union. we are also very close to disneyland!

    Food and Dining

    the dining hall has great food and they switch it up everyday. there is also a small market next to the dinning hall and many on campus food places like carls jr, panda express, ect.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is just starting here at fullerton and as it continues it will only get better!

    Academic Rigor

    if you are dedicated to your studies you will be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    be willing to get involved or else you wont enjoy your time here. there are many housing options including beautiful new dorms for freshman and apartments for all class levels.

    In three sentences

    it is a fabulous school with beautiful new housing. it is a very laid back campus with a lot of commuters. it is very easy to get involved.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    the food here is so-so but i haven't tried all the food places yet.

    Academic Rigor

    there's a lot of ge requirements but having ap credits help a lot. also, some ge classes are quite enjoyable. but, for any class, you just have to study, study, study.

    In three sentences

    cal state fullerton has been a good experience so far. all the teachers i've had were nice and a majority of them teach quite well.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus. I believe they provide great service when needed, I saw the campus safety handle a situation in the TSU accordingly. They were able to give the student medical attention quick, and handle the situation.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is week, they are not really popular. I experienced Greek Week and it was disappointing. I mainly pay attention to classes than Fraternities or Sororities.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition was raised to 3k per semester. I do not see why we need to pay more when there are less teachers and more students crammed in the classes. They should budget wages of the staff members to compensate for the deficits of the school. This way more student would be able to afford going to school here.

    What to do for fun

    The college provides various events on campus. You have a bowling alley in the TSU. Bands are able to perform on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I wish there was a McDonald's or a Subway on campus. But other than that, the food and dinning is good. They have a good variety for students.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but there are dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers expect you to be responsible for your assignments. Your effort shows in the work you turn in. The work you do here helps you prepare for your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have ambition for your career. This school is a great stepping stone towards a Graduate school. Keep in touch with your teachers if you need help with the class assignments.

    In three sentences

    Has a great program for Psych majors. My experience with the teachers is great. Student here are well rounded.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a huge issue here. There is 24/7 police presence, emergency poles that if you press the emergency button, a board tells campus police exactly where you are and they rush to your aid. The police also respond if you have a health emergency. The campus feels very safe but they do have signs posted warning that some people will steal your things if you leave them unattended so don't. I have never had an issue with safety but I also follow safety procedures such as never walking to my car alone at night. You can also call for an escort when ever you feel uncomfortable.

    Great for these types of students

    There is such an assortment of students here that anyone can come here and find a place. You have to be a self motivated type to succeed and not be afraid to ask for help.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In between the Humanities building and University Hall is a quaint little place called the Java Hut. It is a privately owned coffee hut with the most amazing fresh coffee on campus. If you bring your own cup, the owner will let you have a refill for only 75 cents. They also offer peanut butter cookies with a Reese's Piece in the center. You have to try it for yourself.

    What to do for fun

    CSUF has a state of the art gym. Membership is included in your student fees. Yes, included with your fees. It is two story and has a heated pool. The most popular exercise machines and weights await you. Under the food court is a bowling alley and billiards room which sells pizza and beer. It is a very popular spot. Some people actually go there and attempt to study. The campus offers some amazing plays and hosts artistic viewings on a regular basis. They even offer a great discount on tickets to an Angel game.

    Food and Dining

    The dining area is actually too small for the number of students and faculty at the campus. Lines are usually long when I walk through in the afternoon and coffee in the morning is also quite a wait. There are restaurant food trucks that have set locations in the afternoons. They offer a variety of food not found in the food court. Carl's Jr. is the only fast food company on campus. They offer a nice outdoor patio area that is wifi accessible for their patrons. There is one building that offers a coffee shop that also serves as a deli. Their sandwiches and soup are amazing. If you have enough time between classes, there are several eateries in walking distance of the off campus dorms. Panera Bread is my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    I actually live at home. I am married with a family. I was so busy having and raising children, I never had the time to attend college when I was younger. I have seen the dorms and they are very nice. I also know from class mates who live in the dorms that the majority of the students are really here to learn and prepare for their future. Of course if you look in the right places, you can always find a party.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor can be intense. It is important to keep up with the syllabus and read ahead if possible. An example of the academic rigor for me is this, I have an interdisciplinary paper to write, a 10-20 page essay on the interpretation of art, an observation to do with children doing art, two exams, and a lesson plan while on Spring break. This is not uncommon at university level. Stay caught up, do the readings, and review every day. You will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    The standards overall are high because CSUF has a reputation of graduating students who are high achievers. In order to do your best, find a group on campus that can give you the academic and emotional support. There are so many to choose from. The Multicultural Center is a great one. It is a safe haven for every nationality and gender on campus. Another great thing to do is to create or join a study group from your discipline. Taking classes as a group will provide you with extra notes, a study group, exam help, and even some friends to hang out with when you are blessed with free time. Ask questions, and go to the writing center to have your papers edited. It really helps when you are tired and sleepy from study. A fresh look at your work will catch errors that you, under the circumstances, might not.

    In three sentences

    I am fully convinced that if you have the opportunity to attend CSUF, you will have the opportunity to take on the challenge of a rigorous academic standard. The dining has so many options that one could eat at a different place for two or three weeks. The school encourages students to take down time from studying and enjoy life; they provide some entertainment but also encourage students to see a play or walk through a museum form time to time.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have an on-campus police station with officers. Also, there are large blue poles set up for emergencies. They are also used for those that just want to be escorted to their car at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 50 clubs on campus that are perfect for anyone who wants to get involved and meet new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When one of the art professors discovered that a broken statue of David was going to be thrown out after an earthquake he made sure that we got a hold of it. On the ECS lawn you will find pieces of David displayed just as it fell to remind us of nature's power. Tradition says that those who wish for a good grade on a test can rub his butt cheek for luck.

    What to do for fun

    CSUF has a plethora of events going on-whether through societies or colleges, there is always something happening. You can bowl underground or check out the graphic design office. You can get involved and volunteer with ASI or honor societies. There are also sporting events and plays/musicals to attend with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The TSU has a great variety of food. However, there are food places around campus and off campus that are easily accessible.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, classes are generally manageable. However, your grade depends on how much work you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming freshman should apply for Freshman Programs, which includes a one semester class helps transition from high school to college life. The teachers and mentors also give you tips and answer any questions you may have. Also, apply for the honors program or finish in 4. Both programs give you priority registration for classes each semester.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a nice, open campus situated in Fullerton. It is close to the freeway and to restaurants downtown. When not studying, there are many opportunities to get involved and hang out with friends.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing and if you have the chance and can afford to go greek.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life is amazing and not what you see on tv its real sisterhood and brotherhood, over all amazing people on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus, commuting is hard and you'll get more out of the college life if you live on campus.

    In three sentences

    Most welcoming school, great business program. Great student body, but still a commuter school. Academically an amazing school, love going here.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Eat! And of course shop at the mall, go bowling in the TSU, head out to the beach or Disneyland. Everything is really close.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of great places to eat on and around campus. The downtown Fullerton and Brea areas are filled with cool places. There are lots of healthy places on or near campus, too.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes seem like they'll be easy, but turn out to be difficult, and vice-versa. It's easy at any school to be distracted and lose focus, but if you keep working hard and manage your time well it won't be too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that CSUF was rated one of the toughest grade-givers in the United States. You'll know you're getting the GPA you deserve, which I find really encouraging. I know my work will always, if not usually, be awarded the grade it deserves. Don't come for an easy A, come for a good education.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton has so far been a rewarding experience. I have yet to endure a difficult or unsuitable professor. Socially, it can be difficult to meet new people since it's a commuter school but everyone is really nice, so that helps!

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cal State Fullerton is highly patroled by police officers that have a station on campus. Also, every mile there is a blue pole with a button that pages the police when you are in trouble and they will be their in less than a minute. Also, campus police is able to patrol a mile outside of campus so if you are ever in trouble and call 911, they will be there. I have been here for four years and never once came across a problem.

    Greek Life

    Cal State Fullerton also has a great greak life that is still growing. We have several different sororities and fraternities surrounding campus that all have their own houses. This offers a great opportunity for students to get involved and meet new people while also serving their community. Each sorority and fraternity is part of a community service project called a philanthropy, so you can choose the one that fits you best. The Greek life also offers many different options to get involved and hold leadership positions. Also, all sororities and fraternities come together once a year to hold an annual Greek Week where they work to raise money for the school's philanthropy, Camp Titan. Every year these organizations have raise over $20,000 to send underpriviledged children in the area to big bear for a week to experience camp.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs offered on campus for every interest possible. We have the engineering club, snowboarding club, hiking club, soccer club, teaching clubs, computer science, business, Associated Students, and so much more. Each of these clubs has their own set of activities but they all come together twice a year to run a club fair that give other students the opportunity to join.

    Bang for the buck

    With student fees continually rising I must say I am so happy I chose Cal State Fullerton to receive my bachelors degree. They offered me everything I needed to get started with my career at an affordable price. I got such a great education that most Universities have to pay tripple for. If this school has the program you need for your career, I highly reccommend attending.

    What to do for fun

    Cal State Fullerton does a great job at offering students many things to do for their low budget. We have an underground bowling alley, arcade, television, video games, air hockey, pool tables, and a pizza pub. Our Associated Students Inc. also puts on free movie thursdays, kareoke days, and they bring a band to campus every week. Also, we have other events such as sports, tailgates, and homecoming week. There is always so much to participate in that I didn't even have time to get to it all. Also, once a year we hold a spring concert where they bring a popular band over and offer students a free show.

    Food and Dining

    Cal State Fullerton offers a wide choice of food and dining options. We have the buffet style at the dorm dining hall, starbucks, carls junior, chinese, italian, pizza, Togos, Juice it up, Cafes, and easy to go options when you are in a rush to get to class. After being there all four years I did begin to grow tired but I know they have plans to upgrade the dining.

    Dorm Life

    I actually did not live in the dorms beccause our new dorm complex opened up my senior year but I have been inside and it is amazing. I wish it would have been there when I was a freshman. I've heard great reviews about the new dorm and dining hall but we also have apartment style dorms which offer kitchens, living rooms, and multiple bedrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have met some of the most outstanding professors at Cal State Fullerton that made class challenging but very exciting to learn. They taught me many skills and life lessons that I can carry on through my career. I also had professors that were very caring and always willing to go out of their way to make sure you got the grade you deserved, even in times of trouble.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say make the best out of your college experience by living on campus and getting involved in any way you can. CSUF does a great job at trying to get students involved and make them feel like they are at home.

    In three sentences

    I would rate this school a nine because it has so much to offer. It is still continuing to grow which is outstanding but I couldn't have been happier with my college choice. I have been here for four years and plan on coming back to get a credential and masters degree.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get a disneyland pass if you are going to live on campus it is definitely worth it. Also getting involved on campus is always a good idea.

    Food and Dining

    The gastronome (dining hall) is in the middle of all the dorms. The food is pretty good because their are a lot of options. I love it as long as you give yourself variety you'll love it too.

    Dorm Life

    The Residence halls are good for making friends but it is hard to stay focused and on track. The apartment style dorms are nice because you have your own kitchen and a lot more privacy but it is not as easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my classes have been difficult. Since many professors have PH-D's they expect a lot from all their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only take 12 units your first semester, because it takes time to get adjusted to way the classes are run. If you live on campus make sure to bring your car!

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a commuter school. CSUF offers many classes so you always get the schedule you want. CSUF is fun if you make it fun.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is brea mall nearby or join clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food at the TSU

    Dorm Life

    Hopefully get good roommates because I had a bad experience`

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitive and difficult classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs and organizations

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a pretty nice school with diverse students. The business school here is very famous and competitive. Great school but a commuter school so kids come to class and leave.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall, I feel safe on this campus. We have campus police that patrols the campus. I can walk around at 3 o'clock in the morning and still feel safe.

    Greek Life

    There is a Greek life here on campus, but it is not what you see on television. Its more tamed than what you see on television

    Clubs and Activities

    Because this is a commuter school, the clubs and the sororities and fraternities somewhat contribute to school spirit. Other clubs like culture clubs hardly contribute school spirit, but joining one of these does improve the quality of your college experience being that you make a lot of friends through them. Be involved, its better than coming to class and just leaving.

    Great for these types of students

    People who love the beach or kids who are into that hipster or indie scene. Cal State Fullerton is known for the college of business and for their performing arts program. The college of science and math are not good however.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a broken Statue of David that broke into pieces during an Earthquake. The quake left Davids butt exposed. Because of this, a tradition developed that if you rub his butt, you will have good luck for your next exam.

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of the student health center and the student rec center. I spend so much time in the student rec center. Of all the things on campus, I am grateful for these two facilities. You're paying for them anyways, so why not?

    What to do for fun

    There are mainly lots of places to eat around campus. And there are many parties on frat row. Frat row is where are the fraternity houses are located.

    Food and Dining

    We recently got a new cafeteria that caters to the general student body and the students that live in the dorms. A lot of students seem to like it. There is also a food court that is decent.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, however, I live off campus and it is really a fun experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the intensity of the course will be different. Science and math being more rigorous. There are some general course that are harder than others, but overall, the general courses are easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    You hear it a lot, but get good grades. There are going to be times when you feel like the courses you take are pointless, and some of them are. Unfortunately, success is often times measured by grade point average and if you are thinking about moving onto higher education or trying to get into a program I.E the nursing program, then this is a very important aspect.

    In three sentences

    This university is a commuter school. It is currently undergoing projects in creating opportunities to increase more college life on campus by producing more facilities for students. The overall mood and setting of the campus is very calm and laid back.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get your classes early because thye fill up fast. Also take classes early in the day because parking is impossible after 10am. Make sure to stay focused in class.

    In three sentences

    It is an excellent school with an excellent staff but it is way over crowded and too expensive for what little they offer and help out with.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely a good bang for your buck, I am amazed how far my dollars are stretched to provide the wonderful educational value I receive as well the recreation center that provides a place to workout, clubs, free services, wonderful, I am on campus so often I feel I live there permanently.

    What to do for fun

    There is so many activities to do for fun I almost don't which one to do first. On any given day of the week, there is fun happening on campus whether it is the bowling alley, video games or fun events put on by ASI.

    Food and Dining

    The food is extraordinary, I love eating at the school because not only I know the food is made right in front of my eyes, I know that I can a good meal in between my busy schedule. They have plenty of space for eating alone as well as with your friends.

    Dorm Life

    It is a wonderful experience because you the positive aspect of being near your classes, within walking distance and the comfort of living with your friends as well as making new friendships that will last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    I quite enjoy the classes offered, they are quite challenging without being difficult, they interesting, informative and teachers are very friendly and will help students along the way. I always look forward to attending class because the subjects taught are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend students to make use of the various services offered throughout the campus, such as the career center to help you along the way with your career decision and to make sure you stay on track with your goals.

    In three sentences

    Is a great school that provides a variety of programs, activities, sports and classes. Not only does the school emphasize good grades and working hard but it also provides a lot of fun opportunities to de-stress during our current busy schedules.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pat the Fallen David's bottom for good luck during finals.

    Bang for the buck

    When those promotions go on at the Titan Walk, don't pass them up!

    What to do for fun

    The Titan Student Union (TSU) is a well rounded activity center. Upstairs is the cafeteria, downstairs has the following: bowling, Billiards, Xbox for rental, a pub, and lounge area.s

    Food and Dining

    Although CSUF has a few main stream fast food restaurants such as Panda Express, Juice it Up, Togo's, etc... the prices aren't that great. A filling meal will cost around 7-8 bucks. So I recommend bringing a lunch instead of purchasing from the TSU.

    Academic Rigor

    As an art student the academic rigor truly depends on the efforts of each individual. But the push from professors is a bit soft for my liking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to take each class seriously and follow up with your academic adviser early on.

    In three sentences

    CSUF provides excellent academic advising whether it may be for GE or your chosen major.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Good for business and any of the arts programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your classes at least a 2-3 weeks before you register and register on time. Especially for freshman, the classes fill up fast and they don't always create a new class even if there are a lot of people who need the class, so be on top of your game.

    In three sentences

    A good education for a bargain price. Good teachers. Active community.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nothing really goes on on campus as it is a commuter school. School gets crazy packed around 1 and 2 and is mostly empty in other times.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing at all if you are stuck on campus without a car. With a car, there's a mall, a theater, restaurants and etc available for you.

    Food and Dining

    Before Gastronome (a school cafeteria near the dorms) was built, the food choice on campus was just horrible especially when I didn't bring any food and didn't have a car (I currently get rides from my parents and am saving up money to buy a car). But with a car, you get a lot more variety. Drive out a minute or two and there is a plaza with bunch of fast-food chains and restaurants. Most of these restaurants try to offer competitive pricing, so don't expect the top quality dining. However, they are good enough. Now back to gastronome, they offer freshly cooked burger, grilled cheese and etc, and offers buffet style salad bar and dessert section. it's pretty good, but after a while the food choices get tiring.

    Dorm Life

    I commute so I don't know, but my friends seem to be satisfied.

    Academic Rigor

    Not at all difficult if you're from academically competitive high schools and took AP/IB courses. I'm going onto my third year and so far studying the lecture notes alone was good enough to get an A in most of my classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not very rigorous academically. Use the excess time to get involved.

    In three sentences

    Not so inviting at first and it is very possible for you to spend your years without speaking to anyone. Make sure to be a little brave and talk to people. Connect!

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station on campus so students are able to feel safe. There are also emergency buttons that directs it to a campus police officer to come to your location and assist you.

    Greek Life

    For those interested in the Greek Life, there are numerous social fraternities and sororities that work towards improving the self of a person and participating in community service and volunteer work.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities that is bound to interest any student. It's up to the student to get engaged in the clubs because there are plenty to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    CSUF is well-known for their business programs, so for those interested in business-related careers should definitely consider this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A popular tradition on campus is before taking an exam, to gain luck, students are found to rub the butt of a broken statue of David.

    Bang for the buck

    The only complaint with prices at CSUF is the same with other colleges because the tuition of going to school keeps increasing, although students are unable to have a say in it.

    What to do for fun

    On the CSUF campus, I enjoyed most of my time at the Titan Student Union Underground where pool tables, a bowling area, air hockey, gaming center, and table tennis are available for the student's use.

    Food and Dining

    CSUF offers choices of Togo's, Carl's Jr., Round Table Pizza, Panda Express, Starbucks and more. A popular request I hear amongst students is an addition of Mexican food, such as Taco Bell.

    Dorm Life

    They had renovated the dorms a year ago, so there is more space availability for those that seek on-campus living. They attempt to have students engage in activities with their neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses that I took were challenging for myself, making me think critically and learn new concepts. Tests were a good practice to see if we understood the lectures well enough to solve similar problems and situations.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip that I would share is to get involved on campus and interact with your peers within classes. Another tip would be to plan your courses accordingly to your major and your checklist for graduation.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a wonderful university that offers a diversity of possible career paths. Many of the courses had professors that were knowledgeable of their subject although improvements in English accents would allow students to further grasp the teachings. Being a major commuter campus, CSUF tries hard to encourage students to partake in extracurricular activities in enhance their college experience with their peers.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is important. The school has blue polls that directly connect you to the police in case you need help they are all over the school. A police department is situated right on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities on campus. You can find the one that suits you best. The club I usually am part of is the Titan Tusk Force. One can make friends while helping with activities. This club is similar to what in high school is known as ASB. TTF is in charge of various activities that go on in school such as tailgates and sports events.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are an active student, the school offers gym access. It is a good place to work out and attend classes such as salsa classes or even yoga. If you enjoy nature, the Fullerton Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit. Located next to the dorms, one can go and enjoy nature.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie runs are typical after finals. Students all gather after finals and run around campus in their undies to celebrate the end of an academic semester

    Bang for the buck

    Things can get expensive especially for us college students. I think food is the main thing that gets expensive. If living on campus, making your own meals is better. Getting rented textbooks is a way of saving money. You can find new books you can rent.

    What to do for fun

    Campus is situated near many stores. One can always head over to Brea mall for some shopping. Downtown Fullerton is one of the famous fun things to do (night life usually 21+).

    Food and Dining

    The food can be better in my perspective. Food places vary from Carls Jr to Togo's and Panda Express. A food center recently opened for all students. Students can enjoy a buffet-style food center.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus but I have friends who have. They say it is a great way to be more involved in school. Since this is a commuter school, those who live in the dorms have more chances of being more involved. New dorms opened in 2011-2012 term.

    Academic Rigor

    Prepares students through offering challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set up a study schedule. Always keep up with your assignments. Stay on top of things. If you need help, go to tutoring or Professor's office hours. Enjoy colleg.

    In three sentences

    Friendly environment for students. Staff is ready to help when you need it. A commuter school, but one can always find ways to get involved.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is very safe! We have a campus police that reaches about 1 mile radius outside of our campus. There are blue poles spread across campus that students can press and have a community service officer meet with you and walk you to anywhere you need to be, at any hour of the day.

    Greek Life

    Not as great as it should be, but it is very fun! You get out what you put in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of different organizations to join and stay involved on campus,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a broken statue of David by Michelangelo spread across a grass hill on our campus. We purchased it from another campus and due to an earthquake, the statue broke and landed in various spots and the school decided to keep it the way it was.

    Bang for the buck

    A little too over priced for the service they offer. Seems like they raise tuition so often and it doesn't show where they are sending our money.

    What to do for fun

    Join a Greek organization. I joined a sorority and it helped me network with other students and do extracurricular activities on the side as community service.

    Food and Dining

    While I lived on this campus, there weren't many options to chose from. Now, they have a meal plan set for the dorm residents and other students who wish to pay for the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Loved living in the dorms my first year of college. You met so many people and you can have the choice of having your own room.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors should push the students a bit harder to accomplish their goals and to let their students know they care that they are making their way to graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read all assigned book readings and do all homework assignments before the due date do give the professor time to proof read before submitting the hard copy.

    In three sentences

    One of the least diverse college campuses. Most GE professors don't know the subject or don't care to teach it well. Nice, clean campus

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If I get free time between classes I would either go to the library to go on the computers, or I would go to the TSU underground area to relax. If I have free time and feel like working out, I sometimes go to the rec. center.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food places on/ near campus to eat from. Many of these places are well-known restaurants (i.e. Carl's Jr. and Round Table Pizza).

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the CSUF dorms, so it does not apply. However, new dorms were opened recently and even more dorms will be opening in the upcoming year sometime.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others, but overall the workload for a full-time student can be a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your major before enrolling in a 4-year university. Its ok to try out different/ new/ interesting classes, but knowing where you want to go in life is a great thing to start out with.

    In three sentences

    CSUF has a very large campus and a wide variety of students and faculty. The tuition has been increasing every semester for the passed few years. Has many hang out places on campus besides the educational buildings.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always sports games on campus and at near by campuses to attend. We are also centrally located between the mountains and the beach, so you can actually go from surfing to snowboarding all in one day. We also have a downtown to our city, were everyone over gathers on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    We don't have much dining on campus, but all around campus are plenty of places to grab a bite. They are all in walking distance and include some unknown, non-fast food places, and serve some of the best food near by. If you like coffee, there are plenty on and off campus!

    Dorm Life

    We have just expanded our dorms, so everything is brand new! They look amazing inside and out. They are mostly freshman and sophomore, so i never dormed here, but i have friends who do dorm here and they say it is quite fun during the week. They do admit it is almost silent on the weekends!

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes and professors are very tough. Even lower division is intense. Practice your writing skills, since almost every class requires writing. And don't forget to read, it is very important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books online from Amazon and re-sell them when your finished. Bring a frisbee, so when ever you have some down time with friends don't just go home, hang out! We are about 15-20 minutes away from the beach and mountains, plenty of get always for the weekend.

    In three sentences

    There are great instructors here. A very diverse campus serving Orange County with one of the largest Latino populations. Although a great place to meet new people from all walks of life, it is still a heavy commuter school, so after 3pm it feels almost empty.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs or sports to join.

    Food and Dining

    They have multiple spots to get food. Restaurants and fast food on and off campus as well as quick stop shops are available.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful and well kept. I personally do not like the general dot ing experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that CSUF is on the top 10 of hard-to-get-an-A schools in the US.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid of the campus, it os a pretty simple landscape. Also, be sure to check ratemyprofessor.com while registering for your class.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a really good school. The campus is very clean and beautiful. The school is very good for baseball players and business students.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Greek Life

    The greek life is awesome if you're into that. Lots of community events go on and school activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The arboritum is my favorite place to visit on campus. Its very serene and comfortable. If you're looking for a quite place to study with an awesome view that is the place to fo.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities always going on around campus. They celebrate all the various heritage months and the sorors/frats are always putting something on as well. And if you're more of the off campus type theres a pub across the street.

    Food and Dining

    There are awesome food restaurants on campus. The TSU is the perfect place to chill and relax and talk with your friends while you stop for a lunch break.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is very challenging but for someone who want to succeed they will help you to get there. A lot of my professors forced me to use my mind in ways that I hadn't before. They opened me up to a new me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Be apart of your school and the community it will make life there so much fun and worth wild.

    In three sentences

    This is a very friendly, open, and care-free environment type of school. The atmosphere is very welcoming and relaxing. Great place to start your future.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never heard of anything bad that has happened on campus. I've been there for five years.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved! The student clubs and organizations provide plenty of opportunities for you to advance your leadership skills, communication, and teamwork.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in being trained and certified for free by the IRS to volunteer and prepare tax returns for low-income individuals and families then join (VITA) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there are plenty of activities on campus to get involved with but if you are not interested in signing up for a program or organization then the TSU Underground is the best place to go. They have bowling lanes, billiards tables, and other things to keep the fun going.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of choices on campus to find what you like.

    Dorm Life

    I have no experience with the dorms. The three star rating I gave is more of a neutral standpoint than an average level rating.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors do not play games so don't expect them to sympathize with any excuses or faulty reasons for not fulfilling your academic responsibility in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    In the Dean's Office you'll find the best and most amazing program on campus: Student Leadership Institute. This program has helped me make exceptional changes in myself being able to learn theory in the workshops and apply what I learned to the leadership positions I've held in student organizations.

    In three sentences

    As a business major I have noticed nothing but consistent quality and continuous improvement in the business college and in the rest of the university. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in student organizations and student programs all throughout the campus. I have really been able to grow and develop the areas of myself that don't receive much attention with just a class schedule.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week its good luck to rub clockwise on Davids butt.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look in to the Freshman Program and Finish in 4. Its worth it!!

    In three sentences

    Other than the crowded campus CSUF is the place to be. They have so many Majors to choose from and so many programs geared to make you succeed. I am so excited to start in the fall.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to dance, hang out with friends, and visit Disneyland. Also, I enjoy supporting sport teams on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't had the food yet, but it looks good and there's many options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus yet, but I was able to visit the dorms and they are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not a student yet until the fall of 2012, but from what I've heard Cal State Fullerton's standards seems to be at a high level.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'll say prospective students should stay focus and not take their college opportunity for granted.

    In three sentences

    California State University Fullerton is a great school with many opportunities provided. The students share a lot of school spirit and I am proud to become a Titan. This university is also very diverse.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. They have their own police department. Not some second rate campus police... A REAL police department.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of these fools running around. North of campus would be the area where Fullerton's Greek Row would be located.

    Clubs and Activities

    Limited in their scope. The whole campus is rather dead.

    Great for these types of students

    Ones who are coming out of highschool the same way I did. Unwilling to write entrance essays, and not wanting to break the bank.

    Bang for the buck

    You will get what you pay for. Cheap tuition and cheap education.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of extracurricular activities. Problem is getting involved with people on campus. Snooty bunch of people.

    Food and Dining

    Limited range on campus, but there are plenty of options near to the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but they do have a brand new dormitory set up.

    Academic Rigor

    Very simple classes, although the rigor is present in your attempt to get into classes needed to graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go somewhere else. This place is no good.

    In three sentences

    Good commuter school, but it lacks any real personality. The place is a very cold shell of a university, and I do not recommend attending.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at Cal State Fullerton is exceptional. There are emergency towers at many spots on campus which allows for quick communication with campus security. There is an on campus police department and the police constantly patrol the school.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Cal State Fullerton is amazing. Since CSUF is a commuter school there aren't many opportunities for students to be social and greek life provides a great opportunity for students to expand their horizons, meet new people, and to have a better social life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs that students can join easily at CSUF. These clubs range from fencing to ethnic clubs and to everything in between. The clubs are a great way for students to meet new people that have common interests and to have fun while on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Cal State Fullerton is great for students that are interested in becoming social, becoming active with the school, and for students that want to create leadership skills. CSUF has many clubs that can allow students to become socially active. This school also provides opportunities for students to become involved with the school and to create leaderships skills, and this is because there are a lot of programs and clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A spot on campus that is cool is the Arboretum. The Arboretum is a spot on campus that is a secluded collections of trees and shrubs from different areas. It is a great place for quiet studying and to just hang out.

    Bang for the buck

    Cal State Fullerton is not that expensive compared to other schools, although tuition keeps rising. The fees students pay are reasonable because it includes paying for on campus health services, the new gym on campus, and campus safety.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun at Cal State Fullerton. Some of these include going to sport events, which are free for students, and joining a club. Fullerton provides many opportunities for students to join clubs, and there are many to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    Cal State Fullerton provides many dining options. There is a brand new cafeteria that includes a buffet, there are many restaurants on campus to choose from, and there are many off campus close to school as well.

    Dorm Life

    Cal State Fullerton has brand new dorms and a brand new cafeteria for students. The new dorms are beautiful and have that home feel. The new cafeteria has great food, although some of it may be unhealthy it all depends on what the student decides to eat. Dorm life is enjoyable although it is very expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Cal State Fullerton's classes can be difficult at times but to solve this problem, a student needs to spend some time studying and being dedicated to getting good grades. This school has a great business program, and prospective students interested in business should definitely check out Cal State Fullerton.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip for prospective students is to find out a good living situation, and this is because dorming can be costly, and living off campus can be expensive as well. Prospective students should do their research and find out a great, cheap place to live around Fullerton.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is a commuter school that is located in a great area. The weather is great out there, the professors are kind, and the classes are enjoyable while rigorous. Cal State Fullerton is a school that welcomes all different types of people and it provides great opportunities to everyone.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a campus safety alert visible from every square foot on campus, that alerts the fullerton police when activated. A very expensive and reassuring piece of technology.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for commuter students, friends all live nearby and meeting up outside of class is easy. Also good for people who love a big crowd, this campus is huge and filled to the brim with people.

    Bang for the buck

    In the two semesters I have attended they have raised the fees three times. I realize there is a budget crisis, but you are taking money from those who really don't have it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Titan Student Center! they have a round table pizza, bowling alley and pool. Grab a drink at the bar and watch live music too.

    Food and Dining

    They could use more variety in the school food court. It is almost impossible to leave campus to eat somewhere nearby due to parking.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are overly harsh graders, but you are paying for an education, not just for the printed paper called a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be persistant with getting school paper work filled out, if something is taking a long time or there is a mistake catch it right away. They may try to send you to different people to fix the problem creating a wild goose chase, but all I can encourage you to do is to keep at it.

    In three sentences

    It is a very large campus, and most people do not know where to direct you when it comes to paperwork, the website saying one thing, the office workers another. Parking is horrible, you better show up early if you want to get a spot because they sell more parking permits than they have spaces. Very good Art History program.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Around every corner there is a pole which you can push a button and on any given time you will have the campus police involved helping you feel safe once again. Campus safety is protecting the campus and students at all times.

    What to do for fun

    Signing up for the orientation team allows one to have fun while also helping others and getting involved with the community as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students: Ask Questions! Don't be afraid to ask, believe it or not there are people willing to help , or willing to direct you to someone who will. The transition might be a struggle, but you are not alone.

    In three sentences

    California State University is not only an outstanding campus, but also has staff members willing to help you around every corner. There are so many different ways to get involved with Cal State Fullerton, which also makes ones college experience even more meaningful.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, security everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Beta Alpha Psi focuses on getting you involved in professional events.

    Clubs and Activities

    Best business clubs are Accounting Society, Beta Alpha Psi, MBA Association, Hispanic Business Association.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Business Building will be my location in campus and it is an awesome building.

    Bang for the buck

    I have not been told if I'm getting financial aid or not. But, whether I get it or not, I believe Fullerton is a worth school to get a loan. I am trying to avoid it and that's why I'm applying to scholarships, but, regardless of how much I get, I definitely think Fullerton makes your money worth.

    What to do for fun

    Meet and socialize with people at Fullerton. Get together and get involve in activities you love. Explore new things. Fullerton offers various discounts to attend to theme parks, movies, camping, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of places to eat around Fullerton. You find all kinds of food and coffee places. Fullerton gets 5 stars on this section :) !!

    Dorm Life

    I have never dormed at Fullerton, but, I am considering this Fall 2012. Especially because I live a little far from the campus. But, I believe it will be worthed.

    Academic Rigor

    Fullerton is a very good school. It has proven to be one of the top schools. Fullerton has plenty of great programs students can get involve with. In which many companies sponsor and recruit from. I give 5 stars to Fullerton because this school prepares you and gets you ready for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely think about what you want to study and research what programs are good for you. Go to a counselor to help you decide on what you really want to do. Make sure to take advantage of all the great programs Fullerton offers and get involved in all sorts of events.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is known to be one of the top business schools in California. With great professors and plenty of programs to take advantage of I consider Fullerton #1 in my list. I know Fullerton will help me achieve my goals and take my life to the next level.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I have not started the year yet, so i cannot say.

    Food and Dining

    I have not had the chance to go to any of the restaurants near the school or experience and dining situations.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live, nor will I be living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not yet started any academic courses, so I cannot rate its rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Having no experience, I feel I am in no place able to give advice.

    In three sentences

    Judging by it's cover, California State University-Fullerton appears to be a wonderful school. The amount of programs offered suits me well. I look forward to the year ahead of me at CSU Fullerton.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Gastronome- has all the food you need

    Dorm Life

    Clean, simple, engaging, & friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Must be motivated to achieve the grade you want/need.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton has an amazing and well-known business school! The new business building is only a couple years old. The campus is in the heart of Orange County, and is very beautiful.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Games and clubs as well as rec center.

    Food and Dining

    Very delicious and healthy. Diversity of foods from different cultures.

    Dorm Life

    Very nice but way too expensive. Be aware of fees.

    Academic Rigor

    If one wants to suceed and have good grades then they will.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on task, always.

    In three sentences

    This school is a very fun and enviromental school to be in. All the buildings are close to eachother and it offers many classes that helps my major. Gives you the feel of being in college without the hassle of having to walk too much!

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Personally I go to their on-campus Carl's Jr. and the food and service is good, but you may have a bit of a wait or difficulty getting a table.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know myself since I don't dorm, but I have heard that it is definitely a party environment, and the best place to meet friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely academically challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take too many units, schedule your classes early.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton has a very good campus environment with dedicated teachers. The budget cuts are affecting class availability and tuition greatly though.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, will definitely help in making new friends!

    Food and Dining

    Brand new campus dining hall as well as many on-campus dining options such as Carl's Jr., Starbucks, Panda Express, Round Table pizza, and much more.

    Dorm Life

    Brand new dorms, VERY clean, and pretty spacious for a campus dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Some majors you might not graduate in 4 years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many AP classes as you can! They help reduce the number of classes you need to take! CSUF accepts the score of 3 on Ap's.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a very clean campus. It is also eco-friendly. Many on-campus clubs to jojn.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe when I'm on campus. They offer escort services for students who on campus late at night to their cars or dorm. If a student calls 911 from any campus phone, campus police will be the ones on their way to see the situation. Amazing resource!

    Greek Life

    I was never apart of the Greek community, but I have never heard any complaints other than it can be pretty pricey for students. However, I've heard they offer many resources and connections for different careers.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs on campus. Each offer something different to a students needs and wants. There was even a napping club on campus for daily naps. Also, many of these clubs are associations where they are apart of a national organization to prepare students for the working world.

    Great for these types of students

    CSUF is great for any types of students. There is great diversity on campus which is a plus for students wanting to relate to one another. The campus offers a variety of student groups that match their needs and wants.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the end of every semester, many students participate in the Undie Run to let out all of their stress from the semester. It is crazy and funny to see students run in their underwear around campus. Of course it is not profanity because they still wear shirts, but an unusual tradition that takes place every year, twice a year. Also, we have a broken statue of David that has never been replaced and now just a normal thing on campus. Also during finals week, the TSU offers 'All Night Study' where the student union is open 24 hours for 2 weeks straight and offer snacks and resources for their upcoming finals.

    Bang for the buck

    Even with the tuition increases, the activities that are offered at CSUF are definitely a bang for your buck. There is always something new happening every day to give students time to relax with all the studying. Also, the professors take pride in making sure you learn the material. They take time out of their schedules to meet your needs which is an extra plus for busy students. It is a good resource and definitely worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    In the student union (TSU) there is an arcade, huge flat screen TV, bowling alley and ping pong tables. Students will never get bored with this selection of fun things to do. Also, there are always activities such as movie nights and free bowling days to connect with other students and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are limited options at CSUF, but the food in the dining hall is amazing. It is even open to students who are not living in the dorms! It is buffet style and for every holiday it is a different cuisine. For example, for cinco de mayo, they offered Mexican style food. Even the food court in the student union offers a good selection of healthy choices and panda express.

    Dorm Life

    I never had the opportunity to dorm due to financial reasons, but I've seen the dorms and, Wow! They are wonderful and always have activities and ways to meet other students.

    Academic Rigor

    Articles have shown Cal State Fullerton to be one of the hardest grading Cal State campuses. Classes are hard, but it is not impossible to receive that 'A'. Hard work is going to be needed, but if you were accepted then it should not be impossible to keep up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Cal State Fullerton is known to be one of the hardest Cal States, but it is manageable. You will never find yourself alone and others will have the same concern as you. Get involved! Even working on campus is a great way to meet others outside your major and making new friends. It is a great campus. Just always make sure to ask questions, do not ever feel that your question is dumb. Administrators are always welcoming.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is considered to be a smaller Cal State campus with thousands of students. Great resources for students on a low budget such as discounts for outside recreational activities. Also, amazing advising offices, your answer will always get answered.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Even with the 9% tuition increase, I still think I'm getting my back for the buck at CSUF.

    What to do for fun

    During your break or extra hour in between class, I recommend the CSUF Recreational center. The 'Rec' Center offers various classes such as Yoga, Rock climbing, Salsa Dancing, etc. Try to squeeze a workout into your busy academic life!

    Food and Dining

    CSUF's food court offers various vendors such as Round Table Pizza, Panda Express, and To-Go's sandwiches. All the food is reasonably priced.

    Academic Rigor

    As a Human Services major, the academic rigor was not very difficult. My first two years at CSUF consisted of taking several general education courses. Classes were not difficult. I think a huge help to my academic success so far is the help that I receive from my amazing professors. Professors at CSUF make the effort in scheduling office hours to help you and guide you in unimaginable ways. If you ever need help with exams, homework, and anything in general, feel free to contact your professor outside of class. They will be a huge help to your academic success and will be great references for future resumes/recommendations.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have several tips for prospective students attending CSUF in the upcoming fall or spring. I suggest college Freshmen join the program Finish in Four before they attend school in Fall. By being part of this program, students are able to have priority in choosing classes and professors during registration. Another tip is to be active on campus! I know that many students at CSUF commute to school and back home. Instead, try joining several clubs on campus such as ASI, Circle K, Chinese Student Association, etc. CSUF will provide you with many opportunities during the upcoming school year!

    In three sentences

    Although CSUF tends to be a commuter school, the campus offers strong academic programs to current and upcoming students. The school is constantly hosting various programs on campus such as health fairs, job fairs, etc. CSUF does an outstanding job at providing students with an excellent education with a reasonable tuition. Go Titans!

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe the campus safety to be pretty good. I take at least one night class a semester and haven't felt unsafe walking a few blocks to my car between 9:30 and 10:00 at night.

    What to do for fun

    I am a commuter student so I don't participate in the campus activities much, but I know they show fairly recent movies at least once a week the Titan Student Union and that they have a bowling alley and other activities. They also have great finals week activities...to make those all-nighters more bareable.

    Food and Dining

    I do like their dining options, I am mainly in the business building which has a Starbucks and then a Carl's Jr. just a short walk away. There is also a Juice It Up! trailer within a reasonable distance of the business building.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, so I can tell you nothing about them.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is at a good level, the graduate courses (like they should be) are more difficult than the undergraduate courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your undergraduate degree is accounting, but is over 5 years old and you don't have your CPA be prepared to take all the required undergraduate accounting courses.

    In three sentences

    I am working on my masters in accounting and I think the alumni network is very helpful.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are many great food and dining opportunities on campus. There are a variety of options so everyone is satisfied. The meals are affordable.

    Dorm Life

    The school has a great dorm life on campus. The dorms are not too far away from the campus (approximately 5-10 minute walking distance). The dorm life is enjoyable, but at the same time is a perfect place to study.

    Academic Rigor

    California State University is a very academically rigorous school. A student needs to spend many hours a day studying and completing coursework. Academically, a student needs to earn their own grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be aware that classes may be difficult to get into; however, persistance is necessary to achieve your goals. Check out the student recreation center because it is new and improved with an outdoor pool and many up-to-date equipment. Stay focused and have fun learning.

    In three sentences

    California State University Fullerton is an excellent school for people acquiring degrees in many different majors. The school has a beautiful campus. I would highly recommend this school for students ready to work hard and enjoy the college life.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Join Greek life! It's not always about partying. It's about getting involved on campus, always having a study buddy, a support system, and life time friendships. It's a great way to get to know people on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Newport Beach & Huntington Beach are only 20/30 minutes away from campus. Downtown Fullerton is full of bars for those over 21.

    Food and Dining

    To be fair, I've lived here my whole life so I'm getting tired of the food. It's great food though. Downtown Fullerton has many fun restaurants. Lots of amazing mexican food and sushi around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class you have to work for your grade. Always study, talk to your professors, and find a study buddy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! It makes such a difference on campus. Join a fraternity or sorority. If greek isn't your thing, then join a couple of the many clubs they offer.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a great school with great professors and people.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    theres a huge library

    Clubs and Activities

    Theres many options and your bound to find one youd want to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Like the environment. Like semi big classes.

    What to do for fun

    Go bowling. Take a stroll down the lake. Go to a dance class at the gym.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great but more options would be nice. Not expensive. Great breakfasts.

    Dorm Life

    Brand new dorms. Great food. Parking isnt a problem.

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know your limit of how many units you can handle. Save your money. Study enough hours for your exams.

    In three sentences

    Great environment. Has much school spirit. It has a broad library.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's a police department right on the edge of campus, so if a student is in trouble, the campus police can get there in good time.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of different things to do on and off campus. The Titan Student Union shows movies once a week for free, and it's a cool way to hang out with new people, and to see fairly new movies for free. There are a lot of clubs and events that happen, and a good amount of concerts on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is really well prepared and good. There are a lot of options if you don't like a certain food, and the prices are good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming on campus is an awesome first year experience. Everything is really close by, and everyone is really friendly. It's very easy to make new friends and to connect with different people either living on your floor or in your building, or even from different buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    All professors are different, but from what I've seen the workloads from different classes aren't that bad. It's about two hours of homework a night, and maybe more depending on how many classes you're taking. It's very easy to fall behind, and it's somewhat difficult to catch up.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is not as scary as all of your high school teachers say it's going to be. Everyone's experience is different, but it's up to you to make it a good one. Making new friends can help you with the home sickness, and can also make your experience fantastic.

    In three sentences

    CSU Fullerton has a very friendly atmosphere, and the professors are amazing. They all care a lot about their students, and care about the subject they're teaching. There's always something going on on campus, and it's very easy to get involved!

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Securities are very strict with parking. Emergency phones are available throughout the school just in case of an emergency.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like bike riding, like quiet, and like the heat during summer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People of all kinds of cultures and mixtures attend there. It is always nice to see other kinds of cultures.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the recreation center; they have a pool. Membership is free.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few places to go eat inside. Vending machines are there too to eat while waiting for the next class or while on class break. Carl's J.R. is also available inside the school.

    Dorm Life

    Did not get a dorm due to the many applications that went in. Dorms got full.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very friendly and are always there to help. They have their own time and office where one can go for help if necessary.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always try to get help from the staff members and it can be helpful to make friends because they can know something one does not know. Take a self tour to know the college better.

    In three sentences

    California State University- Fullerton is a nice college because people are very friendly, the place is calm, and it is easy to get around. The college is a nice big school and has a big recreation center where students can go for free to go have fun or just relax. The school is nice and it is easy to get help from anyone around the campus.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Disneyland Hot Yoga Bike ride Beach Sing hike LOVE to READ

    Tips for prospective students

    * take a campus tour * meet with a counselor * ask a lot of questions

    In three sentences

    I have just graduated from Fullerton College and am now enrolled in CSUF - I have meet with my counselor, she was extremely helpful and made sure I had all the information I needed. I have picked all my classes paid my fees and received my online registration date.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Many things!

    Food and Dining

    They have a wide variety of foods on campus and close by the school are many fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms. I rent outside the school.

    Academic Rigor

    All you have to do is put in the time to study and it won't be hard. Do not take on to many classes you can not handle

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and do not miss any deadlines. Make sure you are up to date on your test for example ELM/EPT. Apply for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    It is an exciting new experience. The campus is big and the staff seem very excited to help. Incredible new adventure.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are several restaurants at the Titan Student Union. There is also the Gastronome and several other restaurants around the area.

    Dorm Life

    I commute, so I'm not exactly sure what the dorm life is like.

    Academic Rigor

    The science classes can be a GPA murder! Overall, academics aren't that bad.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy going to this school. There's quite a lot of things you can do on campus. Titan pride!

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own campus police force.

    Greek Life

    A lot of Greek Life happenings!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and organizations!

    Great for these types of students

    We have a very excellent nursing program which is set to improve even more. CSUF also has excellent business programs, performing arts, and engineering.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out the broken statue of David! We have this thing where you rub his right butt cheek three times and slap it for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Textbooks are generally cheaper at the student book store. Compared to other universities, our school has a very diverse set of programs and is cheaper than others.

    What to do for fun

    Go work out at the REC building or the Titan Underground for games and stuff. Make sure to check out the clubs on campus as that is the easiest way to make friends.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is pretty decent, have several convenience stores on campus, lots of coffee shops here and there, and is close to lots of food places.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't tried it, but we just got a brand new, state of the art (energy-wise) dorm building.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any school, there are tough professors, easy professors, and in-betweens. However, some professors are different on exams than what they appear to be in lectures, so make sure you prepare for everything no matter what.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check out the career center for any part-time jobs, internships, or any other potential career opportunities! You will regret it if you don't!

    In three sentences

    The campus is big, but not so big that you can't get to everything by walking. There are great professors, so-so professors, and bad professors. The food here is awesome and the school is close to everything!

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, not to big of a city and not to small either.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or a sorority or fraternity. There is also the underground which is a place you can go bowling, play pool, video games or just hang out and watch TV. The fitness center has a rock wall and a year round heated pool.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food opportunities on campus and all the dining facilities are excellent.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is new to CSUF and growing each year.

    Academic Rigor

    It is academically tough and there is no more handholding like in high school or junior colleges but the professors are fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can't go wrong with CSUF, spend some time on campus and talk to current students and meet with the counseling office. I'm sure you will like what you find.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a wonderful university with amazing professors that care about their students. CSUF is a large campus that has a feeling of home and is not overwhelming. There are many places available to assist in every way and opportunities for extra curricular abound.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling alley and arcade in the basement of the Titan Student Union. Also there is Karaoke in the pub located in the basement of the Titan Student Union every Monday from 12:00pm until 1:00pm.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dinning venues on campus are clean and inexpensive. I have not eaten at the cafeteria so I cannot rate it.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The school does well to insure the education of the students, but when there are budget cuts lab classes get negatively effected. Even with the negative effects on the labs ASI throws expensive spring concerts and other event the are not necessary for education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on top of the classes you need because the advisers will not always inform you that some classes are only offered in the fall or spring semesters not both.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many cultures, many academics, and majors.

    Bang for the buck

    I am very happy I am going to CSUF, it was my number 1 choice, and I just love it.

    What to do for fun

    Anything in that school is fun

    Food and Dining

    Great food and drinks, and great places.

    Dorm Life

    It is great!

    Academic Rigor

    Math, Biology.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, Study, Study.

    In three sentences

    Its such a great university, whether it be classes, information, or orientation.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is an amazing recreational center on campus with rock climbing, spin classes, kickboxing, basketball courts, indoor track, pool, and extra rooms for the gym and available fitness classes. If working out isn't your thing, there is another building with a bowling alley, arcade games, pool hall, and a pub! There are many resturants and fun shops downtown as well and they aren't far away from the campus at all!

    Food and Dining

    I have yet to eat at CSUF, but the food looks great from what I have seen on my campus tours. From brief campus walks, I have seen a Carls Jr., pub, and coffee shops. I can only imagine what there is on the inside if I really tried to look for food!

    Dorm Life

    I will not be experiencing the dorm life since I will be commuting to CSUF from San Clemente, but I will definitely get a feel for what it is like living in the dorms once I make new friends and visit their dorms! In the past, I have heard the dorms are beautiful with a great set up and fun people surrounding you with fun activities to participate in at all times!

    In three sentences

    I have been accepted to California State University of Fullerton and plan on attending this fall of 2012. I have heard wonderful things about this campus and have had a great experiences with guidance from the counselors at the school so far! I will be majoring in Kinesiology and am excited because I heard they have an outstanding Kinesiology program at CSUF!

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CSU Fullerton is one of the safest campuses in California. We have a police station on campus which holds actual Fullerton police officers, not just security guards. We have safety 9-1-1 blue poles all over the campus that connect directly to the police station. No matter where you are on campus there is always at least one within sight. There is a volunteer escort system if you have a night class and feel more comfortable being escorted to your car. It's an extremely safe campus at all times of day or night.

    Greek Life

    We have great Greek Life. The Greek organizations aren't like you see in movies and on TV with hazing and snooty guys and girls. Everyone is motivated by the cause of the organization and is extremely family oriented. It's a great way to be social and participate in fun activities and help others in the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have tons of clubs and activities! Like I said, our Greek life is excellent and there is a wide variety of different clubs on campus. Some are religious, ethic specific, some are just for fun hobbies, others are academic. You can find almost every kind of club here.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're interested in theater, we have incredible theater, music, and dance departments. Even if you just enjoy watching or listening to these kinds of shows there are two dance showcases a year and 6 theater shows, two musicals a year, an opera, and two music concerts. They're actually talented too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite place on campus is the arboretum and not a lot of students go there. It's next to the dorms and there are a lot of hidden spots to sit and read, or study, or just be away from the busy and hectic campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering the tuition fees and all that our school has to offer I think students get a lot for the money they pay. We have a state of the art gym with two pools that's less than ten years old. We have a great student union and a beautiful arboretum. There's always something to do that doesn't cost much, if anything at all. Some of the classroom buildings are on the older side, but most of them have been updated on the inside and have smartrooms. We have a new section to our library that has group study smartrooms and overlooks the campus.

    What to do for fun

    We have an amazing baseball and basketball team and we have a lot of school pride so going to games are always a blast! ASI hosts a lot of fun activities in the student union, including karaoke. We have a small bowling alley and a billiards section. We also have a video game room that a lot of people use. The Dorms host a lot of fun events for dorming students. We also have a small outdoor amphitheater where local bands, or student bands, will come and play in the afternoon and most of them are really good! There's always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    Our Titan Student Union has some of the best restaurants. We have Panda Express, Togo's, Round Table Pizza, Starbucks, Fresh Kitchen, and Juice it up. There's also the Gastronome, our dorm cafeteria, which is open to all students and is buffet style.

    Dorm Life

    There are brand new dorms and a brand new cafeteria. They look really high-end and modern, but are very reasonable. Since they're the traditional dorm style there's a great social atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what major you're in. Some majors, such as business, are incredibly difficult, and others are more what you would expect at a four year university. I've always felt challenged and have seen a definite growth in my academic abilities and critical thinking skills. The professors I've had, have always been excellent and care about their students and courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in a club or student association your freshman year. You'll have more time to be an officer and develop relationships with other club members. Not only is it self-rewarding in that sense, but you gain a lot of life experience that you can discuss in interviews and the experience looks excellent on resumes.

    In three sentences

    I've loved being a student at Cal-State Fullerton. There's a large enough population that you're always able to meet new people and there are a lot of extracurricular opportunities. I like that the campus isn't too big, it's about a 20 minute walk from one side of the campus to the other, because it doesn't seem overwhelmingly large like some campuses I visited.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are intramural sports, music, and many clubs that you can join.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough classes but offers a lot of help. Free tutoring helps a lot when crunching for finals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait till the last day to do projects and stay fresh.

    In three sentences

    Very clean, staff always looks to help however possible. Many programs to show you the path you look for.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    pretty active

    Great for these types of students

    social students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    sit at the food court everyday.

    What to do for fun

    Go to downtown fullerton, or go north toward Los Angeles. Also, the beaches are nearby.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to make your schedule the most convenient as possible, and register for classes as early as you can.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful and clean campus filled with students of all diverse backgrounds. The people here are friendly and the teachers are very admired.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cal State Fullerton is a very safe campus! I've taken night classes here before and I never had any problems walking to the parking lot alone at night. There were even days where I chose to stay late on campus and didn't experience any sort of danger/threats. If you forgot where you parked, you can call campus security...they are also available to walk you to your car if you are afraid at night.

    Greek Life

    I personally did not think that there were a lot of sororities and fraternities to choose from. If you happen to be interested in them, great! If not, don't worry...there are off-campus open sororities and fraternities to check out. These do not require that you are enrolled in their specific college, but they may have other requirements such as a 2.5 GPA or better, or enrollment in at least 6 or more units at any college. For more information on Greek Life, there are many organizations that set their booths up during Discoverfest in the beginning of each semester. Discoverfest is an event where students get to walk around from table to table to get more information on the clubs on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you feel like you're missing out on a college social life, you have to make the effort to get involved! Otherwise, you'll be commuting to school, going to work, and studying for exams/class assignments. If that is the life that you want, that's fine. But if it's not, I highly recommend that you get involved. You do not want to graduate and think of Cal State Fullerton as 'just another four or more years in school'. On a different note, if you like to work out, we have a really nice gym that you can check out! You enter by typing in your Campus Wide ID number, followed by a handprint scan. Lockers are provided--there is no need for additional locks because each locker comes with a number lock where you can create your own four-digit password for the entire time you plan to use the locker for. The equipments are also nice! Machines such as the treadmill offer a t.v. with cable channels, so you don't have to watch the same channel on one tv with everyone else in the room. Just plug in your earphones and change the channel to whatever you want and you're set! Free towels are offered at the counters if you need them, and if you're interested in playing racquetball, there are plenty of rooms available.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is interested in having fun while earning a degree!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    CSUF is very diverse...we have cultural events on campus, as well as people giving speeches to inform other students about religions, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Most places are pretty decently priced...I live about 20-30 minutes away from Fullerton, and I always make sure that I fill up a full tank of gas from the gas stations in Fullerton before I go home. It is about 20-30 cents cheaper than where I live. Also, there are student discounts to a variety of theme parks, shows, etc. For more information on that, please visit the student union on campus. For food, I prefer to go to the Gastronome dining common, located near the dorms. It is less than $10 for lunch (breakfast is cheaper, and dinner is a little more expensive), but it is all you can eat! For medicine, our health center offers prescribed medicine for $1!

    What to do for fun

    Two words: JOIN CLUBS/GET INVOLVED! It definitely helps you get more out of your college experience and we have lots of clubs to choose from. Find one that interests you, and always keep an open mind about it in the process. Sometimes you may not find a certain club interesting, but it'll surprise you. By the end of the semester, you'll be creating fun events with the other members! The clubs also offer seasonal events such as winter retreats (snowboarding, etc) and summer retreats (roadtrips, etc) depending on the club that you're involved in.

    Food and Dining

    We have SO many foods places all around campus AND off campus. Most places are within walking distances, so if you're hungry and don't feel like walking all the way to the student union to get food, there are restaurants all around no matter where you are.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I don't have experience with this, but most of my friends and classmates that dorm, LOVE it! We have newly furnished dorms along with a brand new dining common that feels like you're eating at a buffet! For more information, you can google CSUF Gastronome on all the foods that we offer.

    Academic Rigor

    College is not a joke...if you don't keep up your grades, you might end up on academic probation, followed by academic disqualification. It's a lot harder to get into college now than it was 10 years ago, so make sure you keep up your game! The professors challenge you to think critically, and if you pay attention in class and motivate yourself to study hard enough to pass, you'll be fine. If you find yourself struggling, DO NOT BE AFRAID to talk to your professors. If you make the effort to keep an open communication with them and show them that you really want to pass, they will do everything in their power to help you get there. *Four stars because some classes can be hard while others are easy, but no matter the level of difficulty you'll learn a lot more than you can imagine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking can be crazy during school hours, but if you commute long enough, you learn easy tricks to get a spot without going through the hassle. Also, if you need help on ANYTHING, there are A LOT of resources on campus to help you out (financial counseling, personal counseling, academic counseling, advice, tutoring, etc).

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is a commuter school. As a commuter student, I feel like most commuter students just want to go to school, and leave when they're done. However, like everything else in life, you have to put in a little effort to make the most of it in order to gain the college experience you want; it's all about what you make of it: the more you put in, the more you get out in the end.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many many many club to join, sports, and activities year round.

    Food and Dining

    Wow the dormers have got it made, the food is available all day and very cheap :)

    Dorm Life

    Im not dorming but from what i hear its a whole new experience. Plus the new dorms are amazing and beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is legit and they do not play around when it comes to your education and school work.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you know your buildings never get too comfortable with your schedule, people can get in the way of your route and distract you during passing periods.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. If you are serious about your school life and fun then this school is for you. You make your college experience this school only enhances it.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    tons

    Clubs and Activities

    tons.

    Great for these types of students

    notorious for good teachers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    tuffy the titan is the school mascot

    Bang for the buck

    good university with a great reputation

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of restaurants on campus.

    Food and Dining

    there a lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    cannot judge. though the dorms have just been rebuilt and are brand new. different dorm life depending on your status (sr. jr. freshmen etc)

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    buy a parking pass and don't ever forget it.

    In three sentences

    my first class is coming up :) so far so good.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security offers the service of walking you to your dorm or car after dark. Each dorm room has a high and low peep hole so you can see who's knocking. All the dorm buildings are only accessible by key.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to get involved in it is difficult to choose. I would recommend one of the many christian groups that meet regularly on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Has long been a commuter campus, but with the addition of the new dorms there is a great feeling of community on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The mascot Tuffy the Elephant came to be when they used to have real elephant races on the campus during the 1960's-just google it!

    Bang for the buck

    It is hard to beat the cost of a State University. If it is near your home and you don't have to live on campus, that is a plus also. The cost of housing is similar to other colleges in the area.

    What to do for fun

    The recreation center with pool, rock climbing wall and dance rooms are amazing. They have special discount nights in the bowling alley on campus. Each floor of the dorms has a recreation room with TV and microwave for socializing.

    Food and Dining

    The Gastronome cafeteria is awesome! So many healthy choices. You can eat whenever you want during the day which helps when you have a busy class schedule. Also a late night cafe with outdoor eating area and fireplace.

    Dorm Life

    Brand new beautiful dorms that house two students per room. The rooms are very roomy with high vaulted ceilings giving them a light and bright feeling. Great sized closet also.

    Academic Rigor

    I'll let you know how I do. They have high admissions standard for GPA and community service activities. They also have a pretty high GPA standard for transfer students. This year it was 3.0 and they don't publish that ahead of time so you just take your chances when you apply. Next year it might be 3.5 or higher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch closesly for deposit and registration deadlines. Copy everything you send to the financial aid and other offices as it is a impacted campus that has been know to lose information.

    In three sentences

    Top 20 in the nation for my major. There is a strong connection to the industry for graduates. It has brand new state of the art performing arts center. It is just up the street from Disneyland.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    My favorite thing to do is walking around, sitting, relaxing, and either people watching or writing outside. Otherwise, exploring the campus or looking for clubs and new friends is a great choice.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has private restaurants and joints located around the campus but the Starbucks in the SMG Hall is by far the most outstanding.

    Dorm Life

    Am not dorming.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've seen, it isn't so stressful as the teachers know how to make courses as easy and survivable as possible while still teaching all the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to come in. It is a big change from high school, and experiment. It might take a while to find your desired major, but don't freak out!

    In three sentences

    It has a very nice campus and very dedicated teachers. The radio-tv-film program seems to have exceptional equipment and facilities. From orientation, I have been very impressed by what they have to offer for my studies.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. There are lots of emergency call boxes and Campus Security will be more than willing to safely accompany you to your vehicle or class if needed.

    What to do for fun

    I have not been on campus long enough to know where to go for fun. The Student Recreation Center seems to be the place to be. A student can hang out, work out, swim or even rock climb in the Student Recreation Center.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat all over campus. There is a Juice It Up truck and a Carl's Jr on campus as well as two Starbucks and many others. There are also ATM's of various banks in case a student needs cash for food.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not have any experience with the dorm life. My friend however, does and she says that it is an excellent experience and that the dorms on campus are very safe and comfortable. Given the right financial circumstances, I definitely would look into living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    So far my classes are based more on quality than quantity. This is difficult for those who are not very detail oriented but there is plenty of time to get help on assignments prior to submission. Professors may be tricky to track down but they will gladly be of help to anyone seeking it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definitely visit the campus at least once before actually attending and they will fall in love. Students should also see a counselor for their major so that they have their educational plan laid out. Last but not least, students should join a club of some sort; meeting new people is essential in forming lasting relationships.

    In three sentences

    California State University, Fullerton is a very cozy campus with everything the college student needs. The student-professor ratio (in my classes) is about 24:1, which is excellent for those who need easier access to their professor. There is a variety of places to study on campus and as well as places to relax after a stressful day at in class.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always on-site security, police, and medical staff, so CSUF makes you feel comfortable and safe at all times.

    Greek Life

    My best friend is involved in the Greek Life at CSUF, and I could not be more happy for him. He has made lifelong brothers and friends from his experience. Everyone is friendly and wants to have a good time. It is also a great place for networking.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always ways to participate on campus, furthermore many professors push joining clubs and activities to build connections and to enhance your portfolio or resume.

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, bright-minded, and eager students are a best fit for CSUF.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    CSUF has an awesome pub attached to a bowling alley on campus. If I recall correctly, bowling is a dollar. The Dude abides.

    Bang for the buck

    CSUF is worth every penny. I have never had so many passionate professors who teach me useful information to further my professional success. My future is bright because of CSUF.

    What to do for fun

    By joining clubs, and school organizations, you can meet lifelong friends and gain experiences and connections for a successful future. There is always something to do at CSUF. Whether it's a rugby game, fraternity dance, or school play, CSUF will be there for many different fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    Around campus there are plenty of restaurants to eat. For myself, I choose to eat fresh, healthy food, and there are plenty of options on campus to do so.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at CSUF is a great experience. Located central to campus, the dorms are your connection to a more involved college experience. They provide you with the means to participate, so you can look back on your college experience as a memorable time in your life, gaining friends, and connections.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, CSUF is a perfect place to gain a better education. Offering hundreds of majors, emphasis, and minors, CSUF will be the connection you need to grasp success in your professional endeavors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students would be to take classes that inspire their desired field of work. CSUF is a great place to network and build a future for oneself. Another important tip is to get involved. CSUF offers many clubs, organizations, and events that I urge prospective students to participate in, gaining a more memorable and enjoyable college career.

    In three sentences

    California State Univertsity-Fullerton is an exceptional school because they not only inspire students to success professionally, but also in their personal lives. Known for the arts, business, and science, CSUF is a pillar for many students and a starting point for the rest of their lives. With passionate professors, students will dive into their desired major coursework with excitement, gaining an influential confidence in themselves.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I attended the Jazz festival last year and recieved an outstanding musician award. I loved the performing arts buildings. The staff and students were laid back.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is help booths all over the campus and university police and other campus safety officials are quick to respond if anyone requires assistance. There are numerous blind, deaf, and other disabled students who get around campus efficiently and with ease.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of it, therefore i cannot talk about them in great detail. They are a good variety of greek clubs and they are successful.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are almost 150 clubs, so there has to be something for everyone of all interests, shapes, and sizes.

    Great for these types of students

    The business section and kinesiology are quite popular on campus and most of the student population is made up of that, but the rest of the campus majors are also enjoyable.

    Bang for the buck

    The quality of education in general has not increased that much relative to price inflation and this applies to all colleges. While it's not as bang for buck as community colleges, it is still worth going to.

    What to do for fun

    Explore the Arboretum, Brea mall, quite a great deal of parks. Downtown fullerton is also fun to explore and eat!

    Food and Dining

    There is new dorms cafeteria the gastronome, which serves up delicious meals and is accessible for everyone. The campus itself has a carls jr restaurant and other fast food options in the bigger cafeteria. There are plenty of good places just outside of campus like Pieology and What's up men to eat at!

    Dorm Life

    never participated in it.

    Academic Rigor

    Can't really complain about it, since i enjoy my classes. They maybe hard, but they are worth taking them and completing them, my major classes at least.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great Campus. Get involved and keep yourself motivated.

    In three sentences

    The classes are in a very fun atmosphere where the major classes are in small population classes. The students and faculty are very open and outgoing on campus that it is not hard to get involved or to make friends. The campus and its surroundings have plenty of resources to work with and have fun.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Fantastic. I feel safe everywhere I go. They have these cool buttons placed throughout the campus that sends a signal to the on campus police if you are in trouble. Even in the middle of the night.

    Greek Life

    Sorry, can't help with this one.

    Clubs and Activities

    Don't get me started on the clubs. There are so many it's crazy. They even have an ANIME CLUB.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any average college student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My friends and I usually hang out at the food court. Yeah, they have a food court. It's a great place to study, too!

    Bang for the buck

    Great price for what you get. :)

    What to do for fun

    There is so much. Bowling even! The campus is full of life and opportunities. Take advantage of them!

    Food and Dining

    Food is simply wonderful. Never gets old.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms here. I do not dorm myself, but a few times a week I would stay with my friend and it was GREAT.

    Academic Rigor

    Some Doctors can bit a bit over bearing. that does not make give you an excuse to perform poorly.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT MISS CLASS! (Unless the reason is actually good, like you are sick) Even work is not a good excuse. Study. Study. Oh and Study. I think that goes without saying.

    In three sentences

    The professors are willing to help you. The campus is beautiful. You must study in order to pass the selective courses.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We are gifted with a police station on our campus and officers that have jurisdiction in a one mile radius outside of the campus. All around campus blue light emergency response poles are located, giving an extra sense of security. The campus is patrolled by the police and they even offer a service in which they escort students to their vehicles after night classes.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here seems to be very active, especially since there are so many varied options in terms of which Greek group to join. During rush week the quad was packed with an awesome amount of fraternities and sororities all for different ethnicities, , volunteer focused groups, groups focused on positive experiences for freshman, groups with a focus on creating a solid group of friends for incoming students and many, many more.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs here-sports, food, culture,video,art, animation, agriculture, ethnic-so many. Seriously, they've all been thought of and created here.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to become involved, or at least want the option to, don't hesitate to apply here. Students who have varied interest in terms of majors should also apply here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a replica of the statue of David that was aquired after an earthquake knocked it over and broke it on someones estate. The David was brought to CSUF and the pieces are all in a central area near the dorms, right next to a tree. For good luck before tests and exams, students rub David's buttocks three times for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    This school, for what you get in terms of education, has what I find to be the most reasonable tuition. i didn't realize this at first, but when compared with other schools. I'd say this is a pretty good deal.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has a recreational center with a pool, indoor running area, gym's, dance rooms, and a rock wall for starters. For those not of the super athletic persuasion, the underground has a bowling alley and ping pong tables. There are also activities hosted by the associated students incorporated (asi). These vary from band performances to an upcoming carnival. on wednesdays in the pub they have alternative band performances, which are always interesting to go to.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options in the Titan Student Union alone it is ridiculous. We have Juice it up, Pho, Round Table, Panda Express-pretty much, you can be in a mood for any type of food and find it here. There are sit down dining areas and an underground level with a pub and pizza. At lunch the place is packed with students studying and enjoying each others company. For dorming students there is the Gastrodome, which I've never been in, but I hear it's quite the place to chow.

    Dorm Life

    I won't have much input on this because I am not part of a dorm. From what I hear, the dorms are nice, well furnished and close to facilities. The all inclusive packages also come with meal plans to help students dorming on campus. From what I hear, it's nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors focus on giving an all-around education, which includes application of material to life outside of college and future endeavors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on what you would like to achieve here. If you want to do well, you have to avoid getting overwhelmed at school.

    In three sentences

    California State University is a bouillabaisse, filled with many majors, many walks of life, many ethnic groups and friendly student leaders. The campus itself is beautiful. The atmosphere is calm.

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety is pretty great! They have these blue posts all around that say emergency. If anything happens you press it and they'll be there under two minutes. However, it seems like a very safe school and low on crime.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have dozens, if not at least a hundred clubs! From all things and for all reasons: environmental, cultural, athletes, religion, regional, newspaper, etc. If you can think of it, it's probably there and if not you can start your own club so long as you have a handful of people!

    Bang for the buck

    I have no complaints about the classes or courses. My only complaint is parking! It can be very frustrating even if you have a pass (which is not cheap).

    What to do for fun

    They have the rec center, they have the gym, and a bunch of other things. Or if you enjoy dancing there's dance classes and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There's all sorts of places to eat. They have various Starbucks, a Panda Epxress, couple Juice it Ups, and other places to eat. The dorms have a buffet, but I've never tried it.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm, but I've yet to hear a complaint from friends!

    Academic Rigor

    My classes aren't extremely hard, but then again I've only been able to take my GE classes so far. No slacking though! Teachers are nice but fair and don't tolerate lagging it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved! Join clubs, it's a great way to meet people and new friends. Don't be scared to ask anyone for anything, everyone is willing to help.

    In three sentences

    I'm a freshman, and so far I love it here! The students are extremely nice and there's so many ways to be involved. The teachers are great, and the staff is always so friendly and helpful.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are college police, security cameras and emergency phones all around campus. It feels safe.

    Greek Life

    LAMBDA PI ETA. We're a Communications honor society. It's great for meeting people who want similar career and support for those tough decisions.

    Clubs and Activities

    Debate/Forensics team and Honor Society (Lambda Pi Eta) . . it's not the same as a fraternity. We be smart.

    Great for these types of students

    There campus is VERY diverse, so, anyone really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students spend half their day in the parking lot, JK. It's only bad for the first four weeks. There are constant activities in the quad all year around. Join a club.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, with tuition rising everywhere, CSUF is still affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Study, find ways to graduate sooner, and study some more. Meet professors and pick their minds, not their noses.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety, many options for on and off campus eating.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm but I hear that the admin pair you up with students who are alike; age, interest, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been here 3 semesters and I feel like I've learned so much. I speak for myself, it is what you make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study. Ask questions, not only in class but everywhere on campus. No one is going to walk you through graduation, it's an interactive process.

    In three sentences

    CSUF tuition is one of the cheapest in the state (undergrad and grad). CSUF has a good reputation and promotes a very active student lifestyle. There are a lot of great professors at CSUF.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had a problem. But always be safe. The campus is just like the real world. Treat it like that and you'll be fine!

    Great for these types of students

    Smart and smart spenders.

    Bang for the buck

    If your looking for a great state school with a reputation for grandeur despite its size; Its CSUF! You dont need to spend thousands of dollars on a degree you might change later or switch and then spend a ton of money on some expensive private school with the same reputation. Get a good GPA, but get involved and worry more about the experiences and learning, not the palpable fallacy of a private institution. CSUF is just as good!

    What to do for fun

    Fullerton is within reasonable reach of many fun things like the beach, mall, Disneyland, golf courses, hiking trails, and more!

    Food and Dining

    Great study area for food areas as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Do your best. If it is not hard, your doing something wrong.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your nose clean, study (but breath as well), take advantages of the workout facilities and other discounted opportunities as a student. Learn what interest you!!

    In three sentences

    California State University Fullerton is a great academic environment for all groups of diverse cultures and shared future explorations academically. I am a current Kinesiology Major, who, when I first applied out of High School was Biochemistry and swore I would not be that student who changes their major. Well I spoke too soon because with the help of many friendly acquaintances and helpful advisers I found out shortly that I could still achieve my goals with a more suitable major!

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Not something I get involved in, but seems good if you like that stuff

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, fun-loving

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of David that has fallen ... people rub the but for good luck ...

    What to do for fun

    Go to parties, join a club, don't lock yourself in the dorm like we all tend to do sometimes

    Tips for prospective students

    It's always good to be on top of your studies, listen to the teachers and apply yourselves.

    In three sentences

    The campus is nice, not too big or too small. So far, it feels as if the education is good. I'm rather enjoying myself.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All across campus there are emergency call buttons which go directly to the on campus police. The call buttons can be used from dangerous situations to needing a ride late at night so no one has to walk alone. I have walked back to my dorm by myself more than once and have felt perfectly safe, however it is not the universities policy to allow people to walk unaccompanied (I'm such a rebel). Also, any calls made to 911 go directly to the on campus police too. Therefore, it is a very safe environment to study and live at.

    Great for these types of students

    Calstate Fullerton is great for theater students. It's intense program is perfect for those thinking about getting into the business. Another department which I have heard great things about for it's students is the linguist department. This is also a perfect school for future teachers. Another major this school is highly recommended for is business majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an odd tradition which involves a broken naked statue, test, and the action of rubbing. A while ago the school had put a replica of the Statue of David up, however due to an earthquake it fell and broke into several large pieces, on of them being his butt. If a student has a hard test they rub the butt of David three times for good luck. Another fun fact is that it is said that the reason the school's mascot is a elephant is because one an elephant race was once held on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Calstate Fullerton is one of the cheapest state universities with the best programs. It�s a great place to get an education for a great price. However tuition is starting to increase, so there is a possibility in a few short years that it will become more expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There are many recreational activities on campus. The arboretum is a nice place to go for a walk, read or have a picnic. Sometimes movies are played outside on a big screen just outside of the dorms. In the TSU there is a bowling alley in the basement. The school also has a gym which has a swimming pool for anybody who loves to swim. There is also the theaters which put on a large amount of plays, musicals and music performances. Then there is the Brea mall which is close by which has plenty of shops and a movie theater that�s walking distance. Just make sure to have directions.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria, called the Gastronome, has great food. In the morning there is a omelet bar where they prepare an omelet to the costumer�s preference right in front of them. In the beginning of the year there�s a wide choice of food yet there aren�t as many choices as it gets further into the year. The deserts are displayed in the front and they always look good, so beware the freshman fifteen. There are no trays in the gastronome (sometimes nicknamed the nome) which can make getting food from different sections difficult. right next door is the Late Night Cafe that is opened on week nights for students who have either a late classes or just want to stop on in for a midnight snack. Nearby there is a student store which has open up just recently where students can buy groceries. Necessities are on the lower pice side whereas treats are far more expensive. Over at the Titian Student Union (TSU) which is on the opposite side of campus, there are places to eat such as Panda Express, Togos, and other fast food chains which do cost money. Also, there are other fast food restaurants in walking distance from the school.

    Dorm Life

    I will not lie, the housing office is very inefficient. They are late in cashing cheques, and often don't know the answers to many questions. However the dorms are very well kept. The dorms are one room with two large beds (which can be rearranged into bunk beds if a request is made), two study desks which are on the smallest side but not bad, and two closets which have plenty of space. Space between each roommates side of the room is very limited. Also the carpet is of a darker color so it's harder to tell how dirty it is, so make sure to vacuum more than twice in the entire year ( Vacuums can be checked out for free at the housing office). The cafeteria is nearby as well which is nice considering there is no kitchen in the freshmen dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Major classes are taken very seriously and if a student does not work hard they will not last in that major for very long. That being said, the teachers are always ready to help a struggling student that is willing to put effort in. Every teacher has office hours so their students can come to talk with them, and most teachers are also willing to set up outside appointments if someone is unable to make it to office hours. General education classes are perhaps not as rigorous, but no walk in the park and the teachers tend to be equally as passionate. In both causes, how much one can get out of a class is dependent on the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Procrastination is a horrible habit which in the long run leaves students having less time to be with friends, relax, and be a part of other activities. Also, always show up to class. I, for one, have only ever missed class if I was feeling ready to die from sickness, yet I have had friends who have failed classes from just not attending. Going to class is a means of absorbing information verbally which is helpful when studying because your brain has already processed what was said, therefore less time can be spent studying yet understanding the material more.

    In three sentences

    California State University of Fullerton has a staff of well informed professors and are always ready to help any student. However, the school does not believe that academics are the only factor of sole importance, but rather that learning how to be a better member of society is also a lesson of great value. The campus contains a wide variety of many different people with different beliefs and customs which makes it's students learn what it means to be a part of a diverse community.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Read professor ratings!

    In three sentences

    It is a great school that is extremely diverse. It is located in a nice neighborhood. CSUF is a comfortable and safe school to be in.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, there is campus police that ave a one mile jurisdiction radius. Also, if for any reason (fire,earthquake,shooter ,etc.) no one is allowed back to campus a text message is sent out to all of its students telling them not to go to campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many great clubs you can choose from the hard part is picking a few out of all the ones available.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students whom love the opportunity to learn from great professors as well as meet great people to make your college experience a great one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am a freshman but i have seen the pictures of the undie last year and it looked like so much fun.

    What to do for fun

    Students have so many options in a city such as Fullerton that is so developed. Brea mall is literally down the street on state college, downtown fullerton is that much father to have a great time. On campus activities gives you a chance to meet new and friendly people that you might even become lasting friendships.

    Food and Dining

    The gastronome is great, there are so many options and its newly remodeled. Titan Student Union is a great place to get a quick bite with friends in between classes or just chill with your laptop and a cup of coffee. There are also many vending machines, food trucks and mini coffee stations located throughout campus for those in a bit of a rush.

    Dorm Life

    I commute but i have friends that dorm and they like it very much. they have made friends on their floor and keep each other company is they don'e have classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors are great and are there to teach their student not just to memories to pass the final. Most class of my gen-ed classes are on the smaller size and give the opportunity for a educational relationship to form.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CAL STATE FULLERTON, YOU'LL LOVE IT!

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is a GREAT school and provides an proper education for those individuals that are striving for success.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Generally speaking, the school tuition is not that expensive compare to UCs.

    What to do for fun

    CSUF upgrades it gym recently and it is amazing. I think there are activity center on campus however since I don't live on campus, I do not have the opportunity to explore them. The school also have wide variety of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Compare with other school, CSUF don't have enough resources. CSUF do have Carls Jr, Panda Express, Sandwich store and many more. Mostly are chain food restaurants, but tons of restaurants outside the campus within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure about dorm life since I live at home and commute everyday.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult compare with Community colleges. Most professor do provide study guide for students, however, not all professors do so do your research before you register any class

    Tips for prospective students

    From the prospective of students, check Ratemyprofessor before you register your classes, some professors should be avoided. Parking is horrible if your classes is between 9am-3pm.

    In three sentences

    CSUF do have very good business program, very difficult, but well-known. The staff are very friendly and willing to help. Classes are rather difficult compare with community college.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CSUF is a very safe campus and learning environment. The school has close ties with the city's police department who offer their services to the school daily and even have a headquarters on the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over thirty sororities and fraternities along with hundreds of culture, food, science, math and any club you can think of, CSUF has a club for every student. You can find these clubs in the quad area during the week promoting and advertising their club, making joining easier and more convenient.

    Great for these types of students

    CSUF has great performing and visual arts programs that attract aspiring actors, dancers, musicians, scenic designers, filmmakers and producers each year. Fullerton also has a competitive business department that appeal to aspiring entrepreneurs. The schools offers some of the best Kinesiology studies that bring in many aspiring physical therapists, sports doctors and talented athletes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At every hour on the hour, a huge iron bell; which can not be seen, goes off and can be heard any where on campus and gives one a feeling that they are in the American Revolution.

    Bang for the buck

    CSUF has remained an affordable and competitive institution. Even with budget cuts and increased tuition, Fullerton remains to give each student the best education at the best price, always.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and social groups on campus that pertain to all interests and hobbies. Fullerton also has a massive recreational center with: gym, mountain climbing, swimming, indoor basketball courts and new sport's facilities. Fullerton also has an underground bowling alley with game room; that is a popular spot for students. About fifteen minutes off campus, students can escape to Disneyland/California Adventure Theme Parks. For those who stay in the vicinity of the campus, the city of Fullerton offers many shopping center, restaurants and various venues that are popular to the night-life crowd.

    Food and Dining

    CSUF has many different eateries on campus. There is the the Titan Student Union; a food court offering favorites like; Panda Express, Baja Fresh, Round Table's Pizza and Juice It Up. There is also a Carl's' Jr. on campus along with Titan Express; a mini mart that is a quick stop for hungry students. For the students living on campus, there is the Gastronome; a buffet style cafeteria.

    Academic Rigor

    CSUF challenges their student; they care about teaching. With some of the best departments around, Fullerton is determined to teach students to master their desired craft.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive everyday with your best effort and work ethics. There are wonderful staff and faculty but it is ultimately the student's job to learn and grow.

    In three sentences

    A well-rounded University that contours to every type of student and learning style. The numerous activities and vast diversity of the campus make CSUF a top school in the L.A./O.C. area. Those who get an opportunity to attend Fullerton, should definitely consider.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot of clubs so you are bound to find something that catches your eye!

    What to do for fun

    There's a ton of activities, like sports and club events. If you live on campus there's always a thing or two being planned each week, flyers are usually dispersed all over the place so when you know when and what time to attend.

    Food and Dining

    We have the Gastronome next to the Dorms, and altough the food is always good it can sometimes be too much on the fatty side. The salad bar is always a good option(:

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus, and although I do not reside in the dorms, but in the apartments I enjoy being a part of the community.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are manageable, not to hard but not easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you adhere to deadlined. And if you have questions don't be afraid to ask!

    In three sentences

    I think it's a great school! Teachers and staff are very knowledgeable and quick to help. There's always a ton of things going on so you can never be bored(:

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    CSUF is one of the most safe universities. There are hundreds of these blue emergency polls. So if a student feels uncomfortable they can hit that blue poll and the campus police will be there within 30 seconds to escort you or help you with anything you need.

    Greek Life

    I am in Alpha Delta Pi and I love it! Our Greek Week is the best. It is super competitive and enthusiastic.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs and organizations all having varies activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are independent and out going will love it here. It's really close to the beach, Hollywood, LA etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hold your arm up to your nose an pretend its a trunk. It's pretty funny.

    Bang for the buck

    You get out what you put in. If you want to have fun you'll find it and you will have fun because it;s a big school. Fun is there.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun. The pub always has great entertainment. The sporting events pulse with Titan pride and there are school wide events like Block Party, Homecoming and Multicultural Taste.

    Food and Dining

    The Gastronome is decent. They have a lot of variety and the food is readily available.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful and new! It is a fun experience.

    Academic Rigor

    There teacher's are great with not a lot of homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get Involved! Try to become a part of a club, org., or academic endeavor because a prospective student will get priority registration so one can get into class and also good networking right form the beginning will open up job opportunities and friends.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a great school with a lot of Titan Pride. There are so many opportunities and services there is never a dull moment. Tuitions are increasing but it still is affordable.

  • 09/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe attending this university. There is a top notch police station on campus and I have never experienced anything dangerous the four years I have been going here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a plethora of activities in this diverse school. I am currently involved in the Pencil Mileage Club where students meet together, draw, share ideas, and go on tours of different animation studios.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Probably the most unusual tradition I have experienced was the annual CSUF Undie Run. In a nutshell, everyone runs in their underwear.

    What to do for fun

    The underground bowling alley is always fun to go to. It is a lively place even in the morning with big couches, large televisions, pool tables, arcade games and more. The computer lounge is also a relaxing environment whether you are finishing a paper for homework or just scrolling up and down Facebook.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great variety of food places to dine at. However, at is almost constantly crowded in every food station. It is recommended that you go to eat at an off hour unless you enjoy eating on the floor.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but I have been to a friends dorm. They are pretty cramped compared to the other dorms I have seen. Very clean however, depending on your roommate

    Academic Rigor

    Every class that I have taken was extremely thorough and accurate. No class was too easy, which kept me on my toes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in contact with advisers for whatever the major is. These people know what they are talking about and are there to help. My adviser who is now chair of the art department has helped me so much with getting the classes I need and planning ahead for the future.

    In three sentences

    California State University Fullerton is a college with a vast amount of connections for many different majors. As a student majoring in animation and fine arts, I am proud to say that I have the privilege to attend this school with extremely knowledgeable professors. This university has been a solid foundation to help me pursue my dream of creating cartoons to entertain the world one laugh at a time.

  • 09/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency poles everywhere! At night, if you're scared to walk alone to your car, you can call them up on one of the closer poles. Within a minute of two, there will be someone that can walk you to your car.

    Greek Life

    NO HAZING POLICY! The girls and guys are super social and nice. It'll surely be an amazing experience

    Clubs and Activities

    There are constantly fun events happening every week with free food and games.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who love exercising because of the free gym, food lovers since 2 block from campus is Chiptle next to Yogurtland next to Starbucks. Night owls since the campus never sleeps and there are about 7 different locations you can get yourself a starbucks.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can be anywhere on campus, spin 360 degrees, you'll spot at least one to two emergency poles. Sooo trippy.

    Bang for the buck

    You'll surely be living by pay check because there are so many chances and temptations to spend all over campus.

    What to do for fun

    Free wifi everywhere on campus, TSU has a basement level for bowling, pool, chilling out, an X-box room, and table hockey.

    Food and Dining

    The food temptations are crazy! Good thing there involves so much walking to get to the different building because, if not, surely everyone will be getting that freshman fifteen OR EVEN TWENTY!

    Dorm Life

    Meet loads of new faces and create friends super easy. Everyone is genuinely nice and down to talk and get to know new people.

    Academic Rigor

    It feels as though it was be grade 13, even if it is college, it is not too much of a jurassic change from high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to walk ten minutes in between class due to the large campus and even with the party distractions, education first.

    In three sentences

    The campus is incredibly beautiful and full of live with varieties of food and clubs. There are so many people that are willing to help you succeed. Also, there are plenty of classes to take and the system on campus benefits the students in every way.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The reported crime is very low. I have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in greek life, therefore, do not know much about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in a club and intramural sports on campus. Joining these activities really made my time here at CSUF wonderful. CSUF offers hundreds of organizations, no matter the individual they should find something that interests them.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are go getters. If you aren't, CSUF is not the place for you. You will go to class and return home and miss out entirely on the college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    As tuition rises it seems that we get less bang for the buck. However, I feel like I received a great education and college experience for much less than my friends at private schools or UC.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural Sports Free Movies in the TSU ASI Block Parties Spring Concert Baseball Games Homecoming All Night Study during finals

    Food and Dining

    The TSU has a few good options, but after attending for 4 years the food choices seem minimal. CSUF needs to add more dining options for students.

    Dorm Life

    CSUF just built new freshmen dorm which changed dorm lie dramatically on campus. It use to be dead, with little to no community. There is now a very active dorm community that love living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I find academic life at CSUF not to be too rigorous. I have felt challenged in some courses, but the majority of classes seemed far too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips: Join Finish in Four, get involved with clubs, go to your professor's office hours, and most importantly go to academic advising every semester.

    In three sentences

    I love attending school at Cal State Fullerton. The professors and students are nice people who promote a great learning environment. The downfall of CSUF is that it is a commuter school, so it is harder to get people involved in extracurricular activities.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they provide security to escort you around campus if you feel unsafe. there are blue emergency poles if you need assistance. Also we have under cover police officers walking around campus all day. I will say dont ever leave anything of value in your car. peoples cars do get broken into. or stolen. i can attest to my car being stolen :(. but other than that i always felt safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I was involved in sorority. It is nothing like the movies, there is a no hazing policy! Greeks have a philanthropy, a cause they raise money for. they also do community service. The movies dont show that side of Greek life. Party's of course they happen. Networking is huge especially after college when looking for a job being a greek helps with networking. The greek community had chapters in almost every state some have up to 7 per state. Someone is bound to know what sorority or fraternity you were in.

    Clubs and Activities

    join a club... i was in two i learned and grew as a person. I also meet so many students i could not go anywhere with our saying hello to someone. Join one you will not regret it.

    Great for these types of students

    everyone its such a diverse campus being one of the largest CSU. with over 36,000 students attending

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    rubbing and slap the fallen statues butt for good luck :) undie run after the school year is over, it is a great way to release all the stress of school and welcome summer!

    Bang for the buck

    The OCTA bus is free swipe your card in the library to activate it and ride all semester long. you wont have to fight for parking or stress about gas prices! The school news paper daily titan, sometimes has coupons. put them to use. CSUF is a great school for the cost you pay for tuition. I could not be happier.

    What to do for fun

    everything is with in walking distance. or for night life down town Fullerton. (DTF)

    Food and Dining

    good food. kinda pricy for a college students. pack a lunch to save money and learn to love coupons!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for a summer it was a lot of fun. it is very pricy though. you are better off living off campus and sharing a room. Everyone who i know lived there did enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what courses you are taking it can be tough but there is no reason to fail. The teachers are very helpful if you ask them questions in their office hours, there are plenty of tutors and classmates to study with.

    Tips for prospective students

    CSUF is a major commuter campus. join a sorority or fraternity. Meet new people to really become involved on campus. it will make college life so much more enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Great college atmosphere. Enthusiastic professors. There is always something to do.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had any problems and electronic alerts are great.

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a campus in Irvine also.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other colleges the tuition here is cheap and education you get is great.

    What to do for fun

    I go to school in the evening, but in the day you can shoot pool, bowl, video gaming and I'm sure lots of other things I am not aware of.

    Food and Dining

    Enough options for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but it is easy if you love the field you are in because the professors are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit your major advisement center before you take on your core classes.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college that is affordable in these tough economic times. The campus is beautiful and easy to commute to. Great professors and faculty that really love their jobs.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus Security works with the Campus Police. Bikes get stolen. It is Near (within 10 miles) of some very dangerous areas.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach, Go to the mountains or go to Disneyland

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent

    Academic Rigor

    Use Rate My professor to find which Instructors are better.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is much cheaper to tale classes At the CC's and can be taken Concurrently

    In three sentences

    This School has great instructors in the School of Business and a decent reputation as well.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday if you wear Titan gear you get discounts at certain stores. There is free bowling on Thursdays and free billards on Tuesdays. At the rec center ( the gym) there are free workout classes all the time and a pool you can swim in or tan by.

    Bang for the buck

    It is supper affordable and there are many amendities to take advantage of.

    What to do for fun

    You can work out in the rec center or join a club. The rec center hosts events where you can meet people. The surrounding area has a cool artsy vibe in downtown Fullerton.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there are tons of options such as Togo and baja fresh. Lots of ways to stay healthy. Just down the street, walking distance, are yummy places like Panera, Yogurtland, and Pieology (subway for pizzas). There are also plenty of starbucks to keep you awake.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I have visited and they are a lot of fun. They are spacious and everyone I have talked to loves their roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot less homework for some classes then you would think. But your time is spent on studying for exams. That is the meat of your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you contact a counselor and really get to know your teachers. It is a large school but if you take the time to get acquainted with people you will have tons of fun!

    In three sentences

    It is feels really large with many opportunities always available. It has an ideal location really close to downtown Fullerton. It has a great rec center and library.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. People are expected to watch out for each other.

    Greek Life

    Sororities are a big distraction in college. Most people have difficulty

    Clubs and Activities

    Join cultural clubs and those that involve volunteer work.

    Great for these types of students

    If you get tired, it is easy to find a place to nap.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can get cheaper smoothies from the Juice It Up! food truck on campus than the one in the dining hall. The truck doesn't charge tax.

    Bang for the buck

    The icees from the Titan shop are only $0.99!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the recreation center and get fit. College life can seem overbearing, but a good workout leaves you feeling good.

    Food and Dining

    Dining on campus is very expensive. I suggest bringing lunch; it's cheaper and healthier.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life seems okay and it's not as packed as other schools.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very helpful. So far, it has been easy to keep the grades high.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check your portal, especially the to-do list and emails they send. It's also helpful to inquire more, you can never get too much info.

    In three sentences

    If you ask the right people, your college problems can be solved. I love the weather there and the community. the school, however, has very poor administration.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very reliable there are blue emergency poles all over campus so you know that if there is an emergency you can contact campus police in a flash.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is the big thing here at Cal State Fullerton. Unfortunately I did not rush this semester but I have only heard great things about all the great things the Greeks do.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who just want to go to school get their work done and go home to take a nap!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A very unusual tradition that use to take place on campus was elephant racing. This is the reason Cal State Fullerton took on the mascot of an elephant named Tuffy.

    What to do for fun

    Cal State Fullerton has so many fun things to do all over the place, only problem is you have to keep an eye out for them. In the basement there is bowling and a pub that has karaoke every once in a while. Not to mention the little concerts that take place every so often!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on campus is kind of pricey but what school isn't? There is tons of options from Panda Express to Starbucks for those caffeine addicts.

    Dorm Life

    I actually do not live in a dorm and do not know many who do. Cal State Fullerton is more of a commuter school than it is a live on campus kind of school. The one time I ever went into the dorms it was such an awesome feel. The rooms were very much like a little hotel room. The doorms have a good feeling vibe, I dig it!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is not as hard as everyone has school set out to be. As long as you focus on your studies and get your work done you will do great in school!

    Tips for prospective students

    A big tip for prospective students would be that they should get night classes or early morning classes so they do not have to fight for parking! Also always use rate my professor to check to make sure you can handle the work load or exams.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is a great commuter school. As a student here you will experience parking structure wars, friendly professors (well most of them are), and most importantly a Titan proud environment!

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    you feel so safe all the time , there are blue calling centers all over campus so when ever you feel like you need an escort they send you one.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many you can decide!

    Great for these types of students

    out going and nerdy,

    What to do for fun

    Party of course, but for those who aren't in the party scene there are a variety of activities to do on campus such as bowling, rock climbing, gym,and we have a mini arcade.

    Food and Dining

    The food at first is really good but you get tired at times since we aren't use to eating like that at home.

    Dorm Life

    its an awesome experience i am currently living in the dorms and it feels like home. The dorms are spacious and very modern.

    Academic Rigor

    students are focus most of the time but i have to say sometimes they get a bit distracted by the party scene.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should totally apply its an awesome school with out so many people. Its surround by a nice city and is not crowded.

    In three sentences

    Its a very calm and friendly environment. Offers the best weather its neither too cold or too hot. Plus its near beaches and shopping centers

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is one of the most safe in California.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is not huge here but it is definitely worth participating in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about anything including club sports and a prominent Greek Life system.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to learn in a more hands on environment and like a more relaxed setting instead of constantly being competitive with peers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a broken up statue that is believed to be good luck if you rub his butt. Its kind of a tradition for students to do so before finals.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that I am getting my moneys worth but there is always room to improve.

    What to do for fun

    There are beaches, malls, and Disneyland close by so there is always something fun to do if you don't feel like just hanging out with fellow peers.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is very adequate but I have gotten a bit tired of our cafeterias food recently. However I have heard from older sorority sisters that once you move out you begin to miss it so I would say that the food is different, healthy, and tasty until you begin missing home cooked meals too much to enjoy it

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. Housing did an amazing job at pairing dorm mates and the school is good about putting on ice breaking activities so we can meet lots of new people all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that the academics are good but not challenging past the initial challenge of getting use to college.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that prospective students consider this college as long as they plan on getting involved in clubs, Greek life, and most importantly the honors program.

    In three sentences

    The school has a great time and really focuses on hands on well rounded education with I love. However, it is compacted like many California State Universities are so it is hard to get into classes. Finally I find the classes are not as challenging as I was hoping for in college.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police make there presence know on campus. I have always felt safe walking to my car after getting out of late classes.

    Greek Life

    Cal State Fullerton has an array of fraternities and Sororities to join. I personally did not join any while my time at Fullerton.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cal State Fullerton has so many clubs and organizations to get involved in. As i stated earlier I am currently involved in two on campus organizations. Every semester the university hold Discoverfest, which is two days in which all the organizations, clubs, fraternities, and sororities invite student to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Cal State Fullerton is the perfect school if you want to get involved. May your intentions be for social and friendships or if you want to volunteer or advocate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cal State Fullerton student participate in the undi run on the Thursday that finals are over. Student run around in there underwear around campus to celebrate another year down.

    Bang for the buck

    Cal State Fullerton is a great school. I have never regretted my choice in coming here. I can honestly say that my years here, although challenging, were for the most part enjoyable.

    What to do for fun

    Cal State Fullerton offers its students an array of activities, sports, organizations, or clubs to keep student busy and active. I am personally involved in two on campus organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Cal State Fullerton gives you your choice in what you want for lunch. You could have a healthy day or cheat on your diet and go for some pizza.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived at Cal State Fullerton but I have heard great things from students who have.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum at Cal State Fullerton is challenging but the result is well educated students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If one is thinking of attending Cal State Fullerton come in with an open mind and be ready to be involved.

    In three sentences

    California State University, Fullerton is a diverse campus. This university of full of open minded, courteous, and friendly students and professors. Lastly it has a difficult but well worth curriculum.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe. You have round the clock security for on campus and parking. They even have security escorts as well.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved in Greek life. My friends however love it. They say you meet lots of people and have fun. They recommend Greek Life to me all the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have great clubs and activities for students. Our intramural sports clubs are famous. We have clubs like Rugby and Lacrosse. The Ultimate Frisbee club is the campus favorite.

    Great for these types of students

    If your a commute student its perfect because your close to everything in Orange County. If your an athlete or like to stay active then this school is for you because of the student recreation center. If you're a student whose interested in pursuing a career in teaching then CS Fullerton is for you. We have a well respected teaching program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have interesting art work and sculptures around campus. Our most famous piece of art is our statue of David. Its broken into large pieces, so some students sit on the pieces and study.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus recreation center is awesome. Its free for students and so are the towel services. The center offers a full gym, pool, indoor track, and basketball courts.

    What to do for fun

    I train in Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu in my spare time. I also work out with the campus Grappling team. I enjoy movie watching as well.

    Food and Dining

    The dining on campus is okay but they have better options off campus. I recommend 5 Guys Burgers. Their burgers are amazing and the fries are famous.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but I do hear dorm life is pretty cool. My classmates say it can be quiet and lively when they have dorm activities. All in all, I hear dorm life is okay.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic standards are pretty tough and so is the work load but if you study hard, its manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend riding a bicycle or skate boarding around campus because parking can be little busy around this campus. If you're a Kinesiology major I recommend Dr. Sherman and Dr. Weirsma. They're both great instructors.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of one to ten, I rate CS Fullerton at a 10. CS Fullerton is a great campus and provides me with one on one time with my instructors. I really enjoy attending this school.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling ally. The TSU is always throwing fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Good food and many choices.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get started soon, meet with an advisor. Take a tour of the campus. Find out all the resources that affect you.

    In three sentences

    Great University I have learned so mauh. I have developed the skills needed for my major. I have enjoyed my stay here.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Rated 10. We have emergency polls all around campus to push in case of emergencies, we have many fire alarms which are tested consistently, we have practice drills, and campus police walk/drive around campus everyday. It is a very safe place to be.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is something extremely special. I went through recruitment myself my freshman year and joined a sorority called Delta Zeta. This sorority was solely based on helping deaf children. We had events all the time to raise money for them while also attending the other Sororities and Fraternities events. I also learned the values of family and sisters. They always have your back. It was one experience I really enjoyed and am glad I am apart of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each semester they have booths out for discoverfest which explains all the clubs and sports programs. We have so many I can not even count them but it is so great figuring out which ones fit you. It is great to be involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is one section on campus by Langsdorf Hall with Orange Trees. The reason those are there are because the school was built on an old orchard. Also by the Library and Health Center there are places to sit underneath some trees. Those trees represent the lives lost in the school shooting by a janitor who worked there in the 1980's.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth the fees(:

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, Parties, Shopping. Movies, Mall, Disneyland, Knotts, Hookah, Bars and much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is really good. They have a Titan Student Union in which you can eat and study. There is a coffee place, Juice it up, Panda Express, Baja Fresh, a soup and salad place, Togo's, round table and other small snack shops. Across the street from the school their are also many choices for food. There is sandwich shops, burger places, Japanese food, Chinese food, Mexican food, and also all the regular fast food joints(Jack, Del Taco, Taco Bell, Subway,McDonald's, etc)

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is so much fun. I lived on campus my first year attending Cal State and it made adjusting so much easier. First of all you did not have to worry about parking, second you were involved in many more activities, and third you had more space to study peacefully. Best experience I ever had.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough classes, tough quizzes and tests, tough papers but great professors to help you out

    Tips for prospective students

    .Use the resources-tutoring, office hours, academic advising etc. .Sit in the front of the classrooms . Be on time .Do not skip class-every class in important

    In three sentences

    I give California State University Fullerton a 10! They have great athletics, classrooms, and professors. They also have great resources for getting help with whatever you may need such as tutoring for any subject, counselors, writing center and much more.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus and they make sure to keep it that way.

    Greek Life

    Very nice people who have a very diverse of people involved. They like to have a lot of fun, but also are very academically involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from. There are the ones in your college or those that are for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for, which is a very good education. They emphasize the need to be prepared for the job market and their career center helps you with that.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of places to go around Fullerton. The nice thing about the campus is that you can drive anywhere, or take the bus anywhere and do stuff. Disneyland is a fifteen minute drive and the beach is less than a 20 mile drive. Go to games on the weekends, or join one of the many clubs on campus and volunteer at the events they put on.

    Food and Dining

    Tons of places to eat around campus with something for everyone. There are also several walking distance places off campus if you prefer that.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but I've heard that the rooms are very small.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are really challenging but in a good way. Most professors give you a good amount of time to complete assignments, and the classes really help prepare you for jobs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! This campus is a big commuter one but it's not hard to get to as long as you know where you're going. Parking isn't that great so get to school early to find a spot. Join all the clubs you can and volunteer!

    In three sentences

    Very diverse and beautiful campus. Something for everyone who wants to joins clubs and Greek affiliations. The academics are also really good and classes are above average.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent. There are always police officers and campus faculty are always about. I never feel danger; and I feel safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who live in the neighboring area, and who are from different regions who want to explore.

    Bang for the buck

    It's much more cheaper than UC's and private schools; so to be honest, CSUF still holds out as a spearhead for the most bang for the buck. Education is good, social life is adequate, fine living is great.

    What to do for fun

    One can participate in campus events or join a club; but other than that, it's difficult to say. The neighboring cities provide most of the entertainment. Eating out, watching movies, visiting the Brea Mall, Disneyland, clubbing and bar hopping at the Fullerton bars are what make up CSUF life. Be wary of spending lots of money quickly.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining are excellent. The dining halls cater to nearly anyones' tastes; and the gastronome is an above average HomeTown Buffet. The food tastes great and the hygiene is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    I have a couple of friends that live in the CSUF dorms. The dorms are rather small; and people of the same major are collected together in the same floors. I do say that the lifestyle is rather boring; my friends who live there rather go out rather than stay on campus, unfortunately. The school is blossoming with commuters; so like many other reviews, I'd have to say that CSUF dorm life is not exactly popping.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't hard, but I am lucky. I actually investigated my professors. I've heard of many horror stories of how difficult some professors; but also from those same people that reviewed their professors, I heard how much they learned. Overpopulated classes are annoying, because it's difficult to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    If CSUF has programs or majors that garner your interest, namely Psychology, Business, Communications, do join! They are respected in the region; and the Alumni do well apparently. As for the social aspect if you are interested, CSUF has good looking boys and girls, and people here are fun and open. If you want to find peace in mind, this place would be perfect. It is quite laid back, and you can nearly do anything you want.

    In three sentences

    It's a diverse environment that caters to students of all ethnicities; but while being accepting, it fails to integrate the student body. The education is generally good, but however in some cases the administration is over zealous with the idea of the dissemination of knowledge in grossly over populated class rooms. All in all, CSUF deserves a B-.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food choices on campus ranging from Starbucks (of course), Round Table, Juice It Up, Baja Fresh, Panda Express, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Can't provide much sense I don't live on campus. I commute back and forth. It looks nice though.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very helpful and go over material well.

    In three sentences

    Really great environment. Great location so if you're into media stuff there is tons of stuff going on. Good choice for people interested in the entertainment industry .

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    People's belongings are often stolen. Every once and while someone commits suicide by jumping from one of our parking structures. Last week we had an 8 hour lockdown on campus because 2 gunman escaped onto our campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life hear is pretty overrated. It's basically what you see on TV, young men pursuing drunk girls and trying to take advantage of them. I should know, I went to a lot of Greek parties my freshman year.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Alpha Omega Campus Ministry saved my life! I love this group! They taught me how to love God and what an adventure it truly is to follow Jesus through the Bible and not the religious traditions of today.

    Great for these types of students

    CSUF is great for people who want a quality education but are social and outgoing. If you like to make friends and are an open-minded person CSUF is a great fit for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes people rub Michaelangelo's David's butt during finals week for good luck. The emphasis is on the word SOMETIMES.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is expensive. The parking pass for one semester is $220. Tuition fees usually increase every semester and have doubled since I started in 2007.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends with the right crowd. Your level of fun will be determined mostly by your friendships. Check out the Alpha Omega Campus Ministry Family Nights. They are down to earth people with cheap and fun activities like ice blocking.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is usually really expensive. There are some places on campus that have loopholes. You can get cheap snacks but not cheap meals.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be fun but is more likely to be a distraction. My roommates and I made plenty of foolish decisions while living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Scholastically, this school has its challenging moments but if you are wise in how approach each class, you can pretty much coast a lot of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in a group on campus. You want to be a part of something that really matters and will allow you to give to someone who can never repay you.

    In three sentences

    California State University Fullerton is what you make of it. If you have the attitude that you are going to come to school and go back home then you will feel like you wasted your college years. C.S.U.F. is a great school if you are willing to invest in your experience.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    RUSH!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    rubbing some statues butt for good luck on finals.

    Bang for the buck

    Average.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much here. But I recommend rushing a Fraternity or Sorority!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't dorm, it's over priced and not worth it. Live close though!

    In three sentences

    Here at Fullerton, the weather is great, the school is clean, and the campus is gorgeous. The Greek life isn't huge, but it is strong; and the Athletics is growing too. Bring back Cal State Fullerton Football!

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots and lots of clubs and activities available for anyone to fit in!

    Great for these types of students

    Biology majors!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus always has light around christmas time

    Bang for the buck

    The prices are the same as any cal state university right now

    What to do for fun

    There is an underground pub and bowling on campus!

    Food and Dining

    The dining is okay not many options

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Its pretty tough to earn a good grade here but nothing is impossible. If you study well you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend Csuf because i feel like its a safe campus with many oppurtunties to offer.

    In three sentences

    Csuf is a safe school. The campus looks amazing and its easy to find your classes. The staff and faculty are always happy to help students.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's an underground area in which there's a plethora of TVs used for movies/cable/ and Xbox games. There is also a bowling alley here along with some pool tables and an arcade. If that isn't your thing, there's a gym where people can play basketball and volleyball. It also offers classes from self defense to hip hop dancing. Inside the gym, there is also a swimming pool and a rock climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    The newly constructed Gastronome is actually quite tasty. It's a buffet style cafeteria that offers a wide variety of delicious food.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not find my classes to have been all too challenging. However, I've only been registered to general education courses. I will report back once I've taken some upper division classes. Other than that, the classes are fairly simple and easy, not much different from high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to join the Finish In Four program. This program helps you get on track and forces you to meet with your academic advisers, a mandatory task that every student should be doing biyearly anyways. It also gives you priority registration to obtain the classes you want. Unfortunately for a lot of students, this program can only be joined during your freshmen year and it not available to others once past this year. The next tip is to always be prepared, especially for parking.

    In three sentences

    Fullerton is a very small campus with a large majority of commuters. There is a plethora of services available to students. However, I do not believe they're very well known among the students.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, downtown, ocean, baseball, shopping.

    Food and Dining

    I have tried a few of it's food and dining services to far. Nothing wrong with it.

    Dorm Life

    Unsure yet, but I will be living in the apartments on campus beginning in January 2013.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, call or visit to ask questions, take advantages of its resources, and keep up your grade point average by studying. Do what you love.

    In three sentences

    When I visited California State University, Fullerton in September 2012, I knew that I wanted this to be my future school. The resources that the schools provides to its students drew me in. I love the history of the campus, as well as its surroundings.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is a commuter school and a big school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ask you tour guide about the Statue of David :D

    What to do for fun

    The bowling is great! There are also a lot of things going on all over once you find them. Every Wednesday they have free concerts in the amphitheater too.

    Food and Dining

    The Starbucks in the business building is the best starbucks on campus! The rest of the food is pretty good too. Except its a little bit on the pricey side. But you will probably run into that on all University campuses.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm but the dorms that I have been in are nice and look like fun. They just built really nice dorms as well as more apartment like dorming options.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a theatre major and I feel that the classes for my major are overall challenging and very interesting. The general education classes are hit or miss. I have had some excellent teachers for some and some not so excellent teachers for other courses. Just ask around before choosing a specific teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and take a tour before deciding. Ask a lot of questions about everything!

    In three sentences

    Overall CSUF is a fun place to be once you find your niche.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Two armed robbers hid on campus one afternoon and sent everything into chaos. Emergency texts and phone calls were sent out, evacuating those who were out of class, and barricading those who were still in class. The communication was very effective and no one was hurt that day.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs to choose from that can range from cigar aficionados to frats and academics clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus there is a statue of David that, unfortunately, fell during an earthquake and broke. To remember the event the school left the remains. Students now rub the statues butt for good luck on tests.

    Bang for the buck

    Cal State Fullerton was among only five universities cited by the Education Trust as the most affordable and accessible institutions with high graduation rates. I can attest to that since Cal state Fullerton has also been helping me financially which allows me to concentrate on school and going to pharmacy school.

    What to do for fun

    The new recreation center was opened and can be used to exercise your stress away. The titan union center has a bowling alley, pool tables, arcade, video games, and karaoke. Different events and activities pepper the year like find a club day or free pizza day. Downtown Fullerton isn't too far away and is a blast to go to on a Friday night.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is varied but can get monotonous. The best are the places off campus. A lot of variety and all of it is in walking or biking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Its more of a commuter school, so I don't think dorm life is anything special.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a biochemistry major so it feels like the kitchen sink is thrown at us at times. Otherwise the general education classes are fun with a good amount of writing assignments thrown in. This can range though depending on the teacher you select. research the teachers on rate my professor to see what past students have said.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the department that you will complete your degree in. I came to Fullerton for the simple fact that it is easier to make connections with teachers and faculty because of smaller class sizes. Use all the resources available including tutoring centers, writing centers, career center. Try and get involved, it makes the school year a lot funner.

    In three sentences

    Cal state Fullerton is a great place to go to make connections for present and the future. The teachers try help you inside and outside of the classroom. In the end you get what you put into it.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    alters are everywhere

    Greek Life

    I WISH I WAS APART OF IT

    Clubs and Activities

    BIO CLUB

    Great for these types of students

    COFFEE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the starbucks coffee in the business building is the best spot to study and hang out!

    Bang for the buck

    save your lunch money

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY STUDY STUDY and meet as many people as you can

    In three sentences

    Cal state fullerton has a lot of opportunities to grab ahold of and makes you feel like your apart of the school. Their academics are well advanced and the teachers are more than willing to help out. Hopefully later in the years i will be more connected in the school, and will have fun participating in the clubs.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Many, many, MANY greek opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say the tuition is great for in-state. Especially since it went down.

    What to do for fun

    Disneyland! Jazz club, coffee house, group hang outs and parties.

    Food and Dining

    Many options for cheap food to buy or places to buy your food and cook at home.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently not in a dorm but the apartments around are great and convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of work once the school year starts but I think that it is manageable. You just need to make sure you are scheduling your homework and any other activities into your day with a good amount of time for each.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and don't be afraid to try new things. If someone gives you a flyer or comes up to you asking you to try something different, do it. You never know what you will find that helps you grow. Be on top of your work and get in contact with your professor as soon as you need it.

    In three sentences

    I have found that CSUF was an answer that I was looking for for a long time. I have found many opportunities for making connections, making friends and creating a life for myself. I think the biggest thing though was knowing that I could create it and that the school and the people I know have helped me do that.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Even during breaks the security and campus police patrol.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a broken statue on campus that the University bought that way.

    Bang for the buck

    Dorms are pricey and so is the meal plan.

    What to do for fun

    You can go shopping, visit LA, go to the beach, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, and museums.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to chose from on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    It tends to be quiet on the weekends and loud during the week but meeting all the new people is great.

    Academic Rigor

    I loved my classes last semester. They were very eye opening yet challenging as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to meet lots of new people. College is a different experience than high school. If you're not local, be prepared for being homesick.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus that has lots to do around it. The professors are awesome! Tons of new opportunities to explore.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There was an incident with a robber, but it wasn't too dangerous

    Clubs and Activities

    Pretty fun and great people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Free burgers by Christians serving the hungry. Snow sledding in winter time.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are expensive, we should get more for our money. Tuition is hefty too IMO.

    What to do for fun

    Tennis, friends, bowling, pool, gym, billboards, rec center, ping pong, etc...

    Food and Dining

    Lots of junk food, but some healthy foods too! They should have more natural wholesome foods.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but people say its good

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your classes and each person is different. For me, it was challenging, but working through it was not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect teachers to be different and adapt. Put yourself out there, because you won't make many friends if you don't be proactive. I'm sure others want to make friends too! Also, get super involved on campus, it'll make your experience in college all the better. Study, but also have time to go out too.

    In three sentences

    Open friendly people. Some teachers are good others are bad, need to adapt to the situation. Overall, a good school

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent! Campus police are very friendly and helpful.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are always trying to recruit more people. If you are interested, it is easy to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a 99 Cent store down the block for all my food needs.

    Bang for the buck

    You learn a lot of material that recruiters are looking for.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs around campus and local events all the time!

    Food and Dining

    You won't starve if you enjoy fast food. There are some healthy food establishments in the area, but no one cool goes there.

    Dorm Life

    I believe CSUF is more of a commuter school. However, I do not know enough about housing in this area.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early!

    In three sentences

    It is a great school for anything business related. The professors really seem to care and expect a lot from their students. Overall, I'd give it a 10/10.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department.

    Greek Life

    I have no Idea... We have a great frat row!

    Clubs and Activities

    you name it its there, sports , gaming , Zumba ect...

    Great for these types of students

    Geeks, jocks, Sorority and Fraternity kids , ASB types ... everyone can find their niche here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Undie Run!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth it

    What to do for fun

    If you can think of it you can do it at CSUF!!!!! My friends and I went to Disneyland, hiking, to the mall, played ultimate Frisbee and went rock climbing at the gym!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good! There are so many options on and off campus!

    Dorm Life

    AMAZING! They just completed a new set of dorms in 2010 and they are beautiful and modern. The community is unrivaled. I met countless life long friends there and even my husband!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what you take but there are plenty of chances for you to define your own experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus!

    In three sentences

    CSUF opens countless doors for expanding minds both local and internationally! CSUF has amazing pride and spirit. CSUF has a beautiful campus.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is relatively safe with the campus police patrolling different areas at times, emergency blue phones located throughout the campus, and safety escorts.

    Greek Life

    There are some fraternities/sororities that are beneficial for networking and community work. They do require a certain grade point average, community work, and membership fee, but it is a great way to expand your networks.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the beginning of every semester different clubs advertise themselves at Discoverfest ,here the students can receive information about the different types of clubs, sororities, and fraternities. There are a range of clubs that can fit many interest from those concentrated for academia to cultural clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    For those who've forgotten their lunch the Associated Student Inc sometimes puts on a cookouts and luncheon which offers food and beverages for free. For those students needing extra resources such as mentorships, internships, the use of computers, printing, etc there are various resource centers located throughout the school such as the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC), Chicano center, and the woman's center just to name a few.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To some it may be odd, but for others it can be liberating and a stress reliever. Every year towards the end of the school year, students rush through the campus during the evening in their underwear in the underwear run. Campus police do show up, but are only there for student safety.

    Bang for the buck

    For those students who want to enjoy the amenities of a gym sans the gym membership the student recreation center is great resource. There are numerous weight and cardio machines, raquet ball and basketball court, a weight room with punching bags, and an indoor track. The recreation center also offers a discount membership for non-students.

    What to do for fun

    The Associated Student Inc lists all their events on their website. Every year they organize the spring concert with popular performers in the past including Jeremiah and Mike Posner, snow days, cultural shows, and fashion shows. There are also comedy shows and bowling in the titan student union. There are many sporting events for those who want to enjoy a game of basketball, baseball, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pub with beer available, a food court with choices from panda express, papa johns, carls jr., and a few other fast food places, and food trucks during promotional events that offer food from the local area. For those who want to enjoy a buffet style dining they can head over to the Gastronome which offers a wide variety of selections as a reasonable price.

    Dorm Life

    There are newly built freshman dorms that are designed in a modern fashion. At night, it is one of the more beautiful areas on campus lit with lights and students walking about.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, the academic rigor of the school varies from major to major. For those in the communicative disorder major, it is highly competitive, so making friends will help when you are required to do some group work for classes. Also, having a study group is highly suggested as they can help with studying and reviewing notes from different classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is a challenge try to carpool or take public transportation (i.e bus). Cal state fullerton gives students a bus pass each semester at the transportation office. Save money on books by renting them from the school's bookstore or see if the library has a copy available. For students in the Communicative Disorder programs, join the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association for field work opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is one of the most affordable universities in southern California. While many of the undergraduate/graduate programs are in need of a revamp, the school works to innovate with its nursing program and continues to do so with its highly rated business program. Expect a wider breadth in program choices, an expansion in the school's campus and facilities, and a continued interest in being a commuter school.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always police near by so safety is mostly assured.

    Greek Life

    I am not in a Fraternity so i couldn't really tell, but i hear it is a lot of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that everyone is bound to end up liking at least one of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking forward to having an educational future and career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really unusual on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    School in general is quite expensive, but with scholarships and loans you can make it by and in the end it'd be all worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are events going on all the time, especially during the winter break when the holidays are coming up. Also there are so many clubs that it'd be impossible to be in all of them.

    Food and Dining

    There are some food trucks on campus, along with a cafeteria with a few different kind of fast foods like baja fresh, panda express, and round table.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home and commute there.

    Academic Rigor

    College in general is hard, but all you need is focus and discipline to stay on task and study right. Of course you have to take some breaks and loosen out a little, but in order to succeed, you have to be serious when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a nice campus with great opportunity, CSUF is a great choice. People around there are nice and there are events happening all the time. It has a great environment to study and is just a great school in general.

    In three sentences

    Very exciting and lively all the time, especially around the holidays. The teachers are amazingly helpful and willing to take their time to help you in anyway they can. Also the campus itself is very nice, clean, and like a little park.

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We recently had a campus lock down and I am amazed at how CSUF handled the situation. They really do make sure all students are safe and informed during and after the situation. I have always felt safe on campus and I give campus safety the highest rate.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you study (: kidding. For fun there is a variety of things to do. There are always parties the Greek clubs host; surrounding college campuses (UCI,Northridge, Fresno, Los Angeles) host parties and invite CSUF students. If you do not party, there is a lot to do like community service, CSUF has a underground bowling alley, many night clubs and bars around the area, and many more.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety both on campus and off campus. We have a big cafeteria with small coffee shops on campus. There are large chain restaurants right across the street from campus also. Everything is walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but CSUF does have dorms that are 2 years old and, from what I have seen, they are incredible. Everything is new and things run very smoothly in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes here are kicking my behind but that's what college is for, right? All instructors I've had so far have been great and you really do learn something new after every class. Make friends in every class and make study groups to help you be successful. Also, talk to your professors and visit them during their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus! Many times students become busy with work and school assignments but getting connected with others is very important. Build friendships, join clubs, ask questions, and take advantage of all the resources provided.

    In three sentences

    California State University, Fullerton is an amazing campus with much to offer its students and community. There is a vast variety of degrees offered, opening the door to many opportunities. Overall, a great place to grow as an individual and academically.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police send emails/texts the second anything happens. They also update students with any information when there is any kind of emergency.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Downtown Fullerton, there's always something to do, especially at night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to school before 9:00 if you want to park.

    In three sentences

    Parking is horrible. The financial aid office is a disaster. Buildings are all old and need renovation. And the 4 year graduation rate is 16% which is ridiculous. Pick another school.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The art program is really good and various types of art classes help those still unsure about which direction to go!

    What to do for fun

    Work out at the SRC, bowling alley, art galleries, go to a concert, walk around the Arboretum.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union has a great variety of food, so it's perfect for those who aren't quite sure what they want to eat. There are also food trucks - food trucks!! - on campus, which is pretty exciting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a map! Know what classes you want to take.

    In three sentences

    It is such a big campus and I'm an art major, so I'm only in the Visual Arts building, but I don't even know where anything is! People seem very helpful.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is safe with the university police always patrolling and the rules before enforced.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a huge amount of clubs available for different cultures or interest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue on campus that is broken down into pieces but they say if you rub it before a big test its good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes and knowledge you can accumulate is great for all the classes being taken and reasonable amount.

    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling alley, rock climbing, sports events, and recreation center all available for students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very delicious with a very of different places to eat like Carl's Jr or Panda Express.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming allows you to be on campus and be involved and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at CSUF are great mainly because your challenged and the teachers explain things in real life situations for a better understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to attend here, I encourage you to make friends and join clubs because the more people you know, the better the experience. The classes are challenging at times and I also encourage students to ask for help. Many classmates join study group or tutor and the professor has certain office hours to answer many questions.

    In three sentences

    I am currently attending California State University of Fullerton and I am happy i decided to go here. There is a variety of different opportunities with getting involved on campus or even getting help with classes or information. There is so many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds from many different students attending.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a police station attached to the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The only one I belong to is NSNA (national student nursing association) and it is amazing. I now there is pretty much a club or association for basically everything (nationality, sports, etc)

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, motivated, friendly, and smart.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The reason we are Titans and our mascot is an elephant is because there used to be elephant races on the property, before the campus was built.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but it is worth every penny. Just keep in mind that you are paying for your future career.

    What to do for fun

    Make new friends, go to the student gym, or library.

    Food and Dining

    Just like everywhere else. Mostly fast food places like Baja Fresh and Panda Express.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm so I said 3/5.

    Academic Rigor

    I can only tell you about my area of study, nursing, and it is a very intense program. I love a challenge and this one is definitely one of the hardest.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be independent and very motivated toward your educational and career goals!

    In three sentences

    I rate this school as an A because there are a variety of students and the educators are all helpful and wonderful. I would recommend for anyone to apply here.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus, there's always so many people around. we also have a police station on campus. Theres also emergency posts that you can press a button and talk to the police, there's supposed to be one visible from anywhere you're standing on campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in a sorority, but I know people who are and we seem to have a pretty active greek life, especially for those living on campus or near campus. I would say our greek life isn't as big though, just because most students commute from all over

    Clubs and Activities

    There's tons! Try archery, or glass blowing, sports, or ASI

    Great for these types of students

    You can really choose what kind of student to be here. I've known students who only come in for tests and that works for them, but there's also people who seem to always be on campus for class, activities or late studying. It's up to you

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A campus tradition is that during finals or tests, if you rub the fallen Statue of David's butt cheek you'll get good luck haha. I've done it and I got an A! Also there's snow day, in October they bring snow into the quad and you can go sledding. There's also the annual spring concert in may, last year we had Mike Posner and Hunter Hayes.

    Bang for the buck

    This is probably one of the better cal states in my opinion, especially for visual&performing arts, and business. Dorming is really expensive, but its going to be like that pretty much anywhere you go.

    What to do for fun

    Like I said, get involved in activities on campus, but for off campus there's tons of stuff to do. For food, go to Thai Basil or Sansai, there's a good boba place called Quickly's too. Downtown Fullerton is good for shopping and food during the day, and has a good night life. Downtown Brea is lots of fun too. There's lots of great concert venues and museums, and there's huntington beach and newport not too far if you have a car. But I would take the bus everywhere while i was dorming!

    Food and Dining

    I mostly like the availability of the food. Some of the food was great and some was alright, but the dining hall was open from about 7am to 8pm, and then the late night cafe was open til 1 am. All within easy walking distance. You never had to leave campus for food. Also free coffee 24/7 during finals week!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my freshman year and it was a pretty good experience. They just built brand new residence halls and a new dining facility buffet with a late night cafe. For double dorm rooms they're pretty big compared to some others that I've seen. And they're brand new so they're really nice. The apartments are okay, they're much older but they're also less expensive. I only dormed my first year because the new facility is pretty expensive. But finding apartments and off-campus housing isn't hard.

    Academic Rigor

    Lower division GE isn't very challenging, but it's to the point and you learn a lot. I've really enjoyed my upper division though; there are some pretty obscure classes that make GE much more interesting. I've really been loving all my art classes for my major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in campus activities. It's mostly a commuter school so the best way to meet people and have a great college experience is to get involved! There's tons of clubs, a huge student government, and fun classes at the gym.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is diverse, challenging, and friendly.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a university police station right across the street from campus. There are different poles throughout the campus that have buttons you can push incase of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in any sororities. They seem beneficial to people who love to party and lack science majors.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is immense amount of clubs. Choosing and becoming an active member can be very beneficial. There is a discover fest each semester with every club possible on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Fullerton is perfect for any type of student. There is a place for everyone to fit in here.

    What to do for fun

    We do have a lovely brand new recreation center. There is a bowling ally, and pub for students to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food places on campus are terrible. It would be more convenient if there were more healthier places on campus to eat. There is literally only one place on campus where you can buy fruit. Everything else is junk food and fast food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm at CSUF. It is mainly a commuting school, which is why parking is such a nightmare. Some dorm structures are nicer then others depending on how long ago they were built.

    Academic Rigor

    A classmate of mine once told me, do not take courses, take professors. It was the best advice I have ever received. The material will only be difficult to grasp or understand depending on your professor and how much effort you put into your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Beware of the expensive parking pass, and worst of all, looking for parking! Pay attention to the orientation, there is a lot of helpful tips for freshman that many of us take for granted. Always keep in touch with your professors and attend office hours regularly.

    In three sentences

    California State University Fullerton is an excellent school with many opportunities waiting for students as long as they use their resources correctly. Fullerton is sometimes looked down upon because it is a cal state university, but many people are successful once graduated. There are several clubs, staff members, and guidance aids to help each student reach their career goals.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an on-campus police station available 24/7. There are also poles around campus with buttons to contact campus police in case something has happened or you don't feel comfortable walking across campus at night. There are always campus officers driving around as well.

    Greek Life

    Lots of sororities and fraternities. They hold a lot of events and participate in a lot of community events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs to choose from at Fullerton. It's always easier to join a club in the Fall semester, so that is definitely recommended.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to party, enjoy Greek Life, visit the beach, enjoy Disneyland, and are pretty social. Academically, it is great for students interested in business, kinesiology, or theater/music.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a broken statue of David on campus, and it's a tradition to rub the statue's bottom for good luck before a test!

    Bang for the buck

    At Fullerton, you mostly get what you pay for. It's not very expensive, so you can't expect too much from it.

    What to do for fun

    Basically the only thing to do is party. Disneyland is close, but if you don't have a season pass then you probably won't go often. Angels Stadium and the Honda Center are also just down the street, but that can get expensive as well. Not too far from Los Angeles or Hollywood either. Newport and Huntington are also really close, so that's always fun!

    Food and Dining

    The gastronome is great. There are days when you won't like anything they're serving, but there are always pizza, burgers, etc. available. Has great fruit and breakfast, and always makes a lot of pasta! There are also a lot of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    Dorm Life

    Not a lot of students live on campus. Housing and residence life tries to put on events on the weekends, but usually only a few students show up.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the teachers are very passionate about what they do. However, since class sizes are usually large there isn't really that feeling that the professors really want you to get to know you and see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs and try to get as involved as possible! It's really difficult to make friends in classes because so many students are commuters, so clubs and intramurals are a great way to make friends.

    In three sentences

    CSU Fullerton has a very large student body. Most of the students are commuters, so it is helpful to join clubs. You really have to try hard to make friends since most students leave right after their classes.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Had two lock downs this semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    Organized, friendly staff.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education, good reputation!

    What to do for fun

    Take a hike.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food choices on campus, and within a very short distance. Both healthy and junky, based on your mood.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not something I chose to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough, but if you stay up on your homework it will be a more manageable process.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to meet with a counsellor, so you don't waste time in the wrong classes.

    In three sentences

    This is a very nice school. I appreciate how close it is to my home. It has a beautifully diverse campus, both in student body and the buildings themselves.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Fullerton is a safe city and I strongly believe that all student at CSU Fullerton are kind and generous

    Clubs and Activities

    I would love to join clubs and organizations to rich my school life.

    Bang for the buck

    Cal State Fullerton is a cheap school with decent amount of resources and learning environment

    What to do for fun

    For me, I would most likely hang out with my friends and go to the beach to enjoy the breeze. Also, I would like to sing and dance at my school.

    Food and Dining

    I am not really interested and focused at food and dining, but one thing i can say is that CSU Fullerton won't serve me low quality foods and as always, I am hungry at learning.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorm! I can make a lot of friends which can practice my social skills and its great time to be independent.

    Academic Rigor

    Compared to other schools outside of California, Cal State Fullerton is a cheap school considering the amount of learning, opportunity, and resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time is money, grab your opportunity and make you moment shine. Take at least one extra class each semester. Set clear goals for each class.

    In three sentences

    CSU Fullerton is surly a decent college to go to. The campus looks great and I had an awesome time talking with one of the professor.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency buttons placed all around the school. Due to the size of the school you will always see new people and can always be within the ear shot of help.

    What to do for fun

    There is a walking trail on campus if one has free time.

    Food and Dining

    There are many types of foods. On campus there is a Carl's Jr. burger restaurant. The food around the campus can keep a student full while they study.

    Dorm Life

    I currently plan to live off campus still living at school. However I do know that the dorms are close to the campus. Therefore the students are close to the school.

    Academic Rigor

    One must have an eager will to learn. They must always be wanting to learn new things. Therefore perfect for the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep an open mind. There will always be people that aren't like you. Therefore never judge a book by it cover. This will be a great asset when attending here.

    In three sentences

    It is close to home. I see a lot of former classmates that attend there. Therefore if I ever need help around the campus I am able to ask them with comfort.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I haven't been to this campus but i hear so many good things about it. Also, i am majoring in Education. It just shows that this is a popular school that students loves to go to school here.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is always walking around along with campus police.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. workout at new two-storied student gym. Hangout in the TSU

    Food and Dining

    A lot of great tasting food restaurants around the campus which is right next door to the downtown area.

    Dorm Life

    Mostly a commuting school

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering is tough

    Tips for prospective students

    Make Friends Wherever you go. Always introduce yourself.

    In three sentences

    Nice sunshine open campus to walk around and plenty of spots to sit around too. Visit the Beautiful Arboretum to check out the wild life. It is like a place away from the city and into a place with mother earth around you.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs to join. Sometimes they have concerts on campus. Other times they have movie night.

    Food and Dining

    There are several places to grab a quick snack or just a fulfilling meal.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campas, but I have heard fantastic things.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to the academic aspect it can be quite intense, but as long as you study you'll be fine as wine.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest prospective students to attend all the their classes. Start joining clubs in order to network. And finally ask questions in class.

    In three sentences

    At first I was skeptical about attended CSUF since I had heard negative reviews on this school. Fortunately for me, it has turned out to be one of the most insightful and encouraging university. Definitely recommend this campus to those looking to live in Southern California.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would say that the campus safety is pretty good. There is literally a police station built on campus. The police and campus security are always driving around campus or walking around. Also, when you have a late night class you can look for these little blue poles and press a button and a police official will show up and escort you to your car. I feel very safe while I am on campus. Plus whenever there are serious events going on at campus the school will notify you through your text, email, or a phone call.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about the Greek Life. However, during Rush Week you get the chance to look in to sororities and fraternities and see which one appeals to you. The Greek life students do hold a lot of activities during the school year.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school offers a lot of clubs. However, they really don't advertise them only a few clubs actually have posters on campus. Usually you have to look them up. During Rush Week most of the clubs come out and will inform you about the club and give you information. I feel that clubs on campus could promote a little bit better.

    Great for these types of students

    I feel that this school is great for any type of students. If you are interested in majoring in nursing or business this is a really good school. For both majors CSUF has got great feedback on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition from CSUF is the underwear-run. It takes place when finals are over. During the night you basically get to run around the school with your underwear on. It is pretty fun especially when you go in a big group with your friends.

    Bang for the buck

    There are times when the school seems pricey. For example one semester parking pass for school is $220. For two semesters at school you will pay $440 for parking alone. Which I feel is ridiculous and it's not a guarantee that you will even have a parking spot. The tuition can get kind of crazy when it goes up. However, the money goes towards the free health care center and free gym on campus which is pretty beneficial for CSUF students.

    What to do for fun

    You can always check out the Underground it's located right under the Titan Student Union is where all the food places can be found. The Underground has a bowling alley, pool tables, and some arcade games. Hanging out there with some of your friends is pretty fun. You can also check out the arboretum which is located next to the dorms. It's full of trees, ponds, ducks, and squirrels it's a nice place to hangout with your friends and have picnic.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is pretty good there is a Carl's Jr., Togo's, Round Table, and Panda Express. Food on campus can be kind of pricey sometimes it's better to just get food off campus. There are a lot of places nearby school such as McDonalds, Del Taco, Denny's, and many others.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus. However, a lot of my friends did and they said they really enjoyed the experience. The dorms usually have a lot of fun activities during the first few weeks of school mainly so people can mingle. During the school year the dorms usually have some sort of weekend activity going on. The dorms are pretty nice and are decently sized.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics on campus are pretty good. I feel that most of the teachers I had were easy but I did have my share of challenging ones as well. If you can manage your time wisely, take good notes, study hard, do all your assignments, and show up to class you will do great. Most of the professors on campus are highly educated and when you ask them a question they will really break down the topic for you. The classes offered at CSUF are pretty interesting and you do learn a lot from them. Just make sure that when you register you jump on it because classes fill up super fast.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of your professors office hours. They are super helpful especially when you are having trouble understanding a concept in class or when you want to have your professor check out one of your assignments before you turn them in. Also during the first few weeks of school make sure you come to campus earlier than the time your class starts. Parking at CSUF is a nightmare during the first few weeks if you come last minute you will be searching for a parking spot for what seems like an eternity.

    In three sentences

    I can say that California State University is very nice and kept up. The school has very educated students. The school is also very laid-back and gives off a positive vibe.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. There is campus police and they could be there when ever you need them.

    Greek Life

    It is big depending on who you are and how involved you what to be in the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from. Not to mention the people are very nice and well coming.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a outgoing person it is good to live in dorms and find plenty of things to do on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love walking around and seeing the beautiful location and buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    You get everything you could ever want or need foe what you pay. It's reasonable since it is our campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of fun things to do. It's an amazing place to be but also the city is so lovely and beautiful you will find your way around doing something fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is out of this world. So far I have had pizza and the sandwiches and I am amazed every time.

    Dorm Life

    There are very nice buildings. There is not a lot of space but what you have should work.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very complicated but you get lots of good help.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to get involved to feel welcomed into the community and get to know what's going on.

    In three sentences

    This is the most beautiful and well maintained campus I have ever been to. The area is so clean and it is very comfortable. I also love the people and attitudes.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus for the most part is very safe. We have campus safety that passes around the parking lots several times during the day to take care of your cars. Our on campus police walks around the campus to make sure everything is ok; they are well prepared for any emergencies that might come up.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life here is not as apparent as it is in a college setting film. There are some fraternities and sororities you can join. However, their homes are not located on campus so the campus police does not pass around to see what is happening.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs to choose from. There are several clubs that deal with an individual major as well as there are clubs which allow people from all different fields of study to join. There is a plus to joining these clubs. When you join you get to know the faculty of your department which allows you to get letters of recommendations and to be nominated for several scholarships. However, you do have to pay a fee to be a part of the club but joining one is so worth it.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is perfect for students who are interested in commuting to and from school; this campus is close to most of the southern California counties. In addition this school is good for the introverted students since it is smaller than a UC and buildings are easier to find. Plus, once this student starts taking major courses you start to see the same people and befriend them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradition would be that of rubbing the butt of a broken David's statue near our library during finals week. It is said that if you rub the butt you will pass your finals and your courses. An unusual location on campus would be the Arboretum where you get to see different species of plants that are not common here in California; it is so big that you feel that you are in another world.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition here is a lot cheaper than it is at private universities and at the UC's. There are several general education courses to choose from that when you find a course your interested in you get a lot out of that class. You learn a lot of material in a small amount of time.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go to the basement of the TSU building to bowl, play pool and watch TV. You can even go to our gym and take some dance classes for free. We have a pool and tennis courts to play. In the quad the school tends to have several events in which students can participate in such as contests, games and free food. You can also go to the Arboretum to enjoy the scenery and get to see some unusual plants and trees.

    Food and Dining

    There are several places in this campus to choose from for eating a meal. The first place would be at the TSU which has distinct fast food chains to choose from. We have Panda Express, Baja Fresh, Togo's, Juice it Up, Round Table Pizza, and a small cafe place; there's food for every type of person. You can even bring your own food from home and use the microwaves located inside the TSU. In addition we have several vending machines and convenient stores around the campus so you can get some snacks and event instant foods. In Langsdorf Hall we have a wrap and sandwich place. There are cafe locations in the campus where you can purchase Starbucks coffee as well as some food trucks. Lastly we have the Gastronome which consists of an all you can eat buffet for the price of eleven dollars and a Carl's Jr. In the end, there are several choices so that you don't have to eat the same thing every time.

    Dorm Life

    In the dorms you can meet several people from different parts of the state, the country and even the world. Living in the dorms allows you to create long lasting friendships with your roommate as well as it creates cultural awareness since we have students from different cultures; there's a lot of diversity. Living in these dorms is a lot cheaper than dorm life in the UC's and it even comes with a dining plan where you can eat at the Gastronome of a smaller cost.

    Academic Rigor

    The lower division courses are doable if you take good notes and do all of your homework. Some of the upper division courses are very challenging but if you take good notes, go to your professor's office hours, and organize study groups then you can at least pass the course with an average grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepare to work harder with some courses than you did in high school. Take note of your professor's office hours; they will come in handy for some of the harder courses. Be open to taking general education courses that you at first don't think you will like; you just might end up enjoying these courses. Know who your counselor is so you can better prepare your schedule and the time in which you want to graduate in. If you have done well in school before than you will do fine in this university.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a school in which professors are willing to help a student with their subject outside of class. The professors there want you to get something out of their class even if you are not fond of the subject. This university gives you several options for your general education courses; these courses allow the student to be well rounded and to discover what they are actually interested in.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    CSUF offers a free gym to students, a food court, game room, and many type of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    The school has a food court and the foods range from pizza to Chinese food. There are also restaurants close by the school.

    Dorm Life

    From what I heard about other students living in the dorms is a good experience while going to college.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be difficult, having friends or meeting people in class could help with having a clearer understanding of the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to meet as many students as you can. It is great to have a friend that is studying the same major to assist each other with any difficulties.

    In three sentences

    Cal-State Fullerton is a good school with many students. The school has a respectable business program. CSUF also offers many majors to select from.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In my first year, there were several dangerous situations. We've had convicted felons harassing people in the dorms. The most pressing incident was the one that made the news. Multiple gunmen after pulling some sort of robbery ended up on our campus and it was put into lockdown for that whole afternoon into midnight. I couldn't leave my dorm for over seven hours.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is standard cal state levels, I am in agreement with. The cost of on campus living, though hard to say, is too much, and I regret shilling out the $12,000 or so. Wasn't worth the loans.

    What to do for fun

    The arboretum, a large tree and plant preserve located on campus is where I spent a lot of time independently or with friends. Favorite place on campus by far.

    Food and Dining

    The food court has some decent options. The newer restaurant the gastronome is a large shiny attraction, but it is a poor representation of quality. They disguise their bad quality and mass produced slop with great aesthetics and scenery.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my first year, and appearances are deceiving. From a distance, housing at CSUF looks bright and shiny, but after having been there for a year and realizing how much I payed for the experience there was a lot to be desired. quality of the materials and resources available to housing residence was sub par.

    Academic Rigor

    The lower divisions I have taken are challenging, I could ask for more of a challenge, but that is just for me. I would say it is a decent rigor level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come early if you live on campus, the parking, as with many colleges, is horrifying.

    In three sentences

    The underdog of the california colleges. May not be our first choices at first, but it is the right choice in the end.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safety is key for this campus !

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tradition is late night shopping in target!! ( because you will forget things at home believe it or not ) and the best part is housing provides transportation for all the students that live on campus there and back to school !! :) Locations on campus ! the arboretum !!! beautiful lace to relax when you are feeling stressed and you should check it out !! :) ^ also in the college of art there is a huge sculpture of ice cream !

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the places are cheap and affordable Plus when you pay for housing depending on your meal plan you get $100 or $200 on your ID card and you get to buy food at the market or late night !!

    What to do for fun

    Down town Fullerton The little market place located in Chapman and State college ( walking distance ) Disney Land !!! Brea Mall irvine spectrum !! ! Huntington and Newport Beach ! coyote hills ! ( top of the world at night with pretty view !! ) JOINING CLUBS !!!! ^^^ they have field trips that are pretty amazing ! College night !! ( you will know what im talking about when you attend school and live int he dorms )

    Food and Dining

    So the Gastronome ( cafeteria ) could have been better ! they have great breakfast and sometimes dinner but you will end up missing you mothers cooking. There are two parts of the Gastronome one is burgers ( veggie, cheese, ect...) ,Grill cheese, pizza, make your own sandwich, Specials, pasta, ect..... that side will always have the exact same thing every day. Second part is the fun part ! they have new food everyday three times a day ( breakfast/lunch/dinner) They also have themed dinners !! i HIGHLY recommend you attend those !! they are lots of fun !!!!!

    Dorm Life

    For me dorming was amazing. my floor ended up getting super close. I was very social and the majority was very outgoing and opening to everyone, so you are guarantee to find a group of friends you fit in perfectly with. Roommates you will have your ups and downs with them, just make sure you are absolutely positively willing to live with your roommate for a year. If you think you wont be able to do that switch roommates ! i personally loved and hated my roommate as most do. But the last day of school we shed some tears because you grow close as a family with the people on your floor. There is also a market underneath the dorms and they have good SHAKES !! smoothies !! and last minute items you may need through out the day like scan-trons, snacks ect.... BONUS !!! :during finals week and midterms ! they have this service where you call and they bring you food to you room for free part of the gastronome ! last year it was hot dogs! then second semester they had pancakes :)

    Academic Rigor

    It is not that hard, so you have no excuse to fail. Dedication and hard work will get you through all four years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get INVOLVED!!!!! college is what you make of it. Be social and friendly ! Know how to balance having fun and studying ! Do NOT procrastinate, it might have worked in high school but it wont cut it in college. The library and the gym will become your favorite places, because you will be able to concentrate and get things done. So i highly suggest you to check those places out and get a feel for them and probably find your self a place to study. for instance mine is the second floor of the library because they have the most space to do group project.

    In three sentences

    I just finished my first year Fullerton is AMAZING i met so many people there( from different countries ) . It is a commuter school but if you live on campus ( i did ) it will be worth it. The academics is challenging and the professors care a lot about your success. Honestly im very happy i choose this school, you get free things too, food, shirts, sweaters !! you just have to get involved and i recommend getting involved with anything you find interesting !! it will make your experience 10x better.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food was bomb! Although I was just on a tour I thought Fullerton's diner was the best.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't get to see the dorms so I can't answer this question really.

    Academic Rigor

    Though I do not attend the school, I have asked students there about their schedules. They responded that it was all hard work and studying but there was still time for other activities.

    In three sentences

    I am a sophomore going to junior next year and I have to say Fullerton has my eye. I have been on a tour of this school in the past and I am impressed by its location and accessibility. It includes many of the majors I am interested in as well as various clubs and activities for its students.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do for fun. One of CSUF's newest buildings-The Student Recreational Center allows students to have a good workout from cardio machines to swimming, rock climbing and even club/intramural teams. They also have a bowling alley.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food that is in the campus. There is all types of food and there are several fast food places that aren't very far away from Fullerton, If students don't want to get anything to eat from there.

    Dorm Life

    From what I have heard, dorm life at CSUF is an experience that you will never forget. Unfortunately I will not be living at the dorms. Maybe in the future I will get to live there.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes offered at Cal State Fullerton depend on the major a student is going for and also depend on the type of person that you are. There is a variety of classes for all types of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips that I would say would be to always work hard and to never give up on your goals.Also, manage time wisely. Never forget to do your homework!

    In three sentences

    The campus is somewhat large, which can be a problem if your classes are far away. Also, the campus is very clean and the students and staff are there to help the incoming freshman.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Gastronome is Gods gift to CSUF students.

    Dorm Life

    LOVE LOVE LOVE DORM LIFE!!!!!! My best experience from school.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are really hard but others are so easy its almost boring. When classes are boring its hard to attend daily.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take full advantage of your counselors they are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    A very nice open campus with a lot of great resources. The teachers are very helpful and have no problem with helping you outside the classroom. I would give in a 8 out of 10.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Play sports, gym

    Food and Dining

    Great fast food overall also healthy and organic

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms very expensive... So work, work, work!

    Academic Rigor

    Great campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus before e rolling.

    In three sentences

    Very clean campus. Overall everyone very friendly. also,everyone's very professional and bright.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who aren't psychologically compromised by Orange County traffic.

    What to do for fun

    Walking down Harbor Boulevard in Downtown Fullerton is an option if you have a car. The TSU holds free movie screenings and stuff every once in a while, and there's also a free Spring Concert if you have a Student ID.

    Food and Dining

    If you have a meal plan, the Gastronome is definitely going to be your saving grace. Considering it's a cafeteria, the food is pretty good and there's always a wide variety of things to eat. There's vegetarian options in the Gastronome as well as several other restaurants on campus. If you go to the TSU, there's a Panda Express, Baja Fresh, and other places to choose from as well.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the classes you're taking and the professors who teach them. I once had a history class that was hands down the hardest class I've ever taken, while my friend who had the same class but a different professor said it was an easy A. Once you're out of the GEs though, they're all pretty challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus if you get a chance. There's definitely a vibe to the campus, so it might be easier to tell if you would enjoy being here and mesh well with the community. You should also explore the area a little to see if you'd enjoy living in Fullerton.

    In three sentences

    CSUF has its shortcomings like every school, but it's a great place to earn an education. The classes are both challenging and rewarding if you pick the right ones, and the campus is breathtaking at every corner. If you're a commuter, prepare to tear your hair out trying to find a spot after 9 AM.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is equipped with many blue light stations to help in emergency situations. There is also an escort service for students walking around at night to be able to have a walking partner or even a ride to the student's car or dorm.

    Great for these types of students

    I am a selected student for CSUF Education Opportunity Program and it has already proven to be a viable resource for guidance counseling as well as scholarship awards.

    What to do for fun

    CSUF is within close proximity of the Anaheim Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Angels, the Honda Center, Home of the Ducks, Disneyland, and less than an hour away from LA Live which is downtown LA. With less than a half hour drive, any student can make their way to the coast to soak up the sun or snow boarding during the winter season.

    Food and Dining

    CSUF is located in a very central location with many options of food and dining. It is also just minutes away from the Downtown Disney area which provides more entertainment as well.

    Dorm Life

    I am making a very safe assumption that the dorm life at CSUF is at least average. From the layout of the school and campus housing, everything is within close range.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a new incoming transfer student to CSUF, from what I have seen, the perception is that this school provides a solid academic plan for students in many industries. But not having had fist hand experience in that area as of yet, I rate it a 4 star based on my perception.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am unable to provide many tips for prospective students other than attend the orientation. You will receive much information about campus resources and the energy will get you excited about attendance. Get involved!

    In three sentences

    I have visited the campus a few times just in the past month and have found all the student representatives and faculty to be helpful and friendly. I look forward to beginning my first semester this Fall and moving toward my educational goals in such a positive atmosphere. The campus is large but fortunately they have strategically placed parking lots/structures so that students can get to and from their classes in a timely manner.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are numerous of things to do on campus. There have been days where people are on campus until 3 a.m. It is quite fascinating to see the school award hard working students with free utilities such as notebooks, shirts, gift cards etc. I have not yet met a campus with more enthusiasm and prizes being given out.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very limited and boring if you are a full-time student and is always planning to dine on or near the campus. Cooking for yourself would be the best option after dining on campus after a couple of months.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately I did not live in the dorms, but I heard living on campus is expensive and worth every dollar. There are many on-campus events for one to attend and enjoy. I had the time to attend one of the campus events and I had the time of my life.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many students who are on track with what they are being told. Academically speaking, it is difficult to encounter anyone who is unable to complete important assignments for their classes. I suppose everyone cares because tuition has significantly increased over the past few years and thus they can not afford to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    When attending this campus, do not be afraid to speak to the person sitting beside you. Just get out of your comfort zone and be the first to greet because you never know when you will meet your life-long friend.

    In three sentences

    It is such an amazing campus with great professors that are willing to do the best they can to help every student succeed. The campus hold over 300 organizations that let students socialize throughout the entire school year. This campus is full of positive, kind and very energetic students.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The downtown area, which is about a 5- to 10-minute drive from campus, has many places to eat as well as a few bars. There are also numerous restaurants within a few blocks of the campus. The next town over, Brea, also has a sizable mall. Students won't run out of things to do in the area, but it does require access to a car.

    Food and Dining

    There are a decent number of places to eat around campus, and the quality isn't too bad either.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms so I have no comment.

    Academic Rigor

    The graduate accounting studies can be challenging, but the professors are often more than happy to explain concepts in more detail during their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the student organizations and start to network with peers and professionals as early as possible. Certain industries are starting to include a behavioral assessment in the interview process so it can be very helpful to establish a good rapport with recruiters early on.

    In three sentences

    The graduate business program is outstanding. Many of the professors don't hesitate to extend their help to students. There is a very active student life on campus.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. Become involved in clubs and events held throughout the campus and you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small food court in the TSU and a Carl's Jr also on campus. Off campus and less than five minutes away are a variety of restaurants.The gastronome is for people who dorm and also has a fine selection of food.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major classes can become easily difficult. However, for the most part as long as you study and give an allotted amount of time for each class students should do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many ap tests as possible to eliminate GEs. Also if you can dorm there, dorm. You will get more of the college experience then just commuting.

    In three sentences

    The campus has great setting and classes are normally medium sized, and have a good student to professor ratio. The campus life is also great, there are lots of clubs, sports, and events to attend or contribute to. Everyone there is willing to help and give you the guidance that is needed for you to succeed.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    I would highly recommend joining the ASI street team. It is a lot of fun, and it is a great way to meet people.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on in the Titan Student Union

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life. I made so many friends. There is a real sense of community among the people who dorm. Not to mention, it helps you enjoy the college experience more than if you were to commute.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on which professor you have. Some are easy and some are more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to make the most out of your college experience.

    In three sentences

    Attending California State University, Fullerton has been a great experience. It is a really diverse campus with really nice people. I would highly recommend attending this school.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will never feel in danger at cal state Fullerton. Let's say you have a class late at night and don't feel comfortable walking to your car by yourself, you can ask for an escort to your car! How neat is that! They also have emergency phones all over the parking structures.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club that interests you for fun. Believe me, there are clubs for everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class on time, show the professor that you are trying, and get involved!

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton has a beautiful campus, is not isolated and has friendly individuals. It is a perfect campus for students looking to live on campus or commute. The professors are always willing to help and there are so many resources that are available for all students when they are seeking for help.

  • 08/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Fullerton Police Department has a station on campus so you'll always feel safe. There are also blue call boxes on campus where you can call for an officer if you don't feel safe, or even if you just want a ride to your car after night class. No matter where you are on campus, you can see at least 2 of the call boxes. If there is an emergency or a school-wide announcement, a message will be sent to your email and your cell phone so you are always up to date with campus safety!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely something to check out! You'll meet a ton of people, make a lot of network connections, and raise money for philanthropies on and off campus. Each Greek house supports it's own cause, but the houses do come together to support each other. Greek Life also raises thousands of dollars each year to send under-privileged youth to Camp Titan for the summer.

    Clubs and Activities

    The campus has a ton of multicultural clubs, academic clubs, and social clubs. No matter what your interests are, you can find something to suit your style. My personal favorites are Ballet-Folklorico Club and the Cigar Club.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love being outside, Fullerton has a beautiful campus. The Arboretum is amazing as well! If you're a sports fan, our teams love to win! Fullerton is a great campus if you want to be close to the beach, mountains, and Disneyland.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a giant Fallen David statue by the library. It's a superstition that if you rub his naked back side before finals week, you'll do great on all your tests!

    Bang for the buck

    ASI (Associate Students, Inc.) brings in concerts to the quad, food trucks, music, movies every Thursday, and more! Sporting events, gym membership, and tailgates are all free to students.

    What to do for fun

    Disneyland, the beach, and Downtown Fullerton are definitely the top hangout spots. Fullerton has a lot of really nice parks as well, and the Arboretum is a beautiful place to sit and read for class. School events like tailgates, Homecoming, and sports games are also a lot of fun, and they're all free to students!

    Food and Dining

    The Titan Student Union and the Gastronome are the top food choices on campus, but there is also Starbucks, Carl's Jr. and a Jamba Juice available. Fullerton also has a lot of really fun cafe's and restaurants to visit, so be sure to get off campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a social center. You'll make a ton of friends, and you're always in the know about campus events. Living in the dorms is a great way to meet new people, plus the apartments are really nice!

    Academic Rigor

    As with any major, there will be some classes that are harder than others. When taking GE courses, branch out! Don't be afraid to take a class that looks hard, and like-wise, don't take a class you're not interested in just because it sounds easy. If you're going to pay for school, you may as well take classes that interest you. Hard or easy, always buy the book, always do the reading, and don't be afraid to go to a professor's office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for lots of clubs! Join a multi-cultural group, Greek life, or Associated Students Inc. You will meet a ton of new people, discover your interests, and make a lot of connections that will help you not only at school but in the future.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a large community of students that love to hang out in the quads, take part in school activities, and become active in the community. The school is made of over 35,000 students but it's no challenge to make friends. Professors are willing to help and the campus resources are amazing.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking to have a job in the field of Social Services, I would recommend looking into Fullerton's Human Services program. The program requires three internships from students, which gives you plenty of experience by the time you graduate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I would definitely recommend participating in Fullerton's annual Undie Run. Gather a bunch of friends to do this with you, it's a lot more fun that way.

    Bang for the buck

    California State University, Fullerton is a great school, it prepares you for the real world. When I entered as a Freshman my counselors were certain to place me in courses that were beneficial and helped in the long run. Fullerton, is very resourceful which is great because the growing opportunities are endless.

    What to do for fun

    I joined many clubs meanwhile attending Fullerton, get involved with any clubs you may be interested in. Fullerton also has a brand new gym that is stocked with so many machines and an indoor track.

    Food and Dining

    I would recommend checking out the Titan Student Union, I spent a lot of time there during my breaks and finals.

    Dorm Life

    I did not dorm, therefore I cannot rate this.

    Academic Rigor

    As a Human Services major, I enjoyed my load of classes. The professors of this department had a lot of insight as recent or current social workers. The load of work varied and it wasn't impossible to complete because the professors always extended their help. Fullerton also has a writing center and tutors which I spent a lot of my time at.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to stay home and commute to school, Fullerton is definitely the school for you. I would recommend checking out the many majors that Fullerton has to offer and connecting with an academic advisor to answer any questions you may have.

    In three sentences

    California State University-Fullerton is a great school for students who wish to stay home and commute to college. As an alumni from Fullerton, I majored in Human Services and was given the opportunity to recieve hands on experience as an intern for the community. Fullerton has many outstanding professors who are always willing to help you with whatevery they can and more.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency posts almost everywhere that I turn to.. it makes me feel safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I know there's a underwear day on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the buildings are really easy to remember and get to.. the elevators are just really small to fit 16 people on it.

    What to do for fun

    Participate in school events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. It was really easy for me to adapt into it.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't tried it yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be active and social.. get to know people and join clubs. Oh! And always be prepared for your classes.

    In three sentences

    I think it's a very comfortable and home-like school to be on. The students are lively and the instructors that I have this semester are really considerate. They genuinely want to help you succeed.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cal State Fullerton for the entirety of its existence has always been a safe campus where students can expect to walk its campus freely without any worry of violence or crime.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cal State Fullerton has a large array of various clubs numbering in excess of 250 ranging from sports, religious, cultural, Greek fraternity/ sorority, fashion, to charitable causes clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Fullerton particularly appeals to students in desire of a great education and socializing with other students.

    Bang for the buck

    Cal State Fullerton is also highly touted for students receiving their money's worth in education.

    What to do for fun

    Events are always being held on campus not to mention sports functions one can attend and social gatherings. At California State University, Fullerton there is always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    The campus boasts a very large variety of dining facilities including fast food, sandwich shops, cafeterias, buffets, coffee shops, and convenience stores. It should be help in high regard in this aspect.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are up-to-date and pleasant to the eye. They feature many accommodations including various areas for socializing, a large cafeteria area, large study rooms, plentiful dining areas, and sports areas and women's areas.

    Academic Rigor

    The school won't hesitate to put you on academic probation in the event you have a GPA deemed less than satisfactory.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a decent SAT score and a modest GPA in the lower to mid 3.0s and you'll be set for admission and a comprehensive 4 year school with plenty to offer for your career path.

    In three sentences

    Califiornia State University-Fullerton is widely regarded as one of the leading universities in the California State University system. Expansive, aesthetically pleasing to look at, comprehensive, and friendly, it is a school any student would be happy to attend. There is a reason it receives nearly 50,000 applicants a year!

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I don't have information on that.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't have information on that.

    Great for these types of students

    Grate for all kinds of students, especially those who want a solid education at an affordable cost.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    See the fallen David statue, rub his butt and make a wish.

    What to do for fun

    You can attend live shows in the theatre for around $10, which are usually put on by the performing arts students. CSUF's performing arts department is ranked as being the best in the West. Fine arts has showings, too. There's a bowling alley and arcade on campus, where you can order beer and wine.

    Food and Dining

    Mostly your typical food chains, but I hear Gastronome toward the back of the campus near the dorms had a healthy buffet.

    Dorm Life

    I don't have information on that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the student health clinic services, which offer health exams and shots, chiropractic, acupuncture, psychological, pharmacy, and more. Also check out the massive state-of-the art gym, where your membership fee is included in your tuition.

    In three sentences

    I think students receive a quality education at CSUF. You can find just about everything you need on campus. Downtown Fullerton is pretty hip.

  • 09/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition at Cal State Fullerton is very cheap compared to UC tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the nearby laser tag, or go swimming at the recreation pool at CSUF.

    Food and Dining

    The campus is close to everything, whatever you are craving, Fullerton has numerous places that will fit your appetite.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter but the campus is very close to my home.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very friendly have helpful in making us doing well in there class. Every teacher I am with so far understands my strengths and weaknesses helping me accelerate my skills in each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Student should learn how to manage your time wisely weather you are a commuter or living in a nearby apartment in getting to class on time.

    In three sentences

    The academic professors are very helpful in choosing my career choices. I love the college environment and the students here are very friendly. Best college I have ever attended to.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Diverse student population and faculty. Empowering environment and excellent for networking and building friendship. Excellent campus and resources.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun clubs, sororities, fraternities, sports teams, and volunteering opportunities that students have access to. School spirit is a big deal so there are many events to express titan pride and the happiness you get from being involved together in huge groups to support the school.

    Food and Dining

    The selection of food on campus is relatively healthy and delicious! There are so many options to choose from and it is spread all around campus for easy access.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really clean and structured very neatly. It's easy to find your way to your dorm to the school because of the short walk and organization of the building. Another big plus is proximity between the dorms and the cafeteria where students can easily by and get some food before class.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshmen, college is still no joke. Depending on the classes you take and how well you pay attention in class is how hard/easy the class will be for you. Taking good notes and doing all your homework is a great way to start off the year. It may be hard at times but putting in all your effort will surely make a student successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be open minded and be willing to meet new people to have an amazing college experience. It's really what you make of it and CSUF has all the possibilities to make it that awesome as long as you try.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a very diverse school with a variety of opportunities for students to reach their full potential. I would rate this college a 10/10 because of its unique clubs, sororities, and sports teams from which each student has the chance to feel at home and gain the complete college experience. I feel very safe and accepted at this school because of the supportive people at this school who want me to succeed.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The number one crime on campus is theft. Although that's bad, we are very happy that it's not anything violent. With this being said make sure you hold onto your belongings because a lot of theft is due to negligence!

    Greek Life

    Tons of greek life here. I'm not involved but a lot of my friends are and they love it. It's a great opportunity to get involved, network, and make lifelong friends and memories!

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS OF CLUBS. OVER 320 CLUBS. If you cannot find a club you like you can always start your own! But it's highly recommended to just get involved and join a club that interests you early!

    Great for these types of students

    Business, Communications, and the ARTS!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    STATUE OF DAVID. Take a campus tour!

    Bang for the buck

    Attending Cal State Fullerton will definitely give you a bang for your buck! The schools offers tons of free opportunities and resources for students such as software, leadership workshops, tutoring, concerts, and free FOOD! As far as our academic programs they are definitely known throughout the region in various industries!

    What to do for fun

    DISNEYLAND! Everyone likes to call CSUF the Disneyland College. Other than Disneyland there's the beach, the observatory, hiking trails, Downtown Brea, outlet shopping at The Block, Angels Stadium, ongoing events at the Honda Center, and we're only 40 minutes away from LA!

    Food and Dining

    In the resident halls, dorms, there's the Gastronome, late night, and the community market. On campus we have Juice it Up, Carl's Jr, Togos, Baja Fresh, Panda Express, and TWO real Starbucks!! One is in the library! We're also walking distance from a lot of restaurants like Chipotle, Panera Bread, In-n-out, Five Guys, Yogurtland, Pieology! --tons of restaurants and a lot of restaurants offer discounts to CSUF students!

    Dorm Life

    SO FUN. I lived in the dorms the very first year they opened and it was the time of my life!! Definitely do a housing tour the next time you're in the area. Plan to bring about $10 so you can eat in the Gastronome, the housing all-you-can-eat buffet style dining facility. The facilities have also received platinum-LEED awards which means they are SUPER eco-friendly! Gotta check it out.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes will feel like a piece of cake while other classes will really challenge you! A lot of the programs are accredited so that means they have to maintain a high academic rigor in order to keep their accreditation. This is also means that the colleges are bringing in top-notch faculty who will be able to help you in class as well as their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since a personal statement is not needed, focus on your college testings (SAT, ACT) and GPA! Be sure to make sure you meet the eligibility index number as well. Also, take a campus tour before you apply!

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is definitely a hidden jewel in higher education. With over 37,000 diverse students and eight different colleges I'm sure you'll be able to find what you're looking for, academically and socially based. The school is definitely changing and is already a top public university in the nation!

  • 09/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Well respected school and cheap instate tuition

    What to do for fun

    Organizations, campus activities, outdoor sports, hang with friends, bowling, going to the Titan center to rock climb, photography.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved - there are plenty of ways to! This is the biggest tip. I didn't get involved until my final semester and now I am overwhelmed trying to participate in everything I want to, I love it! Also, take early classes so you can get parking!

    In three sentences

    Great faculty, professors and advisors and many organizations to get involved with on campus. Down side is the parking is terrible and expensive - $250 per semester. It is a big commuter campus so there is a lack of a 'college experience' if you are wanting to party and go to football games (they don't have a team) but its great if you want to keep your head low and power through your degree!

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police force is amazing. There are blue poles everywhere on campus, and you can always ask for an escort or whatever you need when you feel your safety is of the issue.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus is huge! I am not apart of it personally, but it is definitely a good way to meet new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities on campus are my favorite part about the school. My social life on campus revolves around the clubs, as I am a very involved student. The more you get involved, the funner time you will have.

    Great for these types of students

    This is definitively a very open campus accommodating to all students. Particularly, it is most fun when the students become more involved with their campus and enjoy the activities that are offered.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing the statue of David's butt for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is a little high, but you will definitely get the education and experience you're looking for.

    What to do for fun

    The associated student body on campus is incredible and makes programs and events for students to enjoy across campus everyday of the week. There's plenty to do, from rock climbing in the Gym, or watching a movie in the theater.

    Food and Dining

    The food for dorming really is not the best. But when it comes to restaurant and fast food across campus, it is actually pretty nice!

    Dorm Life

    I cannot personally comment on the dorm life as I am a commuter, but from what I have heard on about it from other students is that the dorms and apartments on campus are pretty nice. They are made well and accommodate to every student's needs. The only real downside is that the food is not the best.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at this school is actually pretty challenging. Much of it depends on your professor or area of study. Overall, it is tough, but you will definitely learn a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Opening up and putting your foot through the door is the first step to anything. College is all about find new things and discovering new things about yourself that you had no idea about. Joining clubs and getting immersed in the activities across this campus is a great way to do so, the community is very kind and accepting to all students.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is definitely an interesting school. There is a great community with an incredible acceptableness across campus. I feel that I have learned so much here, about my area of study, and about myself.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On Thursday ASI has movie nights where students can gather around and watch movies like Man of Steel or Despicable Me. All at no cost. Events are hosted every day.

    Food and Dining

    The quality of the food is worth the price. Often there are specials on combo meals. The location of food services are very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Can't comment on this section due to the fact that I commute and haven't even taken a glimpse of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors use their time of teaching very wisely, as well as allow time for students to learn from each other. Homework load can be frustrating but only if one procrastinates. Exams are usually very lengthy

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the flyers you receive at the Student Life Orientation. They give free softwares for MACs and PCs. Normally, you would pay $100 dollars at any other store.

    In three sentences

    The Campus itself is breath taking. However, most of the classes have no windows which can be frustrating at a point. Overall, the professors are very professional and approachable.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school has a tremendous safety system! Every few feet you walk there are blue towers that connect to campus police within seconds. Not only will they be there in only seconds but they will make sure you feel safe enough to walk to your car or to your dorm!

    Greek Life

    I hear so many fun things about the frats and sororities! I have many friends who joined and they love it! That's not my type of life so I chose not to but if you want to get involved and meet new people I highly suggest it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Most majors offer clubs to their students!

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for people who want to get involved on campus! Whether that's in theater, fraternities, sororities, or even sports, you will enjoy your time here!

    Bang for the buck

    The price of this school does not even compare to that of a private school or UC! You can earn enough scholarships a year to pay for a year's tuition!

    What to do for fun

    For fun there are many different activities. They offer many things for students to do on their day off or during a break. You can go bowling, play pool, or even go work out at their gym at the student rec center!

    Food and Dining

    Cal State Fullerton has many different restaurants in the cafeteria. From Mexican, to Chinese, & even just salads! They also have a Starbucks and a Juice it Up!

    Dorm Life

    I am not dorming this year since I live close to the campus. I only hear great things of the dorms though! Everyone that I know who dorm never have any complaints. If anything, they all recommend it!

    Academic Rigor

    This school is great academically. Not only do they have some of the greatest professors, but also offer some great programs and classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    I feel that many prospective students want to go to a UC or private college instead. I felt that way too but after visiting the campus I changed my mind. Choosing Cal State Fullerton as my school to attend was one of the most wise & rewarding choices I have made. Choose your school wisely! Private schools & UC's are pricey. Cal State schools will offer the same education but for a better price! This is your future so make the best choice for you!

    In three sentences

    So far I have been satisfied with my school. CSUF has a friendly and welcoming campus. Not only do I love going to school, I enjoy being on campus!

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is really good because there is always security around, there are alarms all over campus where if someone feels unsafe they can call security right away by pressing a button in the security poles.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and activities in campus. There is dance clubs, such as zumba, salsa and more.

    Great for these types of students

    It is very fun to be in the campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions are many, they do mexican traditions and other ethnic traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is really clean, it has many great funny instructors.

    What to do for fun

    To do for fun is to join clubs, sports and there is a big and great arcade under the campus to go have a good time with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and dinning because they offer several food restaurants and good quantity and quality.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm, but i heard that they are amazing because there is many friendly neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    It is great to have classes in these college.

    Tips for prospective students

    They will love the campus, because it has great counselors, lots of activities, friendly school mates and more.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a really diverse college. CSUF is a really clean and wealthy campus. Finally, csuf is the best cal state university.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They say they are on call and will be there in two minutes wherever you are. Someone dislocated their arm and they came 10 mins later

    Greek Life

    The greek system is not the best ever, but I enjoy it

    Clubs and Activities

    I have no idea about any clubs on campus, need to get info out better

    Great for these types of students

    business majors, people who like cities

    What to do for fun

    lots! L.A is close, Disney, the beach, mountains are an hour away. On campus there is bowling and frat houses near by.

    Food and Dining

    The gastronome is okay, does not have good options for vegetarians.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone leaves on the weekends

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are easy, but the ones that are hard are impossible

    Tips for prospective students

    The tours make it seem much nicer than it actually is. It is not bad here, but the tours up-play it. The students are not as relaxed as the ones at private schools. I am considering transferring

    In three sentences

    The teachers here are not the best, maybe it is because I am lower level course but they are not very helpful. The parking situation is terrible. But everything is nice and new.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. The only thing that I've been warned is that people steal things, but that's only because people leave their stuff unattended.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students who enjoy a quiet and relaxing campus when it needs to be. When we have sporting events, we really go all out and give away a lot of free stuff. If you want to be in a school who knows when to be serious and when to not, then this is the school for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an unusual tradition of slapping the butt of the Fallen Statue of David in front of our library during midterm and finals week in hopes of a good grade on the test.

    Bang for the buck

    It's just like every other college. I like to think of it as investing in myself.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to utilize my free membership at the gym we have on campus. I like to work out for a bit, but if I don't do that I can go to the mall or movies which are about 10 minutes away. For my first couple of days I would go to Downtown Disney because it is also very close. My friends have Disneyland passes, so they occasionally visit Disneyland whenever they do not have class.

    Food and Dining

    The food is adequate. I thought it was pretty good at first, but towards the end of my first semester it got very tiring and boring. The good thing about this school is that we have a Late Night Cafe in which we can buy food such as: chicken tenders, hamburgers, shakes, and sandwiches. It's very helpful to have it because the cafeteria closes at 8pm. The Late Night is open from 8pm to 1am!

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life. Since I was one of the people who were part of the overcrowd, they put me in a double apartment and I love it. My friends live in dorms and I find it a nice place to live in also. You have enough space to put your stuff on your side of the room. Their bathrooms are also clean and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but not challenging up to the point where you'd want to drop the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a school where you don't feel the competitiveness of every student, then CSUF is the right place for you! It's my first year here and I live on campus and I've got to say that everyone that I have met is very excited to be here and willing to help you out with whatever you need! We have professors who are down to earth and really care for your education. Everywhere you look, you will find someone willing to help you out with any academic issues.It is also a good idea to come over to the campus and have a feel to see whether you like it or not.

    In three sentences

    California State University is an awesome campus. Everything on campus is close together: from food venues to classrooms, everything is at least 8 minutes apart from each other. I love this clean and calm campus.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops patrol the place often, I see at least one car on campus every day. I skateboard (supposedly illegal on campus) and they've never cited me for it like they said they would, so I think these cops are pretty chill. But God forbid we have another lockdown, they won't let you escape.

    Greek Life

    I have no idea, I'm no sorority girl, that's for sure.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs make themselves known with flyers of important events, but you should still look up clubs online. Some clubs do less activities and it's hard to know where they are. There's always activities on campus, particularly in the TSU. They're usually free with your Titan Card and student registration.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are suitable for college, you should be suitable for CSUF. I don't see why not.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a broken Statue of David in the center of campus nearby the library and the Education Classroom (EC) building. The tradition is that people rub his butt before finals for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    They need better food establishments, but otherwise, there are plenty of academic and entertainment resources on campus.

    What to do for fun

    I don't have free time to do much, but CSUF's ASI has a ton of events that go on semester round in the TSU (Titan Student Union). They have a pub downstairs, a bowling alley, billards, and more. It's awesome and I will probably make use of these things before I graduate.

    Food and Dining

    This can definitely use some improvement. Everything is too expensive, except for Baja Fresh and Carls Jr, but these restaurants get old very quickly. It's awesome that there's a Starbucks in the library now, but the wait time is over 20 minutes and not worth it unless you have hours to spare. They need to acquire a Subway, an Asian place (hopefully with sushi) that is NOT PANDA EXPRESS, and a real pizza place before I give CSUF props. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE, BRING DOWN THE PRICES. COLLEGE KIDS CAN'T AFFORD $7 MEALS.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm, I commute. I've had friends party on school nights though, so I'm guessing the RA's are pretty chill.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard, usually not too easy. Just do your work and you'll pass your classes for sure.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Work hard, especially if you're a freshman or a transfer student. Teachers grade differently than in community colleges or high schools. Classes are not too difficult, depending on your major, but assignments will catch up to you if you procrastinate. 2. Parking is horrible in the early afternoon. 3. CSUF is mostly a commuter school, but if you have the time, you should join clubs. I regret not doing this. 4. Apply for federal work study and financial aid so you can possibly work on campus and save time! 5. Check out the Fullerton Arboretum, it's absolutely beautiful! 6. Take advantage of the Health Center and the Student Rec Center. Their services are free to students!

    In three sentences

    CSUF is a bit too conservative in my opinion, but is getting better with diversity issues. The campus looks beautiful and is relaxing to be at. Most of the teachers I've had in the Child/Adolescent Studies Department are really awesome.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to Disneyland! Which is about 20 minutes away! Go to the beach! Join a Sorority/ Frat

    Food and Dining

    Foods OK. Its not home cooked.

    Dorm Life

    I commute, as does everyone else, but from what I have seen and heard dorm life is very nice!

    Academic Rigor

    Its college so prepare it to challenge you. Im a business major and the classes do not come easy but they are not impossible, just put the work in and you will succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for the finish in 4 program. It will help you get graduate in four years and not fall behind and stay for 5 or 6 years. P.S- You get to register early for classes so you will always get what you want! :)

    In three sentences

    Cal- State Fullerton is not only an amazing school but it is located in the most beautiful city in America. The campus has a variety of classes to choose from and the staff is very helpful. I would recommend this school to anyone wanting to expand their learning horizons!

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I don't really eat here; mostly because it's expensive. However, I bring my food and it is plenty of space in the food court.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but I heard they are really small. The outside view of the buildings are nice though.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are very smart and care about teaching. I love my professors so far.

    In three sentences

    This is my first year, and all I can say is this is a very quiet school. There are good people who are very friendly. Unlike high school, people don't care what you wear. It's a very nice clean school.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Upon entering Fullerton I recommend visiting three places. First, the library, as it will become the number one place on campus to find peace and many resources. Second, the counseling center will be key to a successful academic career at CSUF. Last, the gym is a great place to relax and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    My first semester as a returning transfer student at Cal State Fullerton was more than I could have asked for. I first attended CSUF as a freshman in 2006 and did not apply myself. This time I felt as though a new world of education had been opened up to me and I love it!

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I usually feel pretty safe on campus. Fullerton campus police are always patrolling the parking lots and outer regions of campus. In the parking lots, there are many emergency call boxes in case of emergencies. The only thing that I would improve of this campus's safety is creating brighter lights in the parking lots and more patrol presence during the evening to ensure safety.

    Greek Life

    As I've mentioned before, greek life is very predominant on this campus. There are many different kinds of fraternities and sororities. For instance, there is a frat dedicated solely to Economics majors. Find what interests you and there will most likely be a greek group that matches that on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many, many clubs to choose from throughout campus. At the beginning of each semester, the student body hosts a Rush Week in which almost all of the clubs offered at our school represent themselves to perspective club members in the quad. If you're interested in joining a group, Cal State is the place to go with its bounty of fraternities/sororities, major-related clubs, and special interest groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Cal State Fullerton is great for students who love being in a fast-paced and motivated environment. Orange County is a buzzing community with a lot going on and a lot of opportunities. Diversity, industry, and a lot of sun are all things someone ought to like upon becoming a Titan!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you hear about the Undie Run, don't be alarmed. The Undie Run is a tradition amongst the students to run down the streets near campus in just their undergarments to celebrate the end of finals in the Spring. It is a fun tradition that is unique to Cal State Fullerton.

    Bang for the buck

    As a college student, budgeting becomes important in order to maintain sufficient funds throughout the school year. So, finding opportunities to save some cash become crucial. Here are three money-saving opportunities: 1. Get an OCTA bus pass. Cal State Fullerton offers free bus passes to all of its students. This will save you loads of money by supplying you with free transportation without spending a dime on gas. 2. Student Health Center. The Student Health Center is a lifesaver. If eligible, you can sign up to receive free birth control, pap smears, etc. Medications are also offered at a very low cost to students, saving them a lot of money normally spent on medical necessities. In addition, Cal State offers free group and individual counseling. Maintaining a healthy mental state is key to a good life so having that come at no charge is a blessing. 3. ASI. ASI is a student leadership group on campus that promotes low to no cost sporting events, concerts, and other fun opportunities to students. Go by their tables when you see them and get some awesome freebies, too.

    What to do for fun

    If you've heard of Fullerton, then you've definitely heard of DTF. What is DTF you ask? Downtown Fullerton. It is about 3-4 blocks, with the center being Harbor Blvd and Commonwealth Ave, of bars, restaurants, and other little shops. Thursday-Saturday is when DTF is poppin'. College students from all around the county come to take a shot or have a brewskie with their pals. Fullerton is pretty much at the heart of the O.C. so there are PLENTY of fun things to do when you're not in school. The beach, Disneyland, Mammoth Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm, L.A. sight-seeing, the Angels Stadium, Honda Center. So many fun places to go and enjoy your time with friends!

    Food and Dining

    Don't ever fear of not finding somewhere to eat on campus! There is a main eatery in the Student Union that includes a variety of storefronts ranging from Rubio's to an eco-friendly, vegetarian cafe. Cal State also has its own Carl's Jr. and Starbucks. If you're not feeling anything on campus, there is a cornucopia of delicious restaurants surrounding the area including Pieology and Yogurtland.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on dorms on campus. For the most part, Cal State is a commuter school. Although I am not acquainted with dorm life, I have heard several conversations about Fullerton's many sororities and fraternities. Many of these clubs have group houses that are said to build great camaraderie amongst its members.

    Academic Rigor

    Titans are definitely challenged when they are looking to obtain a degree. I took 4 courses last semester and found myself dedicating hours to studying, much more so than I did at Fullerton Junior College. Also, the teachers use advanced vocabulary and abstract thinking skills that require close attention to be paid in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to study at Cal State Fullerton, I would definitely recommend taking advantage of the SRC, or Student Recreation Center. It is a beautiful new facility that makes working out fun. I also recommend making the most of group projects for your classes. Get to know others in your classes--you will most likely see them around campus. Do work in the study rooms, eat together at the cafeteria, and then chill in the library!

    In three sentences

    I am proud to call myself a Titan because Cal Sate Fullerton is a school to brag about. I have lived near this school for my entire life and I thought I'd seen everything that this area had to offer. However, when I stepped foot into campus I felt like I lost myself in a whole new world.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe even at night, when you step outside of campus it is still face because the location of the school is in a nice area.

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is very small when compared to other schools but if you want to get involved on campus and meet other people becoming Greek is a great way to do it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs that range from different major clubs to bowling clubs, every person can definitely find a club that suits them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition on campus is that every incoming freshmen goes and touches the broken statue of David as a sign of good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    California Sate University Fuullerton is a great school to invest your money in wisely. It is one of the cheapest California State University schools and is alwasy highly ranked amongst other universities.

    What to do for fun

    What I like to do for fun is attend the activities on campus such as games, movie nights, bowling events, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining was okay, there are not a lot of options when trying to decide what to eat. Also there is not a lot of healthy choices so it is very easy to gain weight when eating the food in the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was great! I made so many friends and it made the transition from high school to college much easier. I would recommend it for every incoming freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    The grading system at California State University, Fullerton is very rigorous but the classes are not so hard. What makes classes easier is if you attend office hours and ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for perspective students would be really try and pay attention class, your paying money to attend classes so make the best of it and take it all in. Also get to know your classmates and professors, attend office hours and ask for help when needed. Do not be afraid to go up to a professor and ask for help they are always willing to help. Lastly, remember why you started and do not give up.

    In three sentences

    California State university Fullerton is a university that has a variety of majors in many different areas. The campus is clean and the environment is great, students and professors are very friendly. It also has many academic programs that are available to every student.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police make the campus feel comfortably safe. They often patrol the campus and are often friendly. There is no feeling of them 'watching you'. The campus also has blue poles that call the campus police station directly if needed, 24-7.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs on the campus. There are clubs for majors, interest, culture, etc. There are various club events on campus all the time. The campus even has an event called Discoverfest where all the clubs come out to promote and recruit members.

    Great for these types of students

    Everybody. Those who love commuting especially.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has a arcade, bowling, billiards. rock climbing, intercollegiate sports, and various clubs. There is a recreation center with a pool and workout equipment. There is also a theater that has performance from the drama department and music department.

    Food and Dining

    Many on campus places are good and there is nice variety on and off campus, but i must give this category two stars for unresolved issue that affects the students. The eatery that the campus requires students that dorm to eat at is called the Gastronome. The Gastronome currently has a food safety rating of a D and has had this rating since July of 2013. Making it mandatory to purchase a meal plan to at a facility that D is quite unacceptable.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm on the campus but i have visited them. They are nice, a little bit small. A key card is required to live enter the dorms and the individual rooms. About 7 or 8 people can fit comfortably.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can get tough, fast. As a biology student, the work required is always intense and consumes massive amounts of time. Many other majors have lighter course loads fortunately.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would have to say that getting involved in a club of frat is essential. There are many great clubs loaded with awesome people. Secondly i would recommend an on campus job if you can get one do to flexibility and perks (holidays and sometimes free stuff).

    In three sentences

    Fun university with awesome faculty staff and facilities for students. Has it's drawbacks with some policies and enrollment issues. Very close to fun off campus activities as well.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling is always a blast. Video games Pub Gym Recreation center Swimming Pool Arboretum Baseball Basketball

    Food and Dining

    Great choices. Food court available with a great selection available for every taste. 3-4 starbucks throughout campus, even in the library.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live at the dorms, but I know people who actually do and they love them. The buildings look great and food is good quality and healthy.

    Academic Rigor

    Science classes are always difficult, but professors are very prepared and have office hours that I find really helpful. Some classes count with Supplemental Instruction sections held by teacher assistants that help clarify concepts.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's an amazing campus. Has lots of places where to relax and study such as the arboretum. The library is open until midnight, and some buildings are open 24 hours before and during finals week. Students are welcoming. Won't ever feel weird.

    In three sentences

    CSUF counts with an excellent campus, amazing classrooms, library, gym, and places to study CSUF is a multi-racial campus, which I have found fascinating, due to interactions with people form different countries. CSUF has excellent staff. Professors are well-prepared and ethical.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is as safe as they can make it. Obviously you dont want to walk around by yourself at night but you would be fine with a group of friends.

    Greek Life

    Almost everyone is in a sorority or Fraternity. But you don't need to be in one to make friends/

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of housing events and activities. Also most RA's hold monthly floor ativities so you can bond and get to know your floor mates better.

    Great for these types of students

    The theatre program and business program are top notch.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frat row is the place to party! It's where everybody goes to have a good time. You walk through the schools arbortrarium to get off campus and then from there its only a five minute walk. You can always find something to do there!

    What to do for fun

    I always find myself in the gym! the Rec. center on campus is simply amazing and is great if you like to live a fit lifestyle. If i'm not in the gym i'm usually in class or sleeping. Most of the time if I'm looking for fun I'll go knock on a floormates door to hangout or just go into the active rooms/

    Food and Dining

    I have an eating disorder so I have an acceptionally hard time dealing with the food in the gastronome. There are not very many healthy options and a lot of it is not fresh. To be completely honest I am terrified to eat there but that is due to my personal issues. My room mate does not have these problems and she does not seem to mind it to much even though there are days when even she cant find something that looks fresh and nutritious. Plan on having food available in your room. Or go to the community market.

    Dorm Life

    It is amazing, the campus is beautiful! The dorms are relatively new and very nice and spacious. It is a great way to make friends. I can honestly say I've made 48 new friends in the first semester just through housing (there are 48 people per floor). My only two complaints would be that the janitors tend to get lazy and just skip cleaning the bathrooms and the wifi is horrible in some parts of the building.

    Academic Rigor

    It is just what you would expect from a college. There is a decent amount of reading and writing and it is important to show up for class. Some classes are very challenging and others you can pass without even opening the book. It also depends on what professors you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend living on campus. The parking and traffic can be horrific in the mornings. If you do live on campus get a 5-day meal plan. It's not worth it to pay the extra money because there is barely ever any food on the weekends anyways.

    In three sentences

    CSU Fullerton is a beautiful campus. Classes and professors are reasonable and fair. It is a wonderful school to dorm at as well.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I recommend going to discover fest, which is a two day event that has all the clubs, organizations, help centers, etc set up their own booths. This is a great way to see where you want to get involved in and become aware of your resources on campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great cafeteria, as well as a late night cafe next to it. It is very cheap if you want a good snack that seems like meal.

    Dorm Life

    Housing is very expensive here because they have been newly renovated and are especially reserved for freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes offered can be very rigorous, so do not underestimate any of the courses, whether they are GE or major ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded. That is the only way people will not only approach you, but also keep you in the circle of friends.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is one of the most diverse campuses in the CSU system. These students have an immense amount of pride and know what it takes to keep you staying on campus. This university also have tons of students and staff working together to keep the CSU master plan, which is to give affordable and high quality education to all of its students.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Whenever any type of issue occurs, all csuf students are notified through a text or phone call, plus we have on campus police officers who patrol the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    So far I have taken a tennis class and yoga and they are both awesome, plus I get to take them for credits toward my GPA :)

    Great for these types of students

    If you like to make friends, talk, and be social, this is your school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have beautiful artwork located all around campus which sometimes I actually stop and enjoy on my way to class.

    Bang for the buck

    If you aren't going to a Cal State, you are spending a lot of money on your education (aside from community colleges). To each is own, but I love going here knowing I'm going to have very little, if any debt to pay off when I get out of college. For about $6000 a year I get a free gym membership (on campus gym), free basic health benefits (on school medical center), free tutoring, free access to computers and internet, and sometimes free food/drinks!

    What to do for fun

    We have a gym which is fully included in tuition that you can go to anytime you'd like if you like to work out or rock climb. We also have a a bowling alley and I believe there is a small bar that opens at night where they have a DJ or live music. We have the library where you can use our pretty fast computers and we also have a tutoring center for free, if you call that fun.

    Food and Dining

    We have the gastronome, which is delicious, all you can eat. They serve different food everyday and I believe it's about $10. We also have Togos, a greek food place, panda express, an italian place, carls jr, starbucks, and round table pizza. During the day we also have a few food trucks including juice it up and some baked potato place.

    Dorm Life

    I only have a few friends that live in the dorms, but I would greatly encourage it if you can afford it. Everyone I know that lives at CSUF has a lot of fun and just because we aren't considered a big party school doesn't mean people don't party here.

    Academic Rigor

    Considering I have so far only taken general education courses, everything has been pretty easy. Make sure to always look up your professors because it really makes a huge difference.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking into going to Cal State Fullerton, consider the sociable aspect of college. If you are looking for somewhere to meet new people and actually make friends this is the place for you. If you aren't getting FAFSA grants, also consider the university grant that is given by cal states. I am a commuter and I still meet new people all the time. It's also super easy to get classes. Trust me, you will not regret attending here.

    In three sentences

    This campus is not only lively, but it can put anyone in a good mood. The people are incredibly friendly and I look forward to going to school and attending my classes here. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a sociable, affordable university.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe. I always see campus safety trucks driving around. There are emergency poles all over campus. If you feel unsafe walking at night you can call the campus security to give you a ride.

    Greek Life

    I've heard it's a lot of fun. Just know if you join you will be very busy! It's an easy way to make friends. I plan on rushing next year to try it out. Frats throw parties almost every weekend. Thursday night is the unusual CSUF party night because not a lot of people have Friday classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs! I haven't found any I want to join, but there are so many. They have a couple days each semester where all the clubs put up a booth and give out information on them.

    Great for these types of students

    Everybody. Very diverse campus. It has great business and nursing programs that are pretty competitive, but definitely worth it.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is cheaper than UC schools and some CSU schools. I don't feel like my education is suffering because I'm not going to a UC. I believe I am getting a quality education for a pretty good price.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with people on your floor! There is a Hookah Lounge nearby. A mall about 6 minutes away. Get a Disneyland pass and take the bus there! Bus passes are free as a student and you can get discounted Disneyland tickets or passes. Go to Downtown Fullerton and walk around or see a movie. Purchase discount movie tickets in the TSU.

    Food and Dining

    The gastranome is where everyone who lives on campus eats. If you live in the Res Halls it is required to purchase a meal plan. It is buffet style. The food is okay; some days are better than others. The chocolate chip cookies are the most popular item. In the TSU there are other places to eat, which is where most of the commuters go. There is a Round Table, Panda Express, Starbucks, Juice-It-Up, and more.

    Dorm Life

    It's so fun! If you choose to live on campus you will live in the Residence Halls freshman year. I'm so glad I did. You meet so many interesting people. I've made some great friends. These people get to know you so well because you all are living together and are going through this life transition in the same way.

    Academic Rigor

    All my professors are extremely knowledgeable. This school has an Honors program and a Presidential Scholars program. Honors classes are smaller, so you get to know both the students and professor much better. I'm in the honors program and it was probably the best decision I made after I chose this school. I already feel like I have learned a lot and am getting a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up if this school has a good program for whatever field you are interested in. Take into consideration of you are commuting or living on campus. There are a lot of commuters, so parking is difficult to find. The dorms are great, my only complaint is the slow elevators.

    In three sentences

    This school is relatively small, but I like it because I can get to all of my classes quickly. It is very diverse and a majority of the students are friendly and very interested in learning. Housing on campus is great and the dorm rooms are much larger compared to most other schools I know of.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Parking police that think they are the bees knees.

    Greek Life

    Frats and fraternities everywhere!

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list.

    Great for these types of students

    Young and old!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing really

    Bang for the buck

    All schools are expensive...no bang here.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling and a bar.

    Food and Dining

    I wish there was a larger variety of food on the business side.

    Dorm Life

    Not too sure, I have heard they are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is tough. Especially in business, there is a 2.2-2.5 GPA all professors must keep their classes at. Basically, a 4.0 GPA is near impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to take early morning or late night classes. If you are looking for a great business school, apply! The professors are awesome, and they really help their students (of course, there are the occasional outcast professors).

    In three sentences

    This is an awesome school to go for business. There is a wide variety of students. The parking is awful.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Lots of places on campus and in the surrounding area.

    Dorm Life

    I actually live off campus. The dorm prices seem a little high but they are most likely comparable for orange county...

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging courses but the professors made themselves available when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students can use parking lot E after 6pm. Use the Irvine campus if you can. Much better parking situation there...

    In three sentences

    Great teachers so far. Flexible schedule. Parking not so great.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do to have fun on campus. These include dances, sports events, workshops, ASI events (ice skating, carnivals, movies in the TSU every Thursday night), on-campus concerts at the Becker amphitheater, working out at the Student Recreation Center (SRC), lounging at the TSU, shopping and watching performances at the main Quad and Titan Walk, and even learning how to make different crafts with other students and residents.

    Food and Dining

    The Gastronome (the grade A cafeteria on campus that serves a variety of delicious food) is a really good place to eat, especially if you dorm. There are also convenient stores on campus, Starbucks, food courts, the Garden Cafe, several fast food restaurants, and the Late Night Cafe (for those who stay up late studying or whatever reason).

    Dorm Life

    The best decision I made was to dorm. Living on-campus gives you much more time to become involved, connect with new friends, study, and become independent. Students living in the dorms get the chance to eat at the Gastronome, the Late Night Cafe, and the Community Market. You can also wake up and leave your room 20 minutes before class.

    Academic Rigor

    Coming from an overly rigorous Christian, private, all-girl high school, the academics are less rigorous at CSUF since it is a public school. However, you still need to do the homework and study every day because some subjects may be quite challenging. If you spend about 2-3 hours a day per subject studying, you will be able to earn A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip when going to CSUF is to go to your professors' office hours, especially when you need clarification with something related to the subject. Make sure to make connections with your professors so you'll have recommendation forms later on. The most important tip is to become involved on campus (even though you hear that all the time). You will have much more fun in college if you belong to clubs and programs.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Fullerton is a great university for students who like small class sizes and one-on-one time with the professors. Some of the classes can be large, but most range around 30 or so students. CSUF offers many opportunities to become involved on campus, whether you are interested in clubs, events, leadership roles, sports, or even finding an on-campus job that fits around your schedule.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You should join greek life, or one of over 300 clubs on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Its normal college food. Food court and the cafeteria (the gastronome) makes you fat. Make sure you make healthy decisions! The gastronome caters to alternative eating preferences, like vegan and gluten-free eating.

    Dorm Life

    Transfer students get old apartments without a study room. Dorms are for freshman only. Gastronome gets old after a while. but its nice having a meal plan. Dorms do not have a kitchen, and purchasing a meal plan is mandatory for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The kinesiology department has a lot of powerpoints, and the professors are very simple and approachable. Everyone is passionate about what they do, and it shows in their teaching and presentations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work on your GPA and your study skills. This school grades difficult, and professors often use the +/- system with no extra credit offered.

    In three sentences

    California State University-Fullerton is a great school for kinesiology. Professors are knowledgeable, and approachable. All majors are impacted, yet diversity is a plus.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own police!

    Greek Life

    You can see for yourself once you're admitted!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and things to do on campus!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a statue of the famous Fallen David near our library. They say that if you rub the butt of the statue, you will receive a sprint of luck as you complete your semester.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to enjoy my time alone but others I know like to play games with the housing buildings and such. We are also near the Brea Mall and Disneyland, so you could enjoy those as well.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining hall near housing is called the Gastronome. It's very similar to a buffet. We also have the Community Market, which is like a liquor store, without the liquor of course. In campus we have our Student book store and Titan Student Union which has different mini-restaurants and vending machines filled with snacks. Also, our library is well-equipped with a Starbucks to satisfy your caffeine needs You'll never go hungry on campus with all the food services we have!

    Dorm Life

    This year I'm currently living in the dorms. I dorm with a friend who went to high school with me so it wasn't that hard getting used to. I found it hard to find times of privacy when it came to studying but that's what the library is for. We do have classrooms in our housing buildings which are used for studying and we do have study hall which you could attend at your will. Student housing also provides a laundry mat for us students and they also provide us with game nights and battle of the buildings, etc...

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, CSUF may not be ranked top 1 in the system but the overall rigor of GE courses is adequate. We run on a semester system, which means that we have one class schedule for Fall semester, and another new class schedule for the Spring. You definitely have all the time in the world to finish work for classes. Some GE courses could be better than others and some professors may be better than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for Prospective Students include: reading about your Major Department, getting to know what student services are available 24/7, and getting familiar with the community. Find information about your major department before you enter any college because it is important that you are getting what you pay for. Student services may include the library, tutor centers, etc... These services are important to students because we are learning by ourselves, and why not take the time to get ourselves used to receiving help from others. Last but not least, getting yourself familiar with the community. Every college community is different, but that doesn't mean you stick out like a sore thumb. Find a group or party to hangout with, or rather find friends that share the same major as you.

    In three sentences

    California State University - Fullerton is one of the greatest CSU's in the system. Professors at this school strive to help us succeed in any ways that we can and I don't doubt that other professors at different colleges do the same, but here at CSUF, many professors are open to any questions you may have - whether they be yes or no questions or rocket science related. Student services are also capable of helping new students forge their paths to becoming successful: all in all CSUF and it's community combined create a solid motivating environment.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never had a problem :)

    Greek Life

    Wouldn't suggest it. Very expensive and drama filled.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many offered for all interests. Good if you have time for them.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of student - many international.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie Run!! End of the year in spring. Way too much fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Decent tuition - one of the lowest. Just don't expect brand new facilities.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of events on campus throughout the year - never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    Average college food- few options and high prices.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived there but I've heard it's quite pricey for what you get.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends upon your major. If you go into the sciences then be ready to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come early to find parking and don't' be tricked into buying books from the on campus bookstore - SUPER EXPENSIVE!

    In three sentences

    Wonderful campus with many great majors offered. Professors are wonderful and normally always go above and beyond to help you. Only big problem is the wifi - it never works when you need it to.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus! There are blue lights everywhere that connect directly to campus PD. Also, campus PD and security will escort you to your car or dorm at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For good luck before a test always remember to rub the butt of David.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are my favorite.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good on campus. It would be nice to have some more healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great dorm experience. there was always something going on and lots of free food!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors I have had experiences with really make you think. If you are looking for an easy ride this is not the college for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend taking more than one campus tour if you do choose this school. This helped me a lot on my first day.

    In three sentences

    CSUF is an amazing school! Everyone is very helpful and welcoming. The best decision i have ever made is enroling here.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had anything bad happen to me.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of this.

    Clubs and Activities

    Love all the clubs available! Very good stuff for your transcript.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious and driven students will love this campus!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this statue that is broken and laying down on campus that you would not even know about if you didn't walk the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is kind of expensive but there is a lot available for the money. Student life is good.

    What to do for fun

    The school offers a lot of different events and activities for someone looking for fun. The key is to reach out and search for it.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of different food options so if you're looking for healthy options, there is a lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I give it one star because I cannot give it none. I do not dorm on campus therefore I do not know how it is.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is intense. The professors expect a lot from the students and teach accordingly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buckle down right away. This school is no joke.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very large and often kept clean. The teachers are knowledgable and willing. Overall, I give Cal State Fullerton a great review.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not too much to do around Fullerton for anyone that is under 21 years of age. There are two professional sports teams nearby, the Angels and Ducks, and there is Disneyland within 10 miles of the school. For students 21 years and up there is downtown Fullerton which consists of many restaurants and bars.

    Food and Dining

    Even though the campus has multiple places to eat on campus like Carls Jr. and the TCU, there are very few options for a healthy meal or a vegetarian meal on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is not too many options for student housing on campus, but CSU Fullerton is slowly beginning to build more housing for students off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    CSU Fullerton is ranked in the top 10 hardest schools to get an A. Teachers provide difficult tests that actually test whether you learned the material throughout the chapters covered.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to choose CSU Fullerton if you are looking to go to college for business because it has many teachers that have actual real world experience and want their students to succeed. Also, much of the schools resources are dedicated to the business school. However, if you are considering a different major then I may recommend attending a different school.

    In three sentences

    CSU Fullerton is a well known college dedicated to being a top business school. It consists of mostly commuter students, so if you want to meet students you will have to be proactive about it in your classes. CSU Fullerton is not known for its sports teams, but rather its academic successes.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie run.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and play intramural sports. I loved the student rec center, really new with great facilities. Also, Downtown Fullerton is close by, with great nightlife and bars.

    Food and Dining

    Many food options on campus as well as around the school. Fast food restaurants everywhere. You can walk to virtually any type of food you desire from campus.

    Dorm Life

    I commuted. However, the dorm life looked like it was lacking, and the area around the school is not the most exciting. There is only a small area of the school that houses dorms, by the engineering building.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging yet fun at the same time. I loved all my upper division classes, which were definitely not easy. My science courses were always difficult, and much is expected out of you as student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with anything and everything early on! Create relationships with your teachers, especially if you want to attend grad school. Enjoy everything the school has to offer; there is always plenty to do!

    In three sentences

    As a Kinesiology student, I felt as though my education was second to none. My professors were all so incredibly knowledgable and dedicated, and assisted throughout my undergraduate career and beyond. I am definitely happy to be a Titan, and would highly recommend the school to any prospective students.

  • 04/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out in Downtown fullerton or see a movie.

    Food and Dining

    They have a good array of food on campus as well as loads of eateries around campus and in downtown fullerton. Go to the night owl! Best coffee in Fullerton!

    Dorm Life

    I commute so I wouldn't know

    Academic Rigor

    You will find some classes and teachers that are extremely difficult and some that are so easy you forget you're in college. It all depends on the quality of the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take extra time to hang out around campus and in downtown fullerton- you'll learn more in the hallways from your peers than in the classrooms. Also, take advantage of ASI they give away a lot of free stuff.

    In three sentences

    Cal State University Fullerton is considered a commuter school for a good reason, there are tons of students that attend, but they all leave around or before 4pm. The university is large and offers many activities and clubs (including a fully furnished 2 story gym). Take extra time to hang out around campus and in downtown fullerton- you'll learn more in the hallways from your peers than in the classrooms.

  • 05/03/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I've visited multiple time with my boyfriend that currently attends csuf, the food option seem pretty fair. No wow factor, but it has some healthy options in the TSU, like The Fresh Kitchen. The also have a Panda Express which is my favorite. Some vending machines have a lot of good variety and quantity items, and others are just regular vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    I wanted to live on campus, but after looking at the price i changed my mind.

    Academic Rigor

    My boyfriend has told me its hard, but as long as you stay deteremined, ahead, and well prepared its possible to pass.

    In three sentences

    Nice friendly atmosphere. It looks clean and very comfortable. Library looks like a great place to have some study time.

  • 05/05/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    They recently made the Gastronome, a giant cafeteria that seems very high class. The food looks both nutritious and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Im very exited to move into the dorms. They just renovated and added new apartments and dorms that look extremely comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here all seem just rigorous enough. The instructors don't overflow you with work but the classes don't seem easy either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let yourself feel left out! There is always something going on somewhere on campus that will fit your interests. Also, manage your time wisely it can be easy to procrastinate and fall behind.

    In three sentences

    I am in love with Cal State Fullerton! Although it is a commuter school which makes it a little more challenging to make new friends, all the club activities certainly make up for it. There is something here for everybody.

  • 05/07/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Cal State University-Fullerton has a beautiful campus and is located near many popular attractions including the Angel's Stadium and Disneyland. It has one of the best business programs in the United States and one of the largest campuses. But however big it may be, the amount of students per class is about the same size as students per highschool class in California.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I believe I said earlier that we have a ton of clubs and they actively recruit students. We also have all kinds of activities, from sports leagues in the gym to fairs put on by our many clubs. We also have free concerts wednesdays at noon near the center of campus, and you can pay to see our drama and music departments put on performances in the theater and music halls during the weekends. During any given week, you can probably go to a fun event for little or no money.

    Bang for the buck

    After finishing most of my GEs and starting my major, I find it difficult to imagine a more well-rounded, politically centered campus and faculty. I also cannot imagine what more I could learn for more money. For under $8,000 a year, I cannot find a fault. I would be happy paying many times more than I do for this education, and I fully believe that this college rivals all but the finest UCs at a fraction of the cost.

    What to do for fun

    We have a gym, bowling, billiards, and 40,000 people to get to know. We have clubs, fraternities, and sororities that will go out and recruit members, not just welcome them in. You will find a place that you fit in somewhere.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of options, between on-campus fast food and the Gastronome, which is our cafeteria near the dorms, and the food trucks that come onto campus daily. We also have small shops like liquor stores around campus, and more restaurants near campus.

    Dorm Life

    I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    In the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, we have some of the classes with the lowest pass-rates on campus. It's hard work, but it's also very rewarding. Even though all the business students know where they stand in terms of grades, I haven't felt a competitive vibe among the students, and I've been there two years. Everybody just wants to pass their classes and help others do the same. The courses get you very used to teamwork and solving problems without much professor input, which is good in the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    I skated through highschool doing about an hour of work outside of class a week. Now, I do about 2-3 hours a day out outside of class and I commute. Just be ready to work a lot more to keep up in all your classes, or let some of your grades slip.

    In three sentences

    This college shocks you the first time you set foot on it for classes. It's the smallest CSU by area, but the largest by student body (almost 40,000). That means you have a lot of competition, just like in the workforce after college.

  • 05/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are poles where a student may call to be escorted to his/her car. The police station is minutes away.

    What to do for fun

    There is the underground pub in the TSU, where events are held.There's karaoke, pool tables, and more. Other than that, the school hosts plays and their annually spring concert. As well as, the annual Undie Run, where people run in their underwear. There is also a gym for those who enjoy working out, located inside, a person has the opportunity to rock climb.

    Food and Dining

    They need to have more variety in their food and dining. Overall, the food is descent but a tad overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is definitely challenging, especially, for those who are not used to living with a roommate. However, it is a good experience to live with others and learn to appreciate their family more.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are a bit challenging, they require commitment to study and complete the work, if not do not expect to pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is definitely a good school, a student's grade depends on the effort a student puts in. ALWAYS ATTEND CLASS!! It is never the teacher's fault, unless he or she never attends lecture, grades unfairly, or does not know the material.

    In three sentences

    This campus is definitely a safe environment, it is a good school, academically. The school, however, does not use the money wisely. Ergo, the fees for students are ridiculously high, especially for parking.

  • 05/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On-campus police department and emergency blue poles all around for an escort from the department to your car.

    Greek Life

    There is some, but not as much as other campuses.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 clubs and organizations. And you can start your own, I did.

    Great for these types of students

    Those that want a great education and want to be in a diverse institution.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Michelangelo's Statue of David is here (a replica). Don't forget to rub his butt for good luck during finals.

    Bang for the buck

    If you get financial aid that is great, if not there are many scholarships and on-campus jobs. Overall you get what you pay for a degree from here can lead to a lot.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or go to the Titan Student Union for some bowling.

    Food and Dining

    Carls Jr. The Gastronome Baja Fresh And more..

    Dorm Life

    Great food and new dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Although not impossible to get an A, you do have to try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you get here get involved. Remember: Once a Titan, Always a Titan!

    In three sentences

    A great institution for any major, well known for business and their great baseball team. Professors are amazing and work in the field, not just teaching. Getting involved is important to get the most out of this commuter campus.

  • 06/06/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have safety poles everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not like compared to SDSU

    Clubs and Activities

    Wasn't a part of this.

    Great for these types of students

    Great if you have patience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Random people giving speeches in the quad.

    Bang for the buck

    It was alright I transferred out

    What to do for fun

    There is a mall down the street and if you have a disneyland pass or knotts pass its not that far.

    Food and Dining

    They have carls jr, pizza place, panda express, baja fresh.

    Dorm Life

    I was a commuter

    Academic Rigor

    Its somewhat hard but depends on the classes and teachers you get

    Tips for prospective students

    Research. Parking =madness

    In three sentences

    Great school but wasn't the right fit for me.