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California State University-San Bernardino Reviews

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  • 08/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 26 people found this review useful. 1 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    CSUSB is a very diverse campus so there is no specific student with a certain eduction level, race/ethnicity, income. Anyone who is willing to work hard, educate themselves, open minded, and have a goal is welcomed at CSUSB.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Sit in the T zone of the class; meaning either the two front rows or the middle column of the class. 2. Always ask questions, its better to do something u know is right, than to not know what your doing. 3. Visit professors during office hours so they know you are interested in the class subject. 4. Always make time to leisure and relax. Best place is the Student Union there are always events to attend. 5. CSUSB is the best choice you'll make. COME HERE, GO ANYWHERE!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very convenient for all types of income. I come from a low income family, but with my good grades and community involvement, Financial Aide covers my costs. CSUSB is worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy driving up University Pkwy and seeing CSUSB lively, welcoming and energetic. The people you meet here are incredible, from staff to student, everyone cherishes this school as if it was they're second home.

    Am learning a lot

    I am about to start my sophmore year in fall 2009 and cannot wait. My freshman year was amazing. I learned many things in class that I used outside of class. Professors take the time to answer questions students may have, and make convenient office hours for us. I know this school has a lot to offer to present and future students.

  • 08/04/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to learn and exited about a new start.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded on what other think and also be aware of the difrent view points people have.

    Bang for the buck

    Doming is chep and it is very low on cost compare to other cal states.

    Am enjoying being here

    Made many friends while I dormed here, plus you meet many people from diffrent backgrounds. Much of the campus is calm and quiet.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the classes are very Informative and especially on the small clases. Made time for one on one conversations with the proffesor and instructor when I needed help.

  • 07/21/2009

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

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ONE-ON-ONE with professors, Great education. Especially if you want to major in EDUCATION, NURSINF,AND PSYCHOLOGY.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be a well rounded student!

    Bang for the buck

    It's particularly cheap compared to other cal states and the small classes with acutal interaction with the profesors is a great plus.

    Will enjoy being here

    The social life i hear isnt so hot but classes there should earn you sum friends.

    Will learn a lot

    I've heard from previous teachers and friends that attended CSUSB that the faculty is great and they received the the best education.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have a very dedicated police force on campus and they patrol from morning to night. also, we have many blue phones around campus in case something happens to you and when you press the button, a police officer will come quickly to help you out. however, i feel safe walking around on campus and have never worried about being hurt or robbed.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have a lot of clubs, ranging from your major's club to clubs that are more hobby based like the anime club. the student union has many great events and they put up various posters and flyers advertising those events.

    What to do for fun

    we have many different clubs, organizations on campus and in the student union there are centers that offer fun and interesting events during the year. for instance, the lgbt center has a yearly drag queen event that has receives rave reviews every year. also, famous comedians and musicians come to our school to perform. for example, anjelah johnson and many more have come to our school; and as students, we get discounted tickets to see their shows.

    Food and Dining

    i love the food at san bernardino. we have a very good cooking staff in the commons and they make both healthy and delicious food daily. they are now selling food on the weekends which is very nice if you do not know how to cook and want to eat a healthy and delicious meal. also, we do have a starbucks, taco bell, denny’s express etc. if you like fast food, and need caffeine after a long night of studying.

    Dorm Life

    i have lived in the dorms for three years and it has been a great experience so far. my freshman year was the best since you are surrounded by people your same age (and sometimes older) who are just as nervous as you are. all our housing staff is very friendly and the resident assistants plan great events for their residents. every year, welcome week has great events that range from a bbq to karaoke. housing even gives academic awards to residents who have a 3.0 and above.

    Academic Rigor

    some courses are, of course, more rigorous than others especially if you are going into science. however, what is great about san bernardino is that all professors teach and if they have an assistant, they will usually just pass back assignments or help the professor grade assignments/papers. also, teachers have office hours so if you are ever stuck or lost about something you saw/heard in lecture, you can go in and ask them about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    use ratemyprofessor.com before you chose your classes so you can get a heads up on how the class is structured and what other students felt about the professor after the quarter. i have used this website for 3 years and it has helped me countless times. also, procrastination is a big issue when you’re in college, especially since san bernardino is quarters not semesters. so in order to stay on top of your assignments and tests, make sure you either have a calendar or schedule book, so you can make sure you have not missed any due dates.

    In three sentences

    san bernardino is a great campus filled with caring staff and teachers. we have great majors that have won awards, like our business program for example. also, our beautiful campus provides us with many opportunities to lie out on the grass and study or have a picnic with friends.

  • 08/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is very beautiful with a nice view of the mountains! The classes are not over crowded and there is space for one on one contact with the professors. The campus is not huge but a good size and it's easy to find places so you won't be lost when starting there. I've met many friends from different backgrounds some even from different places around the world! It's an extraordinary experience!

    Am learning a lot

    All of the teachers that I've had have been very supportive and willing to spend time with each and everyone of their students! It helps alot with the quarter system because it goes by so fast!!

  • 01/25/2010

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

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I am so excited to attend CSUSB, 3 of my family members attend this school and tell me it is awsome. I can't wait to start my college career at CSUSB.

  • 01/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    all students would thrive at CSUSB. we have a great theatre department, sporting facilities, and amazing course in just about every field of study you could imagine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for classes early! Take your registration time seriously.

    Bang for the buck

    I didn't get all the financial aid that I thought I would, but CSUSB still offers plenty of financial aid for those in need.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was so afraid to start college because I thought I wouldn't fit in, but this campus and the people that thrive here are entirely accepting of all kinds of people and backgrounds.

    Am learning a lot

    College teaches you things you will actually use. Each lesson is applicable to your life and each quarter you get more and more to grow on and feed off of as you live your first years in adult life. CSUSB will teach you the things that high school never could; and yes, it's true... you do learn something new every day.

  • 09/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Just about anyone to be honest. This campus is very accepting to people of many various backgrounds. Everyone is respectful to each other and minds their own private space. There's also many places on campus that offer services for people of many ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations. So feel right at home!

    Tips for prospective students

    All I can say is, don't underestimate this school. To be honestly, I did, I thought I was going to dislike this school, but after the first quarter I absolutely loved it! The staff is passionate, the students are friendly and the cost is affordable!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very affordable, substantially so when compared to the UC system and private college. Though like many of the California Universities, tuition costs are currently on the rise and it is definitely putting more of a strain on your budget. Books are also pretty expensive, however, this would apply to just about any college. You still get a great education for an affordable price!

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy it here, and it is another part of this school that has exceeded my expectations. You have plenty of activities and clubs to choose from depending on your major or interest. Many of the members in these clubs are very friendly and make for some good study buddies! Also, most of the other students are really friendly and sociable. I have made plenty of new, and great friends because everyone is willing to help and talk!

    Am learning a lot

    Staff at CSUSB have all completely exceeded my expectations. Many of the staff and teachers here are completely passionate about their subject, and it shows. Every staff member I have met is completely willing to lend you a hand during their office hours, so if you ever get lost will free to ask them. Many staff members will also find ways to help you to improve your grade if you are struggling, just don't be afraid to ask! I have personally learned a lot in just one year and can't wait to continue!

  • 11/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Going to CSUSB is not as expensive as other CSU's and it is a great environment to experience. The campus is small, but really beautiful and green. You can see the mountains in the background and in the winter you can see the mountains with snow. The people are friendly and active and the teachers really care about my education. I am from San Diego, so I came two hours away to a new place to meet new people and start somewhere new; and so far it has been one of my best experiences yet.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is friendly people everywhere! You can make friends by making conversations with the people who sit around you in class. Everyone in class is young and is living the college experience, everyone wants friends. So you must not be shy because theres always people to meet in Cal State San Bernardino. CSUSB also has great activities every week. From music or drama performances, to political activities. There are clubs and organizations involving volunteer work and always meeting new people! Although there are not many things to do outside school, meeting all those people in activities has the potential of always having something to do with someone. San Bernardino is also located not so far from awesome attractions like Knotts Berry Farm, Six Flags, Universal Studios, Disneyland, and even Big Bear, where you can go snowboarding and skiing in the winter. The weather in San Bernardino is really great as well it is warm in the summer and spring but it gets very windy sometimes. So windy that there has been occasions where they must close the school for the day(s).

    Am learning a lot

    This is my second year in Cal State San Bernardino and I love it here. The teachers are good enough to care about your education and are available when you need them. They always give you their office hours which lets me know that they welcome us whenever we may have questions. We have a quarter system here in San Bernardino that makes the year go by really quick. Although we are cramming all the information in a ten week period, the teachers makes sure we have anything we need to pass the course. I love the quarter system because it makes the year go by faster but I do not like that we are on a strict schedule. I love most of the teachers I've had but of course not all universities are perfect there are some that slip.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In all honesty, there were a couple small incidents on campus last year but the good thing about CSUSB is that they not only send alerts to our cellphones and emails, they also provide 24/7 on-campus escorts, free taxi service home to those who are drunk (I've heard), and emergency call boxes all around the campus, even in parking lots to ensure students' safety. Also, if it gets REALLY WINDY on campus, they shut down the school for a day or two. HELLO WEEKEND!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's this one circle of trees that I always hear about on campus behind some of the buildings.... I hear it's a great place to hang out. Also, there is an LDS Church building across from Jack Brown Hall that provides Bible Studies, Institute classes, free lunches and TONS of fun games (including card and board games, ping pong, water baseball, ultimate frisbee, nerf gun obstacle courses etc.), activities, meals and a free quiet study place (I take naps there all the time) for anyone, not just Mormons. ;)

    Bang for the buck

    California State University of San Bernardino is a little expensive but it is an education WORTH paying for. Also, nearly everyone I know there receives scholarships and grants to pay for most if not all of it. Make sure you fill out the CSUSB scholarship application because I've heard they're very liberal in awarding scholarships. I recommend renting books if tuition costs are a little much for you. They also have great book buyback programs as well.

    What to do for fun

    Although joining clubs and sororities/fraternities are fun, they may be a little cliche.... I HIGHLY recommend their free or low-cost outdoor fitness and recreational activities as well as the Student Union activities. I have had SO MUCH FUN going to all of these creative activities including free Thanksgiving dinners, canoeing and hiking events, salsa dance lessons, art galleries, etc. etc. etc.!!!

    Food and Dining

    CSUSB has sooooo many restaurants on campus- it's incredible! From Denny's to Starbucks and Taco Bell, and even a Commons cafeteria where they make large yummy homemade meals and desserts- why would any student want to eat anywhere else??

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the University Village apartments for a year. It was incredible living right across the street from campus and never missing or being late for a class. All of my neighbors became great friends and we had a blast hanging out with each other on or off campus. The resources there are incredible (free computer lab, wireless internet, pool, gym, etc.) and the remarkable experiences you gain are totally worth the price.

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors at CSUSB are very knowledgeable in their fields. With up-to-date lessons and tools that provide you with extra help, it's almost as if your work is being done for you. Students are provided with a syllabus, course curriculum and schedule in each class, and many professors offer lecture notes online as well. This is essential so the students can always come prepared for class and are able to see which assignments are due next.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend having a plan as soon as you know what your major will be. It will not only save you a BUNCH of time, but will help you to get in to your classes easily once your registration date is set and not have to be put on a wait-list. I would also recommend that prospective students buy a laptop because more and more students these days are taking notes in class on their ipads and laptops and it's easy to save, share or print out for future reference in class.

    In three sentences

    California State University of San Bernardino was an excellent choice for me. I went there for 5 years and even got to explore another campus while still being a CSUSB student with their National Student Exchange program. The professors there are professional, insightful, and fun, and the classwork is easy to understand and complete.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus is safe, and peacefull.

    Greek Life

    greek life is offered on campus, and is a great way to be involved, and meet knew people

    Bang for the buck

    overall, before entering college it is obvious you are investing a great deal of money, be prepared .

    What to do for fun

    csusb hosts several activities to keep up with social life and keep you interested and at ease during final exams. the campus as a recreational center with class and a large quantity of equipment to keep fit, along with this the campus offers greek life.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining are good, not the best or cheapest. its best to cook for yourself

    Dorm Life

    living on campus is a plus. its is great environment to study and enjoy the outdoors. living on campus is great, you're never late to class, and get the real experience of college life. although it is costly.

    Academic Rigor

    california state university san bernardino has rigorous courses to help students understand and observe the major he/she has selected. teachers are more than happy to help students understand the class better.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to apply for several scholarships. for myself as an out-of-state student tuition is extremely high. i wish i would have had the luck of receiving scholarships to help with the outrageous tuition rate.

    In three sentences

    california state university san bernardino is a great school with an extraordinary staff. offers rigorous courses to help pursue the career in which you desire. overall, i am glad i chose csusb.

  • 09/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love having fun, hanging out and doing outdoor activities this is a good college for you. There's not much of a club scene here, but if that is not quite your cup of tea, then this college is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one suggestion is to seize the day and get involved (while focusing on course work of course). There are numerous activities, events and clubs at CSUSB that cater to a range of interests and offer opportunities of networking and making great friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Some people may say that because the university is a CSU the education is not up to par as compared to a UC. I disagree; for the tuition and fees we pay, the instruction is great, the extracurriculars are fantastic, and the material is helpful and pertains to the major of your choice. A degree is a degree, it only matters what you do with it.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are numerous amenities for students to take part in and enjoy. The Santos Manuel Student Union on campus offers many events and activities that are fun and enjoyable, in addition to many resources available to students. The campus is beautiful, and there is an endless number of things to do here.

    Am learning a lot

    Many professors are professional, clear and concise. Many of them will go above and beyond if a student needs assistant, and will gladly meet with a student during office hours if they need extra instruction.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 135

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go into the student union to play video games, watch television, or even play pool. There is a lot to do here and you can find out what school events are coming up soon.

    Food and Dining

    I eat at the school all the time and they make sure that they have food to satisfy anyone's needs. They have many restaurants in the student union that is always crowded.

    Dorm Life

    The students here are nice and the dorms are comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    During most of my terms so far, I'm at school all day working on certain difficult classes. Although this is the case a lot of the time, I still have time to work on my side project.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors and you will go far. One of my professors and four other students have been working on a game for almost a year now and we are almost finished with it. This project was started because we talked to the professor about our ideas for a game.

    In three sentences

    Attending this university is probably one of the best experiences I've ever had. The professors are eager to learn new things, as are the students. The professors have many projects that they're working on that the students can join if they qualify for the position.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 14 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    psych majors!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    x1039 does a concert on campus every december

    What to do for fun

    malls are close by not to mention there are a ton of different activites going on all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    save up money!! it is expensive.

    In three sentences

    beautiful campus. awesome staff. very deverse school.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe. police officers throughout the entire campus at all times. if you feel threatened, you can call the security office and have an escort take you to your car. phones are located everywhere in campus

    What to do for fun

    there is many things you can choose from, such as joining school clubs. they also provide live performance or even video game tournaments. also there is always people some sort of activities.

    Food and Dining

    not that many different options to choose from

    Dorm Life

    i do not dorm

    Academic Rigor

    professors are well qualified and their teachings are outstanding. if you feel like you do not understand the subject, you can always go to office hours where you can interact with professors face-to-face and they try their best to help you understand it.

    Tips for prospective students

    csusb is a great school for first time freshmen or transfer students because they guide you through the entire process and explain every single step you need to take to succeed. i transfer to csusb from a community college and i was never confused on what to do because there is always someone willing to hep you with any question you have.

    In three sentences

    it's a great school with outstanding professors. it's quiet and peaceful which allows students to study and do homework. also it provides students with helpful sources to succeed in college and outside college, such as job postings and career building tips.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    greek life is the best, i was in alpha delta pi but due to my school fees, and not being an applicant for financial aid i had to drop out to pay for tuition. plan to join my senior year again. i miss adpi<3.

    Tips for prospective students

    get a map. use the free tutoring, and writing center, they truly are such a big help.

    In three sentences

    overall, i think it is a great school. there is a great community surrounding our school. and our school gives free tutoring - which is perfect!

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UPD is very reliable. Housing also has CSO's who are on duty at all times and are there if you need anything.

    Greek Life

    Greek organizations aren't for everybody, but there is an organization for everybody. It is up to you if you are willing to break out of your comfort zone and meet new people that you will build life-long bonds with.

    Clubs and Activities

    The vast amount of things on campus allows any type of person to truly enjoy their college experience!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very affordable overall. We, as students tend to complain when prices rise, which we should, but we also need to remember that CSUSB remains one of the most affordable schools around.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do no matter what kind of person you are. If you are an outdoors person, go hiking behind the campus. The Rec. center (Gym) is great and open late too. Mall are pretty close by car too, maybe like 20min. There are a lot of clubs you can join too, ranging all the way from clubs for your major to hobby clubs. Maybe try joining a Greek organization? No matter what you choose, CSUSB offers a larger variety of things to do that further reflects the campus diversity that CSUSB is known for.

    Food and Dining

    Those living in the freshman dorms are required to buy a meal plan. This doesn't seem to bad, but the commons, where most people with meal plans go, closes around 5 during the week and just started opening on the weekends, where they close even earlier. Also, your meal plan doesn't roll over during the year so if you don't use the money, its gone. (Your basically getting robbed. )The whole Food/Dining at CSUSB needs to be changed. Sodexo needs to go. I feel that the company in charge of food/dining (Sodexo) doesn't take those living on-campus into consideration, which isn't fair.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming is okay in my opinion. Overall, Prices are really cheap compared to other schools. The apartments are nice and worth the money. But honestly, the traditional/ freshman dorms need to be re-modeled big time. (And I mean re-modeled, not re-painted).

    Academic Rigor

    There are easy classes and hard classes. It is like this at every school. The way I see it, your G.E. classes SHOULD be easy because they are the same type of classes you had to do for your A-G requirements in order to get into the school. Usually, classes get tough when you start your major classes because your learning NEW material. The upside to the courses being challenging is, if it is in your major and you truly love what your learning and find it interesting, it'll be easier for you to study for and do well in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try new things! I got so comfortable doing what I did in high school and I wanted to do something different. You won't regret it. =]

    In three sentences

    CSUSB has a reputation of being an Easy School just because it is in San bernardino. Honestly this school is challenging and great for anyone wiling to work and learn. The Food/Dining needs work, but overall, I am glad I made the choice to attend CSUSB.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe; there are a group of campus police officers that walk around the housing and the campus itself every hour. At CSUSB, everything is handled accordingly. There are also bright lights on every corner of the sidewalks, the streets, the dorms, parking lots, and hallways. I feel like I am very secure here and don't have anything to worry about for the most part.

    Greek Life

    I don't know anything about the greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs, sororities, sports, and organizations to choose from here at CSUSB. Whatever catches your interest, there is most likely a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are willing to meet new people and aren't too revolved around your social life or nightlife. Also, if you enjoy staying in your dorm a lot and hanging around the area. If you like the very hot weather during Summer (usually), and don't mind the cold during Winter. If you are very school-spirited but don't mind that they don't have football then this might be your choice of school. Also, if you are very involoved in school and like small teacher-to-student ratios then you might like this school.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely worth it and it's a huge change if you don't live local. Although the outside community isn't so good and safe. It' best to just stay on campus and only go out when you need to go grocery shopping or get something to eat. The people are friendly and really outgoing, the campus is beautiful and is very open; you can literally stop and study or relax anywhere.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the beaches in Los Angeles (about 1 hour away), shopping at Ontario Mills Outlets (30-40 minutes away), hike or climb the San Bernardino Mountains or walk the trails, go to the pool here on campus, movie nights with roommates and friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best and very expensive! I suggest eating at the student union better. The student union is filled with many more varieties of food choices. It is also very clean and open. I like how they have an outside patio to enjoy your food and its beautiful view of the mountains. It's perfect for the hot, relaxing weather.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life mostly depends on what you make it. There are a lot of get- togethers and bonding. The nightlife is not huge here but if you like movie nights, pool parties, family and friend activities, then you will enjoy this school and the dorm life. The people are extremely helpful and kind. Everyone is very willing to help and meet you. The dorm life is very relaxing during the Summer. But during school it can get noisy and busy.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, if you don't stay on top of your schoolwork and other responsibilities, you will fall behind and you will be doing twice the amount of work. It isn't like high school where you can just slide by or come in to make up work whenever you want to. They see hundreds of students each day and they don't keep track if you did your homework or not, but if you don't it will affect you tremendously and even cause you to repeat the class. It's best to just do everything right the first time and move on. This way, you save yourself time, money, and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    - make sure you on top of your research and plan very early ahead of transportation, income, groceries, and any other needs or responsibilities you will have - open up a bank account and make sure you have a valid I.D. or Driver's License - stay organized with everything (especially important paperwork for college and records) - listen to your parents when they are trying to help you and don't fight it - make sure you are maintaining a strong GPA and satisfy all the requirements, it'll open so many more doors - always give everything you do an over amount of effort

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a beautiful campus; it's wide, open, clean, and very relaxing. The people are very friendly and the school is very diverse. The professors are passionate about their jobs and keep you very engaged.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The university has a great and safe campus. I attend school at night because I work full time in the day but I fell safe on campus at all times. I rate the university campus above the 5 star.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities for students to become active in. I rate the university with a 5 star because of many opportunities available for students to get involved.

    What to do for fun

    The school has many opportunities for having fun like movie night, concerts, gym, and other fun activities like sports.

    Food and Dining

    Have food stands like Taco Bell and Starbucks. I rate the food and dining as a 5 star.

    Dorm Life

    I have no experience in this area. I live at my home but the dorms look very presentable and a peaceful environment. I rate the dorms as a 4 star.

    Academic Rigor

    I Rate the university with a 5 star academic status, which in return helps students to strive for their degree.

    In three sentences

    University of San Bernardino is a school of many opportunities for the dreams and visions for each individual student. Programs are designed to conqueror your educational goals. School atmosphere is peaceful as well as energic.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 135

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved on campus. There's always open careers on campus. Go greek if you really wanna make friends fast.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm in my first quarter at CSUSB and I love it! Everyone is really REALLY nice here. People are open and friendly and it's not hard to make friends here. The classes are really cool too. I don't even mind making my drive to school everyday because I love being here. There's always events on campus and someone to talk to in the student union. You'll college experience will be so much better if you try to make friends here. People are very open to meeting new people :]

  • 05/09/2011

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

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    Will enjoy being here

    I am hoping im making the right choice by going here, since many keep telling not to, but after visiting the school its seems like a really nice place to be. Hope to learn alot and keep going here after my first year.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I am more of an outdoor type of person, the surrounding area of the campus is a hill, very scenic. Lots of natural forces such as the Santa Ana Winds, threats of wildfires, occasional heavy rainfall that threatens to flood some basement buildings. So if you are looking for an adventure this is a place to be. Did I ever mention that they have one of theeee most awesome GYMS for a Cal State? A little teaser, are indoor rock climbing wall, individual screens for the thread mills, and the rest you would just have to go and see it for yourself!

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming from the Los Angeles County area, I believe the school has a really tight community. There are many instances where you will have the same class mates from previous classes, so making friends is not too hard. As for tips, all I can recommend is get all the paper work on time, and your time here will be a breeze. This place is an easy maze to navigate.

    Bang for the buck

    No comments on the rising tuition here... Every CSU is increasing their tuition... However, in terms of the campus book store, they are actually really good priced. Sometimes the campus store would sell books cheaper than Amazon itself, which in my opinion is a plus. Another thing for the people who commute, the parking pass is relatively cheap (its about 84 per quarter) compared to other CSU or even UC's. They recently built two parking structures, so parking is that much of a hassle depending on what time you have class. Classes are not a hassle to get either. There has not been one incident where I had to go to a class and ask to be add, with the exception of getting an overload slip. This place really is Come Here, Go Anywhere! Yotes!

    Am enjoying being here

    The faulty here are more than helpful here. I have not had one incident where the professor was so unbareable that I would drop the class. The professors are willing to actually get to know you on a first name basis, this is extremely incredible considering at times there are more than 35 other students in the class, and the professor is able to call out your name by first basis, the feeling is awesome. The administration is also one of the best in my opinion. They do not give you the run around of you need to go here, then there, then you find this person, and talk to that person. They individually tell you specifically you need to do x, y and z. No running in circles with the administration here. This includes information about parking, grades, class schedule, and most definitely Financial Aid. Even though I have many other local CSU's that are closer to me within a 25 mile radius, I will never transfer from Cal State San Bernardino, unless I graduate of course, even though it is about 60 miles away from where I live.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here know what they are talking about. Most of them like to have their own little touch of humor incorporated within their lessons (it helps to come to class so the humor stays with you during mid-terms and finals). One of the most important thing I am grateful for attending this CSU, is also because the professors teach you things that you will be doing in the actual fields. Not much theory as it is hands on here. They also have numerous resources at their disposal, such as multiple varieties of computer labs, currently building an observatory, seismograph in the basement of the biology building, and chemistry labs.

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Cal State San Bernardino is a great fit for any type of student. Part-time and full-time. This University is a great place for the sleep when it's done academic, but there is also plenty of time to relax and participate in campus activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Chegg.com is by far the cheapest website to rent books and has personally saved my hundreds in my first year alone. Review all of your possible professors on Ratemyproffesor.com, there are reviews from students that give very valuable information on what to expect.

    Bang for the buck

    With rising tuition costs, it is becoming gradually more difficult to appreciate living on campus. If you choose to live in the Freshmen Dorms you are required to purchase a meal plan which costs approximately $2,100. Parking Permits just went up to over $100. So it is definitely something to consider if you choose to live on campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    Living on campus for me has been a challenge. I chose to live in the Freshmen dorms and spent many sleepless nights due to inconsiderate students who occupied the building. If considering Cal State San Bernardino I highly suggest living in Arrowhead Village or University Village.

    Am learning a lot

    California State University has a diverse amount of courses available and an even more extensive list of Majors to choose from. I feel I have learned more in my first year than I learned my entire high school career.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    You Go. Do your very best and keep your positive mentality. Hope.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up. There is always a solution to every problem, you just have to grasp it and find it. Good luck to every students.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheaper than UC's, definitely.

    Will enjoy being here

    Most of my friends will attend here. I wish them he best. : D

    Will learn a lot

    It is such a great school.

  • 08/12/2011

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

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    Will enjoy being here

    The environment is great!

  • 08/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone wanting to get an education at a Cal State lower in costs than other universities, people who have an interest in many subjects because this school has a lot to offer (especially prospective art majors, this is a really great art school) and people who would rather fork out the extra money to go to this school over going to a community college, because going here looks better on your academic resume.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's very simple- do your homework!!! You will get awesome grades as long as you don't get too caught up in all the programs the university has to offer and forget that the reason you came here in the first place is to get an education and do something meaningful with your life.

    Bang for the buck

    The only reason I put four stars for this category as well is because of the rising tuition costs (that everyone is going through of course) and rising campus fees exclusive to universities. This school is not as expensive as most, but it's really hard to pay for college and everything else you need when prices go up and you don't make enough money through work or receive more financial aid to compensate.

    Am enjoying being here

    The only reason I put four stars is because I actually plan to transfer to a different school, but I ended up going here for now because it is cheaper. Otherwise, the campus is nice, there's a great view of the mountains, and there's all kinds of classes and subjects to choose from.

    Am learning a lot

    I haven't taken any classes that go toward my major yet, because I decided to get my GE done first. It's not that the quality of the classes are poor, I just think it's very easy to get an A in these classes without much effort. I'm not saying that you won't learn a lot here, but just strictly speaking on the subject of GE classes I haven't learned much.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who do well in a fast-paced quarter system, as opposed to the popular semester system, will thrive at CSUSB. If you take an interest in Model United Nations (MUN), then this is the place for you. CSUSB has one of the most successful MUN programs in the country. This school is great for art students, especially considering it is not in the middle of an artistic environment, such as New York, Los Angeles, Long Beach, etc. CSUSB is often referred to as a hidden jewel. I would have to say, from personal experience, that this is true.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the opportunities the school gives you. Be active. Very little will be handed to you, but if you put forth the effort, there is much for you to reap. If you have a bike/skateboard/long board, bring it. They are allowed on campus, and are very nice, as the campus is large and has gently winding side-walks that tend not to take you directly to your destination. The weather changes a lot throughout the day. Wear layers--you'll be putting them on and taking them off.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a Studio Art major, and I am very excited to be taking classes here. I want to be sure to take advantage of the equipment made available to the students. I just took a Beginning Glass class, one you won't find at every school. You can draw anywhere, but glassblowing is not something to be taken for granted. There are facilities for Ceramics, Metal work, Wood work, Printmaking, Painting, Drawing, Sculpting, and Master's students get their own studios.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is my first quarter at CSUSB, and I have already made friends. It is helpful that I have completed my lower level general ed. courses because I can take classes within my major, so I will see the same group of people in different classes, which allows me to get to know my fellow students better. The campus is not in a very urban territory, so students tend to spend a lot of time on campus. The campus may seem large and daunting, but eventually you figure out the flow of the place. The Santos Manuel Student Union is a busy hang-out spot. It is where you'll find the food court. Many resource centers inhabit the building as well, including the Pride Center (LGBT), the Cross-Culture Center, and the Women's Resource Center. You do not have to be gay, cultured, or a woman to be welcomed in the groups. They are all very welcoming.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are as willing to work with you as you are to work with them, more-so even. They know their subjects from both academic and practical standpoints. It is on the quarter, not the semester system, so the semesters go by quickly. This means you need to stay on top of your work. I am junior who just transferred in, and compared to community college, I would say it is more difficult, but the lack of busy work given (as compared to community colleges) gives students more time to study.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    greek life is fun! it sets you up for great networking opportunities. it's a great way to get involved on campus!

    Food and Dining

    the food is okay in the union. the commons have more of a selection and its pretty nice.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    this university is quarterly so classes go a lot more faced paced.

    In three sentences

    csusb is a smaller university environment. i enjoy the smaller campus setting. the faculty are helpful.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    as i mentioned we have various culture appreciation days. school also offers various abroad study programs, greece being one.

    Great for these types of students

    knowledge, fun, experience and diversity driven people open to new ideas and ready for challenges.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have various work workshops, campus celebrations evolving around cultural diversity of students.

    What to do for fun

    we have great gym with climbing wall and various indoor classes. pe department offers various outdoor activities along with multitude of field trips. art department holds many performances throughout an academic year. we have concerts, parties, student appreciation days. we even have a campus starbucks and a pub.

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of all activities, helping tools and internship opportunities you can.

    In three sentences

    great educational prosperous opportunity. since almost all professors are active professionals in a taught subject outside the classroom arena, the hands on skills are exceptionally accurate with prevailing dynamics of a given workforce. very flexible and diverse choices of classes and degrees in all undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel very safe at csusb. i've had night classes an stayed studying till late hours and i've always felt safe walking around. if there any student feels unsafe there are escorts that will walk you anywhere you need to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    all the clubs at csusb. i recommend joining a club of your choice, it will definetly make your attendance at the university a better experience. being involved in the clubs and activities is building a relationship with your surrounding.

    Bang for the buck

    csusb is an amazing university! hands down a very well rounded university that has a positive vibe. the people at the university are very welcoming and are excited to meet new people. there are many things to do everyday and many places that make you feel like home.

    What to do for fun

    i love the amount of things to do at csusb! there is something for everyone. we have sports, clubs, events to participate and be more involved. it's so much fun to know the people and make the university a fun place. we also have out door activities that take place during the weekends such as rock climbing, water rafting, and camping.

    Food and Dining

    the food is very good. we have a variety of selections. we have two eating areas, which have a little of everything.

    Dorm Life

    living in the dorms at this university is very convenient. the university has made it so that everything is near you and you have plenty to do during your free time. it is more convienient to live on campus because you have everything you need a couple feet away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    you will be challenged to your full capacity at csusb. there is many centers and clubs that can help you succeed, as well as the help your professors offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    this university opens many doors for those who take advantage of everything they offer. knowing how to keep balance between school, family, and your social life is important. people at csusb make the university a great place.

    In three sentences

    california state university of san bernardino is a great university full of diversity. we have great professors and outstanding staff, as well as providing us with a great environment, they provide thousands of events and clubs to become more involved. i am proud to be a student of this university, this school is my second home that i enjoy attending everyday.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel completely safe. i've never had to worry about safety.

    What to do for fun

    hang out in the student union and just eat or go to the gym.

    Food and Dining

    the food there is great, i love to eat there.

    Dorm Life

    i don't dorm, i commute.

    Academic Rigor

    most are competitive but its great you're taught a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't fall behind, speak with professors, and be social.

    In three sentences

    its a pretty good school, it provides for everything you need. most people are nice so are the instructors it's different. the weather is mostly windy.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    business, psychology, nursing and physical therapy

    What to do for fun

    there is a game center where people hangout and place some pool, play video games or watch tv. they have professional college basketball games and stand up comedy in which the famous kevin hart is coming to csusb soon

    Food and Dining

    they have a wonderful cafeteria that serves pizza hut, dennys, tacobell and much more.

    Dorm Life

    i dont not live at a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    study hard, csusb is on the quarter system so its fast pace and staying up on your studies is a must

    Tips for prospective students

    csusb is a great choice to further your education, you will not go wrong here, especially with all the programs and clubs and not to mention great professors and staff.

    In three sentences

    a great school, great for learning, a great atmosphere and a wonderful campus. 10 out of 10!

  • 02/17/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    i enjoy reading very much and i always enjoy shopping and helping out with my boyfriends little nephews.

    Food and Dining

    i love all the options that they offer to the students and the many varieties that are being given at the campus.

    Dorm Life

    i have not heard anything about dorm life because i don't know anyone living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm not sure of how well the academics are of this school but i have heard from many people that cal state is one of the better schools to attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early and finish all your papers and things on the to do list because it takes a while to process.

    In three sentences

    i think the campus is very clean and well organized. i really enjoyed the location and the open spaces of the layout. i also enjoy all the extra perks that they give to the students who are attending.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are different things that one can do for fun. as an example cal state san bernardino provides a game area. the game area you can go and relax with all your friends play video games, air hocky, pool, or watch tv an talk. which is located in the santo manuel student union most of the students come here because it gives this hospitable environment once you pass the doors and you see all the friendly faces and you just want to get to know each other and have your laughs.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great there i have only gone to some places there since i am a full-time student and have a busy schedule i have little time to eat. however, when i get a chance i like to go to the commons and try the different food they have. i find it to be delicious because i like how they don't just serve junk food and they have a variety of different food to give at least for the college students. it is also a great environment for all the college students because even though you are busy and need something quick we can buy things on the go with the different types of restaurants there are.

    Dorm Life

    considering i do not live in the dorms i would not know how the life is there. however, i have stayed there even if it was for two days just for freshman orientation, i found it to be very hospitable. even not knowing anyone there they were all friendly and the rooms looked like they had enough room for what will be needed to live the college life. i visit my friends that live there and well of course they find it roomy and like home so the dorm life works out because they are at home but easy for them to get to school.

    Academic Rigor

    every professor there is helpful. there are some that are difficult to deal with and others are just a piece of cake. however, no matter what kind of professor one gets just remember they are all not like how one describes each student has a different opinion on how a professor teaches that class or in how the class might be boring or fun to take. i say one should just take the class and find out on their own because we all have different opinions.

    Tips for prospective students

    when one learns about the different classes cal state san bernardino has to offer one will like to take them right away. but everyone make sure you pay attention on your registration dates because classes will fill up fast. also to pay attention and stay on top of all things that are required for each course.

    In three sentences

    the school has many beautiful buildings to look at and be in. when one learns about the campus it draws you in and makes one want to learn more. it is a very comfortable environment through out the entire campus.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the safety of this campus is really good. there are many phones all over the campus that will connect you to the campus police for escorts any time of the day. at night when you feel most vulnerable, this is very important whether you are walking to your car or to the dorm.

    Bang for the buck

    in these bad economic times when everyone cares about the rising costs of everything, this campus is doing all it can to keep the educational costs down.

    What to do for fun

    there are weekend programs to let your hair down. there are themed activities as well games on the weekend. oh yeah, there can be found a party or two.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good and if you are bound and determined not to like it because it is not your mom's cooking there are a few fast-food chains in the student union and nearby so you won't starve :-).

    Dorm Life

    i am an off campus student, but from what i have heard dorm life is great!

    Academic Rigor

    i believe that the rigor of the school is like any other school. it is hard enough that if you don't apply yourself, you will fail, but not so hard that every class sounds like greek. all the professors i have are interested in your learning by sharing their knowledge, instead of making you feel as if they are throwing you out in the deep and you sink or swim on your own.

    Tips for prospective students

    for your own success at csusb, involve yourself in all the resources that are availed to you. go to the professors office hours and all the study groups and you will find that you will excel in your courses.

    In three sentences

    the motto of the school is if you go to csusb, you can go anywhere. though i am a new student here i believe that the preparation gotten here is top notch. the emphasises is placed on the success of the students.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a bar for students 21 and older in the su building, 2nd floor.

    Bang for the buck

    the economy is getting worse, and sadly the tuition fees mimic that, despite that fact, it is still affordable, and definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    there are many things to do on campus for fun, there's movie nights all the time, inter-mural sports, and the school throws events for students all the time so that you can get involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    it's a big school, so a bike or skateboard would be recommended, and remember to register for classes on your deadline!

    In three sentences

    cal state san bernardino is a great school. it's easy to get classes, most of the professors are amazing, the school looks beautiful, and it's a state school, which means its not as expensive as private schools.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    though a bit creepy at night, this school has been known for its security. there is constant patrolling of the campus at all hours. the school also set up emergency call systems set up throughout campus in case you need help.

    Clubs and Activities

    the clubs are really great, especially cultural ones! but they provide you with a large variety in case you are a bit more picky.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have an art museum that features some really cool exhibits that constantly change.

    Bang for the buck

    you can probably go to another school for more activities, but it will probably cost you way more. this school gives you the best it can with its more affordable student fees.

    What to do for fun

    i am very involved on campus, being a member of three organizations. being in clubs means meeting new people, and doing fun things. from socials to activities, clubs are great source of fun. the school also puts on events such as the snow day, or campus dances. also, organizations put on events and plan trips.

    Food and Dining

    the food at the school can be improved, but it is still very adequate. just be careful to avoid the constant trips into the student union, now that's where all the unhealthy stuff is.

    Dorm Life

    though i don't dorm, i am constantly in the dorms. the people are fun to be around, but at times have to be reminded to be respectful of those around them.

    Academic Rigor

    some courses are challenging, but nothing that can't be dealt with through studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved! it is really important to learn about your school and the opportunities they provide. also, make sure to join on campus student organizations, networking is good!

    In three sentences

    the school is small, but allows you expand as a person. the teachers here a very friendly, though will push you, but only because they are trying to help. also, the people here are decent.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I strongly recommend giving greek life a chance, especially if you are new on campus. You will learn very quickly that your class mates do not go to school to make friends.

    Food and Dining

    The Commons and the Student Union are the places on campus to eat and the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The school is mainly a commuter campus so people in dorms generally go home for the weekends so its pretty quiet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Regardless of freshman or transfer status become friends with your teachers by going to their office hours. It is the best way, other than studying, to secure a good grade.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. Despite being in San Bernardino the area completely surrounding the school is nice. I have loved all my teachers so far, totally worth it.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue Emergency posts all around campus. There are a few Security personnel near the dorms and apartments in order to ensure safety. The community is very comfortable and safe, so few people feel threatened or scared around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is just about anything for anyone. I am personally involved in LOFT which is Latino Business on Fast Track, LBSA; Latino Business Student Association, Campus Generation, Catholic Newman Club. There is something for everyone. If you are in the LGBT community, we even have a room dedicated to create awareness and tolerance for everyone. There are clubs for many religions, there is the Greek system and many many more.

    Great for these types of students

    The adventurous, the type of student who is not afraid of being social and getting to know different people. Those who are tolerant of others, or who wish to become more tolerant. Those who want to pay less than a UC, those who like a challenge, and those who want to make great friends who have some of the same tastes and interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are more than a few unusual locations on campus. The campus is 27, 000 square miles of beauty and interesting surprises. There are a few remodeled buildings and would definitely excite a wanderer. For some funny locations there is a CSUSB memes page on Facebook, which brings in our traditions and activities of students. We often get people from other schools to like some of the comical memes.

    Bang for the buck

    Friends! The people I have personally met have only made my experience at this school more enjoyable. Listening to good music, taking walks with non stop laughter, competing against the best grade in a class. And even older individuals who go back to school give us perspective on the situation and how important an education is in our society. I have been blessed to have met very intelligent people who challenge my assumptions, who bring curiosity and even have become my leaders throughout the school year.

    What to do for fun

    The fun depends on the individual. If someone wants to have good-natured fun, they can go to the Village Square, where there is a pool, a pool table, piano among other things to do. Hanging out with friends and being aware of all the free events that go on here is vital to having fun. As for those who want adventure and excitement; there are a few night clubs near our school as well as raves, the observatory and a park on Kendall. Again, it is each person who decides whether to be socially involved and have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    There is great food inside the Student Union. But the best part is that it is all so close. Even pharmacies like CVS and Ralph's are walking distance from school. They have a Subway, MacDonald's, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, SushiTomo, IHOP, Jack In the Box among others, only in a two minute driving range. And if you are on a budget, there is a student store that sells Top Ramen and a Cross Cultural Center where there are microwaves and hot water. No one goes hungry here at Cal State University of San Bernardino.

    Dorm Life

    I have personally not had the pleasure of dorming at CSUSB, but I have many friends who do. The relationships and bonds they make with one another are mind boggling. It definitely seems to be a family-like environment. I can say this because I am always welcomed among strangers as a new close friend before even returning a smile. Dorm life is recommended for first years because the friendships will urge you to return the following year and finish strong.

    Academic Rigor

    This school, in my opinion, is very undermined by assumptions and presumed ideas. Only each individual can decide how much they want to challenge themselves. It does not matter what school you go to, if you are not willing to put in the effort to make acquaintances and be involved in your education. Cal State has great professors who care and challenge each and every student. It is just as challenging as any other University, and believe me it is not that easy getting a 4.0 here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student, just know that what is most important is not the education itself, but what you do with the education. And if you want to expand your knowledge of people and capture different ideas that you will use in the future take advantage of CSUSB. Besides the low cost and proximity of Cal State San Bernardino, each classroom will bring about change and perspective to any individual. Who learns more; a chef who only learns one type of cuisine, or the chef who experiences different flavors and taste and chooses his own final recipe?

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a tolerant haven for any culture, belief religion and race. There are outstanding and dedicated staff that dedicate time for their students. Great personal growth is only one of the many results of attending CSUSB.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always events going on, on campus and whenever you can you should definitely go to them! They usually give out a lot of free stuff and food! You can also set up teams with friends and play a game of soccer or basketball.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be better. They don't have many options at the dining hall and you get tired of the food pretty quickly.

    Dorm Life

    I currently don't live in the dorms, but I can tell you that I am definitely missing out. I have friends that dorm and I am always hanging out in their dorm. I'd definitely recommend for anyone to dorm for at least one year to have that full college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the general Ed classes are pretty easy if you take them seriously and try your best. Even though they may not be important for your major, those classes will help boost your GPA and help you be an overall well educated person. Mostly all majors require a high GPA in order to apply for internships or get a job.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are eligible, apply for EOP (Educational Opportunity Program). This is an excellent program not only because you have priority registration your first year, but you also have your own advisor and they help you out with some extra cash to buy books and school material. There are many other programs that one can apply for and are very beneficiary. Before you decide if you want to attend this school for sure, find out if they offer your major and how much tuition is. Also know what the student life is like and any clubs or organizations you would be interested in.

    In three sentences

    California State University, San Bernardino offers many programs to help students be successful, but one must apply themselves and look for the help they need in order to succeed. Although it is difficult to get into the classes you need, the professors are always willing to help in whatever they can. It is overall a good school, but one must be aggressive and have there goals set in mind in order to have a success story from CSUSB.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is something really important to students. It is really easy to locate a campus security and they are also very helpful.

    Greek Life

    There are over 50 fraternities and sororities on campus. They also have some co-ed fraternities/sororities. They are some of the best in the state!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs alone on campus. The activities that the clubs have are open to everyone and encourage everyone to come and enjoy! The activities are many every day!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for every type of students!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every one knows the coyote cry at Cal State San Bernardino and everyone howls with pride! The most exciting place to be at on campus is the student union. The student union is the building where everyone hangs out without discrimination. Everyone is welcomed here and everyone has a great time interacting and socializing. Another on of the most amazing locations on campus is the awesome gym! The gym is so amazing and almost new! the gym has everything! From treadmills, to personal classes, to weights, to even a rock climbing rock! Its beyond amazing! COME HERE, GO ANYWHERE!!!

    Bang for the buck

    I have only been attending Cal State San Bernardino for about 8 months, but throughout those 8 months I have realized how great of a school it is. There are so many people, student, and staff willing to help you get around as a freshmen. It is such a great atmosphere and I have made the greatest friends I could have ever imagined! All the faculty there is such a great inspiration and help. There are so many programs that can help you academically, socially, and personally. There is a beautiful gym and student union everyone can benefit from. Overall, Cal State San Bernardino is an amazing school that any incoming student would enjoy!

    What to do for fun

    Wow well I don't even know where to start! There is so many activities every day at Cal State San Bernardino! There is Fashion Shows, Concerts, Open Mic Nights, Dances, Fundraisers, Club Outings, Snow Days, Fairs, Parties, Home games, Outdoor events, Recreational sports, Comedian special, and so much more (these are just the ones i can remember!)

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is great at Cal State San Bernardino! They have any thing you can eat. For example, they have Deny's, Pizza Hut, a Sub Station, Hot Wing place, Taco Bell, Starbucks, a Taco Place, a Cafe Lounge and so much more. Not including the commons which provides everyday meals that are really appealing. They offer Italian food, American food, salads, soups, tacos, and so much more. They also have small markets where u can buy groceries and many other things.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, I do not dorm on campus, but i have stayed in the dorms before. With my experience I can say they are very comfortable and cozy. The atmosphere within the dorms is very enjoyable and all the dormers create a pleasant environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Cal State San Bernardino has some of the best major programs with in the Cal States. It has one of the best Nursing Programs and Criminal Justice Programs. It also provides many alternative classes and advanced classes. There is so much time dedicated to outside of class learning which benefits many.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a calm, fun, social, and educational school, Cal State San Bernardino is the one! It has so many educational opportunities for every intended major. Cal State San Bernardino is a cost-efficient school with many utilities to enjoy from. It also provides many programs and opportunities for low income students and helps with furthering your professional education and living.

    In three sentences

    Cal State San Bernardino has one of the most beautiful campus' I have ever seen. It is a friendly and cultural environment where you can enjoy and learn from every aspect. The learning environment and social environment is suited for everyone!

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    hang out with people at the dorms, watch movies, eat out, party with fraternities and enjoy college life

    Food and Dining

    they have a variety of options here. they have pizza hut, taco bell, dennys, subway and WOW. they also have weekly dinners in which they make homemade type of food

    Dorm Life

    this is the best choice i could have ever made. i live an hour away and commuting wasnt an option for me. the reason i chose to live on campus was because it was convenient. dorms are kept clean and you get to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    i am an EOP student and in order for me to stay in the program i'd have to keep up with my grades and not let them slip.

    Tips for prospective students

    living on campus is the best option i could have ever chosen. i get up in the morning and walk straight to class. the classes aren't a handful and they're fairly easy.

    In three sentences

    in a scale of 1-10 the school would get a 9. the campus is clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. although its a fairly large campus the people here are friendly and helpful as well.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year they have a walk against domestic violence in the month of May. It's not on campus but is near and is for a great cause!!

    Bang for the buck

    School isn't too expensive comparatively but tuition is steadily rising.

    What to do for fun

    There's a fairly new gym on campus, otherwise it is limited.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but I heard it's great!

    Academic Rigor

    Always providing students with opportunities and challenges

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen to your professors and past students. They can clue you in on what to expect and follow the advice. They want to help!

    In three sentences

    They have an excellent psychology program here. The campus is beautiful and the vast majority of teachers are wonderful. I was pleasantly surprised when I began attending my junior year.

  • 04/26/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Super safe! Blue alert stations everywhere, personal escorts at anytime.

    Greek Life

    Present but not overwhelming!

    Clubs and Activities

    All types or just start your own with 5 people.

    Great for these types of students

    If your smart, social, and appreciate diversity. If you love flip-flops, shorts an T-shirts. Also, if you like to ski, surf, off-road, hike in the mountains, and be in So-Cal all year then this place is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They say watching people walk through campus during high Santa Ana winds at season changes is Hilarious!

    Bang for the buck

    Unbeatable value if you like Low to no debt!

    What to do for fun

    CCAA Champions Coyote Basketball plays in a large venue! Concerts, Theatre. Student Union events year round. Ontario, and Riverside (much larger and developed that San Bernardino) nearby just take omnitrans and metrolink (cheap and underused). Or drive with your own car (freshman are allowed).

    Food and Dining

    Adequate.

    Dorm Life

    Toured and found that Serrano Village sucks! Arrowhead and University Village rock and are worth the few extra bucks. Also plenty of nice apartments off-campus within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    Your going to know your profs at this school and they will know you!Sitting in a Chemistry seminar with one of the profs you could tell that these folks are experts in their fields. Solid prep for Med-School.

    Tips for prospective students

    Went to open house. Seems like an awesome place to live and learn for 4 years!

    In three sentences

    Visited during open house. Can't wait to apply!

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very good

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat in the commons so I don't know.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home so I don't know.

    Academic Rigor

    I am determined to do my best in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a 3.5 GPA! Apply for FAFSA See an advisor and know what you want for your major.

    In three sentences

    I love this school, women's volleyball NCAA five times, won once, and 2nd place 4 times. The campus is beautiful and spacious. Whatever your need or question, they are more than happy to help.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police is on call whenever you need them. A couple of my friends saw someone who looked suspicious lingering in the parking lot so they called campus police and they were there and minutes and had him removed from the premises. They are fast and efficient so it makes you feel safe. But most people at CSUSB are friendly though so you feel like that anyway. There's blue call stations for campus police everywhere.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in this either but have been approached by many fraternities. There are a lot of different fraternities and sorrorites to join that are based on service, religion, etc. Everyone is one of those is really close. So if you want to make some lifelong friends or like network I would recommend you join a fraternity/sorrority

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for everything, you just have to ask around and find it. Most people are very friendly and if you want to join a club all you have to do is ask. I'm not involved in any clubs yet, but am in sort of a tennis club. The people there are awesome. We teach each other about the game and share experiences and most of all have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    For any type of student who likes to learn and experience new things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know of any at this moment but if you would like to find out come take a visit to the campus and ask around.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. Luckily tutiton isn't as high as other schools but still the raising of tuition and the increasing of class sizes isn't something students and staff are happy about.

    What to do for fun

    Coyote Night Life is fun to go to. It's sort of a carnival game setup that happens every week. There's a great recreation center to go to work out and stay in shape. There's also basketball and tennis courts and soccer fields. Plus there's always some event going on. I went to a Snow Day where ASI brought in a whole bunch of snow and had places to snowboard and sled down a ramp down this big hill. The way I see it, there's always something to do, you're just limited by your imagination.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few options for eating on campus. My favorite is Commons which provides you with an array of cooked foods and other things with a friendly staff. Another option is the Student Union which provides you with fast food types of food that are good every once and a while. There is also a starbucks located in the student union.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but I have a few friends that do. They have roomates who are from all over the place and they get along really well. You get to learn about cultures that are different from your own. The dorms are small and expensive, but I would recommend it for your first year so that you can get the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    So far the classes I've taken haven't been too overwhelming. Some classes definitely challenge you but you learn how to manage it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take it slow your first quarter so you're not overwhelmed with the transition to college. It's not like high school; it's so much better, in my opinion. The Pfau library is an excellent place to study and Commons is my favorite place to eat on campus. But the Student Union is a nice spot to hang out as well. Most of all try to find a balance between work and play.

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a great place to learn with caring professors who are dedicated to providing a meaningful education. The campus is nice especially in the morning with many places to hang out and study. The student population is very diverse so you get to meet many different kinds of people and so far has been an awesome experience.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can hike nearby. Go to the recreation center and workout or play sports. You can also sign up for outdoors trips with the recreation center.

    Food and Dining

    It is good.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    It is difficult at times. You need to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study hard. Use the library and they have some textbooks in the library under course reserves.

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse campus. Environmental friendly campus. Fun campus to hang out with friends.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is high.

    Food and Dining

    Although we don't have a cafe because it's such a small campus, the student store has a variety of snacks to offer.

    Dorm Life

    I am a student at the Palm Desert Campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your proffesors. They are always interested in what you have to say.

    In three sentences

    Great staff members that are always willing to help.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have found the campus to be very safe and the security staff is quite helpful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a pub on campus which I found supfising but I was told many schools have them

    Bang for the buck

    This school is the most reasonable, price wise, in the region and it is pretty impressive academically and has great facilities.

    What to do for fun

    The clubs on campus hold many events and fun activities for students and you dont have to be in the clubs to participate. The gym is wonderful so its nice to go work out there and there is a pool too.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is good but its kinda pricey, however there are plenty of good places to eat around the school.

    Dorm Life

    Ive heard good things but I don't live in the dorms. I found it would be cheaper to live off campus then to pay for dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of the classes I have attended have been challenging academically and I enjoy that. There are a few that I felt could be more challenging but I fell that this is the case in most school you go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the application process and know all the steps ahead of time to make it easier.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy the Art Program here, the facilities are fabulous and the faculty is great. They do a great job with the financial resources the state gives them.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    They have plenty of variety but not when it comes to being healthy.

    Academic Rigor

    Your general classes are fairly easy if you just do the work. Pay attention to the syllabus that your teachers will hand out, and you will get a good feel of the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming freshman should sign the 4 year contract in order to get priority registration. Classes are becoming extremely impacted so find ways to get priority.

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a great commuter school. However you do not get a feel of the real college life unless you live on campus. Overall I would give it a 7.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    This school is really nice. There are a lot of student activities and amazing classes to choose from. Professors are really helpful here.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go swimming or out to the mountains. Go shopping to the mall which is a few minutes away. You can walk a few block to buy ice creams or smoothies or snacks.

    Food and Dining

    great food but the prices have increased dramatically.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life, rooms are spacious and people are friendly. However, there are some people that go crazy and party a lot, they make too much noise.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are excellent; the classes are tough and you really need to study extremely hard to pass successfully.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check for census days, when you can drop and add a class. Also, do not take too many units your first quarter.

    In three sentences

    This school has a beautiful atmosphere and great sunny days. The students are so friendly. These school has excellent Professors.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is an onsite police station near the housing area. There is also a police station on the outskirts of the school's property.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations on campus to choose from if you're interested. They pride themselves on the extracurricular activities they do so you're always busy.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuting students make up majority of the attendance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For a while they would tell the story of a person who died in their dorm room because they were paraplegic and fell off the bed. Then recently an old man actually did die in his room. A bit awkward. There is a random circle of trees that has been growing and was not burnt down by a recent fire. OOOoooo!

    What to do for fun

    If you are the athletic type there is a newly built gym on campus. Badger Mountain is located just behind the school, makes for a perfect hike or run. Like I said, San Bernardino is located between all major cities where the usual night life and shopping centers are located.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food is very pricey.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year is most likely the best year to dorm that's when everyone is the friendliest and curious. After that its all serious business.

    Academic Rigor

    Can be challenging if you slack off too much. You sometimes hear from professors saying they've done much harder assignments than the one they're about to give you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you figure out what you want to do and map out your plan of study.

    In three sentences

    The weather is very windy and stormy during winter. The school is located in between major cities. CSUSB is a commuter school.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated and serious students.

    What to do for fun

    Meet friends in the student union and hang out. Go to sports events.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experienced dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to ask for help and go to advisors for any questions you might have.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. The campus is very nice. The advisors are very helpful supportive.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is plenty of campus security.

    Greek Life

    there are tons of sororities and fraternities to join on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of sororities and fraternities to join on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    there are tons of sororities and fraternities to join on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are tons of sororities and fraternities to join on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not that expensive.

    What to do for fun

    there is a student union on campus where students can relax watch tv play xbox or pool.

    Food and Dining

    There are many paces to eat on campus. there are also many stands to buy food as well as many other places to buy food down the street.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus, but i have stayed in the dorms once they were quite comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are very challenging professors except for students to be responsible and behave.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not do well on the placement exams you will be stuck taking class after class in order to reach the correct class needed.

    In three sentences

    This university is excellent. There are many sororities and fraternities there students can join. It is a great school and completely diverse.

  • 06/08/2012

    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 hundreds of clubs and school activities to join while attending this school. Along with assistance in education, joining a club and participating is school activities is a great way to make new friends that will enhance your experience at Cal State San Bernardino.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food and drink places that are reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living in a dorm, but I hear it is a lot of fun and a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I expect this school to challenge me in every way. I hope that what I take away from this school gives me the confidence to walk on to a new career with the knowledge and education that my future students deserve.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend doing research early to make sure that a prospective student understands the school where they are committing themselves. A large school can seem overwhelming, so my advice would be to ask a lot of questions. Ask all the questions you have until you feel confident that your needs have been met.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. All the staff have been helpful and kind. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give them a 10!

  • 06/09/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Feel free to enjoy any events!! There are so many for you to choose from! Do not be shy, everyone is invited to participate!

    Food and Dining

    There is variety and the food is convenient when you need it. :)

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well organized and tidy.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure to do your best on every assignment and do not cram information last minute.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time managment is key! Do not be late to any events and be prepared.

    In three sentences

    The people are so friendly at CSUSB, it feels like a home away from home. There are so many resources and guides that can help you along the way. At CSUSB anything is possible!!!

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Scattered over campus are calling posts to contact campus security.

    Greek Life

    fantastic fraternities, most focus on academics versus parties

    Clubs and Activities

    im not involved in any of them, however, there is a handful of various.

    Great for these types of students

    Best for students who aren't big partiers, and take their studies seriously.

    Bang for the buck

    Instructors are well educated, and have spent years as professionals in their fields, have lots of experience that they bring to the classroom and lectures.

    What to do for fun

    Recreation room on campus near the dining hall with gaming systems, pool tables and air hockey. Campus near Victoria Gardens, lots of out door shopping.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food court and pub.

    Dorm Life

    Not very much to do around or on campus during your down time, but there is a recreation room with pool tables, air hockey and other games systems.

    Academic Rigor

    Most instructors are easy going. Some provide plenty of assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate with department chairman for academic advise related to your course of study.

    In three sentences

    Teachers are very friendly and very willing to help out. Friendly competition between fraternities, athletics and academics. Peaceful and well kept campus.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who live in the area who would be commuting to school

    What to do for fun

    The school offers a great gym that is up to date and clean.

    Food and Dining

    Descent food court with different food options.

    Dorm Life

    Not that many students to make dorm life interesting or exciting

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the student resources the school offers.

    In three sentences

    Safe environment, clean, and a great vibe. The school is beautiful and offers many resources to students. Great commuter school!

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A lot of weirdos roaming campus and harassing you to sign petitions.

    Greek Life

    Too much. They charge you to join and make you raise money for them.

    Great for these types of students

    Who have financial aid.

    Bang for the buck

    EXPENSIVE.

    What to do for fun

    The mountain trails behind the school provide a killer workout!

    Food and Dining

    Prices and nutrition is ridiculous.

    Dorm Life

    Most people I know that dorm like it because it's new and freedome, but I see them get sleep deprived.

    Academic Rigor

    Awesome classes, but not enough space.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you want and make sure the school can provide it for you its best to start at the school you want to graduate from.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse student wise. Impacted making it difficult to get into classes with an option of time and days. Ludicrously expensive!

  • 07/12/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is great on campus, there are roaming guards throughout the campus and several locations where safety towers are available. The campus is open and well lit and has an overall comfortable atmosphere.

    Great for these types of students

    CSUSB is great for anyone who wants to be around a diverse group of people without feeling overwhelmed by an enormous campus. The isolated yet hometown feel makes it an easy transition for any first time students.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive to begin with but CSUSB offers relatively low prices for the same education that you would receive elsewhere. So in the end everything works out for the best.

    What to do for fun

    There are several student-created clubs that offer a variety of activities depending on each individual. There are also sports teams, yoga classes or art lectures that can be informational and supper fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Santos Manuel student center has several a la cart options as well as a Starbucks and Taco Bell. To the East of that there is also an option of a more home cooked meal option which is always great when feeling a little homesick.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms offer a great variety of different lifestyles such as world travelers or family-style living, all depending on individual taste. There's something for everyone at CSUSB.

    Academic Rigor

    the honors program offers an accelerated pace for highly competitive students, but just the general ed classes can be a challenge if not taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    first off you have to do A LOT of walking so procure to bring comfy shoes, like sandals, boots or TOMS. The weather is usually hot or very windy so don't worry too much about straightening your hair, a simple ponytail will suffice.

    In three sentences

    it is a great open campus that is easy to navigate. The central location of the Pfau library makes everything easy to find and is surrounded by a welcoming atmosphere. the student center is also very convenient and easy to use, you can find anything from a couch to sleep in to a Starbucks to wake you up!

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is everywhere!

    Greek Life

    Youll meet friends for life!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone!Be active.

    Great for these types of students

    If your looking for diversity, fun,a challenge, and being active, I suggest this school!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Coyote night life! Its amazing. Theres usually a dj or concerts, radio hosts and games/ dance floor.

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth it! I didnt get a lot of financial aid but scholarships will help.Plus CSUSB is not as expensive as a UC.

    What to do for fun

    Be active. Go to the rec center and play sports, or get involved with a club. There is always stuff going on .

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of great food!

    Dorm Life

    Its fun , but most of the stuff happens in upper level dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure not to procrastinate!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to meet everyone that you can during the soar program. Also , sign up for a club or organization! Get to know people and professors.

    In three sentences

    California State University Sanbernardino has a really positive atmosphere.The students are very diverse,and people are very friendly. The campus itself is kept very clean, and is beautiful.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Generally Good.

    What to do for fun

    LA is about a 45 minute drive. Big Bear about 30 minutes.

    Food and Dining

    Ehh. Typical dining places nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are good, a bicycle might help

    Academic Rigor

    Somewhat rigorous

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with and adviser. Ask Questions to understand course requirements and options.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus. Located in a more Suburban/Rural area. Excellent Resources.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cal State San Bernardino's Security guards are really good on saftey. There are cameras all over campus and there are on campus police officers who will kindly walk you to your car if you are scared to at night or any time of day. As well as taxi services at night if you are scared to walk around campus at night by yourself or you're unable to do so under different circumstances.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 50 clubs that you can get involved in and many senrorities for both guys and girls. There are dances that clubs put together for students on campus. There is also a leadership program that you can get involved in after your freshman year known as SOAR.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are cheers that all the college students know and we sat them when we are supporting and cheering on our coyotes and their sports.

    What to do for fun

    What you can do for fun is go to the Student Union Center known to be like the hangout spot for college students. There is activities that also go on in the center for instance, there is a DJ that plays music on the week days from certain times. You can get involved in activities that are also held during the week too.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Cal State San Bernardino is fairly good. They have areas on campus where they have fast food places such as Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, etc. The dining areas look elegant but at the same time make you feel like your at home chilling on the couch.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life is a college life that everyone should be able to experience at least one time. Even if its only an overnight experience. Dorm life is fun because you get to meet people from different areas of the state and world. You also get to experience party life on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, Cal State San Bernardino is ranked in one of the top ten in the Sate. There are many available academic resources on campus to help you with anything you need from tutoring to studying for a test the next day. There are caring people who are willing to take time to answer questions you need answers to and to make sure your success in college is an unforgetable one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips that I would have for prospective students is to make sure they focus on school but of course simultaneously have fun and enjoy the college life. Get involved in activities, clubs and organizations around campus to meet new people and learn more about the college. Also go to different events held on campus.

    In three sentences

    On a scale from 1-10 I would rate Cal State San Bernardino an 8 based off my recent experience of SOAR. At SOAR, which is an orientation for incoming freshman, the staff, students, and faculty made me feel welcome to their college and were filled with joy and enthusiasm to see the class of 2016. The students made sure we felt comfortable and had the best time at Cal State San Bernardino. Also this college is very diverse and mixed with all kinds of nationalities which makes meeting people even better.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food at CSU: SB is pretty good. They have their own pub in the Student Union and they serve well cooked food and occasionally I grab a beer here and there if I'm too stressed out from finals. Overall I love it.

    Dorm Life

    Although CSU: SB dormitories are not the best I have seen, it is still well maintained and very orderly. My roommates and my floormates were very friendly and I had a great experience with them overall my freshmen year.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, class intensity fits accordingly. But as far as overall quality of education I give CSU: SB 5 out of 5 stars. Professors truly care about the fact that they are in your class and would always like to help you achieve a better grade.

    In three sentences

    CSU: San Bernardino is a great school. The campus is very spacious and not too spread out for freshmen having difficulty finding classes and there's just enough room for everyone. Faculty and staff are always helpful and it's a great learning environment with the services they offer.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun there's always events held by student leaderships and games that we take to heart! Join us!

    Food and Dining

    Food has it's variety but just like any another food, if you eat it every day you will get tired of it. We offer a Starbucks, a Denny's, a place called The commons and various other places as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great as a current dormer i can personally say that they have so many events for you to keep you entertained,

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers expect nothing but the best from you. They won't take something pulled together last minute and give you a C expect a very low grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes are hard, learn to manage your time! Don't waste it it's valuable!

    In three sentences

    Cal State San Bernardino has a great amount of diversity that makes any race fit right in. The teachers are very helpful. As well as the staff they are interested in your success.

  • 07/26/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Feels safe. Te most dangerous creature to come amongst you would be a coyote (themascot) not actually a real one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many sorrorities and fraternities but most importantly there are plentiful volunteer clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Lovers of diversity

    What to do for fun

    I am not sure yet, but the gym is large and entertaining.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to this school, there is so much to offer, one feels safe and the campus is on a beautiful location.

    In three sentences

    I set my optimistic foot on orientation day and my heart began to soar. The campus is so beautiful, the dorms are so great. And finally the staff is very kind, which is an important aspect in a university.

  • 07/27/2012

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs to choose from and activities going on every week.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a diversity of people so there is always a place to fit in, you just have to find it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school gym has a rock wall! Can't wait to use it.

    Bang for the buck

    Your tuition does not go to waste here!

    What to do for fun

    Have not started yet but their orientation they held was FUN! Really excited to see ever thing they have to offer.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious!

    Dorm Life

    I am not staying at the dorms but have heard a lot of great things about them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track with everything and make sure to always check your email the school assigns you because that is where everything is sent.

    In three sentences

    It has a beautiful campus. It has over 100 clubs and organizations to be part of. The camps has many places dedicated to help students in many ways.

  • 07/30/2012

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

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    Greek Life

    Heard it was awesome!

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are serious about their work, but like some time to take a break from it all and enjoy the college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Take a pic with with the coyote Tuesday!

    What to do for fun

    Lots of activites and games! Clubs and organizations have lots to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! They have so many activities and centers to go to to have fun or to do your work!

    In three sentences

    The people are so friendly and helpful! It's just like a giant family, staff and teachers have a good relationship with their students and they really take their work seriously! You feel like you are going to the Stanford of the local area!

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is a very safe place, you feel comfortable walking around because of the great campus security. They have an office located by the dorms on campus, and do a great job at keeping the campus safe.

    Greek Life

    There is a large greek community on campus, there are over 20 different sororities and fraternities to join. They range from nationally known groups to ethnic, and even some that are just starting out. Greek life offers a great opportunity for friendship, great networking, and it is even convenient for forming study groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs offered and they range from religious, to career based, to even just event planning, there are many clubs and activities and all great to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A great place to hang out is in the student union, it has a food court, lounge, starbucks, a huge sitting area, and many people go there to relax between classes, or to just chat with friends. Some great traditions are the carnivals thrown at the beginning of school and at the end, they are at night and they are tons of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is reasonable, tuition pays for a free gym membership and the gym is huge with new equipment. It is worth the price because the campus is beautiful and you get a great education.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of clubs and sports to join on campus that are fun to do. Becoming Greek is also great fun. Hanging out in the student union with friends, going to the gym, there is a game lounge in the student union that is a lot of fun as well. Also throughout the year, dances are thrown, there are carnivals, and activities related.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is nice, plenty of room and a nice environment in the commons, dinning in the student union is a more crowded area. There is a good variety of food, but if you live in the dorms, the food gets old after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Make friends with your hall mates, and do not slack off, because it is real easy and convenient to slack off.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on the type of class and the intensity of the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the library and study, especially for finals and midterms.

    In three sentences

    Many opportunities to become involved. Great teachers. A wonderful college to attend.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activities and events happening throughout the year catering to all types of people.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Use the available resources -get to know your professors and peers

    In three sentences

    I have really enjoyed my time here. The professors are very helpful and understanding. The resources are endless.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    In this desert there's not a lot to do, unless you like golf. The campus is in a resort community where it tends to get very hot (over 100 degrees at times). However that means there are a lot of swimming pools. So if you like to live a laid back type of lifestyle this is the place for you!

    Food and Dining

    Around the Palm Desert campus there are lots of restaurants and there's even a nice sushi place. you don't have to go very far from the campus to find something your craving!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms so I really can't say anything about the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any other campus some classes will come naturally to you and others you will have to work twice as hard at.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are calling the correct campus branch when you are making inquiries! Because this is not the only branch you need to make sure you are on the correct website and talking to the right people. Also, i highly suggest you attend the SOAR sessions they are very informative if you are new to the university lifestyle.

    In three sentences

    California State University-San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus is a small campus. It is easy to find your classes. Because it is a small campus you have a lot of the same people in each class and it is a very comfortable environment.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe, there were some incidents that had ambulances come, but I do not know the specifics.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is always on the flow, Sigma Chi has taken many honors for the past few years, Sigma Phi Epsilon also won an award for having the most community service. Parties are always fun especially the Sigma Chi parties, it is a great environment for newcomers.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a fan of math and engineering then the school has an event called prizm where someone creates their own robot..

    Bang for the buck

    Well the student Cross Cultural center gives you free popcorn, and you can buy tickets to Disneyland, Six Flags, etc, for a discount price an\t the San Manuel Student Union.

    What to do for fun

    The school's gym has a rock climbing area that is pretty fun, but if someone is looking for other events to attend the San Manuel Student Union is the place to be. They throw many great events such as hypnotist, dances, and other fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    The school have the commons to go and dine. the food is very good for my taste and all the servers are really kind.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but the dorms are moderate, they have a kitchen, dining room, microwave, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty large in general, but the professors do the best they can with the large amount of students they have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a budget, be friendly to everyone, and introduce yourself to the professors they appreciate it.

    In three sentences

    The campus has a a weird feel to it at first but once the year gets started it becomes a great environment. They have a great gym, great teachers, and great upkeep. I would give my school a 8 out of 10 for satisfaction so far.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Start taking your major's classes right away!

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is very clean and tidy. Most professors really go out of their way to help students. The learning environment is very strong.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is excellent. There was always CSO's near the dorms so I felt extra safe. Sometimes they would knock at the doors to make sure we were ok. There is also a lot of Emergency posts all throughout campus and the officers are available 24/7.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved in any sororities or co-ed fraternities but some people I meat in my classes in them. From what I understand they love the concept of having their brothers and sisters be there all the time and helping them with whatever they need.

    Clubs and Activities

    I love being part of clubs at school! I am the historian of the DoSomething club at CSUSB. My role is record all the events we do as a group by writing them down and also by taking pictures. I love my club because we're all about community service. I am also involved in the Student Ambassador Society, where we help out at events at the school throughout the year.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want a small class environment. Many of the seminar classes have about 30 students. It it also great for students who don't want to travel fat to school since it is considered commuter school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tree that is painted blue in front of the campus, this is part of the Blue Tree Project, en effort aiming to reduce the waste produced by commuter vehicles. CSUSB and OmniTrans(bus company) partnered up to make this happen, they are trying to provide eco-friendly transportation.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get free Scantrons at almost every organization office!

    What to do for fun

    There is some kind of event almost every day at CSUSB. There is always fairs, recreation nights, plays, awareness days and tabling events going on! The recreation center is also great, they have a rock climbing wall and a lot of fitness equipment.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! Since I lived there for my freshman year and a meal plan was mandatory. I loved it at first, but after a while I got a little tired from eating there all the time. I wanted to cook my own food, but I always had a lot of dining dollars left on my my meal plan card so I used them all up. The snacks you can buy there are great and having a Starbucks is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    To live on campus is a wonderful experience, it's so much fun and you really gain a lot of things from living there. I learned a lot and I wouldn't trade this experience for anything else. I got close with all of my hall mates, met interesting new people in my building, and established friendships with wonderful people.

    Academic Rigor

    So far my classes haven't been too challenging but I'm barely going to start my second year so I don't want to say anything! The hardest classes I've taken was Philosophical Issues and Psychological Statistics. Good thing I got tutoring and lots of one-on-one time with the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Here are my tips: Get involved in a club, you won't regret it. Try getting to know your professors since they can be used as references in the future. Go to the professor's office hours! Save some time and buy your parking pass online!

    In three sentences

    This school is wonderful! The students, the professors, the deans, the administrators and the office workers are all nice. You feel very connected to the school.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I am planning to join the sport team.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't attend to this school yet, but i think food and dining are also good.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know as much as about this field.

    Academic Rigor

    That's pretty cool to stdudy in this school/

    Tips for prospective students

    We should apply and follow the instruction to this school.

    In three sentences

    I am interesting in this school because it matches to my major. I understand how this school' program offer to my academic program. That's really good school

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This year, Tokay Hall is the first ever Black Scholars Hall!

    Bang for the buck

    Sandwiches in the commons are delish! Well worth the $3.29

    What to do for fun

    Go out & make a friend, whether it be at Student Union and definitely participate in programs and activities!

    Food and Dining

    Breakfast omelettes are very delish!

    Dorm Life

    So much fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Most definitely live on campus. Not only do you get first priority every quarter in choosing classes, but everything is local an at your disposal at any time!

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a great school! Beautiful campus, friendly people, and professors/faculty who are willing to help! Very glad I chose to come here!

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Lots of corporate large familiar companies here but not always the healthiest. There are alternative but still a little on the pricey side.

    Dorm Life

    Fun, many students meet here and there are spontaneous jam sessions (music) with new people all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    Be attentive, punctual and ask for help when you need it and you'll learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check this place out because it's a diamond in the rough. It's affordable yet still has a college vibe. Entertainment, quality education and a social scene is always accessible to those who want it.

    In three sentences

    A abundance of practical and academic opportunities which is a phenomenal learning environment. All the right resources are there and when it's not immediately present there are methods to obtaining them. This place is conducive to learning and growing because it allows you the freedom to make your own choices and learn how to be successful at your own terms.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Use the Gym

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect to have a social life.

    In three sentences

    My attendance here so far is enjoyable.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Seriously such a great school, I love it and this is my first year.

    What to do for fun

    Great sport teams to watch and also you can join intramural teams for fun. Also our gym is a big hit, rockwall and there are always activities going on campus either free or discounted for students.

    In three sentences

    Our school has numerous great ways to be involved and make friends. There is pretty much something for everyone here. The faculty and staff are very friendly and are always ready to help, most importantly we have a lot of Coyote Pride!

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend school events. Hang out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to really think of what you want to do. California State University San Bernardino is one of the best. Don't procrastinate. Always try your best.

    In three sentences

    It is one of the best school in America as well as the most diverse. This school has the best programs to acquire the best education. I would never regret attending California State University San Bernardino.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Most of the dining is located in the San Manuel Student Union. The fast foods that are offered are Dennys, Starbucks, Quiznos, and Taco Bell. In my opinion, it is great what the school has to offer for dining.

    Dorm Life

    I am not able to experience the dorm life because it is out of my budget and I don't have the money to pay for it. I have to commute from my house to school, but it isn't much of a long drive.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor that I have of CSUSB is that it is excellent with professors who are here to encourage and devote students to do well in classes and offer to help out. Taking advantage of tutoring and centers that are related to a certain subject are useful if you are struggling with a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dear Prospective students, CSUSB is a great school and I can promise you that you'd have the greatest experience here. There are so many clubs and organizations that students can get involved in. At CSUSB you get to meet amazing people who are so kind and you build a bond with these people and they become your close friends.

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a great school and has been a great experience for the first quarter. This school has so much to offer and I hope to explore college life more in depth throughout my four years here. I know that this university has so many options to offer and will help me succeed in my studies.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Campus Crusade for Christ is amazing and has a great atmosphere.

    Food and Dining

    The food at CSUSB is great!

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use rate my professor.com, it is an extremely helpful website!! Do not be afraid to go to your professor's office hours and talk to them and ask for help.

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is the best college i could have chosen. The professors are amazing and are ready to help me if I ever need it. I am so blessed to be able to go there and be able to learn there.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a little scary at night but there are emergency buttons to ask for help all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many to chose form. Even future career clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Fast learners and committed!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little expensive, but it is worth the education.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, work out, check out a fun book at the library, or socialize with class mates.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of foods and places to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    Cal State San Bernardino prepares you for your field of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and talk to your teachers when you need help.

    In three sentences

    Cal State San Bernardino is beautiful. It is a college of a fast pace quarter system with amazing teachers here. It is a school for fast learners and dedicated students.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Cal State has fun events from time to time

    Dorm Life

    Cal State is a commuter school so the dorm life can be a bit boring

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look into your major before attending the school. If you want to be ahead of the game you might want to take some college course classes before attending and pass AP exams to get rid of all the GEs you will have to take. This school has many people attending that are above their forth year of college still trying to get their bachelors degree, so work hard because graduating from college is a much harder task than graduating from high school.

    In three sentences

    Cal State San Bernardino is an ok school. There are people here to support you and better you. Its a school that goes by the quarter system so it is best to be ffocused because they go by fast. I am in my First Year ans so far everything is ok

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    5 stars

    Clubs and Activities

    there are too many clubs to name, I am in ALPACA (Anthro)

    Great for these types of students

    Any student will do well here, even older students are treated well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am still new so I haven't seen any yet.

    Bang for the buck

    5 stars. I have attended the UC system and the education here is half the cost and just as good, if not better.

    What to do for fun

    The student union is always jumpin'.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty tough, but not impossibly deadly. 4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all your GE's done early and don't be afraid to ask questions. Visit before you apply.

    In three sentences

    The professors are awesome. The students are friendly. A very student oriented education rather than money oriented.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Their are many events hosted in the university throughout the year. Lots of sports and outdoors events as well.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of food available.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on major but definilty need to be on track with classes since it is a quarter system.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track on your academics in order to graduate on time.

    In three sentences

    This is a mostly commuter university. It has approximately 18,000 students every year. Wonderful professors that are always there to help.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ranked one of the safest.

    Greek Life

    Their not that big on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Theres a lot to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Everything.

    Bang for the buck

    The food is great and reasonably priced.

    What to do for fun

    There are various activities that go on campus at all times. Its a great way to stay calm and take the edge off from classes.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great, opened from 7am to 8pm.

    Dorm Life

    Very fun and safe. Great experience, all the students love the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard working student body, your environment will push you to do better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay motivated and physically fit, if your body is weal, your brain will feel the aftermath.

    In three sentences

    California State University San Bernardino has great teaching staff, and very diverse student attendance. The ratio from boys to girls are 4:1. It's one of the safest campuses in the state of California.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    School Police always has the students update on any information and they fast to response to any calls

    Great for these types of students

    For students that like small campuses and quite areas, this is the school for them!

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus. There's the gym, for one and clubs usually hold different events on campus one can participate in.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. They always have different foods to offer.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I've heard that they are okay to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are really hard, but other classes are so much fun that they don't feel like work at all. Study groups really help.

    In three sentences

    It's a really good University. The staff is nice and are always willing to help. The campus is small and quite so it makes it easy to study.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is not taken lightly. THe police station on campus is always willing to answer a call. and during emergencies, there are texts, calls, emails, and announcements so that no student is left in the dark.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options in the Student union on campus that are delicious and available to all students. There is also a Commons eating area that cooks food that can be described as home-made. THis is a treat because students are not forced to eat fast food every day of te year.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life on campus gives students a great opportunity to make friends and socialize. The RAs in each building set up different events that are not mandatory, but are extremely fun to attend. There is never a boring night unless you make it one.

    Academic Rigor

    THe professors on this campus do not let any student have a free ride. If you want an A in any of your classes, you have to focus and work hard to earn that A. The professors I have had have all been willing to help whenever help is needed. They all also have teaching schedules that they stick to throughout the quarter so you know what to expect, and what needs to be studied.

    Tips for prospective students

    All students should try to particiate in some form on campus. The social aspect of college life is very important. On this campus, being social helps tremendously because it encourages study skills, attending classes, and trying your hardest to get good grades.

    In three sentences

    This school has alot to offer in the academic department, ranging from content to interest. There are many professors on campus who want to see their students reach their greatest potential. The campus also has alot to offer in teh social aspect because it is a small campus, so everyone is closer.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Victoria Gardens is nearby, and it is only an hour or so to Disneyland.

    Food and Dining

    They have a Denny's.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I have a friend that does and she's happy.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely learning a lot here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider this place! Nice campus, great teachers.

    In three sentences

    Definitely a great experience so far.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    For those who like rural settings such as mountains and being close to nature, the campus is located near the mountains and sometimes, if you're lucky, you will see some wild life on campus like lizards and humming birds for example.

    Food and Dining

    Commons is a dining area open for the public from 8 am-3pm from Mondays to Thursdays. On Fridays the time is from 8 am to 2 pm. Monday through Thursdays have special dinners starting at 5 pm to 7: 30 pm. The provided food are healthy.

    Dorm Life

    The only drawback to dorm life is not knowing if your neighbors or roommate will be quiet on at night because the walls aren't sound proof. In certain dorms you'll hear crickets and see some spiders crawling on your carpet. Minus the bad stuff, dorm life here is a lot a fun. You'll meet new people and spend time with them in the lobby where there is a big screen TV.

    Academic Rigor

    The drawback in this college academics is you have clear all your holds before enrolling to classes online or else you won't be able to enroll. If there is a full class you sign up for the waiting list or ask for a consent.

    In three sentences

    CSU San Bernardino has a reasonable tuition below $3,000 and there is a student employment office for students to work on or off campus to pay off loans. University Hall have a writing and tutoring center with students who enjoy helping other students in their time of need, by appointment, and has several computer labs on campus for students to use. Most of the teachers here take pride in their teachings and help students with their assignments, most even have a fun personality and aren't strict.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things that you can do for fun. BIg bear is just minutes away and you can enjoy snowboarding lessons. Los Angeles is also about an hour drive many things to do there.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are coming from a semester system get ready for the quater system and do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    It has been a wonderful experience attending CSUSB. The staff are very enthusiastic and really motivate you to finish your degree and go on. Everyone at CSUSB is very friendly and the staff are really helpful.

  • 02/26/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    Security and campus police patrol regularly.

    Greek Life

    Several

    Clubs and Activities

    Several

    Great for these types of students

    International students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are trails for hiking or hang gliding.

    Bang for the buck

    CSUSB is one of the more affordable universities that offer fully accredited degrees and certificates.

    What to do for fun

    The gym is awesome. There are several clubs and events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few restaurants on campus and more off campus in close vicinity.

    Dorm Life

    There are separate dorms for freshman and upper class men. There are strict rules such as guidelines and restrictions that are enforced.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are more challenging than others however, there are no easy majors. Capstones classes can be as difficult as academic majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early. Do procrastinate on assignments. Read your e-mails regularly.

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a fast-paced school because of the quarter system. Classes fill up fast. The school environment provides challenges in and out of the classroom.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus police do a good job. I have never had any trouble.

    Clubs and Activities

    They can be a bit hard to find but they are good for making friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Economics students can enjoy a unique undergrad program in a number of concentrations.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is reasonably priced and has quality education.

    What to do for fun

    There are some on campus clubs but off campus there isn't much.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo sucks. The food and price are terrible.

    Dorm Life

    No real community but the dorms themselves are fairly nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say it varies by major but for economics it is intensive. There is a lot of reading and concepts to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is very bureaucratic. To get through certain things can be tedious.

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a commuter school. It doesn't have much off campus to do. It also has a wide variety of majors.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do at CSUSB. Most people who stay on campus leave for the weekends because there are not many options around here.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo food is HIGHLY overpriced. There are NOT many healthy options to choose from. Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Dennys, Subversions, WOW, Commons, The Pub, and Starbucks not healthy.

    Dorm Life

    There are many options to chose from when dorming. If you are a freshman stay in the freshman dorms Serrano Village downside to this is that freshman must be on the meal plan if staying in Serrano Village.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the school. Get involved there are plenty of events around campus.

    In three sentences

    California State University-San Bernardino is a great school. If you are attending for academics and that is your primary focus this school is an excellent choice. Just beware of the parking.

  • 04/28/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, busy students

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out with your friends and watch all of the grat sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future kids need to keep studying because it pays off in the end.

    In three sentences

    This college is a great fit for me. I can't wait to be going in the fall. Go Coyotes!

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus they actually have emergency stations if something were to ever happen you press a button and would get assistance instantly. Also if you have a late night class then you can ask a security guard to escort you to your vehicle, it is really great.

    Greek Life

    I am personally not in one but some of my friends are and they are not all about partying they actually promote school a lot and the importance of doing well in all of your classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have heard there are clubs for each major and then some.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Students who are commuting and also there is a strong nursing and criminal justice program.

    Bang for the buck

    I find going to this college such a fun thing, It is an amazing experience and i honestly would not go to any other Cal State University.

    What to do for fun

    Not only is there a recreational gym that is free as long as you are a student but there is always an event happening at the Student Union. Believe or not even going to the library can turn into a fun event. Also a new obstacle just opened up, it looks like a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    I personally enjoy the food there and i really like that they provide healthy alternatives. Including the fruit stand every Thursday outside of University Hall.

    Dorm Life

    From what i have heard the dorm experience is not distracting at all because most students commute and since it is a dry campus there is no real distracting activities

    Academic Rigor

    One of the top Cal states as far as academics go.

    Tips for prospective students

    I absolutely recommend attending this school, the graduation rate is extremely high and it is such a friendly environment.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love attending CSUSB not only is the learning environment outstanding, but the campus itself is amazing. It is commuter friendly. The library as well as the school itself has so many amazing resources.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is really great considering the low socioeconomic area of the school's location. There's always a patrol car around, and callboxes. There's occasional incidences but since it's out here in the mountains, there's not much action or danger.

    Greek Life

    There is a thriving ecosystem of Greek organizations who are doing some great work in the community. Students staying in the dorm or nearby should definitely consider this as a rich enhancement of their education.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are stellar, as mentioned before. There is always something new to learn and a bunch of cool new people to meet. While there isn't much hard partying, there is just good clean fun. And who can't dig that?

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is especially good for returning adults who maybe have been laid off or are just getting a fresh start on something they really want to do. There is on-campus day care for parents and other services that cater to the serious adult student group.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual thing some recently learned of was the upstairs tavern located inside a taco shop on campus, which is a great place to unwind before heading back to the dorm. Don't over-imbibe!

    Bang for the buck

    In these economically challenging times, CSUSB has stayed pretty competitively priced. In return, the students get a lot of good resources and activities, as well as a quality education from a limitless range of talented and intelligent characters.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs galore that are always putting on events and activities. The theater kids are putting on Hairspray right now and there are travelling acts that come through the stadium every now and then, some of them quite famous. One activity of note is the upcoming Burlesque show, which will feature sensual yet tasteful cabaret style dancing.

    Food and Dining

    This place provides a pretty standard selection of fast food fare. There is also the student store that sells assorted snacks. The real saving grace is the on-campus Starbucks, which has powered many students through a grueling all-nighter or two.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally live here but know many people that do. They are very satisfied with their dorms. There is good campus security and card key verification is required for dorm access so it is very safe. Things could get a little pricey but not crippling.

    Academic Rigor

    Once again, this is a very diverse crowd, and there is a significant set of older, more serious students who are not messing around and partying. They are scholars true and true, which makes the intellectual stimulation around here electrifying. It's the gladiator games of academia.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to a community college first for a competitive price and get your feet wet. Admission is tight around here and they smile kindly on transfer students. Transfer students have a much better chance of getting in because they have a track record of academic dedication. Also, get a reasonable car with good gas mileage if you commute.

    In three sentences

    Cal State San Bernardino is mainly a commuter school, so there is a hugely diverse population, ranging from youngsters just starting out, to transfer students, to older folks who are coming back around for a second career. This diverse crowd makes for a lively and intelligent forum where ideas can be shared openly and safely. The learning environment is all inclusive to ensure that no student is left uninterested.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police patrol everywhere 24/7 and there are posts throughout the campus that have emergency buttons on them and they also offer people to walk you to your car if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities that collaborate here.

    Clubs and Activities

    They do offer a lot of sports, except football, and clubs but again, they suck at advertising things.

    Great for these types of students

    Homosexuals are greatly accepted, also minorities, I am a christian and I do feel a little uncomfortable when they celebrate people for being gay but it doesn't directly effect me.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of the building structures are weird and other than that I think they are they try to plan events but I don't think that much of the school attends due to lack of advertising.

    Bang for the buck

    there's not much for a bang for the buck but on the other hand, this school is a lot cheaper than the other universities.

    What to do for fun

    Its about an hour away from the beach and there are plenty of other things near by like amusement parks, such as Disneyland, and water parks like the cove.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good and they have a wide variety but the prices make it not worth it to me, I guess convenience comes at a price.

    Dorm Life

    I have never personally lived in one because they are expensive and the cheapest one requires a meal plan that makes it just as expensive as the rest. I have seen the inside, though, and thought that they were a bit outdated and small.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are more lenient with their students than others but all take exams seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely learn a study habit fast. Do not get too distracted by College life. Take time for yourself (sometimes).

    In three sentences

    It is a really good school. I am indifferent about the large classes because they are impersonal with professors but not all classes are large. I feel that tuition could be lowered.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This school is very convinient for any kind of income family they offer scholoarships and other programs to help pay for tuiton. finacial aid is very helpful with their dates and refereing students to several options if the student doesnt have the money to pay.

    What to do for fun

    If you love to work out and try new things you havent i would definitly recommend the gym they have a lot of free activities and all you need is to be a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    always ask for help because everyone that works there is always open to help others and they make you feel so comforatable

    In three sentences

    Cal State San Bernardino is a great and helpful school for any type of race and age student.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There really is not a lot to do for fun on campus unless you get involved in a group. They do have a very nice gym which is amazing to work out at, but it gets very hot and humid in there during the summer time.

    Food and Dining

    They have a wide assortment of food options for those that live on campus and just regular students. They have everything from fast food to a pub.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are fairly easy. Many of the professors are willing to help and are very excited if you see them during office hours. Course work depends on the class you are taking some require very minimal effort, while others seem impossible to complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go to classes or you will fall behind, many of the professors require in class attendance. If you need to add a class that you were not able to enroll in, try sitting in on the first few sessions and talk with the professor before or after class, many times they will add you. If you live local try to commute the dorm situation is not worth the extra money and loans.

    In three sentences

    This school offers many great courses with very helpful instructors. Overall, this school offers low tuition costs and a great value for the money. It is, however, very crowded and can be a pain to enroll in the classes that you need.

  • 07/13/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    The campus looks beautiful, and seem to offer great majors. The school is not too far from my home. The schools stats say the have a high graduation rate.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus responds to calls very quickly and we rarely have any incidents that are detrimental to anyone's safety.

    Greek Life

    I am not apart of Greek life, but I have friends that are and they are very busy and always have something new and fun to do, But I would recommend that you don't join your first year unless you are able to balance your time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide range of clubs on campus like: BSU, running club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Theatre club, etc. Clubs that will fit anyone's likes.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to try new things and love campus' with diversity would love Cal State San Bernardino.

    Bang for the buck

    The best place to go I would say is the Juice It Up right up the street from the campus. You get a discount just for being a student and they aren't very expensive and very delicious.

    What to do for fun

    There are things to do for everyone. You can go to the gym and workout or swim in the nice pool son campus. you could attend the dances and events that go on on the campus. Those tend to be the most fun. There is a sushi bar, starbucks, and frozen yogurt place around to hang out with friends. Or of course you have the option of going out on the town with your friends for the night because Ontario Mills and Victoria Gardens are a short distance away.

    Food and Dining

    Commons dinning is really good and gives you a variety of choices. However, you should try to stay away from the food in the Student Union; it tends to pack on the pounds. The food in the Pub is also good, but I feel like it is a bit overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is nice because you meet lifetime friends, but this can be turned into a bad experience if you don't like or agree with your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    However, this also depends on what major you have. It can only be hard if you make it hard or you don't enjoy what you're doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that you try to participate in as many events that are put on by the campus as you can because it helps you find yourself, your friends and also helps you get a sense of real school spirit.

    In three sentences

    There is a great deal of diversity here. Some teachers are willing to take your hand and walk you through your years here. The gym is also really nice.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    School campus is around 24/7. They are also roaming around campus, dorms, and buildings. Encourages safety measures by texting, emailing, and voice messages of what may occur of in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    School offers tremendous encouragement to join the Greek life. They promote student socializing events. They offer volunteer and school spirit, they recruit every quarter.

    Clubs and Activities

    Csusb has plenty of activities and clubs to explore. From math to science, to nutrition, to dance they have it all. Recreation center provides plenty of trips and kinsiology courses and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    school is great for open-minded and students who might not know what they want to major in. If your looking for self exploring csusb is great to share personal hobbies and habits. self-discovery is what csusb wants to encourage.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has it's own astronomy observatory, which can appeal to those interested in the science field. Campus includes a personal museum which shares students art work as well as ancient artifacts. They have annual music and arts festivals.

    Bang for the buck

    Cal state San Bernardino is very diverse they are open to many types of people. They offer woman discussions, gay pride center, and a center to explore cultures. Csusb offers open-minded opportunities for students who might be looking for a campus who is a bit more lenient in encouraging to a unique appeal in the student- body.

    What to do for fun

    Cal state San Bernardino offers numerous trips, concerts, and festivities. Each quarter expect affordable concerts and comedian acts. Recreation center includes extravagant adventures like kayaking, roadtrips, and rock climbing, etc...

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious on campus! Cal state San Bernardino has taco bell, Dennys, wow wings*, grinders, pizza hut, star bucks, sushi, and gourmet food. Our school gives out great food, it is a little on the pricier side, but they have a great variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorming is average looking; long hallways, simple rooms, and shared bathrooms. ( affordable is the plus side to these dorms!!!) They have dorm activities that can be fun for socializing, upperclassmen dorms are a lot more luxurious; personal bathrooms, personal pool, spacious, a lot better than freshman dorming.

    Academic Rigor

    Some majors like any other university are heavily impacted and can be challenging. Bio majors and nursing majors should expect high demands and challenging courses. Be able to make time for studying which is very valuable.

    Tips for prospective students

    -For incoming students I can not stress the value of knowing your resources and to explore this wonderful campus. -Be able to open new doors, and branch out to the schools extra curricular activities our school encourages to be involved! - Cal state San Bernardino promotes students to explore career fields and have plenty of resources and job fairs to help out students, which I think is extremely important.

    In three sentences

    As a current student, cal state San Bernardino has been a great growing experience. The campus itself is still developing with a unique and diverse group of people. Despite the city itself going through difficult economic issues, I assure you cal state San Bernardino has made its campus affordable and a comfortable environment to be in.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for boring students who just want to focus on their education.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive to live on campus and attend school but it is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing to do for fun. Malls are about 15 minutes away. Definitely nothing exciting to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay.....too expensive. You might as well at places off of campus or bring your own food.

    Dorm Life

    Never been in Serrano Village (freshmen dorms) but Arrowhead & University village are wonderful apartment style dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors. Most of them are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you want to attend a commuter college. Pay attention to prerequisites. LIVE ON CAMPUS!

    In three sentences

    Great school. Not much excitement. Local commuter university.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus is protected by volunteer student officers and regular police officers. Expect to see officers at all hours of the night. The campus safety is taken very serious and campus officers respond to the scene when called on.

    What to do for fun

    Program board organizes different events. They make flyers to promote these school events. School dances, movie nights, music, and art festivals are always fun and kept organized.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is extremely expensive. They should keep the prices as the regular restaurant. These students already pay enough with the high cost of tuition.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are too expensive and not worth it. Many of them are old and should be upgraded. The price is too much for such a small room with no privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    Many professors are strict. They have the right to be strict on attendance and electronics. They expect you to be on time ready to learn, not to sit in their lecture class to text or sleep the entire time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in having an idea of what major you'd like. Talk to an academic advisor ahead of time. Use all the health services and gym, your paying for it!

    In three sentences

    This university has many major options. Staff always looks forward to helping the students. The cost of attendance is neither too much or too little.

  • 09/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest colleges out here in California for local residents.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus throughout the week. There are a lot of clubs available and also some fun event parties that the school throws.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to eat on campus and off-campus as well. If you have a car to drive around in then you will be fine. Many of my friends are international students and don't have a car. They have a difficult time getting around, but I offer to drive them around.

    Dorm Life

    Many of the friends I made live on campus or nearby. Many clubs or organizations organize a lot of events for the students who live on campus. It is a very fun dorm life for those who take advantage of the many events that the school throws for the students.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes will vary in difficulty. I had some classes where I only showed up on exam days and did fine. I also had some classes where I showed up and study for every day.

    Tips for prospective students

    I transferred here from a community college in Orange County, so I didn't know anyone. I knew that if I wanted to have a healthy college life that I would need to make friends. I am not a very outgoing person, so I decided to join a few clubs and now I have many friends who keep me happy.

    In three sentences

    I am very content with this school. I have been happy with almost everyone of my professors and classes. Everyone I have met so far is very friendly and helpful.

  • 09/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I haven't tried some of the actual food places like Denny's and stuff, but I have heard that the food is great. I usually just go to Starbucks. Yum!

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms before so I can't give an accurate nor fair judgement. So... Ill just leave it at 3.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't super tough where it's impossible to pass, but they are not easy either where you can just sleep them off. There are quite a few teachers that make the classes very interesting! (Even the worse of subjects).

    In three sentences

    Coming to CSUSB wasn't my first choice, but I ended being very thankful that I came to this school. The campus is quite lovely that I enjoy walking around or sitting at a table to read. I have also enjoyed all of my classes and the teachers who teach them, they have been very helpful.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    San Bernardino county is a huge area filled with many possibilities. It's only an hour drive from Disneyland or the Beach or LA

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard for the classes you get Sign up for the 4-year plan for priority registration

    In three sentences

    Csusb has an expansive and beautiful campus. The people there are diverse and eccentric. The classes there are numerous-there are so many possibilities.

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    good.

    What to do for fun

    Anything! Play sports, join clubs, look for exciting things going on in campus every day.

    Food and Dining

    Great food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I was at the dorms during our orientation and they're amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    The GE classes are a breeze, it's those upper level courses in your majors that begin to kick your butt.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit here before applying, you'll love it!

    In three sentences

    It is a very clean campus. There is huge diversity. There are so many activities on campus

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of things to do for fun. They have the student lounge and also a lot of fun clubs. Also they sell cheap tickets to amusement parks and movie theaters.

    Food and Dining

    Since I commute I don't really eat there. I've heard the food is good though and a lot of students eat there. From what I have eaten though it is good.

    Dorm Life

    I actually don't live on campus but I have friends that do and I've heard they really like it. Everyone that I know that lives there is very happy and would like to continue living there.

    Academic Rigor

    It is excellent. The teachers are great and help you a lot. Also they have all the resources to make sure you're successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! At first college feels like you don't really have a lot of work but it really is. If you want to succeed then do everything.

    In three sentences

    Csusb is a great school with a large variety of classes. It has a big campus with a very big library and great teachers. The teachers are also very helpful.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Joining a club or go Greek is the best thing to do around the campus as the campus lack any fun. Usually there are activities such as Late Night at the Rec Center, Ecofest or Howl at the Moon but they are rare and only happens once a year. Plus the surrounding of the campus is not attractive at all, you will need transportation to go around to a close by city such as Redlands, CA to get some fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining gets a bit boring after a while. You do not get a variety of food but the Commons will try to accommodate for that. However, it may get boring also so try to adjust yourself with the food provided. You can not complain too much about as food is food. So try to make the best of it.

    Dorm Life

    The Housing Staff usually will try to make your dorm life as fun as possible. It can be seen as your second home which it should be. However, it gets a bit boring at night but that is when you should be hitting the books or asleep. If you are a freshman, try to get into Serrano Village. It is the perfect dorm community to get to know some friends.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is on a quarter system so you will see some weeks where midterms of all your classes collapse on each other. Just try to organize it and prioritize. Professor are very understanding when you are confused in topics so they will do their best to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate because we are on a quarter system, which is 10 weeks so it goes by quickly. Try to do all your assignments as soon as possible. Also, studying alone might not be helpful so get a group of students in the same class and open a study room, in the library. It helps a lot. Try not to squeeze all the info in one day, take a break and enjoy yourself before hitting the books again. Professors also understand the hardship of classes so they have office hours for you. Try to go to them so that they can recognize you in class and help you in topics that you do not understand. Plus it is a letter of recommendation for you if you establish yourself with the professor.

    In three sentences

    It is a small college so everything is at your convenience. Professor takes time to look over you and want you to succeed. Minimum fun at the campus but take some time to look around for clubs or join Greek life to further establish yourself in the college.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is somewhat safe, it is getting better.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Psychology Club, Latino Club, Toaster's Masters Club

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, Business majors, Psychology Majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A student jumped from a school building.

    Bang for the buck

    It is the least expensive university compared to all CSU campuses.

    What to do for fun

    Can attend the sports games, can volunteer, get a student assistant job, attend campus events.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, however it is very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the freshmen dorms from 2009 to 2010.

    Academic Rigor

    I am the events coordinator for the Psychology Club.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a very helpful campus with friendly people. CSUSB has many campus events for all. CSUSB is a great school.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful campus with friendly faculty. It is a diverse campus. Our sports team are the best.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a pretty cool gym that offers rock climbing and workout classes. Aside from that, the best thing to do is to join a club or an organization to keep busy on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices are decent. It has a few express places like Denny's and Pizza Hut plus a few places that are knockoffs of the bigger food establishments. If you don't like the fast food feel places you can always try the Commons which has home-cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly I don't know much about dorm life, just the size of the rooms and it doesn't look too good to me.

    Academic Rigor

    I've met my share of good and bad professors but overall I haven't had a terrible experience with any professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest you get a wind breaker or some sort of protection because it gets EXTREMELY windy. It's not a pretty site and some doors will be closed on campus because it's so windy so look out for that too!

    In three sentences

    I don't have any issues with this school, it has pretty decent professors. I wish they offered more food places and on-campus activities to attend. Overall, I'm content with California State University- San Bernardino.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When you're bored on campus you can always go into the student union to hang out with your friends. There's a gamer's lounge where you can watch tv, play video games, or just relax. You can also find the cross cultural center in the student union where you can get free popcorn!

    Food and Dining

    The food that they serve at the commons is pretty good, I like it. There isn't a huge variety of restaurants on campus but it's still okay.

    Dorm Life

    I've only slept in the dorms at CSUSB one night, which was for orientation. Honestly, I did not like the freshman dorms. I felt as if they were too small and not very modern. The bathrooms in there were not that nice either. These dorms were also way over prized for what they were really like. I've heard that the dorms for the juniors and seniors are better though.

    Academic Rigor

    Getting into the Nursing program at CSUSB is very challenging. If you're trying to become a nurse you need to put your all into school work so that you know you will be getting into the Nursing program.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend you get to know many people and join different clubs. By doing this you'll be able to network and find yourself through out your college experience.

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a calm and quiet campus from my experience here. Even though it's an isolated school, it has great scenery. The people there are also very friendly.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun there is a gym available for all Csusb students, the school offers many electives such as ceramics, digital design, painting, dance, etc. and different groups are currently holding events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious but a little to pricey for my tight budget.

    Dorm Life

    I am not currently living in a dorm but would like to in the Spring quarter. My classes mates that do live in dorms say that living in their dorms facilitates their college experience. They say that being in an environment where everyone is focused in their school work makes it much more easier to focus on their own school work.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors number one priority is for us, the students, to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming freshmen, meet with your advisers as soon as possible, they a tremendous amount of help.

    In three sentences

    California State University Of San Bernardino is a great learning environment. Csusb's staff is determined to make our learning experience the best. The facilities offered at csusb make the time spent on campus more accessible and enjoyable for all students, and that is why I rate California State University- San Bernardino with a 10, from a scale 1-10, 10 being the highest.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Rec Center and workout Go to the museum on campus EAT Go to the Arena

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is delicious to say the least and the prices of it are amazing compared to places off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I can't really speak on this aspect since I'm a commuter, but from what I've seen it looks like a lot of fun living on campus and meeting new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses definitely aren't easy. They challenge you to the fullest to ensure you are performing at your full potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate Don't party too much Go to class ON TIME Do your homework STUDY

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is basically my dream school. It has a big, open campus that's filled with beautiful scenery that keeps everyone happy during school. I think the best part is the teachers though, they make all of our dreams possible and they truly care.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, just be careful in the parking lot. It seems like a lot of cars get broken into.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure, I did not participate.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different clubs and activities, but I missed out on a lot because I am a commuter student.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters Local students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    Lets face it, college is expensive but this college compared to others is much cheaper. It just sucks that they add on things that I don't use into the student fees, like the gym.

    What to do for fun

    There is a bar.

    Food and Dining

    They have a pretty good selection of fast food options, they are usually packed so I don't go very often.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure, I never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty rigorous at my community college, I earned all A's, but at CSUSB i've found it to be much harder to keep my GPA that high.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to live on campus the first year and get to know people by joining clubs and sports.

    In three sentences

    It is hard to make friends at this school because I am a commuter and unless you already have a group, not many people want to talk. The campus is nice and the faculty is generally approachable. It is a pretty good school.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    I do not live Greek but some clubs do seem pretty cool.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go to the library alot or just walk around with my friends and get a Starbucks.

    Food and Dining

    They have great food but it is expensive sometimes.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorms but my friends don't think it's so bad.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the academic rigor is good.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you try your hardest and you do your work you will pass.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school, students are very friendly. They have alot of school pride, the games are really cool. The teacher are great they give good amount of work and its not so hard so far.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police officers patrolling and I've never felt threatened or un safe on campus.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy playing classical guitar and going for walks with my dog.

    Food and Dining

    Anyone can find food just about in any building on campus. There are a variety of snacks in the book store; I would say its like a mini seven eleven. The student union has a coyote market, Del Taco, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subversions, WoW cafe and wingery and The Blue Coyote pub and eatery. Not to mention there are vending machines in almost all the buildings.

    Dorm Life

    I hear It's great but I can't say much because I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors do a great job teaching the material, weather its a lecture or a discussion its well presented. Since its based off a quarter system which is 10 weeks, it requires a lot of study time outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay determined and focused on your goals because anything is possible once you set your mind to it. Its important to stay physically and emotionally healthy. Avoid procrastination and your most likely to get straight A's in college.

    In three sentences

    Students and staff are very approachable and helpful. Professors are always willing to answer questions and student mentors are available for guidance. The diversity on campus is amazing.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the recreation center is a nice spot. also look at postings in sb building to attend some on campus fun and the smsu building

    Tips for prospective students

    start studying the first day and stay focused

    In three sentences

    this is a big school so bring water and try to schedule your classes around each other. quarter system is fast paced. you really want to try to get in a program if you need help with navigation around school.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I suggest hanging out with people who are in your major, so that you get familiar with the people you will be seeing in your classes for the next four years. Other than that there are always events to go to, and club meeting nearly everyday of the week. There is also tons of places to eat outside of campus on University ave.

    Food and Dining

    The menus are often changing for the better at CSUSB. You can find food anywhere on campus, including the commons, Santos Manuel Student Union, the book store, and even food trucks that come to campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and there are great vegetarian and vegan options for food too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life adds another perspective to the college experience. My advice when it comes to roommates is to be honest and if there are any problems that begin to occur, do not wait until the quarter is over to resolve them.

    Academic Rigor

    None of the courses are impossible to overcome, especially after you get past the first week, and actually follow the syllabus so that you complete the assignments on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors here in the sociology department actually want their students to graduate! So get to know them by asking questions and actually coming to their office hours. As far as extra circulars and clubs go, come to the Santos Manuel Student Union and check out the events that they have.

    In three sentences

    California State University- San Bernardino also known as CSUSB is a gem in the city of San Bernardino. If you take advantage of what CSUSB has to offer you can truly come here and go anywhere. CSUSB always will always what your looking for and if we do not have it, CSUSB will help you find it.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe and illuminated. If I were to be walking back in my car after staying late at school, I feel just safe knowing that there are campus securities right at shouting distance and the parking lot is never dark. If necessary, students are able to call a security to escort them back to their car for safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Jacob's Light Foundation is a foundation that is currently active in our campus It's purpose is to raise money by having fundraisers and bake sales in order to collect mone to make care packages to U.S. soldiers overseas.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are from the Coachella Valley that plan to go to college, but have the desire to come back to work in the valley should take CSUSB Palm Desert into consideration. Why leave the valley when you already have everything you need right here?

    Bang for the buck

    Since plenty of the students attending CSUSB Palm Desert campus are from the Coachella Valley, we save money from living in dorms, but driving back and forth and purchasing books isn't always the cheapest thing. Overall, it's not as bad.

    What to do for fun

    There a plenty of tribute bands and singers preforming on our campus at night, but we need to purchase tickets. Some activities are planned, but we mostly rely on being with our friends as a source of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The only dining available in this campus is the limited campus bookstore.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not always easy, but with the great help we get from the tutors on campus, it makes it easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of your professors' time while they are still on campus.

    In three sentences

    I am attending CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. It's so great here, since it is a very small campus, the students are able to get to know each other a lot better, as well as get more time to know the professors. We are able to get a little more help with our education and advising as well due to the small campus. I love it here!

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe with their security and people.

    Clubs and Activities

    The MMA club is a really great club to be in if you are into mixed martial arts. There are other clubs too like the League of Legends club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Student Union is an amazing location to get help and meet new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    This school offers so many things. You will have fun here, you will learn, you will make new friends, and you will succeed.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Union offers many fun games, you can go to the game room, hang out and watch movies in the library. The whole campus is really entertaining.

    Food and Dining

    The food is incredibly tasty and we have many different cafeterias and restaurants like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Sub sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    I live in an apartment near the school, but many of my friends love their dorms in University Village!

    Academic Rigor

    I love the academics at this school. It can be hard, but CSUSB also offers a variety of help for those who need help with their majors and classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are someone who looks forward and makes goals, this school will help you accomplish what you need.

    In three sentences

    CSUSB Is a very diverse campus. It offers so many different majors to choose from, and they are all interesting. The people here are very nice and provide you with help and entertainment all the time.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    My dorm life is amazing we always stay up and just talk or sing and always dance and make eachother laugh. They are literally my sisters there.

    Academic Rigor

    My academics here is pretty difficult but it's worth it if you love what your heart desires in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dorm! It is absolutely worth it!

    In three sentences

    My experience here in CSUSB is amazing. I have met people and gotten really close. I wouldn't change anything about it.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students feel safe on campus due to the security on campus. Since there aren't any dorms students are not faced with security at night.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are only a few clubs offered at this time but the introduction of a new club is usually accepted and encouraged.

    Great for these types of students

    This is the first freshman class so the university is working closely with students to ensure their success. They offer many opportunities for support with classes and student life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    If a student puts in 100 percent they will come away with a good education.

    What to do for fun

    Since the campus does not have dorms, all activities are up to the students.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of off campus restaurants within a one mile drive. There is a bookstore/student center that offers snacks for sale.

    Dorm Life

    None available.

    Academic Rigor

    This campus is very easy to succeed at as long as you are willing to put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    This campus will only grow if the attending students get involved. Students need to take the initiative to start new clubs and to get involved with current clubs and activities offered.

    In three sentences

    I chose this campus because it offered me a small campus setting. This is the first freshman class and it offers many new opportunities as the campus grows. It does have its challenges because of the small campus, it does not have many clubs or any sports yet.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is at its finest! You can always spot a police officer on campus. In the case that you have a night class and ask a security to accompany you to your class he/she will gladly do it.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is popular in this school. It could be better if they made more events during school days. Join the Greek Life to expand your opportunities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are one of the ways yo separate yourself from your competition. You should not have a problem finding one that fits you because there are many options.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for the the type of students that are open-minded. This is due to the fact that students of various religions, cultures and financial backgrounds attend here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know of any unusual traditions or locations on campus. I've been here for two years and none of that has been brought up.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, i really enjoy this school because everyone is so friendly. Also, you can experience what other cultures are like and why yours is the way it is.

    What to do for fun

    You can join an intramural sport with your friends or strangers and fight against others for the championship. You can also go on a hike. Lastly, there will also be parties or clubs you can enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    Never had the pleasure of going to the school's cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not tough as long as you attend the sessions. Most professors are willing to help you out as much as they can. Unfortunately, the are also a few that will not pay much attention to the student's desires.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you select your classes check online for reviews past students left of professors. From that point in you will be able to see which instructor might fit you best. Always check your blackboard and student e-mail.

    In three sentences

    California State University San Bernardino has a friendly environment. Majors are full of competition that will push you to your limits. Most professors are of top quality.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its Very safe on campus. There are emergancy stations all around campus and also security. If you have a class late in the afternoon you can have one of the oficers escort you to your car if necessary.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and faternities to choose from. Theey are all great and very welcoming.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties and fun activities after school like Coyotie Fest. You never get bored on campus. Cal State San Bernardino also offers discounts on tickets, you can rent equipment to go skying,snowboarding and alot more. You can go clubbing off campus aswell.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food is good. I enjoyed eating in the Commons, it is very delicious. The food in the student union is ok, its mainly fast food; theres Denny's, Pizza Hut, Toco bell, Sub version(like subway) and a wingery.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so much fun I would recommend you try is atleast for your first year. Dorming makes it extremely easy to make friends and have fun in school. There are always fun things to do on campus so dorming makes it easy to enjoy all the activities and parties.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is average. Classes are not that hard unless you procrastinate. if you put in effort in studying and doing your work you will not have a difficult time in school and you can enjoy the college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT cheat; it gets you expelled if you do. Make sure you do not procrastinate on anything, it is very easy to fall behind. Make alot of connections in class and try to connect with teachers.

    In three sentences

    Cal State San Bernardino is a beautiful campus with alot of diversity. Everyone is friendly, there is no drama like in highschool. It is the best.

  • 04/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Fortunately I never needed campus safety assistance but I did notice those blue poles everywhere!

    Greek Life

    I have to say I have no idea!

    Clubs and Activities

    CSUSB always had activities going on in the student union but I didn't attend most of them because I am a commuting student. The ones I did go to were great!

    Great for these types of students

    CSUSB is probably great for all students. I won't pretend to know because I only experienced a single slice of CSUSB.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an area in the school that is constructed of concrete but is overgrown with grass. It's an area outside that was once used for lectures. There are tapered cement benches for the students encircling a flat cement speaker platform. It's so archaic!

    Bang for the buck

    I absolutely feel like CSUSB is reasonably priced for what I got out of all my professors. I majored in Studio Art emphasizing in Photography, but I took all kinds of studio art courses. We have such an awesome studio art program here. I will miss all the excellent guidance from my professional advisors.

    What to do for fun

    When I had time between classes I would visit the pub (rarely) or most often use the gym. I had never been more in shape than when I'd visit the gym those couple quarters in my life! There also is a pool that's open for use during certain times. Unfortunately, I never made it in the pool.

    Food and Dining

    I only give it 4 stars because I did not fully explore all the food and dining at my school. Starbucks was my most frequent visit, and what guests who visit Starbucks don't like a good cup of joe? There is a nice pub in the student center who carry seasonal beers - that was a nice touch some days.

    Dorm Life

    I did not participate in the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are much more strict than others. I'm sure that has to do with the combination of the curriculum and the professor. Any school will be this way.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't know what you are going to major in then take an array of classes (even if you do know what (you think) you want to major in), especially the fun and interesting classes you'd never take seriously - you'll never guess how much you'll learn and change during your college years!

    In three sentences

    My experience at Cal State San Bernardino has been pretty exceptional so far. Most of my professors have been extremely knowledgeable and able to answer any questions that come their way. I was also usually able to set up my schedule so I could attend all or most of my classes in two or three days a week which proved to be convenient for me as a commuting student.

  • 04/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Convenient stores are there for your purchase

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do like the pool, recreational gym

    Food and Dining

    Great dining for friends and studying

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm but my friends love to live there

    Academic Rigor

    Great class but hard to get into

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to your advisors and get the classes you need

    In three sentences

    Im a current student and im about to graduate and i love this university. The kinesiology department is very great and the professors are great as well/

  • 06/01/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    I have yet to explore this part.

    Food and Dining

    I have yet to explore this part.

    Dorm Life

    I have yet to explore this part.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to explore this part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore new ideas. Get involved. Study hard. Have fun.

    In three sentences

    CSUSB is a beautiful campus filled with plant life as well as animal life. The campus has a plateau surface, allowing students to walk from class to class with ease. Lastly, dormitories and apartments are placed very close to the school, making them more convenient.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police is always patrolling. Escort services are available. Securities always walking around the library. Emergency plans are posted on every building.

    Greek Life

    There are kids always outside the library, in the quad area that are always laughing and having fun, as they pass out flyers for their upcoming events or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than a hundred clubs one can join. Wether its sports, art, marketing or internships, one can find something that interests them.

    Great for these types of students

    Determined. Social. Independent. Motivated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every month, in the library, pictures are hung up along with any relevant display of a certain theme. Usually, it displays culture. I love walking by their an seeing such beautiful photography that compels me in a way that allows me to reflect on how I view the world.

    Bang for the buck

    Best classes, professors, classmates, services at an affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    The recreational center and student union hosts many gatherings of social events that aren't only run by students, but also have activities that encapsulate the definition of fun. No matter what you like to do for fun, there are many events that are offered for your enjoyment.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of delectable restaurants that have outstanding custom service and the food is expertly made.

    Dorm Life

    People that live on campus enjoy being at walkable distance of their every need, especially when it comes to classes. They enjoy the events throughly. They thirve in friendships and comradeship.

    Academic Rigor

    CSUSB motivates their students with keeping a high GPA, a well as the professors, they expect the best from you and offer any assistance in their tutoring centers or the office hours of you professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of your time there, the more you learn and know, the better your chances of getting hired.

    In three sentences

    Cal State San Bernardino is dedicated to their students. They have some of the best professors who are not only teachers but professionals who have or are working in the field. They service reflects their understanding of students.

  • 07/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe, I have never worried when I walk around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want a small town atmosphere then this is the campus for you. It is also a very ethnically diverse campus so it is a great learning experience socially as well.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a Cal State so tuition isn't as high as other California schools, but as a biology student I believe that I have had a more hands on education than I would have had at a University of California campus for example. I have had only one biology class that did not also require a lab class to be taken with it (as well as physics and organic and inorganic chemistry classes). In fact the biology program at CSUSB has as many or more required lab classes than any school in the country (including ivy league schools).

    What to do for fun

    The campus regularly offers free movies as well as dances, shows, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different fast food outlets in the student union as well as a cafeteria-type eatery.

    Dorm Life

    Unknown, I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    As a biology major I would say that it is a very rigorous program but not all programs are as demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    For biology students, be prepared to study! The time commitment is tremendous if you want to do well but the experience you will gain is well worth it.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus which has been landscaped with plants that are indigenous or drought tolerant. The professors that I have been privileged to study under care about the education that their students receive. I could not see myself attending anywhere else and be as happy and as satisfied with my education as I am here.

  • 07/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    This is a great school. The students here are easy to talk to and get along with. It offers allot of good programs and clubs to join. An overall great experience and atmosphere to be in.