California State University-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA, USA

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California State University-Bakersfield
3.33 Average Rating

Julian from Adelanto, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
CSUB is an awesome school to attend. The teachers I have had so far are very friendly and helpful. Also, I honestly feel like I am learning new information in the classes I am taking and I feel like I am getting my money's worth.
Tips for prospective students
Come to learn and do not come only to party and have fun. College is serious so you must take it serious.
Academic Rigor
I rate this 4 stars out of 5 because the teachers at CSUB teach well and they are extremely helpful when you need it.
Dorm Life
I can't compare CSUB's dorms to other college dorms because this is my first college but the dorm life is very fun. There are a lot of friendly people on campus and the environment is awesome!
Food and Dining
The food and dining is excellent. There are numerous of places to eat and the food tastes real good.
What to do for fun
What I do for fun is go to the gym/rec center. Also just hanging out with friends and walking around campus is very enjoyable as well.
Bang for the buck
Yes you really do get your money's worth when you attend CSUB.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for the students who want to elevate their education while also having a good time.
Campus Safety
The campus safety is good, there are security guards that patrol the campus and poles where you can call a security guard if you feel like you need help.
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Jessica from Bakersfield, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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What to do for fun
Join Greek Life!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Roost or the Runner Cafe!
Clubs and Activities
Greek life is what you make it. This campus is not as active as others but when you know the right people it is fun.
Greek Life
Greek Life is the best social network on campus. Great way to meet new people, staff, teacher, or alumni. It also makes you college years better.
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Ernan from Tulare, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Tips for prospective students
You need to go to class every day. Take notes and study hard. Don't forget to join clubs to make your college experience the best.
Academic Rigor
Classes are challenging, but the instructors teach in strategic ways where you will understand. Tutoring is available for free if you need extra help. I highly recommend going. Overall you will learn new material.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is great. You get to meet new and interesting people. Plus, you learn to be independent living away from home.
Food and Dining
The runner cafe is a great place to eat. Peet's cafe serves the the best coffee. My favorite The Roost serves delicous chicken wings.
What to do for fun
There is the Recreational Center for physical activities. The runner cafe where you can have your favorite meal. There are clubs including ballet folklorico, MECHA, and cheerleading.
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Carolina

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This university is very small which is extremely beneficial, because it allows the professors to be able to work very closely, and often on a one-on-one basis, with their students. All of the professors that I've had know me by name, and this has helped me tremendously because it is easier to get help when I need it. The professors at this university truly care about their students, and it shows in the attention and detail they put into their classes.
Am enjoying being here
Because this university is so small, you will share many classes with the same people. I have made many friendships in a very short time while being here. This is a beautiful campus, and I love coming here. The wide array of clubs and extracurricular activities are also things I enjoy immensely
Bang for the buck
With recent state budget cuts some classes have had to be cut from the curriculum. Fees have also gone up in the past year due to budget cuts. However, this university still has the great classes needed to complete a degree.
Tips for prospective students
Speak to advisors early, and get applications in on time. Visit the campus.
Great for these types of students
Students who perform best in smaller classes. Students who need extra help from professors. Student who appreciate the pros of a smaller campus. Students who may not know what their major is yet.
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Leticia from Bakersfield , CA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers at CSU Bakersfield strive to provide an atmosphere that both teaches as well as entertains, for that reason I feel like I am constantly learning.
Am enjoying being here
The school has everything a student might be looking for. The school has a recreation center, a health center, a counselling center, a library, and a career development center. What more could you ask for?
Bang for the buck
1513 is the average tuition cost for each quarter
Tips for prospective students
Because college teachers do not collect homework each student needs to find there own motivation for getting their homework done on time.
Great for these types of students
Any student majoring in nursing, business, and teaching.
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Julian from Adelanto, CA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
california state university bakersfield is a very good college to attend. the tuition is the lowest of all cal state schools. the professors are good and actually care about their students.
Tips for prospective students
a tip for prospective students would be to come to this college ready to learn. if you have a positive mind set, you will understand the subject in which you are taking. another tip would to be make the writing lab resource your friend because it helps out a lot.
Academic Rigor
i give this 5 stars because it is excellent. i feel that my professors actually want me to succeed in their classes. they give me all of the tools i need to better my education.
Dorm Life
i give the dorm life 3 stars because they are pretty average. there is nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary about the dorms. what the dorm life does give you is a well rounded social college experience.
Food and Dining
the food at the commons is mediocre at best. i label this 3 stars because i have not been to other universities to compare csub's food to. the food is nothing great just average food as if you were back in your high school cafeteria.
What to do for fun
there are a few things to do for fun. you can join clubs and get acclimated more with the school. also, you can participate in events that are thrown by the university. the most fun thing to do though is to go to the student rec center. it is amazing!
Great for these types of students
this college is great for students that maintained at least a 2.0 gpa in high school. it is great for a student who wants to experience the college life but not get overwhelmed in a ginormous institution.
Campus Safety
campus safety is definitely 5 stars because there is security everywhere. there are a number of security poles that you can activate if you feel unsafe at any point by pressing a button.
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Ashlianna from Lancaster, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love my school very much,the students and faculty are very understanding and friendly. Parking isn't bad and neither is life in the dorm. The only issue they have is the math program.
Tips for prospective students
For anyone wanting to attend, its a very nice well rounded small school for those who want to make a small transition.
Academic Rigor
The teachers always seem to give you that extra push to do better and see your advisory to make sure your on the right path to graduate and not be on academic probation within your first year.
Dorm Life
The dorms are very helpful and fun. Most of the RA's are there when you need them,the eating times and extra food availability could be better but it saves you money and time on finding a parking space.
Food and Dining
The food is good,well cooked and has a different variety everyday. A lot of people complain about the food in the dining commons because they don't give it a chance. Other places to eat are the Runner Cafe, Peet's Coffee and The Roost.
What to do for fun
The gym,the pool and even video games in your dorm lobby are always fun. There is a marketplace in a 5 minute walk from the school that has a movie theater with 2dollar moves on Tuesday.
Bang for the buck
The school price is not bad and its good for those who want to transfer out later on.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The ponds next to the dorms are always interesting because they usually have ducks and if you get up early in the morning you can see a beautiful white Heron near the far pond.
Great for these types of students
Its a good school for kids who want to go to college but not to a huge college like CSULB or UCLA. Its very small and quiet.
Clubs and Activities
All the clubs are unique and active on campus and in the community. Being a part of these makes college more fun and you won't be in your dorm or apartment all day plus you meet a lot more people.
Greek Life
I don't know much about the Fraternities or Sororities, but I see them on campus. Some are very picky on whom they let in while other are very open to new people. Some solely do rely on looks then personality.
Campus Safety
Campus police are always around when you need them. They patrol the dorms,the parking lot and the field ground. If you feel unsafe from walking from your classes you can call them to walk you wherever you need to go.
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Alejandra from Bakersfield, CA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
a ten out of ten rate is what cal state bakersfield deserves to receive due to the fact that it has taught me how to value our environment. also because it has had plenty of educational opportunities not only for my intended major but also for my personality. i have had a great residential and educational experience that i would recommend for other students to apply to this school.

Tips for prospective students
tips i would recommend to other students will be to apply to as many scholarships as they can because tuition has increased.
Academic Rigor
in every educational department the teachers and staff will do their best to work with you and will even extend their office hours.
Dorm Life
the residential area has been great we all get to meet new people and see different faces all the time. its an unforgettable experience not only to one but to everyone in the dorms.
Food and Dining
the food and dinning at the commons is great because they cook a variety of meals. if there is a meal one does not like there are dinning dollars to be able o go buy at other food place in campus.
What to do for fun
there are sororities in campus in case if one does not have anything to do. there is also free access to the school gym it is one of the best gyms from the cal states. also there are plenty of groups to get involved with. there are also events and sports to join on ones spare time.
Clubs and Activities
there are a variety of clubs but if for some reason there is not a club you want, you can start the club youself.
Greek Life
there is a variety of booth stands to choose from to get into a sorority of fraternity. they work with you and your schedule. they have plenty of events and fun activities.
Campus Safety
the campus at night and at day have police officers looking after the campus. also if you ever need an emergency or anyone to walk you to your car there is a specific number to call and an officer will be sent to look after you and walk you to the car.
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Aaron from Bakersfield, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
California State University Bakersfield is exactly what it is, a California State University. I have gotten full support through my professors and the local vibe definitely makes me feel like I'm home! Professors are fantastic and enthusiastic in what they do!
Tips for prospective students
Do not look over this school beacause it's Bakersfield! The school is enriched with college life and gives as much opertunities as any other CSU!
Academic Rigor
Professors here like to challenge your mind and introduce new perspectives.
Dorm Life
CSUB just had their new housing complex open up in January of 2015. Dorm life is unique and diverse; you're bound to do something new everyday!
Food and Dining
There are not a lot of food choices on campus and the very little there is it is not the best, however, CSUB is in the prime location of Bakersfield and great food can be found 2 mins from the campus!
What to do for fun
CSUB is in the prime location of Bakersfield. When you're not rock climbing in the rec center you can have a try at the on campus ping pong and the various student union activities that happen daily! When you some how get bored you can just cross the street and visit one of Bakersfield premier location, the marketplace. Just down the street on stockdale hwy you can partake in many out door concerts at the Bakersfield ampetherater as well as see the fine eatery by the River Wallk.
Bang for the buck
The faculty and staff at CSUB strive to keep the students active. CSUB has their up to date brand new red center which is all free of charge with tuition. The student union also has events to raise school spirt, which also comes with great helpings of free food!!!!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
On campus you'll see swing sets around much like a park setting. CSUB has a campus that is relaxing making the college stress free. The campus also has a coi pond that includes real fish and turtles!
Great for these types of students
If you're and athlete, CSUB has a great coaching staff that will push you to your limits to succeed. Music students of the band variety can participate in the pep band, jazz ensemble, concert band, symphonic band, and various jazz combos. If you plan on nursing, CSUB has an up to date nursing lab filled with all things needed. Engineering majors can look forward to the new engineering labs which include 3D printers to make you dreams a reality! Lastly CSUB is great for the student that wants a home town feel with a big university experience. CSUB is YOUR UNIVERSITY!
Clubs and Activities
CSUB has dozens of clubs partaking in a vast amount of interests! Some include, but is not limited too, the biology club, geology, campus gamers, Japan and beyond, filipino club, and dozens more!
Campus Safety
I am glad to say that I feel safe at CSUB. Campus security has an outstanding force of police men and woman to protect our campus.
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GV from Bakersfield, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
CSUB is one of the best schools that offer a lot of educational programs. CSUB has excellent teachers and staff. CSUB also has tutoring center and an accecible schedule to take the classes.
Tips for prospective students
Students, universities are harder than high schools, but if you want, you can do it; just never give up. Pay attention to the instructions of the professors, do your homework, ask questions, make friends, and you will be okay.
Academic Rigor
I am a hard worker at school. I like to do my best to pass my classes. I like to study alone and in groups as well to understand better the class. I prefer to stay at home doing my homework that go to parties. I think every person can do the same to achieve their goals.
Dorm Life
Now, I am living with my parents . I think is better tha t live in dorms because it is expensive.
Food and Dining
CSUB has an excellent cafeteria and delicious food. Fast food restaurants are near to the school.
What to do for fun
To not get bored:
Read,
Listen to music,
Talk with friends,
Just relax,
Run,
Walk,
CSUB has good places to do it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
CSUB has a beautiful library where you can find books for your investigation, read, use the computers, do your homework, or just to visit it.
Great for these types of students
CSUB has excellent students and special programs for each students that want to attend there.
Clubs and Activities
Your involvement at CSUB will take you in many different directions. Regardless of your major, career goals, or interest, you can get involved! CSUB has a lot of clubs, and some of them are art club, biology club, political science club. antropology club, etc.
Greek Life
A student will find other shared lives with Greek life. Each chapter allows many opportunities for appointed officers. The various chapters will increase your skills of planning, organization, and policy making. Throughout the year, members of Greek life participate in several community projects and campus activities. Look at the list below of our fabulous clubs to see which one interests you.

Campus Safety
CSUB has excellent people who protect and help students. CSUB has a police department where the community of the university can ask questions about our safety or to report something.
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