| Sort By:
| The Biology department is great,the classes are challenging yet rewarding and interesting. I can not speak as highly for the others departments. I took kinesiology classes as well and they were so easy it was a joke. This campus is not a party school or extremely fun environment, so it may not be a fit for everyone. I am very satisfied with the CSUMB Biology experience. |
|Sep 22 2012|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| First think I will say, and the first thing I tell everyone who is thinking about going here, CSUMB is NOT for everyone. That aside, my experience in the ESTP department has been amazing. My professors know my name and which class I'm from, which is rare for a CSU. The classes you take in this major are focused and experience based. For example, you don't just sit in class and look at skeletons and stuffed animals in your bio 1 class, but you actually go out into the dunes and count plants to add to 10 years of data. In your Geology classes, you go out and find outcrops, draw the contour lines yourself, and interpret the data. This, for me, was amazing. I don't want my learning experience to be all in the class room. |
CSUMB, though, is not for everyone. I have many friends who found the campus boring. It is a drive into Monterey, which at best is a small touristy beach town with not very much night life. However, if you are a beach lover, you can walk to the beach from your dorms and can go hiking in the BLM lands which are right behind campus.
CSUMB is not a campus that will wipe your nose for you, at least in my experience. You have to be motivated and often have to be repetitive to get what you need done done. Don't expect that administration to hold your hand though your college experience. Do a little research, find out what you need to get done, and plan your college experience. With changes to housing this semester, freshmen housing should no longer be impacted, and if you are a transfer student or a Jr/Sr don't expect to live on campus. There are great options for housing in East Campus, which are condos designed for Seniors, Grad Students and Families. The area around has ample condos and apartments, but you are living on the ocean so it can be a bit pricey. Overall, my experience at CSUMB has been great. Tour the school first, talk to people who go there and decide for yourself whether you think that CSUMB will meet your needs. I know that it has met mine.
|Mar 31 2010|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| I'm a business major graduating this May. I have been here for four years and absolutely fell in love with it up here. Leaving is going to be tough, but I can't complain since I have a sweet job waiting for me when I graduate. |
Lots of the negative comments on here are out dated. The University is completely different from 10+ years ago (even 5 years ago).
If you want to have a private school education (small class sizes), but at state cost, this is it! It wont last long since the school is growing so rapidly. Parties aren't crazy SDSU parties, but they can get wild! Great overall experience. You grow a lot as a person at CSUMB.
|Mar 18 2010|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2010 |