StudentsReview :: California State University - San Bernardino - Extra Detail about the Comment
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
University of California -- Los Angeles, CA
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo -- San Luis Obispo, CA
San Diego State University -- San Diego, CA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

California State University - San Bernardino

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Individual Value
Highest Rating
Educational Quality
He cares more about Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty than the average student.
Date: Oct 23 2007
Major: PreLaw and Legal (This Major's Salary over time)
I am leaving a neutral comment because I will tell you about advantages/disadvantages about this school, and more specifically, their paralegal studies program which I'll hopefully finish this coming summer.

Advantages: Their paralegal studies program, which is under their Criminal Justice dept. (it's a full 4 year degree) is second to none. The two professors who teach this relatively small, unknown, and underrated major are veteran attorneys who WILL grind you to dust with work, but you will come out of it armed to the teeth with legal knowledge. It will definitely prepare you for being a paralegal, but they also gear it to those who wish to go on to law school. Their department will bend over backwards for you to succeed, and they're incredibly helpful in getting students internships. I switched from Computer Systems after my first quarter here to paralegal studies, one of the best decisions I ever made. Their Comp. sys. program is an utter waste of time and was the worst academic experience of my life, I hope that by typing this I can save one student the agony I went through with them!


These complaints have absolutely nothing to do with my major, its department, its personnel, or its course content, which are all superior in my opinion. This part is mainly about the school itself and its administration (or lack thereof).

The office does not care about you. They will make numerous errors regarding your paperwork and record, so make sure to keep a paper trail yourself so you can correct them. The financial aid department is arduously slow (it took 3 months for me to get my money), and will even give you lip for asking questions about the status of your money. The housing department is incredibly deficient (even though the maintenance is good, and the senior apts. are pretty comfortable), and will do absolutely nothing about dorm disturbances. The head resident life supervisor gave me a lecture about how a sub-woofer works instead of writing up the people who lived above us for playing loud music 24/7. They will also automatically take money out of your student account even if you mark the box on your contract that bars them from doing so. Also, when handing in your housing contract, be VERY careful. They will try to alter your contract without your consent (they tried to sign me up for longer than I originally wanted), I watched them try this with me, but thankfully I stopped them before they did.

Another thing: THIS CAMPUS IS NOT SAFE. I saw an assault right outside of my dorm. There are wanted posters for assault suspects every month or so, and there are reports of assaults almost as often. The campus police work as hard as they can and do as much as they can, but they are only so many.

Things to do? Sorry, unless you want to risk going into San Bernardino proper. DO NOT GO INTO THE CITY AT NIGHT. Hospitality lane is the only safe place in the city at night. Otherwise, you need to drive to Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, or Ontario. SB is literally the type of city people tell jokes about with how easy it is to get hurt.

It's a commuter school with no social life. If you just want to study and get done REALLY quick (3 quarters per normal year plus 2 accelerated sessions during the summer) without having too much fun, you can go here. It's well known, and employers know that people coming out of here have an indomitable work ethic.

questionQuestion, why exactly is their Computer Systems programs a waste? Can you go in to detail? I'm asking because i'm thinking of transferring to this school and enroll in that program.
Ask a Question or add a response!
Compare CSUSB/CalState-San BernardinoSave CSUSB/CalState-San Bernardino