Bakersfield, CA
California State University-Bakersfield


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Recent Reviews

Fernando
What is your overall opinion of this school?

California state University of Bakersfield is a great University to attend. Faculty and Staff are a pleasure and are always n...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California state University of Bakersfield is a great University to attend. Faculty and Staff are a pleasure and are always nice and friendly. There is a lot of clubs or organizations that students can get involved in. Quite a handful of students are involved on campus to make sure the students voices are heard.

Ashlie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Such an amazing campus and business program with a wonderful gym. There is always student involvement and a great sports prog...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Such an amazing campus and business program with a wonderful gym. There is always student involvement and a great sports program. The campus feels safe and secured with no worries from other students. I would recommend to visit this campus if you plan on attending college especially for business.

Karina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Cal. State University of Bakersfield is a great school. All the faculty are always helpful and supportive. The atmosp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Cal. State University of Bakersfield is a great school. All the faculty are always helpful and supportive. The atmosphere is very laid back. It's a perfect campus because the student population is not to big or too small. This town is all about sports so there's always a good game going on for us to enjoy. I love here at CSUB.

Pierre
What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State University-Bakersfield is a wonderful place for me to get my degree. I feel challenged in my classes there....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State University-Bakersfield is a wonderful place for me to get my degree. I feel challenged in my classes there. I feel like I am learning everything and then some for my future career as a CPA. I have met some of the best people ever there, and I always feel safe there, even at night. I don't think I have met an unkind person in my time as a student there.

Andrew
What is your overall opinion of this school?

CSUB is a good university academically. They have one of the best math tutoring centers in the state and have very good teach...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

CSUB is a good university academically. They have one of the best math tutoring centers in the state and have very good teachers. There are a bunch of restaurants on campus if you're ever hungry, but they're kind of overpriced. (2.70 for coffee? Come on.) The honors teachers are especially good and the library is nice. There's on campus housing which is supposedly great but I've never been there.

Rakaya
What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The food options because they do not have home cooked healthy meal options.There is alot of fast food and the same foods of...

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The food options because they do not have home cooked healthy meal options.There is alot of fast food and the same foods offered every day. They need some variety in their menus, something to look forward to and make you feel the love in their cooking. I am not vegetarian but i noticed that those options are also lacking.They should put in some effort in ensuring that they have options other than ,pasta and salad as well. I would advise that they take a hint from CSU Monterey Bay ...they are awesome!!!

Evelyn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The overall campus is a great environment. The facility and students try their best to be involved and encourage others to do...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The overall campus is a great environment. The facility and students try their best to be involved and encourage others to do the same. The atmosphere everyday is different whether it's cool students events or food events the students are making new friends and memories. Academic wise there lists of classes are great but actually having the classes offered is another thing that I hope they fix soon.

Ellen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a great school. I can not lie and say this was my first choice for college but I am so glad I decided to go here. It ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a great school. I can not lie and say this was my first choice for college but I am so glad I decided to go here. It is an amazing learning and socially engaging and safe environment. I was really nervous especially this being my first educational experience in the United States and I am very happy and impressed. Professors are very involved and helpful, people arefriendly and willing to help on campus. The are great facilities not just for learning but also for social interactions and mental, physical and emotional well being, such as the student recreation center, the counselling center and the Walter stern Library. The on campus housing is also very well set up and comfortable and safe.

Jessica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school isn't the fanciest or the best but it does give you the best bang for your buck. I believe that the ease of not ha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school isn't the fanciest or the best but it does give you the best bang for your buck. I believe that the ease of not having to worry about finances gives you less stress. You really get what you give. I would say that CSUB also varies between majors. Some majors have much more funding than others and are more active. Others aren't as great a program as you'd get elsewhere. I know that a popular major is nursing and the surrounding fields. Sports are fairly big and the Rec center is the greatest thing since slice bread! The equipment may not be as up-to-date in your program as you'd expect and parking is awful. Sometimes the teachers are bad too and sometimes the teachers are great. (Go to ratemyprofessor.com to learn about which classes are easy and what to expect in the class). Good or bad, the school wants you to succeed and they help when you reach out so use your resources! You are paying for them after all. Finally, this school also treats you like an actual college student and doesn't baby you. Which I truly appreciate.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

It all depends on the perspective and where you are. At CSUB other UC's or even CalState's see this school as less than them. Our school sucks in their eyes. In the eyes of Bakersfield College we are like attending a UC. It's all for the idea of the budget. CSUB does not have fancy technology or fancy classrooms and the like but we do have opportunities which is ultimately what you want/need in a college. These accusations are neither true nor untrue. We suck at some aspects but we make it up in other parts of our school. Ultimately, this school is one where you make your own future and it is open ended. It gives you opportunities to succeed, you just need to take the plunge and get involved.

Describe the students at your school.

The students at this school are 50/50. Some are kind and nice. Others can be complete douches, annoying and are not very friendly. When I first entered this school I got a lot of waves and greetings but as I continued, people stopped smiling and stopped being as friendly. The hello's also became empty whenever they did come around. My advice is to find a group to hang out with or even just one friend who will introduce you to others and open doors for you. Even a professor. It's a big school so there is a chance you will find the right group but it will mainly be within your major. I have met some incredible people here but the magic died when we finished class and now only see each other and wave to each other before we go on our merry ways. In your major, the connections you make and the people you connect with matter. If you join a sport, a sorority/fraternity or star in a play then you can find another chance at making relationships with people of different majors. I have even seen friendships formed from joining choir and/or orchestra (even though the programs are very small). Overall, the students aren't super friendly as they come into this school with friends but there are some that are willing to meet new people. Go to those and make friends!

What are the academics like at your school?

There is general education requirements and there is a lot of them! It's easy to stay on track as you can take summer courses to get ahead and finish your GenEd in two years. Your major also depends on how many GenEd you can take, so keep in mind that it may take longer. Moving forward, in my major everything was too fast paced for me as we had 10 weeks to learn as much as we could. I really did give up quality for quantity. I felt like I didn't learn deep enough in some of the courses that regard my field which truly bothers me. I don't care so much about the GenEd because although they can be interesting and help me in different ways, they won't be the major source of income for me in the future. This may change with the semester system, however. That being said, I hope that the quality of work produced by students also improves. I cannot tell you how many times I have read or seen papers turned in that are grammatically incorrect, make no sense rationally and look like only five minutes was spent working on the paper. It's really frustrating and does not represent our school well. Furthermore, the professors are generally on top of things but every now and again you will stumble upon the professor who expects too much and/or is too sloppy. Overall, academics are EXTREMELY important and will get you continued help, continued support and continued love. Trust me, if you don't do well academically the school does not give you opportunities to succeed and will put you on academic probation where you'll have to take community college classes to get back in. They will also treat you like you don't exist as they do not want to worry about students who do not worry about their grades. THIS IS COLLEGE PEOPLE!!! You should worry. On the other spectrum, if you are an honors student you get priority registration, specific scholarship opportunities and a major focus on you. Basically you need to show them what you can do and they will make things happen for you. Hopefully this gives you an idea about the school's academics.

Jessica
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is small and has a very good faculty in my program. Everyone is kind and they really do care about your success. ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is small and has a very good faculty in my program. Everyone is kind and they really do care about your success. They push you to the limit which is new for me and I'm thankful for that. The school is also super affordable to the point where I actually get paid to attend and it offers many opportunities to get involved just as long as you maintain a satisfactory GPA. This school is perfect for those looking into a medical field.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to invest in my future. Although leaving home may be difficult and it may be easier to go the safe route that doesn't mean that it's the route you should take. You need to grow personally and spiritually. Don't take opportunities that fall into place for granted. Jump at any opportunity you are given to try new things. It's not hard to adjust to college life, especially with a person who enjoys studying in the first place. You just need to gain self-confidence and push yourself to reach new heights. So what if you're parents don't approve. This is your life and you need to stand up for what you want otherwise you'll never get it. Be brave and utilize the gifts you were given. Use your talents to help others and don't be afraid to ask for help yourself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is looking to major in an artistic field such as design, acting, and general music. This school mainly equips those who are looking to become teachers, medical professionals, professors, phsychologist, and any other practical job within the area the university is located in.

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  • 8,179
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $6,857
  • Acceptance rate
  • 68%

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