Seaside, CA
California State University-Monterey Bay


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Recent Reviews

Isabel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, California State University, Monterey Bay is a great school. I always run into smiling faces on the way to class and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, California State University, Monterey Bay is a great school. I always run into smiling faces on the way to class and the professors are there to help! I would recommend this school to anyone. It's not a big campus like some other Cal State schools, however the smaller campus and small classroom sizes are what make CSUMB feel so welcoming and like home!

Asia
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California State University-Monterey Bay is a good place to experience something new. I am originally from an area where it i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State University-Monterey Bay is a good place to experience something new. I am originally from an area where it is mostly city life. So it was a huge change with being surround by nature but I am glad I took it. I never seen the sunset as pretty in San Fernando Valley. The area is very cleansing. The glasses are usually small which is great because we all talk which is part of our grade. I got opportunities that I never thought I would before. i recommend that people do come to the school. But most definitely bring a car for travel since things are farther away. On the bright side though, the buses are free for CSUMB students.

Natalie
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I feel like the campus is known for its diverse student body as well as faculty and staff. I wish there were more options for...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I feel like the campus is known for its diverse student body as well as faculty and staff. I wish there were more options for housing and the campus was more accommodating for commuter students since there is a large group of students that drive to the campus for classes on a daily basis. There are not a lot of options for food located on the campus​ and again are not very commuter student friendly. However, the campus is spread out and classes are small so you never feel trapped or like you're seeing the same person everywhere!

Maximilian
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Here at California State University-Monterey Bay, I have found a home and a great place to pursue my Bachelor's Degree. I bel...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Here at California State University-Monterey Bay, I have found a home and a great place to pursue my Bachelor's Degree. I believe that the students and staff at the university have a great understanding of the pursuit of knowledge and inclusiveness. The college looks to foster and promote a better learning environment to the under served communities through multilingual, multicultural, gender-equitable learning. These are only a few things that make the university a great institution to attend. There are sports, both collegiate and recreational, available to students. Furthermore, there are plenty of resources available to students if they choose to attend.

Leland
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My opinion is varied when it comes to different pieces of the school. On one hand I think there are a ton of opportunities t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion is varied when it comes to different pieces of the school. On one hand I think there are a ton of opportunities to be had that the school offers pretty regularly. However, on the other hand, the school has a large amount of work to do in providing student with adequate recreational facilities and things to do. On top of that, a wider varied of food is a much needed improvement for the school

Anon
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I went to this school for 1 1/2 years and I regret it greatly. I was hoping to go here for some fun times and finish my GEs s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I went to this school for 1 1/2 years and I regret it greatly. I was hoping to go here for some fun times and finish my GEs so I could transfer. If you are into any form of outdoor activity, like jogging, or biking, do NOT come here. You would think this being a school known for being 'environmentally conscious' there would be a higher proportion of people into biking, or self locomotion, but it is actually far less common here than other schools. Road infrastructure is poor and the design of the campus is really spread out and hard to get around. I would go on long runs 5 times a week along coastal trails and see no one around. The school is so small it feels like a second high school. You see the same few dozen people in the dining areas every day. The social life is a joke, I went to a few beach parties (uninvited), the East Campus parties are okay but pretty tame. If you are into parties, don't come here because you will be very disappointed. Most people at the school are the nerdy shut in type. The food services are good with a wide variety of healthy and unhealthy foods. Most of my roommates were either stuck up or just plain stupid. Also, If you have problems with your neighbors, good luck because you are screwed. I was graced with 2 chain smoking, disgusting, obnoxious exchange student neighbors that blew smoke through the rooms constantly, screamed at night, and my RAs did nothing whatsoever about this. I ended up sleeping in the closet on a roll out mattress the whole time! Also, unless you are a transfer student over 21, you will never be able to get a house in East Campus (go figure.)

Vanessa
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I transferred into CSUMB as a junior in fall 2018. The accessibility of campus resources, office hours, and counseling makes ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred into CSUMB as a junior in fall 2018. The accessibility of campus resources, office hours, and counseling makes this college welcoming. The student dashboard, OASIS makes for an easy transition for students, and offers alternative resources all at once. Class sizes are exceptional, and the overall safety of the campus is a huge priority, which makes me feel safe.

Krysta
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California State University, Monterey Bay is a wonderful school. This school promotes self-care and provides very amounts of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State University, Monterey Bay is a wonderful school. This school promotes self-care and provides very amounts of learning opportunities for the benefit of your learning. The school is not actually in Monterey but it is 10-20 minutes away, so it would be helpful to bring a car on campus.

Melanie
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I think it is a very welcoming campus with friendly students. A lot of the clubs there pertain to my interests and I am excit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is a very welcoming campus with friendly students. A lot of the clubs there pertain to my interests and I am excited to join them. They have a lot of helpful and useful opportunities for their students and have the cutest mascot. Their campus is also very beautiful and in a great location.

Monica
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California State University of Monterey Bay is a welcoming campus that include outstanding professors! I always feel safe on ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State University of Monterey Bay is a welcoming campus that include outstanding professors! I always feel safe on campus and the resources are always available.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $6,379
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  • 35%

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