California State University
CSUF, Is it worth it?
The communications program is one of the best in CA and it was close to home and very cheap. Compared to other colleges it was the best choice for me. I applied to basically all of the UCS and also CSUF and Csulb. I like being near where I grew up, and since my parents were moving to a different city I knew I would have my space.
I love the course curriculum so far.
APUSH 4 SAT 1490 ACT 33 there were no minimum scores but I got these and got it in to the school. There is no minimum to get into the school, but of course a lot of the time your gpa matters more and the test less. In High School I didn’t have the highest GPA so I knew I had to raise my SAT score to get in.
Finals at the end of the semester. 2 hour blocks
I think communications teachers are great for the most part. I so far haven’t met a single person that wasn’t agreeable or reasonable and I can’t say that about other departments. Professor Thompson is my favorite as she is also a career center worker so she helps students focus on specific job types.
I pay around 3500 a semester. I pay it all by myself. There are scholarships and loans obtainable through the school, but I don’t need it. I work a decent amount in retail and it pays my college for me. I’m not sure about anything past that because I don’t apply for anything. It totals to 7000 dollars a year.
Off campus because rent on campus is stupid high it’s like 2000 a month. I don’t really face any big challenges other than the struggle of finding roommates whenever I move. Meal plans are expensive too so I just get groceries. Meal plans are 200+ dollars
There are job fairs almost every month, I have currently not started to look into getting a job but I know from professors that many of CSUF students get hired because of our internship program and our networking groups.
Yes you can apply online, it’s very easy and flexible and you can do homework a lot of the times on the job. You need at least a 2.0 and an average shift is about 2-4 hours and max you work 15-20. There is no other criteria.
All national holidays. That’s honestly about it. Of course we have things like club rush and the sort that everyone goes to, but other than that not much
Monthly Expense : $200 - $500